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Creation/Evolution Quotes: Unclassified quotes: October 2010

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"The messianic prophecies of the Old Testament fulfilled in Jesus Christ The apostles throughout the 
New Testament appealed to two areas of the life of Jesus of Nazareth to establish His Messiahship. One was 
the resurrection and the other was fulfilled messianic prophecy. The Old Testament, written over a 1,000-
year period, contains several hundred references to the coming Messiah. All of these were fulfilled in Jesus 
Christ, and they establish a solid confirmation of His credentials as the Messiah." (McDowell, J., "Evidence 
That Demands a Verdict," [1972], Here's Life Publishers: San Bernardino CA, Revised edition, 1979, Twenty-
ninth printing, 1988, Vol. I, p.141. Emphasis original)

"Appeal to Messianic Prophecy .... JESUS `Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did 
not come to abolish, but to fulfill.' - Matthew 5:17. `And beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He 
explained to them the things concerning Himself in the Scriptures.' - Luke 24:27. `Now He said to them, "These are 
My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law 
of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled."' - Luke 24:44. `You search the Scriptures, because 
you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is these that bear witness of Me; and you are unwilling to 
come to Me, that you may have life. For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote of Me. But if 
you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?' - John 5:39.,40,46,47. `And in their case the 
prophecy of Isaiah is being fulfilled, which says, "You will keep on hearing, but will not understand; And you 
will keep on seeing, but will not perceive.'" - Matthew 13:14 (on parables). `This is the one about whom it was 
written, "Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, Who will prepare Your way before You.'" - Matthew 
11:10 (on John the Baptist). `Jesus said to them, "Did you never read in the Scriptures, `The stone which the 
builders rejected, This became the chief corner stone ...'?"' - Matthew 21:42. `But all this has taken place that the 
Scriptures of the prophets may be fulfilled.' - Matthew 26:56. `And then they shall see the Son of Man coming in 
clouds with great power and glory.' - Mark 13:26 (refer to Daniel 7:13,14). `And He closed the book, and gave it 
back to the attendant, and sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed upon Him. And He began to 
say to them, "Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing."' - Luke 4:20,21. `For I tell you, that this which 
is written must be fulfilled in Me, "And He was numbered with transgressors"; for that which refers to Me has its 
fulfillment.' - Luke 22:37. `But they have done this in order that the word may be fulfilled that is written in their Law, 
"They hated Me without a cause."' - John 15:25." (McDowell, J., "Evidence That Demands a Verdict," [1972], 
Here's Life Publishers: San Bernardino CA, Revised edition, 1979, Twenty-ninth printing, 1988, Vol. I, pp.142-143. 
Emphasis original)

announced beforehand by the mouth of all the prophets, that His Christ should suffer, He has thus fulfilled.' - Acts 
3:18. `Of Him all the prophets bear witness that through His name every one who believes in Him has received 
forgiveness of sins.' - Acts 10:43. `And when they had carried out all that was written concerning Him, they took 
Him down from the cross and laid Him in a tomb.' - Acts 13:29. `And according to Paul's custom, he went to them, 
and for three Sabbaths reasoned with them from the Scriptures, explaining and giving evidence that the Christ 
had to suffer and rise again from the dead, and saying, "This Jesus whom I am proclaiming to you is the Christ."' 
- Acts 17:2,3. `For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins 
according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the 
Scriptures.' - I Corinthians 15:3,4. `Which He promised beforehand through His prophets in the holy Scriptures.' 
- Romans 1:2. `You also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up 
spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For this is contained in Scripture: "Behold I lay in 
Zion a choice stone, a precious corner stone, And he who believes in Him shall not be disappointed."' - I Peter 
2:5,6. `And gathering together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he began to inquire of them where 
the Christ was to be born. And they said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it has been written by the 
prophet, `And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah, Are by no means least among the leaders of Judah; For out of you 
shall come forth a Ruler, Who will shepherd My people Israel.'"' - Matthew 2:4-6." (McDowell, J., "Evidence That 
Demands a Verdict," [1972], Here's Life Publishers: San Bernardino CA, Revised edition, 1979, Twenty-ninth 
printing, 1988, Vol. I, p.143. Emphasis original)

"Prophecy and the Messiah. It is important to note unique things about biblical prophecies. Unlike many 
psychic predictions, many of these were very specific, giving, for example, the very name of the tribe, city, 
and time of Christ's coming. Unlike forecasts found in tabloids at the supermarket checkout counter, none of 
these predictions failed. Since these prophecies were written hundreds of years before Christ was born, 
the prophets could have been reading the trends of the times or making intelligent guesses. Many 
predictions were beyond human ability to fake a fulfillment. If he were a mere human being, Christ would 
have had no control over when (Dan. 9:24-27), where (Micah 5:2), or how he would be born (Isa. 7:14), how 
he would die (Psalm 22; Isaiah 53), do miracles (Isa. 35:5-6), or rise from the dead (Psalms 2, 16). It is unlikely 
that all these events would have converged in the life of one man. Mathematicians (Stoner, 108) have 
calculated the probability of sixteen predictions being fulfilled in one man (e.g., Jesus) at 1 in 10^45. That 
forty-eight predictions might meet in one person, the probability is 1 in 10^157. It is almost impossible to 
conceive of a number that large. ... All the evidence points to Jesus as the divinely appointed fulfillment of 
the Messianic prophecies. He was God's man, confirmed by God's signs (Acts 2:22)." (Geisler N.L., "Baker 
Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics," Baker Books: Grand Rapids MI, 1999, pp.612-613. Emphasis 


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