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Why Christianity

Why should anybody choose to be a Christian?  Is Christianity just a choice one makes when choosing a religion, akin to choosing a car or a house?    How can somebody just choose a religion?

There are many religions, why should anybody have to choose to become part of a religion?  Why can't somebody be just a good ethical person, doing good, but not having any religion?  For example, somebody could believe based on science, God does not exist, can't that person just be good, helping others, what's wrong in not choosing a religion?   Why does somebody need to put a label on him or herself saying Buddhist, Muslim, Mormon, Christian, etc?

The Purpose of Religion and Science

Ultimately, the purpose of religion is an attempt to answer the questions of life.  Who am I?  Where did I come from? Is there something beyond this life?  Does God exist?  Who is God, if God exists?  Where did matter come from?  Who or what caused the universe?  Am I required to do anything?   Religion addresses these questions and more, instructing the follower what must and must not be done.  The word religion comes from the word, religare, meaning to restrain, tie back.  Religion is not alone in this quest for meaning and truth.

Science also is searching for answers to many of these very same questions.  How did the universe come into existence?  How did life form?   Is there anything beyond life?  If the scientist feels there is no intelligence designer (God) who made the universe, what's purpose in joining a religion?

Science and religion both attempt to find answers to the same questions, with a different basis.  Science explores the questions of life from a natural backdrop, religion from a super-natural basis. These questions, science and religion attempt to answer can be summed up as follows.

Ø          Who are we?

Ø          Where did we come from?

Ø        Where are we going?

The Search for Truth

Science and religion both claim to be on the quest for "Truth". Truth means what is real, what is actual as opposed to what is not real or factual.  Logic dictates the need for truth. For example, the existence of human and animal life is a fact.  How did this life come into existence?  Both religion and science attempt to answer this explaining the "Truth" of life.

Take for example, the evolutionist, he believes life came into existence through a series of random mutations without the help of supernatural intelligence (God). Christianity believes life was created by God both views cannot be true, since both views contradict each other.  This is a principle of logic, contradictory positions cannot both be true[1].  God cannot exist and not exist, since one view negates the other.

The Buddhist believes Buddha was enlightened, he believes Buddha received information which was "True" or real.  The Muslim believes Mohammed received "Truth" from God and this revelation was written down in the Quran.  The Christian believes Jesus was the Son of God, who died for the sins of mankind.  The Atheist believes there is no God, matter and life came into existence apart from God.

Each one of these groups feel they have "Truth".  Since many of the beliefs contradict each other, they cannot all be true.

Since everybody cannot be right, is there a way to find out who has the "Truth"?  Can we examine the facts and determine, what is truth?

Is Truth important?

Is there life after death?   Does God exist?   Does this life matter?  These are important questions, and based on what we believe the answers (Truth) are, we make choices.

For example, if someone believes the truth is, "No God exists" and "This life is all there is" she might invest her life in what this world can offer, and not worry about what happens after death.  The Christian missionary who believes this life is temporary and eternity in heaven, follows death might forsake his life in a hostile country, to tell people about Jesus because he believes his life is in heaven. We all act on our belief, what we think is true.

If someone does not believe, knowing whether what happens following death is important; they don't pursue the issue.  Here lies the problem, How can we know if it is important or not? We need to examine the evidence for "Truth" If the evidence shows, what happens after death is not important then why worry about death?  However, if the evidence shows there is life beyond death, and the events in our present life determine our eternity, then we should pursue the truth, so we can know what to do.

The person who thinks death is unimportant might think "If you are not going anywhere, then why worry about where you are going?"  However, if you are going somewhere (Heaven or Hell), then you might worry about death, and what follows.  You might look for a map, because the map tells you what choices you must make along the road, so you can arrive at your destination.  The map in many ways is like Truth, if you have truth, you can know the way.  So if Heaven or Hell is a real place, it would be important to know how to go Heaven and not go to Hell.  The question is "Should we worry about what happens after death?"

