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Why didn’t John the Baptist believe Jesus was the Messiah?

When the men came to Jesus, they said, “John the Baptist sent us to you to ask, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?’” Luke 7:20

            John did believe Jesus was the chosen one, prophesied by Scripture, to bring the kingdom of God to earth and to forgive us of our sins.  But, John was in prison when he said this and either he wanted an extra confirmation before his death (his head was about to be chopped off by King Herod) or wanted firm confirmation for his followers.  Jesus performed all the signs necessary to be that Messiah (blind see, lame walk, leprosy cured, deaf hear, dead raised, good news proclaimed).  What more would people need?  Jesus did not blast John for his unbelief, yet affirmed his question with a solid answer.