OpenTheo

Does the Bible Teach That Elijah Was Reincarnated as John the Baptist?

#STRask — Stand to Reason

Does the Bible Teach That Elijah Was Reincarnated as John the Baptist?

May 9, 2024
#STRask
#STRaskStand to Reason

Questions about responding to someone who says the Bible teaches reincarnation when it says John the Baptist “is Elijah who was to come” in Matthew 11:14 and whether Matthew 24:36–44 is referring to the rapture.

* How should I respond to someone who says the Bible teaches reincarnation in the verse about John the Baptist being Elijah (Matt. 11:14)?

* Is Matthew 24:36–44 referring to the rapture, and if not, what’s the best way to convince someone it isn’t about the rapture?

Share

FacebookTwitterRedditCopy Link

Transcript

More on OpenTheo

A Conversation about Christianity and Football with Kirk Cousins
A Conversation about Christianity and Football with Kirk Cousins
Life and Books and Everything
May 13, 2024
Kirk Cousins has been an NFL quarterback for 12 years. Before that he played at Michigan State (where he and Kevin met). Before that he was a barely-r
#212 The New Testament in its World with special guest and co-author Mike Bird
#212 The New Testament in its World with special guest and co-author Mike Bird
Ask NT Wright Anything
March 28, 2024
Today's episode features a special guest - renowned Australian Bible scholar, co-authored and friend of Tom's, Mike Bird. Together, they delve into th
How Should I Respond to Someone Who Is Word-Faith and Believes in a Second Baptism of the Holy Spirit?
How Should I Respond to Someone Who Is Word-Faith and Believes in a Second Baptism of the Holy Spirit?
#STRask
April 25, 2024
Questions about how to respond to someone who is Word-Faith and believes in a second baptism of the Holy Spirit and what the Bible is saying about how
How Should a Dad Talk to His Children about Attending Their Mom’s Same-Sex Wedding?
How Should a Dad Talk to His Children about Attending Their Mom’s Same-Sex Wedding?
#STRask
April 22, 2024
Questions about how a dad should talk to his children about attending their mom’s same-sex wedding, how a veterinarian should respond if someone who s
How Will Jesus Sit at the Right Hand of God if He Is God?
How Will Jesus Sit at the Right Hand of God if He Is God?
#STRask
April 29, 2024
Questions about what the Bible means when it says Jesus will sit at the right hand of God if Jesus is God and why the writers of the Synoptic Gospels
The Internet is the Negative World
The Internet is the Negative World
Alastair Roberts
May 14, 2024
The following is a reading from this post: https://argosy.substack.com/p/33-the-internet-is-the-negative-world. Within it, I discuss Aaron Renn's rece
#213 Which Bible Translation is the best one? (Replay)
#213 Which Bible Translation is the best one? (Replay)
Ask NT Wright Anything
April 4, 2024
Listeners ask questions on which Bible translations we should deem as the best ones and which ones we should use on a daily basis. What makes a good t
Tree?!? I am no Tree!!!
Tree?!? I am no Tree!!!
For The King
April 17, 2024
The LOTR trilogy has some amazing principles on how we think about the enchantment of nature. We hope you are edified during this discussion! Key Te
How Can I Reconcile Romans 6:12–14 with Romans 7:21–25?
How Can I Reconcile Romans 6:12–14 with Romans 7:21–25?
#STRask
March 18, 2024
Questions about how to reconcile Romans 6:12–14 (where Paul talks about victory over sins) with Romans 7:21–25 (where Paul bemoans sins he still commi
The Blessing (and Danger) of Authority with Jonathan Leeman
The Blessing (and Danger) of Authority with Jonathan Leeman
Life and Books and Everything
May 22, 2024
We live in a day where authority is often rebuffed and where many people are quick to assume all authority is abusive authority. And yet, some authori
Leisure and Idleness
Leisure and Idleness
For The King
March 10, 2024
Is there a difference between leisure and idleness? We hope to uncover the difference between these two and give you some thoughts on how to engage in
Drinking, Merriment, and Heaven
Drinking, Merriment, and Heaven
For The King
May 8, 2024
What is the biblical view of alcohol? https://fortheking.substack.com/p/drinking-merriment-and-heaven Parallel Christian Economy * ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ref
What Constitutes a Marriage?
What Constitutes a Marriage?
#STRask
March 21, 2024
Questions about what constitutes a marriage, at what point God considers a committed relationship to be a marriage, whether the freedom to pursue marr
Are the Crusades Proof That Christians Are Evil?
Are the Crusades Proof That Christians Are Evil?
#STRask
May 16, 2024
Questions about how to respond to someone who says the Crusades are proof Christians are evil, the facts around the church burning people at the stake
Pentecost and the Gift of the Spirit (with Rev Benjamin Miller)
Pentecost and the Gift of the Spirit (with Rev Benjamin Miller)
Alastair Roberts
May 17, 2024
My friend Benjamin Miller joins me for a seasonal discussion of Pentecost and the gift of the Spirit. Follow my Substack, the Anchored Argosy, at htt