Jesus said you should, Jesus makes the following comment regarding the importance of the souls final destination.

He says value of the soul to each individual is greater then gaining the whole world.

"For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? Matthew 16:26

Is the statement by Jesus Christ true?   If Christianity is false, then the words of Jesus should not be heeded, but Jesus is right, and Hell is real then nothing is more important then finding the truth.

Jesus claims to the only way for salvation.

Christianity[2] claims to be the Truth, In fact, Jesus claims to be the "Exclusive Truth" meaning the only way to God is through Him. Secondly, Jesus said those who believe on him will not perish but have eternal life, be saved.  These are strong, clear-cut statements, but are they True?  Is there evidence behind the claims of Jesus being truth?

Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
John 14:6

15 "that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. 16 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 "For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved
John 3:15-17

What do you need to do to be saved?

Saved, saved from what? Someone might ask.  According to the Bible, man created in the image of God, is eternal like God.  Those created will never cease to exist.  The question is where will they exist?  God is without sin, and sin must be paid for, the only way for someone to pay for sin is with their own life.  Those who die in their sins will be separated from God.  God understanding the hopeless condition of man sent Jesus Christ, His Son, from Heaven, to pay for our sins on the cross.  When someone accepts God's gift of salvation, his or her sins are paid for by the work of Christ.

16 He saw that there was no man, And wondered that there was no intercessor; Therefore His own arm brought salvation for Him; And His own righteousness, it sustained Him. 17 For He put on righteousness as a breastplate, And a helmet of salvation on His head; He put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, And was clad with zeal as a cloak.
Isaiah 59:16-17 (710 B.C.)

Seven hundred years before Jesus was born the prophet Isaiah wrote about Jesus, and how his death would pay for the sins of all humanity.  Scripture refers to Jesus as the "Arm of the Lord" both in Isaiah 53:1  and 59:16.  God, through the person of Jesus interceded on our behalf because our situation was hopeless.

God entered our world in the body of man, to die for our sins, so we could be made righteous with God.

The Lord has made bare His holy arm In the eyes of all the nations; And all the ends of the earth shall see The salvation of our God. Isaiah 52:10Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
Isaiah 53;1

 

Christian Sources

The Seventy Weeks of Daniel:  The timeline for Messiah, the exact month and year of Jesus death over 550 before Jesus.
The End-times: 12 articles detailing end-time events
The Book of Revelation: Chapter commentaries on the book of Revelation.
Apologetics:12 articles on Apologetic topics, covering the existence of God, the Bible and its evidence and the identity of Jesus.
The prophecies of Messiah  :  The prophecies of who the Messiah is and how they are confirmed in Jesus Christ.
Is the New Testament Historical?: What is the evidence behind the New Testament?
  The Book of Hebrews: The Supremacy of Messiah
Challenging the Cults: How  Christians can challenge the cults using logic, evidence and reason.
Debunking The Da Vinci Code: The myth behind Dan Brown's book
Daniel: Key to Bible Prophecy An detailed study of the book of Daniel

