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So when that Adversary learned of the new guy on the Jordan, whom John had baptized amid some sort of theophany, he did his own research. All these human messiahs had come and gone with a few carefully- placed temptation. Even the great King David had succumbed to a foreign woman bathing next door, and had committed both adultery and murder, with ensuing civil war and fratricide. Oh, what a party that was for the kingdom of hell! So he investigated, and used the same old come-ons that had worked on so many political hacks. After all, haven’t all of us fallen for the temptations of economic security, fame and glory, and power over others?

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