Jesus' disciples were bombarded with the question, "If your master is the Messiah, where is the prophet Elijah?" (referring to Mal.4:5) and the disciples didn't know how to answer this. This is related in 2 gospels: Matt. 17:10-13 and Mark 9:11-13. If John the Baptist had said that he was the Elijah, in line with Jesus, then the Scribes and Pharisees would have had their answer.
I agree. It does not make sense that John would testify to Jesus, but then later say that "He must increase and I must decrease". No, Jesus and John would have increased together. We need to examine the role of John the Baptist with a fresh viewpoint.
You explained it so clearly that John was Elijah and his mission was to make way of the lord.But at the end his ego wins and he didn't support Jesus.He ended up beheaded.
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I came to Christ through the Lord at His Second Coming. I have been connected with what some would regard as a ‘New Age cult’ for more than 40 years. I want, through this website, to share what I’ve come to understand, and show that it stands up to scrutiny, and criticism.