What evidence did Jesus give to support His claims?
For someone to say something is one thing but to actually prove it is another. It is important to have other witnesses as we stated in our last article, but it is also important to have actual physical evidence. Geisler and Brooks in their book When Sceptics Ask point out three areas of actual evidence that our Lord was God. The first of these is His fulfillment of prophecy. There are at least 25 different prophecies that were exactly fulfilled in the life of our Lord. There are those who say that He read the Old Testament and then managed His life in such a way as to fulfill the prophecies. At least 7 of these prophecies were concerning His birth over which He had no control and 10 had to do with His death over which He little if any control. It has been calculated that the probability of only 16 prophecies being fulfilled in one man is 10 to the 157th power. The second of these is His miraculous and sinless life. He did miracles including the healing of the blind, making the lame to walk, healing lepers, healing the deaf, raising the dead and feeding the thousands with a few fish and loaves of bread. He lived His life out in the open where everyone could see and no one could find fault with Him, including His judge at the end of His life, Pilate, who declared, “I find no fault in Him”. The third of these is His resurrection and we have already written concerning the proofs of His resurrection in previous articles and will do so again. There is no one who ever walked on this earth who obeyed the will of God perfectly in all that He said and in all that He did, like our Lord Jesus Christ.
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