Who Was John The Baptist?
"Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord:
And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse."
"And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No."
" Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist....
And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come."
I don't know what to make of all this. The prophet Malachi said that Elijah, who never died, would be sent to prepare the way for the Lord. John, when questioned, said that he was not Elijah. Jesus, however, said that if you could accept it....that He was indeed Elijah.
Who was John The Baptist???? Does anyone have some insight on this?