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The following are quotes added to my Unclassified Quotes database in October 2010.
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11/10/2010 "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," , Here's Life Publishers: San Bernardino CA, Revised edition, 1979, Twenty- ninth printing, 1988, Vol. I, p.141. Emphasis original) 12/10/2010 "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 tha t 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," , Here's Life Publishers: San Bernardino CA, Revised edition, 1979, Twenty-ninth printing, 1988, Vol. I, pp.142-143. Emphasis original) 12/10/2010 "NEW TESTAMENT WRITERS APPEAL TO PROPHECIES FULFILLED IN JESUS `But the things which God 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," , Here's Life Publishers: San Bernardino CA, Revised edition, 1979, Twenty-ninth printing, 1988, Vol. I, p.143. Emphasis original) 12/10/2010 "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 original)
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Created: 12 October, 2010. Updated: 12 October, 2010.