Stumped Over John The Baptist As Elijah

Q. I have read and reread your fine article on “John the Baptist: Elijah or Not,” In it you said John the Baptist was actually Elijah. I simply cannot understand this. If there is some way you can help me to understand, I would appreciate it so much. Now, if you are saying that John was a type of Elijah, that I could understand, but you seem to be saying that John was the actual Elijah. I have read almost all of your site content and this is the first time I have been stumped.

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Punishment Day?

Q. I was reading an answer you gave to the question: Am I forgiven enough? Your reply was that all our sins were forgiven the moment we were born again. This raises another question that’s been bothering me. If, like you say that all our sins were forgiven the moment we were born again, then, why do I see so much written about the judgment day? I’ve been told we will be brought before our Lord and be held accountable for everything we did, or didn’t do, said or didn’t say: Punishment Day?

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More On Our Heavenly Mansions

Q. If we don’t have marriage in heaven …. And we all have mansion/rooms in heaven, what is the point of living alone? It would seem kind of lonely being alone in your own place, although that emotion wouldn’t exist.

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The Span Of God’s Redemptive Work

Q. Like many other Christians I am looking for the return of the lord Jesus. If Jesus’ return draws near which is my hope, I was wondering how the enormous price Jesus had to pay on the cross for mankind’s redemption can only be available to the period of mankinds’ existence of around 6000 years. Even if it applies to millenium believers too, the respective time frame is still nothing in contrast to eternity. Thank you for your bible comments and thoughts on this.

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Hearing Our Prayers

Q. Do you think that the first prayer the Lord listens to is the prayer of salvation? The Bible says if we have iniquity in our heart, the Lord will not hear us. So then would that mean the Lord does not hear the unbelievers prayers? Does that mean He does not hear the prayers of the Jewish people at the wailing wall? I guess He hears them, but does He answer them?

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The Men From The Orient

Q. The question I have is concerning the Men from the Orient. We have been told that there were only three of them, but we really don’t know for sure. What I want to know is who came out with the idea that one of the Magi was black? Is there any biblical support for this?

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How Could They Get To Heaven?

Q. If the O.T. saints and those left behind need to keep the Law/Commandments in order to be saved, (unlike the Church by grace), then how could anyone in the O.T. go to heaven, since then it would be based on good works? Aren’t we all saved by grace? (Ephesians 2:8,9).

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