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March 18, 2010

Fulfilled Messianic Prophecies Prove Bible Is Accurate!

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For the gospel writers, one of the main reasons for believing in Jesus was the way His life fulfilled the Old Testament prophecies about the Messiah. Following is a list of some of the main prophecies:

  1. Messiah was to be born in Bethlehem – Old Testament, Micah 5:2 – New Testament, Matt. 2:1–6, Luke 2:1-20
  2. Messiah was to be born of a virgin – Old Testament, Isaiah 7:14 – New Testament, Matt. 1:18-25, Luke 1:26-38
  3. Messiah was to be a prophet like Moses – Old Testament, Deut. 18:15, 18-19 – New Testament, John 7:40
  4. Messiah was to enter Jerusalem in triumph – Old Testament, Zech. 9:9 – New Testament, Matt. 21:1-9, John 12:12-16
  5. Messiah was to be rejected by His own people – Old Testament, Isaiah 53:1,3, Psalm 118:22 –  New Testament, Matt. 26:3-4, John 12:37-43, Acts 4:1-12
  6. Messiah was to be betrayed by one of His followers – Old Testament, Psalm 41:9 New Testament, Matt. 26:14-16, 47-50, Luke 22:19-23
  7. Messiah was to be tried and condemned – Old Testament, Isaiah 53:8 – New Testament, Luke 23:1-25, Matt. 27:1-2
  8. Messiah was to be silent before His accusers – Old Testament, Isaiah 53:7 – New Testament, Matt. 27:12-14, Mark 15:3-4, Luke 23:8-10
  9. Messiah was to be struck and spat on by His enemies – Old Testament, Isaiah 50:6 – New Testament, Matt. 26:67, 27:30, Mark 14:65
  10. Messiah was to be mocked and insulted – Old Testament, Psalm 22:7-8 – New Testament, Matt. 27:39-44, Luke 23:11, 35
  11. Messiah was to die by crucifixion – Old Testament, Psalm 22:14, 16-17 – New Testament, Matt. 27:31, Mark 15:20, 25
  12. Messiah was to suffer with criminals and pray for His enemies – Old Testament, Isaiah 53:12 – New Testament, Matt. 27:38, Mark 15:27-28, Luke 23:32-34
  13. Messiah was to be given vinegar – Old Testament, Psalm 69:21 – New Testament, Matt. 27:34, John 19:28-30
  14. Others were to cast lots for Messiah’s garments – Old Testament, Psalm 22:18 – New Testament, Matt. 27:35, John 19:23-24
  15. Messiah’s bones were not to be broken – Old Testament, Exodus 12:46 – New Testament, John 19:31-36
  16. Messiah was to die as a sacrifice for sin – Old Testament, Isaiah 53:5-6, 8, 10-12 – New Testament, John 1:29, 11:49-52, Acts 10:43, 13:38-39
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