AChristian, I was bashing the bible because of it's lunacy.
I'm sure you'll agree that John the Baptist (jesus cousin) was a realiable source as to how this all went down eh? Maybe if we can first straighten out John (the baptist) we can figure out the original dilema.
The Gospel accounts differ as to the timing of Johns imprisonment.
In the scriptures that we've discussed...John 1:34 and Mark 1:9, both show john (the baptist) baptised Jesus, and heard gods own voice testify the Jesus was gods sent one. Yet, after Johns imprisonment, he evidently totally forgets all about his baptising Jesus and hearing gods voice confirm Jesus identity.
In Matt 11:2 long after jesus baptism, Jesus is instructing the 12 then heads out to Galilee to preach and John here's about it. John sends his diciples to ask ""if Jesus is the one to come or should he expect another". Luke 7:20 says the same.
Why would john need to ask such a question when in the book of John he gives a convincing testimony of what he saw and heard at the baptism, saying Jesus was the lamb of god, and every other kind of adoration you could thinkm of? Did he begin to doubt so soon?
Here's another example of the same kinda crap the bible speaks concerning Johns imprisonment.
John 1:40-44, 3:22-24
Face it.......big ol' liars penned the bible.