Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me.
"Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me.
and said, "I tell you the truth, unless you turn around and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven!
And the king will answer them, 'I tell you the truth, just as you did it for one of the least of these brothers or sisters of mine, you did it for me.'
and said to them, "Whoever welcomes this child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me, for the one who is least among you all is the one who is great."
"The one who listens to you listens to me, and the one who rejects you rejects me, and the one who rejects me rejects the one who sent me."
so that all people will honor the Son just as they honor the Father. The one who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him.
The Father and I are one."
But Jesus shouted out, "The one who believes in me does not believe in me, but in the one who sent me,
The person who has my commandments and obeys them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and will reveal myself to him."
1 Thessalonians 4:8
Consequently the one who rejects this is not rejecting human authority but God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you.