Anf-03 v.iv.v.xxxviii Pg 3 Then why did He ask them, as if He knew not? He knew that the Pharisees would not give Him an answer; then why did He ask in vain? Was it that He might judge them out of their own mouth, or their own heart? Suppose you refer these points to an excuse of the Creator, or to His comparison with Christ; then consider what would have happened if the Pharisees had replied to His question. Suppose their answer to have been, that John’s baptism was “of men,” they would have been immediately stoned to death.4982
Luke xx. 4.
Anf-03 vi.iii.x Pg 5 about which they were unable to give a consistent8638
Matt. xxi. 25; Mark xi. 30; Luke xx. 4.
8638 Constanter. answer, inasmuch as they understood not, because they believed not. But we, with but as poor a measure of understanding as of faith, are able to determine that that baptism was divine indeed, (yet in respect of the command, not in respect of efficacy8639
8639 Potestate. too, in that we read that John was sent by the Lord to perform this duty,)8640
Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge, Chapter 20
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Lu 7:28-35 Mt 11:7-19; 17:11,12; 21:25-32 Joh 1:6,19-28