MESSIANIC PROPHECIES OF THE OLD TESTAMENT

MESSIANIC PROPHECIES OF THE OLD TESTAMENT

PROPHECY

OT REFERENCES

NT FULFILLMENT

Seed of the woman

Gen 3:15

Gal 4:4; Heb 2:14

Through Noah’s sons

Gen 9:27

Luke 6:36

Seed of Abraham

Gen 12:3

Matt 1:1; Gal 3:8, 16

Seed of Isaac

Gen 17:19

Rom 9:7; Heb 11:18

Blessing to nations

Gen 18: 18

Gal 3:8

Seed of Isaac

Gen 21:12

Rom 9:7; Heb 11:18

Blessing to Gentiles

Gen 22:18, 26:4

Gal 3:8, 16; Heb 6:14

Blessing through Abraham

Gen 28:14

Gal 3:8, 16; Heb 6:14

Of the tribe of Judah

Gen 49:10

Rev 5:5

No bone broken

Exod 12:46, Num 9:12

John 19:36

Blessing to firstborn son

Exod 13:2

Luke 2:23

Serpent in the wilderness

Num 21:8-9

John 3:14-15

A star out of Jacob

Num 24:17-19

Matt 2:2; Luke 1:33, 78; Rev 22:16

As a prophet

Deut 18:15, 18-19

John 6:14; 7:40; Acts 3:22-23

Cursed on the tree

Deut 21:23

Gal 3:13

The throne of David established forever

2 Sam 7:12-13, 16, 25-26; 1 Chr 17:11-14, 23-27; 2 Chr 21:7

Matt 19:28; 21:4; 25:31; Mark 12:37; Luke 1:32; John 7:4; Acts 2:30; 13:23; Rom 1:3; 2 Tim 2:8; Heb 1:5, 8; 8:1; 12:2; Rev 22:1

A promised Redeemer

Job 19:25-27

John 5:28-29; Gal 4:4; Eph 1:7, 11, 14

Declared to be the Son of God

Ps 2:1-12

Matt 3:17; Mark 1:11; Acts 4:25-26; 13:33; Heb 1:5; 5:5; Rev 2:26-27; 19:15-16

His resurrection

Ps 16:8-10

Acts 2:27; 13:35; 26:23

Hands and feet pierced

Ps 22:1-31

Matt 27:31, 35-36

Mocked and insulted

Ps 22:7-8

Matt 27:39-43, 45-59

Soldiers cast lots for coat

Ps 22:18

Mark 15:20, 24-25, 34; Luke 19:24; 23:35; John 19:15-18, 23-24, 34; Acts 2:23-24

Accused by false witnesses

Ps 27:12

Matt 26:60-61

He commits His spirit

Ps 31:5

Luke 23:46

No broken bone

Ps 34:20

John 19:36

Accused by false witnesses

Ps 35:11

Matt 26:59-61; Mark 14:57-58

Hated without reason

Ps 35:19

John 15:24-25

Friends stand afar off

Ps 38:11

Matt 27:55; Mark 15:40; Luke 23:49

“I come to do Thy will”

Ps 40:6-8

Heb 10:5-9

Betrayed by a friend

Ps 41:9

Matt 26:14-16, 47, 50; Mark 14:17-21; Luke 22:19-23; John 13:18-19

Known for righteousness

Ps 45:2, 6-7

Heb 1:8-9

His resurrection

Ps 49:15

Mark 16:6

Betrayed by a friend

Ps 55:12-14

John 13:18

His ascension

Ps 68:18

Eph 4:8

Hated without reason

Ps 69:4

John 15:25

Stung by reproaches

Ps 69:9

John 2:17; Rom 15:3

Given gall and vinegar

Ps 69:21

Matt 27:34, 48; Mark 15:23; Luke 23:36; John 19:29

Exalted by God

Ps 72:1-19

Matt 2:2; Phil 2:9-11; Heb 1:8

He speaks in parables

Ps 78:2

Matt 13:34-35

Seed of David exalted

Ps 89:3-4, 19, 27-29, 35-37

Luke 1:32; Acts 2:30; 13:23; Rom 1:3; 2 Tim 2:8

Son of Man comes in glory

Ps 102:16

Luke 21:24,27; Rev 12:5-10

“Thou remainest!”

Ps 102:24-27

Heb 1:10-12

Prays for His enemies

Ps 109:4

Luke 23:34

Another to succeed Judas

Ps 109:7-8

Acts 1:16-20

A priest like Melchizedek

Ps 110:1-7

Matt 22:41-45; 26:64; Mark 12:35-37; 16:19; Acts 7:56; Eph 1:20; Col 1:20; Heb 1:13; 2:8; 5:6; 6:20; 7:21; 8:1; 10:11-13; 12:2

