Why was Elijah taken up so dramatically?

Question: Why was it necessary for Elijah to be taken into heaven as he was? Answer: Unfortunately, God didn’t tell us why He chose to take Elijah in a whirlwind. Of course, the lack of a reason has led to many speculations, but we must keep in mind that these are merely the opinions of…

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A Godly Man in Wicked Surroundings

by Bill Hall Elijah fed by the ravens I Kings 17:6 Elijah was a man who reached true greatness in the Lord’s service.  He was always ready to go where God would send him (I Kings 18:1; 19:15); to pray whenever prayer was needed (I Kings 17:20, 21; 18:36, 37), and to confront evil whenever…

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Why did Elijah send the servant back seven times?

Question: Did Elijah pray seven times or was he putting his servant through a test of faith for rain? (I Kings 18:41-45) Answer: “Now Elijah said to Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of the roar of a heavy shower.” So Ahab went up to eat and drink. But Elijah…

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Elijah

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Matthew 17:1-13   I.         The Bible is filled with memorable characters. Among the prophets, Elijah stands out.             A.        We don’t know much about his background. He just suddenly appears on the scene forecasting doom to Ahab – I Kings 17:1             B.        His name means “Yahweh is my God”             C.        The word tishbe in Hebrew…

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How was John the Baptist Elijah?

Question: Hi! I am wondering if you can please help me understand what the Bible is saying about John the Baptist when it refers to him coming in the spirit of Elijah? In Luke 1:17, it says John the Baptist will come in the “spirit and power of Elijah.” In Matthew 11:14 Jesus says John…

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What happened to Elijah after he was taken up to heaven?

Question: According to scripture, Elijah was taken up to heaven in a whirlwind, so does that mean that he is still in heaven with God, Jesus, and the angels? Or is he in hades awaiting judgment with everyone else? Answer: Does it matter? All I can possibly do is answer with the little we are…

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Why is suicide a sin?

Question: Why is suicide a sin? Answer: At first, it seems to be a strange question because the answer is so obvious. But the young man who asked this is struggling with how to explain it to someone he knows. The difficulty is that you can’t turn in your Bibles to a passage that says…

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