Usually better, or not better in some views, but new absolutely. For example, John the Baptist did not come upon the scene to present himself as some great leader. While his spirit, words, and tenet of repentance led to respect, he had no intention of promoting himself to a unique position. Dressed in camel hair and eating locusts and wild honey, he was more interested in doing good than appearing great. How critical that thought and action are in modern-day disciples of Jesus as well. We often find ourselves in the limelight (and unfortunately enjoying it, I’m afraid) rather than our Lord Jesus. However, it is He who is to be glorified and magnified. John the Baptist also refused the honor of being called Elijah. However, he came in both the power and spirit of Elijah. Jesus said of John in the book of Matthew: “… And if you are willing to accept it, he is Elijah, who is to come. The one who has ears had better listen!” —Matthew 11:7–15. That’s it!!!