Mar 14, 2017

Tell Me about the baptism of John. Where did it come from? Did it come from heaven or from men?


He went up to the Temple.

When He went down to the temple courts, there were the chief priests and the elders of the people, and they asked arrogantly. (Matthew 21:23-27).

“Tell us by what authority are You doing these things? Who gave You this authority?”

He replied.

“I also will ask you one thing. If you answered Me, I will reply you by what authority I am doing these things. Tell Me about the baptism of John. Where did it come from? Did it come from heaven or from men?”

They discussed it among themselves, and they said to each other.

“If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He will say to us, ‘Why didn’t you believe him?’ But if we say, ‘From men,’ all the people will stone us, because they are persuaded that John was a prophet.”

So they answered.

“We do not know where it came from.”

He replied.

“The same way, I don’t tell you by what authority I do these things.”