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Specifically About Jesus

Jesus was prophesied in the Old Testament over 2000 times. A few are referenced here. The first prophecy was 4000 years before His birth, in the first book of the Bible -Genesis 3:15-- He would be born of a virgin; He would come from a line of descent leading back to Abraham -Genesis 12:3; 17:19; Matthew 1:1; His birth in Bethlehem -Micah 5:2; His crucifixion with criminals -Isaiah 53:12.
    Look up in a good encyclopedia when Isaiah and David lived, when they made some of the following prophecies about Jesus, fulfilled some 790-800 and 900-1000, respectively, years later. Look up in an encyclopedia to verify the men who made the predictions and those involved in them, who lived so many years later, in the time these prophecies were fulfilled by Jesus.
    Examples are:
-Isaiah 59:20 a redeemer would come;-fulfilled -John 1:29.

-Isaiah 53:11 would give His life for many;-fulfilled -Matthew 20:28.

-Isaiah 7:14 would be born of a virgin;-fulfilled -Matthew 1:18,23; Galatians 4:4.

-Isaiah 53:4-6,12 would suffer for us and be numbered with the transgressors and make intercession for those who crucified Him;-fulfilled -Luke 23:32-34.

-Isaiah 35:5,6 would work miracles;-fulfilled -Matthew 4:23 and many other places.

-Psalms 69:8 would be rejected by the Jews;-fulfilled -John 1:11.

-Psalm 41:9 would be betrayed by a friend for 30 pieces of silver (Zechariah 11:12); fulfilled -John 13:18-21; Matthew 26:14,15,48-50.

-Isaiah 50:6; 52:14 would be beaten, scourged (skin shredded from beatings with leather straps holding shards of glass and clay chips), 39 times (their custom -Deuteronomy 25:3; 2Corinthians 11:24) to beyond recognition and spit upon;-fulfilled -Matthew 27:30; Mark 14:65.

-Isaiah 53:7 what He would be like when oppressed and afflicted;-fulfilled -Matthew 27:12-14.

-Isaiah 53:2-5 wouldn't be particularly attractive (He may have been chubby), would face rejection and be despised, would meet many sorrows and be around a lot of grieving people, would alleviate our griefs and sorrows, would be bruised and wounded; which He was.

-Psalm 22:12-16 would be nailed to a cross-(a tree in the shape of a cross -Acts 5:30; 10:39; 13:29; Galatians 3:13; 1Peter 2:24), etc.;-fulfilled -John 19:34; Acts 5:30; 10:39; 13:29; Galatians 3:13;.

-Psalms 22:18 the soldiers would cast lots (gamble) for His clothes;-fulfilled -Matthew 27:35.

-Isaiah 53:8,12 would be cut off early in life;-fulfilled -Matthew 27:50.

-Exodus 12:46; Psalms 34:20 and Zechariah 12:10 not a bone was broken. Tradition had the soldiers always break the legs of those crucified so they could no longer push themselves up to breathe and would then suffocate – but Jesus' legs were not broken;-fulfilled -John 19:33,36.

-Isaiah 53:9 would be buried among the rich;-fulfilled -Matthew 27:57-60.

-Psalm 16:10 His resurrection (legally and historically verified), His body wouldn't be left to rot;-fulfilled -Luke 24:6,31-34; Acts 2:32
-Jesus even predicted His own death and resurrection -John 2:19-22. If He knew He was going to die then and how He was going to die, and sure that He was going to, He could have gotten outta there real fast; but He didn't!
-More #1; #2.

It is easy to see that Christianity has incredible substance to it because absent from all other religious writings is any sort of specific predictive prophecy. Buddha, Confucius, etc., nothing! In the case of the Koran, (Scriptures of the Muslims), you only find the prophecy of Mohammed, that he would return to Mecca, a 'self fulfilling prophecy', that he himself fulfilled.
    This is quite different from the prophecy of Jesus, who said that He would rise from the dead.

Other religions also refer to Jesus as a "great teacher", "prophet", and a "good man". They put him in the middle of their superstar lineup of 'many ways to heaven'. If that were true, then that in itself would be enough to discredit the other religions, because Jesus would also be the biggest liar that ever walked the face of this earth. He Himself said that He was God, "No man comes to the Father, but by me....I, and the Father are one." He would also be the biggest fool that ever walked this Earth, because he preached that He was God so much and was eaten, scourged and crucified for it. If He was only a 'prophet' or a 'teacher', as soon as they started to hammer those nails in His wrists, He would have changed His tune, quickly. But He didn't...Jesus was born to die that way for us. Why?-...continues


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