The chief cornerstone

Ps 118:22-23

Matt 21:42; Mark 12:10-11; Luke 20:17; John 1:11; Acts 4:11; Eph 2:20; 1 Pet 2:4

The King comes in the name of the Lord

Ps 118:26

Matt 21:9; 23:39; Mark 11:9; Luke 13:35; 19:38; John 12:13

David’s seed to reign

Ps 132:11 2 Sam 7:12-13, 16, 25-26, 29

Matt 1:1

Declared to be the Son of God

Prov 30:4

Matt 3:17; Mark 14:61-62; Luke 1:35; John 3:13; 9:35-38; 11:21; Rom 1:2-4; 10:6-9; 2 Pet 1:17

Repentance for the nations

Isa 2:2-4

Luke 24:47

Hearts are hardened

Isa 6:9-10

Matt 13:14-15; John 12:39-40; Acts 28:25-27

Born of a virgin

Isa 7:14

Matt 1:22-23

A rock of offense

Isa 8:14-15

Rom 9:33; 1 Pet 2:8

Light out of darkness

Isa 9:1-2

Matt 4:14-16; Luke 2:32

God with us

Isa 9:6-7

Matt 1:21,23; Luke 1:32-33; John 8:58; 10:30; 14:19; 2 Cor 5:19; Col 2:9

Full of wisdom and power

Isa 11:1-10

Matt 3:16; John 3:34; Rom 15:12; Heb 1:9

Reigning in mercy

Isa 16:4-5

Luke 1:31-33

Peg in a sure place

Isa 22:21-25

Rev 3:7

Death swallowed up in victory

Isa 25:6-12

1 Cor 15:54

A stone in Zion

Isa 28:16

Rom 9:33; 1 Pet 2:6

The deaf hear, the blind see

Isa 29:18-19

Matt 5:3; 11:5; John 9:39

King of Kings, Lord of Lords

Isa 32:1-4

Rev 19:16; 20:6

Son of the Highest

Isa 33:22

Luke 1:32; 1 Tim 1:17; 6:15

Healing for the needy

Isa 35:4-10

Matt 9:30; 11:5; 12:22; 20:34; 21:14; Mark 7:30; John 5:9

Make ready the way of the Lord

Isa 40:3-5

Matt 3:3; Mark 1:3; Luke 3:4-5; John 1:23

The Shepherd dies for His sheep

Isa 40:10-11

John 10:11; Heb 13:20; 1 Pet 2:24-25

The meek servant

Isa 42:1-16

Matt 12:17-21; Luke 2:32

A light to the Gentiles

Isa 49:6-12

Acts 13:47; 2 Cor 6:2

Scourged and spat upon

Isa 50:6

Matt 26:67; 27:26, 30; Mark 14:65; 15:15,19; Luke 22:63-65; John 19:1

Rejected by His people

Isa 52:13-53:12

Matt 8:7; 27:1-2, 12-14, 38

Suffered vicariously

Isa 53:4-5

Mark 15:3-4, 27-28; Luke 23:1-25, 32-34

Silent when accused

Isa 53:7

John 1:29; 11:49-52

Crucified with transgressors

Isa 53:12

John 12:37-38; Acts 8:28-35

Buried with the rich

Isa 53:9

Acts 10:43; 13:38-39; 1 Cor 15:3; Eph 1:7; 1 Pet 2:21-25; 1 John 1:7, 9

Calling of those not a people

Isa 55:4-5

John 18:37; Rom 9:25-26; Rev 1:5

Deliver out of Zion

Isa 59:16-20

Rom 11:26-27

Nations walk in the light

Isa 60:1-3

Luke 2:32

Anointed to preach liberty

Isa 61:1-3

Luke 4:17-19; Acts 10:38

Called by a new name

Isa 62:1-2

Luke 2:32; Rev 3:12

The King cometh

Isa 62:11

