Why did John the baptist send his disciples to Jesus to inquire about his Messiahship if he knew that Jesus was the coming Messiah?

John the baptist, having baptized Christ already in Matthew 3:14 and having heard the voice from heaven that Christ was the son of God (Matthew 3:17), why did he send his disciples to Jesus to inquire of his Messiahship (Matthew 11:3)?

Matthew 11:3

ESV - 3 And said to him, "Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?

Clarify Share Report Asked November 26 2013 My passport new Arun Kumar

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