I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not accept me; but if someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him.
In fact, the Jews followed after several Messianic pretenders. It was a case of anyone but Jesus. They refused to accept anyone preaching the gospel of the suffering servant. Such was their arrogance, they did not see that they were sinners in need of repentance. We are the chosen people. The doctrines of grace are paramount in Christian theology. Followers of Jesus need to recognize their own abject inadequacy and their total dependence on Jesus