Matt 21:5

A vesture dipped in blood

Isa 63:1-3

Rev 19:13

Afflicted with the afflicted

Isa 63:8-9

Matt 25:34-40

The elect shall inherit

Isa 65:9

Rom 11:5, 7; Heb 7:14; Rev 5:5

New heavens and a new earth

Isa 65:17-25

2 Pet 3:13; Rev 21:1

The Lord our righteousness

Jer 23:5-6

John 2:19-21; Rom 1:3-4; Eph 2:20-21; 1 Pet 2:5

Born a King

Jer 30:9

John 18:37; Rev 1:5

Massacre of infants

Jer 31:15

Matt 2:17-18

Conceived by the Holy Spirit

Jer 31:22

Matt 1:20; Luke 1:35

A New Covenant

Jer 31:31-34

Matt 26:27-29; Mark 14:22-24; Luke 22:15-20; 1 Cor 11:25; Heb 8:8-12; 10:15-17; 12:24; 13:20

A spiritual house

Jer 33:15-17

John 2:19-21; Eph 2:20-21; 1 Pet 2:5

A tree planted by God

Ezek 17:22-24

Matt 13:31-32

The humble exalted

Ezek 21:26-27

Luke 1:52

The good Shepherd

Ezek 34:23-24

John 10:11

Stone cut without hands

Dan 2:34-35

Acts 4:10-12

His kingdom triumphant

Dan 2:44-45

Luke 1:33; 1 Cor 15:24; Rev 11:15

An everlasting dominion

Dan 7:13-14

Matt 24:30; 25:31; 26:64; Mark 14:61-62; Acts 1:9-11; Rev 1:7

Kingdom for the saints

Dan 7:27

Luke 1:33; 1 Cor 15:24; Rev 11:15

Time of His birth

Dan 9:24-27

Matt 24:15-21; Luke 3:1

Israel restored

Hos 3:5

John 18:37; Rom 11:25-27

Flight into Egypt

Hos 11:1

Matt 2:15

Promise of the Spirit

Joel 2:28-32

Acts 2:17-21; Rom 10:13

The sun darkened

Amos 8:9

Matt 24:29; Acts 2:20; Rev 6:12

Restoration of tabernacle

Amos 9:11-12

Acts 15:16-18

Israel regathered

Mic 2:12-13

John 10:14, 26

The kingdom established

Mic 4:1-8

Luke 1:33

Born in Bethlehem

Mic 5:1-5

Matt 2:1; Luke 2:4, 10-11

Earth filled with knowledge of the glory of the Lord

Hab 2:14

Rom 11:26; Rev 21:23-26

The Lamb on the throne

Zech 2:10-13

Rev 5:13; 6:9; 21:24; 22:1-5

A holy priesthood

Zech 3:8

John 2:19-21; Eph 2:20-21; 1 Pet 2:5

A heavenly High Priest

Zech 6:12-13

Heb 4:4; 8:1-2

Triumphal entry

Zech 9:9-10

Matt 21:4-5; Mark 11:9-10; Luke 20:38; John 12:13-15

Sold for thirty pieces of silver

Zech 11:12-13

Matt 26:14-15

Money buys potter’s field

Zech 11:12-13

Matt 27:9

Piercing of His body

Zech 12:10

John 19:34, 37

Shepherd smitten— sheep scattered

Zech 13:1, 6-7

Matt 26:31; John 16:32

Preceded by Forerunner

Mal 3:1

Matt 11:10; Mark 1:2; Luke 7:27

Our sins purged

Mal 3:3

Heb 1:3

The light of the world

Mal 4:2-3

Luke 1:78; John 1:9; 12:46; 2 Pet 1:19; Rev 2:28; 19:11-16; 22:16

The coming of Elijah

Mal 4:5-6

Matt 11:14; 17:10-12

 

