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The Identity of the Two Witnesses of Revelation

Discussion in 'Abrahamic Religions DIR' started by christiang, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. christiang

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    Wow, you're really into this full tilt. I think that's great! Is this a paper for college?
     
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    DavidFirth Well-Known Member

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    Your blog is awesome. Totally.
     
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    :)
     
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    I will have to check out your blog tomorrow. Too hard to manage on a cell phone. But as to your question. I've heard from some that they are Moses and Elijah, or Elijah and Enoch.
     
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    I might as well post here a Baha'i view on who the two witnesses were...

    "And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and three-score days, clothed in sackcloth."[1] These two witnesses are Muhammad the Messenger of God, and Ali, son of Abu Talib.
    [1 Rev. 11:3.]

    In the Qur'án it is said that God addressed Muhammad, the Messenger of God, saying: "We made You a Witness, a Herald of good news, and a Warner" -- that is to say, We have established Thee as the witness, the giver of good tidings, and as One bringing the wrath of God.[1] The meaning of "a witness" is one by whose testimony things may be verified. The commands of these two witnesses were to be performed for twelve hundred and sixty days, each day signifying a year. Now, Muhammad was the root, and Ali the branch, like Moses and Joshua. It is said they "are clothed in sackcloth," meaning that they, apparently, were to be clothed in old raiment, not in new raiment; in other words, in the beginning they would possess no splendor in the eyes of the people, nor would their Cause appear new; for Muhammad's spiritual Law corresponds to that of Christ in the Gospel, and most of His laws relating to material things correspond to those of the Pentateuch. This is the meaning of the old raiment.

    ~ Abdu'l-Baha, Some Answered Questions, p. 48
     
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    I tend to go with Elijah and Enoch since they never died.
     
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    Why would Enoch come down from heaven, to be killed, and then resurrected a few days later? These two prophets are clearly from among men living on earth. You guys need to learn to think things through, the word of God is also logical.
     
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    Yeah. Makes sense. I lean that way myself. Keeping in mind that God can bring along anyone He wants.
     
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    RabbiO הרב יונה בן זכריה

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    Based upon some of your beliefs, as articulated in other posts, I think you may less than enthusiastic about some of the OP's positions after you read some of the other blogs on his site.
     
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    I just read and commented on that one blog. I doubt I believe exactly as any other person on Earth. A blog can also be awesome if I don't agree with everything it says.
     
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