It is also the testimony of faith of the human party involved. God operates on the basis of faith of those who become co-protagonists of Revelation. It is not only the wondrous work of the Creator; it is also the intervention of those who have decided to be righteous. In the account of the angel Gabriel's manifestation to Zechariah, Luke emphasizes above all the value of the decision of Zechariah and his wife to remain righteous before the Lord, a decision that according to the same account, not everyone in the people live according to this character:
The Kingdom of Heaven is urging men and women of faith, to trust His Word, to understand the spiritual significance of what it means to be a bearer of Good News, a competent minister of a New Covenant, and an ambassador of Christ. Terms all used by the apostle not to adorn the writing but to reveal by the Holy Spirit the authority possessed by the one who has given his life to the proclamation of the Gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven.
Integrous is the person who learned not to justify himself, the one who properly judges each situation; integrous is the one who understands that each situation warns him of the existence of a lack of integrity that must be overcome.
Why are we not integrous? Because we have not integrated into our consciousness that daily experiences lived are lessons of growth, of maturity, of discernment, of integrity. Obviously, if we have not integrated them, we will never try to discover the teaching they wanted to establish in us, the real reason why they came.
The words that produce Salvation and Eternal Life do not consist in the message per se, but in the truthfulness of the attitudes we develop towards those who transmit them and in the commitment before God that we are sent in His representation to transmit Salvation to our interlocutors.
Therefore, the doctrine that Jesus proclaimed is not a new doctrine originated in Him or by Him, His doctrine it was elaborated starting from the statutes of Mosaic Law, from prophecy of the prophets and in the singing praises of Psalms.
It is the message born of conviction, of the personal conviction that God revealed Himself and spoke, and that his instructions do not need interpretation,
It is the tribulation suffered by Jesus' love, the only one that brings revelation of his Glory.
tribulations are associated with the life of faith, that they come to prove the conviction of the believer about the truth of his submission to the lordship of Christ
As such, water baptism is not a teaching originated within the doctrine of Jesus. As we have pointed out, it arose as an extension of the rite of purification contained in the Mosaic law, and presented by John the Baptist as a baptism of repentance.