MESSIANIC PROPHECIES

MESSIANIC PROPHECIES OF THE OLD TESTAMENT

PROPHECY

OT REFERENCES

NT FULFILLMENT

Seed of the woman

Gen 3:15

Gal 4:4; Heb 2:14

Through Noah’s sons

Gen 9:27

Luke 6:36

Seed of Abraham

Gen 12:3

Matt 1:1; Gal 3:8, 16

Seed of Isaac

Gen 17:19

Rom 9:7; Heb 11:18

Blessing to nations

Gen 18: 18

Gal 3:8

Seed of Isaac

Gen 21:12

Rom 9:7; Heb 11:18

Blessing to Gentiles

Gen 22:18, 26:4

Gal 3:8, 16; Heb 6:14

Blessing through Abraham

Gen 28:14

Gal 3:8, 16; Heb 6:14

Of the tribe of Judah

Gen 49:10

Rev 5:5

No bone broken

Exod 12:46, Num 9:12

John 19:36

Blessing to firstborn son

Exod 13:2

Luke 2:23

Serpent in the wilderness

Num 21:8-9

John 3:14-15

A star out of Jacob

Num 24:17-19

Matt 2:2; Luke 1:33, 78; Rev 22:16

As a prophet

Deut 18:15, 18-19

John 6:14; 7:40; Acts 3:22-23

Cursed on the tree

Deut 21:23

Gal 3:13

The throne of David established forever

2 Sam 7:12-13, 16, 25-26; 1 Chr 17:11-14, 23-27; 2 Chr 21:7

Matt 19:28; 21:4; 25:31; Mark 12:37; Luke 1:32; John 7:4; Acts 2:30; 13:23; Rom 1:3; 2 Tim 2:8; Heb 1:5, 8; 8:1; 12:2; Rev 22:1

A promised Redeemer

Job 19:25-27

John 5:28-29; Gal 4:4; Eph 1:7, 11, 14

Declared to be the Son of God

Ps 2:1-12

Matt 3:17; Mark 1:11; Acts 4:25-26; 13:33; Heb 1:5; 5:5; Rev 2:26-27; 19:15-16

His resurrection

Ps 16:8-10

Acts 2:27; 13:35; 26:23

Hands and feet pierced

Ps 22:1-31

Matt 27:31, 35-36

Mocked and insulted

Ps 22:7-8

Matt 27:39-43, 45-59

Soldiers cast lots for coat

Ps 22:18

Mark 15:20, 24-25, 34; Luke 19:24; 23:35; John 19:15-18, 23-24, 34; Acts 2:23-24

Accused by false witnesses

Ps 27:12

Matt 26:60-61

He commits His spirit

Ps 31:5

Luke 23:46

No broken bone

Ps 34:20

John 19:36

Accused by false witnesses

Ps 35:11

Matt 26:59-61; Mark 14:57-58

Hated without reason

Ps 35:19

John 15:24-25

Friends stand afar off

Ps 38:11

Matt 27:55; Mark 15:40; Luke 23:49

“I come to do Thy will”

Ps 40:6-8

Heb 10:5-9

Betrayed by a friend

Ps 41:9

Matt 26:14-16, 47, 50; Mark 14:17-21; Luke 22:19-23; John 13:18-19

Known for righteousness

Ps 45:2, 6-7

Heb 1:8-9

His resurrection

Ps 49:15

Mark 16:6

Betrayed by a friend

Ps 55:12-14

John 13:18

His ascension

Ps 68:18

Eph 4:8

Hated without reason

Ps 69:4

John 15:25

Stung by reproaches

Ps 69:9

John 2:17; Rom 15:3

Given gall and vinegar

Ps 69:21

Matt 27:34, 48; Mark 15:23; Luke 23:36; John 19:29

Exalted by God

Ps 72:1-19

Matt 2:2; Phil 2:9-11; Heb 1:8

He speaks in parables

Ps 78:2

Matt 13:34-35

Seed of David exalted

Ps 89:3-4, 19, 27-29, 35-37

Luke 1:32; Acts 2:30; 13:23; Rom 1:3; 2 Tim 2:8

Son of Man comes in glory

Ps 102:16

Luke 21:24,27; Rev 12:5-10

“Thou remainest!”

