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Why Elijah must return?

Discussion in 'The Ancient Way - Eastern Orthodox' started by SonOfHeaven, Dec 7, 2018 at 5:25 AM.

  1. SonOfHeaven

    SonOfHeaven New Member

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    Why Elijah must return again to the earth to be tortured and killed according to life of Elijah?
     
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  2. ArmyMatt

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    because he never died to begin with.
     
  3. SonOfHeaven

    SonOfHeaven New Member

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    My priest said they have to settle accounts.
     
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  4. ArmyMatt

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    what accounts does he mean?
     
  5. bcbsr

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    Well, if for no other reason, to die. There are two people in scripture who haven't yet died. Enoch and Elijah. Elijah was taken up in a chariot of fire, as you know. Interesting that in the book of Rev there are two witnesses who end up being killed.
     
  6. Handmaid for Jesus

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    I agree. That is why I believe the two witnesses in Revelation are Enoch and Elijah.
     
  7. SonOfHeaven

    SonOfHeaven New Member

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    He killed the prophets of baal.
     
  8. ArmyMatt

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    never heard of that. many of the OT prophets killed people.
     
  9. SonOfHeaven

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    1 Kings 18:40 And Elijah said unto them, Take the prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape. And they took them: and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there.
     
  10. ArmyMatt

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    right, but he wasn't the only one that did such things
     
  11. EzekielsWheels

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    This is an article that says Elijah did die but his main argument is that it is appointed for all men to die (but that doesn't necessarily indicate when) so I am not convinced, but it is interesting.
     
  12. buzuxi02

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    The problem with this article is its claiming something no one is. No one is claiming Enoch or Elijah are immortal precisely why they will die.
    Elijah sending a letter decades later is proof he never died. This is also obvious in the OT where it makes clear he is to return before judgement day (Mal 4:5-6), the NT makes clear John the Baptist did not consider himself the actual re-appearance of Elijah (John 1:20-23). Furthermore Jews of today still set up a dinner spot for Elijah during the sedar. Jews believe Elijah mysteriously visits every jewish family during the passover.
    Now many interpreters of Revelation believed the two candlesticks were Moses and Elijah. This is because it was Moses and Elijah that appeared at the Transfiguration, and a persistently stubborn tradition among Jews that Moses never died but was taken away .
    Anyhow a good defense for Enoch is the very fact he will prophesy of the second coming of Jesus at a time of tribulation (Jude 1:14). Would have been odd that this was some oral tradition from the pre-historic era.
     
  13. EzekielsWheels

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    So where are Enoch and Elijah now then?
     
  14. buzuxi02

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    Doesnt really matter, Christ said in my Father's house there are many mansions. There has been a tradition in the jewish religion of God taking people away before death (John 21:22, Heb 11:5). Here is one perspective:
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