Did Jesus Fulfill Old Testament Prophesy?
by Sheri Bell
Only One Person Has Fulfilled All Old Testament Messianic Prophesy. Jesus!
One reason the Bible’s Old Testament is so important to Christians is that it contains prophesy — over 300 predictions, in fact — that, like the threads of a tapestry, establish the Messianic credentials of Jesus.
Put another way, the Old Testament is like an intricate jigsaw puzzle. The numerous pieces, on their own, are puzzling — until they are assembled enough to fill out the intended picture. Thus, the New Testament is the decryption key for unlocking Old Testament meaning.
Some might say, after reading through a list of Old Testament prophesy, that some were fulfilled in the deaths of Kennedy, Nasser, King, and other great figures. One could possibly find a prophesy or two fulfilled in the lives of these notable fellas; but not one of them can be credited with fulfilling all of them. Only Jesus did so.
Just a handful of prophesy that Jesus fulfilled: He was born in Bethlehem, preceded by a messenger (John the Baptist), entered Jerusalem on a donkey, was betrayed by a friend who received thirty pieces of silver, was silent before His accusers, and died in the manner Romans used for criminals (crucifixion), during which they pierced His hands and feet.
Peter Stoner, in his classic book Science Speaks, calculated the chance of any man fulfilling these prophesies, even down to the present time, to be 1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000 (10 to the 17th power).
How can anyone think that Jesus just “happened” to be in the right place at the right time? Clearly, we can’t consider coincidence…