"He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, 'I am not the Christ.'"
John the Baptist
Zack Eswine commenting on these verses in his book, Sensing Jesus:
"It seems to me that while it is true that we can dangerously make too little of God by drawing improper attention to ourselves, it is equally true that we cannot fully magnify God without confessing that we are not him...Each of us is not God and is only human (I am not the Christ). The absence of such a confession is making us a ragged bunch."
Zack Eswine, Sensing Jesus: Life and Ministry As a Human Being (Wheaton, Ill: Crossway, 2013), 20.