The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
one thing, which if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you by what
authority I do these things.
MAT 21:25 The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or of men?
And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven;
he will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe him?
MAT 21:26 But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold
John as a prophet.
MAT 21:27 And they answered Jesus, and said, We cannot tell. And he
said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.
MAT 21:28 But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to
the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard.
King James Bible