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The Prophet

John 1:21 (New International Version)

21They asked him, "Then who are you? Are you Elijah?"
He said, "I am not."
"Are you the Prophet?"
He answered, "No."

Another prophet after Jesus? Who is this prophet?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:04 PM on May. 7, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Muhammad

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:04 PM on May. 7, 2010

  • I will look into it and get back to you... good question.
    Shaneagle777

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 11:07 PM on May. 7, 2010

  • LOL I knew someone would say Muhammad but nope not him
    Here is what one of the commentaries says .. .
    a. John is emphatic: I am not the Christ. For John, it was unthinkable that attention would focus on himself, because he was not the Messiah. His job was to point to the Messiah.

    b. Are you Elijah? It might be easy for the priests and Levites from Jerusalem to associate John with Elijah because of his personality and because of the promise in Malachi 4:5-6. If he is the forerunner of the Messiah, then is he Elijah?

    i. In a sense, John was Elijah, ministering in his office and spirit (Matthew 11:13-14 and Mark 9:11-13).

    c. Are you the Prophet? This refers to God’s promise through Moses in Deuteronomy 18:15, promising a prophet to come. Based on this passage, they expected another Prophet to come.

    Shaneagle777

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 11:12 PM on May. 7, 2010

  • Ellen G White was the prophet in which the bible speaks of :)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:29 AM on May. 8, 2010

  • Muhammad (PBUH)
    isra1986

    Answer by isra1986 at 12:01 PM on May. 8, 2010

  • Neither one of the two names listed are correct.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:25 PM on May. 8, 2010

  • I disagree anonymous! Muhammad is correct
    isra1986

    Answer by isra1986 at 3:19 PM on May. 8, 2010

  • The Jews thought that Elias would come again before the days of the Messiah, and they took as the basis of their opinion Mal 4:5, which is to be understood as referring to John, see Mt 11:14. And yet John denies that he is Elias, answering their question just as they meant it.

    They are inquiring about some great prophet, and not about Christ, for John denied before that he is Christ, for they thought that some great prophet would be sent like Moses, using to support this position De 18:15, which is to be understood to refer to all the company of the prophets and ministers, which have been and shall be to the end, and especially of Christ who is the head of all prophets.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:34 PM on May. 8, 2010

  • John disowns himself to be the Christ, who was now expected and waited for. He came in the spirit and power of Elias, but he was not the person of Elias. John was not that Prophet whom Moses said the Lord would raise up to them of their brethren, like unto him. He was not such a prophet as they expected, who would rescue them from the Romans. He gave such an account of himself, as might excite and awaken them to hearken to him. He baptized the people with water as a profession of repentance, and as an outward sign of the spiritual blessings to be conferred on them by the Messiah, who was in the midst of them, though they knew him not, and to whom he was unworthy to render the meanest service.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:35 PM on May. 8, 2010

  • Ellen G White was the prophet in which the bible speaks of :)

    Um, no. :)
    Lexylex

    Answer by Lexylex at 6:18 PM on May. 8, 2010

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