Ask the Pastor 9
Is there more evidence that the Bible is true?
One of the key areas of the Bible is that of fulfilled prophecy. There are at least 2,000 predictive prophecies in the Old Testament that have been fulfilled with 100% accuracy. They were not generalities, which is common among other so-called prophets, but had to do specifically with dozens of nations contiguous with or near to Israel and with major cities associated with those nations. Jean Dixon was known as a prophet and she prophesied concerning the elections held in 1952, 1956, and 1960 and failed to get any of the winners correct. She made 61 prophecies that were to take place in the following 6 months and did not get a single one correct. In the writings of Buddha, Confucius and Lao-tse you will not find a single predictive prophecy and in the Koran there is one prophecy, Mohammad predicted that he would return to Mecca, which he did. Quite different from the Lord Jesus who predicted that He would rise from the dead after 3 days and He did. The most well known of fulfilled prophecies concern the rise and fall of the four major empires found in the book of Daniel, that of Babylon, Persia, Greece and Rome. The destruction of the city of Tyre, a prophecy made by Ezekiel, was fulfilled by Alexander the Great, 250 years later. There are many prophecies made concerning our Lord Jesus that were fulfilled, including the city of His birth, that He was born of a virgin, the exact day He would enter Jerusalem on a donkey, His death by crucifixion and His resurrection among just a few. We might ask, so what? Simply stated, it means that the Bible says what it means and means what it says, if you believe on Him, you have everlasting life and if you do not believe then you do not have life. One day He will return and execute His righteous judgment upon all unrighteousness, a 100% fulfillment of prophecy.