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.
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 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.
Malachi 3:10 must be understood in the context of the Old Testament and in relation to the other laws. Therefore, it will be wrong to demand tithing from Christians today based on this text. This article shows that the New Testament encourages Christians to give in response to grace shown them. The author also discusses guidelines to giving and means of giving.
This article address the question whether tithing, that is, giving ten percent of one’s income, is obligatory for Christians. This is the first in a series of two articles investigating this question by studying all references to tithing in Scripture. The discussion commences with Old Testament references to tithing prior to the giving of the Mosaic Law, the Mosaic Law itself and the historical and prophetic books, notably Malachi 3:8. This is followed by a close reading of the three major New Testament passages on tithing, i.e.