Was John the Baptist the fulfillment of the promise of Malachi 3 and Malachi 4 concerning the prophet who was to come on the day of the Lord? Kaiser offers a hermeneutical solution to this question as a generic fulfillment, meaning that Elijah has come "in the spirit and power" witnessed in John the Baptist, and will yet come in the future.
This paper wants to re-examine the interpretation of Malachi 1:11 that suggests that worship offered in sincerity and truth under the auspices of any religion whatsoever is in effect offered to the one true God. Is this interpretation consistent with Old Testament teaching as a whole on the subject of the worship of the nations? Is it consistent with the prophet's teaching in the rest of Malachi? The author examines these questions, and then takes a fresh look at the text and its interpretation.
This article exposits Malachi 1:11-14, with relevant application for today’s church.
This article focuses on Malachi 1:1. It expounds the long-suffering love of God, and draws the connection to the New Testament, with relevant application for today’s church.
This article focuses on Malachi 1:6-11, discussing the sin of the priests in the worship.
This article focuses on Malachi 1:5-9, discussing God's reprobation and God's rebuke of the priests.
This article focuses on Malachi 1:2-5, discussing God's eternal love and his righteous reprobation.
This article focuses on Malachi 2:4-9, with relevant application for today’s church.
This article focuses on Malachi 2:1-7, with relevant application for today’s church.
This article focuses on Malachi 2:12-15, discussing marriage and divorce in the light of God's covenant with Israel.
This is the first article in a series on the book of Malachi. What does the book of Malachi mean for the church today? This article introduces the book, giving attention to its authorship, context, time, and themes.
This article focuses on Malachi 3:1-2, which points to the promise of the Messenger. The article discusses further how this promise is fulfilled in the New Testament through the coming of John the Baptist and Jesus Christ.
This article focuses on Malachi 3:16-18, discussing the believers' fear of God and God's faithfulness toward them.
This article focuses on Malachi 3:13-15, discussing the distinction between God's people in Israel and the unrepentant wicked.
This article focuses on Malachi 3:3-6, discussing God's work of purifying his people so that their worship is pleasing to him.
This article provides a way of preaching Christ from Malachi 4:5-6.