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How was the prophecy regarding return of Elijah fulfilled?



  • Patricia Atlanta Astrology Examiner 6 years ago

    I often use these as an argument when I am told that the Bible make no reference to reincarnation...see my article on Past Life Regression...

    But the angel said to him "do not be afraid, Zechariah; your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to give him the name John…And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah…to make ready a people prepared for the Lord." Luke 1:13,17

    "But I tell you, Elijah has come, and they have done to him
    everything they wished, just as it is written about him." Mark 9:13

    "For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. And if you are willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who was to come." Matt 11:13-14

    "But I tell you, Elijah has already come, and they did not
    recognize him…" Then the disciples understood that he was
    talking to them about John the Baptist. Matt 17:12-13

    A bit inconsistent with John 1:21...perhaps John did not recognize himself as being Elijah either? Any thoughts?

  • Jim-Richmond Evangelical Examiner 6 years ago

    The Bible is fully replete with types and anti-types. What you are saying is what others have done. That is, people avoid the fact that the Elijah prophecy in Malachi requires a judgement. John is a type, carrying a message of advent. Upon the second advent, there will be a judgement of both doom and glory.

    Types are images or likenesses of the anti-type (the real thing)

  • Qasim - Chicago Islam Examiner 6 years ago

    Great question and great answer. I would only add that we hope mankind realizes the reality and beauty of God without the need for a worldwide destruction. As the people of Prophet Jonah (as) were spared at the last moment, we hope and pray we too are so fortunate.

    Thank you for posting this!

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