God gives us enough evidence to base our faith in. Jesus was without a doubt the fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecies of the Messiah. There are more than 125 of prophecies about the Messiah. Let’s review just 12 of them:
|Prophecy||Old Testament Scripture||New Testament Fulfillment|
|1. Born in Bethlehem||Micah 5:2||Matthew 2:1|
|2. Born of a virgin||Isaiah 7:14||Matthew 1:18-23|
|3. Of David’s lineage||Jeremiah 23:5||Revelation 22:16|
|4. Attempted murder by Herod||Jeremiah 31:15||Matthew 2:16-18|
|5. Betrayal by a friend||Psalms 41:9||John 13:18, 19, 26|
|6. Sold for 30 silver coins||Zechariah 11:12||Matthew 26:14-16|
|7. Crucified||Zechariah 12:10||John 19:16-18, 37|
|8. Lots cast for His clothes||Psalms 22:18||Matthew 27:35|
|9. No bones broken||Psalms 34:20; Exodus 12:46||John 19:31-36|
|10. Buried in rich man’s tomb||Isaiah 53:9||Matthew 27:57-60|
|11. Year, day, hour of His death||Daniel 9:26, 27; Exodus 12:6||Matthew 27:45-50|
|12. Raised the third day||Hosea 6:2||Acts 10:38-40|
Dr. Peter Stoner, former chairman of the departments of mathematics, astronomy, and engineering at Pasadena College (California), conducted research for several years applying the “principle of probability” to the prophecies of the Jesus‘ coming. He used just eight prophecies and showed that the chances of all eight being fulfilled in one man in a lifetime is one in 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.
What would the odds be on the more than 125 prophecies of the Messiah? It couldn’t happen!
Jesus lived a sinless life, performed miracles of healing, fed thousands of people, cast out demons, had authority over nature, raised the dead, changed sinners into saints, and was resurrected Himself from the power of the grave. All these supernatural acts testify that He was indeed the Son of God.
In His service,
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