"He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, 'I am not the Christ'"(John 1:2
Many a politician begins his day in the sun by announcing that he will make things right in the world. Each in turn proves the falsity of this claim. John the Baptist was more useful by being more truthful. He came right out and said, 'I am not the Christ' (I am not God's agent to set the world to rights). All Christians and all Christian institutions do good service when they offer the same disclaimer.