Elijah in Prophecy

Elijah in Prophecy

Who is the Elijah mentioned in Malachi 4:5?In seeking to answer your question, I will comment on the context of the passage, examine how it is interpreted in the Gospels as it refers to Christ, and discuss how it might be fulfilled in the last days.

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Symbols and Metaphors

Let me quote the passage to which you refer: “Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place [Gr. ton hagion, “the sanctuary”] by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened [Gr. enekainisen, “inaugurated”] for us through the curtain, that is, his body [Gr. sarx, “flesh”] . . .”…

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The Glory of the Lord

The narrative is indeed intriguing but not necessarily difficult to understand. It combines human capacities to see and hear with God's willingness to be heard and seen. It is about the certainty of God's presence with Moses and, by extension, with us. We'll examine the context, then comment on what is heard and seen.

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Better Than a Brother

The title “redeemer,” as well as the verbs usually translated “to redeem,” are theologically rich. Here we can deal only with the title and its significance. Redemption is primarily a legal term. The redeemer (Heb. go’el) is usually associated with the closest relative of a person (“an uncle or a cousin or any blood relative” [Lev.…

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A Question of Sonship

What does the Bible mean when it refers to Jesus as “the Son of God”?The significance of this title of Christ has been a matter of serious debate among Christians. The most basic understanding is that the incarnated Lord was born of the virgin Mary to be called the Son of God (Luke 1:32; 1…

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Sex, Seriously

The question of capital punishment is particularly sensitive in Western cultures, and I understand the apprehension. But your question is about specific cases legislated in the Old Testament. I suggest that we understand the legislation itself, then try to clarify its foundation.

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Saturday Night or Sunday Morning?

Does Acts 20:7 indicate that early Christians met for worship on the first day of the week?

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God, Still With Us

Does the ascension of Christ mean that He is no longer with us?

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A Perfect Reflection

What does Paul mean when he calls Jesus “the image of God”?

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The Difference Between Wealth and Desire

Why do some Bible versions translate Haggai 2:7, “And they will come with the wealth of all nations” (NASB),* instead of “And the desire of all nations shall come” (KJV)?

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