John the Baptist greater than Elijah?

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    When asked if John the Baptist was Elijah, Jesus said that John was greater than Elijah or any of the prophets. Any of the prophets would include Moses, Abraham, Noah, etc. Pretty heady biblical company.

    How is John greater than any of the prophets?
     
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    How many of them Baptized the Savior of the World?
     
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    None of them did. This is a unique thing John did. How does this make him greater than Adam?

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    Matthew 11

    Were you speaking of that in red? Or does it say John is greater than Elijah elsewhere?

    I think Jesus is saying that at that time, before Christ died for our sins, that there has not been one greater...so I see what you mean, John would be greater than Elijah.

    Then it says "but he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he" that meaning all the saints/believers...Christians...the least one of us will be greater than he, and that being because John died before Christ died for our sins. Through the inheritance of Christ is everything...salvation, everything that God bestows on us because of His Son. It's kind of mind boggling that He does that for us, but He does. (thank God)

    Then it is that John is "Elijah" and John didn't even know it.
     
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