Are you going up to the Temple...or going down to the river? Change is difficult for human beings, and the change that John was instituting was epic. If you were used to sacrificing an animal to cover a sin - and this had to be done by a priest, in the prescribed way, in only one place - then water baptism must have seemed very strange. God was doing a new thing. And change is difficult. Pastor Jim will talk about the "new way of righteousness" in his sermon, No One Greater than John.
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