(Mt. 21:23-27; Mk. 11:27-33; Lk. 20:1-8)
Shortly after the Lord Jesus Christ overthrew the tables of the dove sellers and money changers and preached in the Temple, He was asked about His authority. He did not answer it, but asked another question: "Was John's baptism from humans or from heaven?" If the Pharisees had answered that it was from heaven, Jesus would ask: "Then why didn't you believe him?" While if they said it was from humans, they were afraid of the people, because the latter considered John a prophet.