Ps 102:24-27

Heb 1:10-12

Prays for His enemies

Ps 109:4

Luke 23:34

Another to succeed Judas

Ps 109:7-8

Acts 1:16-20

A priest like Melchizedek

Ps 110:1-7

Matt 22:41-45; 26:64; Mark 12:35-37; 16:19; Acts 7:56; Eph 1:20; Col 1:20; Heb 1:13; 2:8; 5:6; 6:20; 7:21; 8:1; 10:11-13; 12:2

The chief cornerstone

Ps 118:22-23

Matt 21:42; Mark 12:10-11; Luke 20:17; John 1:11; Acts 4:11; Eph 2:20; 1 Pet 2:4

The King comes in the name of the Lord

Ps 118:26

Matt 21:9; 23:39; Mark 11:9; Luke 13:35; 19:38; John 12:13

David’s seed to reign

Ps 132:11 2 Sam 7:12-13, 16, 25-26, 29

Matt 1:1

Declared to be the Son of God

Prov 30:4

Matt 3:17; Mark 14:61-62; Luke 1:35; John 3:13; 9:35-38; 11:21; Rom 1:2-4; 10:6-9; 2 Pet 1:17

Repentance for the nations

Isa 2:2-4

Luke 24:47

Hearts are hardened

Isa 6:9-10

Matt 13:14-15; John 12:39-40; Acts 28:25-27

Born of a virgin

Isa 7:14

Matt 1:22-23

A rock of offense

Isa 8:14-15

Rom 9:33; 1 Pet 2:8

Light out of darkness

Isa 9:1-2

Matt 4:14-16; Luke 2:32

God with us

Isa 9:6-7

Matt 1:21,23; Luke 1:32-33; John 8:58; 10:30; 14:19; 2 Cor 5:19; Col 2:9

Full of wisdom and power

Isa 11:1-10

Matt 3:16; John 3:34; Rom 15:12; Heb 1:9

Reigning in mercy

Isa 16:4-5

Luke 1:31-33

Peg in a sure place

Isa 22:21-25

Rev 3:7

Death swallowed up in victory

Isa 25:6-12

1 Cor 15:54

A stone in Zion

Isa 28:16

Rom 9:33; 1 Pet 2:6

The deaf hear, the blind see

Isa 29:18-19

Matt 5:3; 11:5; John 9:39

King of Kings, Lord of Lords

Isa 32:1-4

Rev 19:16; 20:6

Son of the Highest

Isa 33:22

Luke 1:32; 1 Tim 1:17; 6:15

Healing for the needy

Isa 35:4-10

Matt 9:30; 11:5; 12:22; 20:34; 21:14; Mark 7:30; John 5:9

Make ready the way of the Lord

Isa 40:3-5

Matt 3:3; Mark 1:3; Luke 3:4-5; John 1:23

The Shepherd dies for His sheep

Isa 40:10-11

John 10:11; Heb 13:20; 1 Pet 2:24-25

The meek servant

Isa 42:1-16

Matt 12:17-21; Luke 2:32

A light to the Gentiles

Isa 49:6-12

Acts 13:47; 2 Cor 6:2

Scourged and spat upon

Isa 50:6

Matt 26:67; 27:26, 30; Mark 14:65; 15:15,19; Luke 22:63-65; John 19:1

Rejected by His people

Isa 52:13-53:12

Matt 8:7; 27:1-2, 12-14, 38

Suffered vicariously

Isa 53:4-5

Mark 15:3-4, 27-28; Luke 23:1-25, 32-34

Silent when accused

Isa 53:7

John 1:29; 11:49-52

Crucified with transgressors

Isa 53:12

John 12:37-38; Acts 8:28-35

Buried with the rich

Isa 53:9

Acts 10:43; 13:38-39; 1 Cor 15:3; Eph 1:7; 1 Pet 2:21-25; 1 John 1:7, 9

Calling of those not a people

Isa 55:4-5

John 18:37; Rom 9:25-26; Rev 1:5

Deliver out of Zion

Isa 59:16-20

Rom 11:26-27

Nations walk in the light

Isa 60:1-3

Luke 2:32

Anointed to preach liberty

