New Testament

Gospels and Acts of the Apostles

Was the life and ministry of John the Baptist foretold in the Old Testament?

According to Christian tradition, yes. Malachi 4:5 (The Message) reads, “But also look ahead: I’m sending Elijah the prophet to clear the way for the Big Day of God—the decisive Judgment Day!”

Many people of John’s day believed he was Elijah come back to earth.


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