Isa 61:1-3

Luke 4:17-19; Acts 10:38

Called by a new name

Isa 62:1-2

Luke 2:32; Rev 3:12

The King cometh

Isa 62:11

Matt 21:5

A vesture dipped in blood

Isa 63:1-3

Rev 19:13

Afflicted with the afflicted

Isa 63:8-9

Matt 25:34-40

The elect shall inherit

Isa 65:9

Rom 11:5, 7; Heb 7:14; Rev 5:5

New heavens and a new earth

Isa 65:17-25

2 Pet 3:13; Rev 21:1

The Lord our righteousness

Jer 23:5-6

John 2:19-21; Rom 1:3-4; Eph 2:20-21; 1 Pet 2:5

Born a King

Jer 30:9

John 18:37; Rev 1:5

Massacre of infants

Jer 31:15

Matt 2:17-18

Conceived by the Holy Spirit

Jer 31:22

Matt 1:20; Luke 1:35

A New Covenant

Jer 31:31-34

Matt 26:27-29; Mark 14:22-24; Luke 22:15-20; 1 Cor 11:25; Heb 8:8-12; 10:15-17; 12:24; 13:20

A spiritual house

Jer 33:15-17

John 2:19-21; Eph 2:20-21; 1 Pet 2:5

A tree planted by God

Ezek 17:22-24

Matt 13:31-32

The humble exalted

Ezek 21:26-27

Luke 1:52

The good Shepherd

Ezek 34:23-24

John 10:11

Stone cut without hands

Dan 2:34-35

Acts 4:10-12

His kingdom triumphant

Dan 2:44-45

Luke 1:33; 1 Cor 15:24; Rev 11:15

An everlasting dominion

Dan 7:13-14

Matt 24:30; 25:31; 26:64; Mark 14:61-62; Acts 1:9-11; Rev 1:7

Kingdom for the saints

Dan 7:27

Luke 1:33; 1 Cor 15:24; Rev 11:15

Time of His birth

Dan 9:24-27

Matt 24:15-21; Luke 3:1

Israel restored

Hos 3:5

John 18:37; Rom 11:25-27

Flight into Egypt

Hos 11:1

Matt 2:15

Promise of the Spirit

Joel 2:28-32

Acts 2:17-21; Rom 10:13

The sun darkened

Amos 8:9

Matt 24:29; Acts 2:20; Rev 6:12

Restoration of tabernacle

Amos 9:11-12

Acts 15:16-18

Israel regathered

Mic 2:12-13

John 10:14, 26

The kingdom established

Mic 4:1-8

Luke 1:33

Born in Bethlehem

Mic 5:1-5

Matt 2:1; Luke 2:4, 10-11

Earth filled with knowledge of the glory of the Lord

Hab 2:14

Rom 11:26; Rev 21:23-26

The Lamb on the throne

Zech 2:10-13

Rev 5:13; 6:9; 21:24; 22:1-5

A holy priesthood

Zech 3:8

John 2:19-21; Eph 2:20-21; 1 Pet 2:5

A heavenly High Priest

Zech 6:12-13

Heb 4:4; 8:1-2

Triumphal entry

Zech 9:9-10

Matt 21:4-5; Mark 11:9-10; Luke 20:38; John 12:13-15

Sold for thirty pieces of silver

Zech 11:12-13

Matt 26:14-15

Money buys potter’s field

Zech 11:12-13

Matt 27:9

Piercing of His body

Zech 12:10

John 19:34, 37

Shepherd smitten— sheep scattered

Zech 13:1, 6-7

Matt 26:31; John 16:32

Preceded by Forerunner

Mal 3:1

Matt 11:10; Mark 1:2; Luke 7:27

Our sins purged

Mal 3:3

Heb 1:3

The light of the world

Mal 4:2-3

Luke 1:78; John 1:9; 12:46; 2 Pet 1:19; Rev 2:28; 19:11-16; 22:16

The coming of Elijah

Mal 4:5-6

Matt 11:14; 17:10-12

 

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