Fulfilled Prophecy



Question:  What in the Old Testament has been proven true?



Who is the fulfilment of salvation?

Christian faith is faith in the God of salvation revealed in Jesus of Nazareth.  The Christian tradition has always equated this salvation with the transcendent, eschatological fulfilment of human existence in a life freed from sin, finitude, and mortality and united with the triune God.

How did Jesus fulfil the covenant with Abraham?

When a person believes in Christ, he is united to Him by faith and becomes one of Abraham's offspring.  Paul writes, “Therefore, be sure that it is those who are of faith who are sons of Abraham”.  (Galatians 3:7) Jesus fulfils the Covenant with Abraham because He is the One Seed of Abraham.

Where was Jesus prophesied in the Old Testament?

Isaiah 9:6—Isaiah prophesies that Jesus Christ will come as a baby; Jesus is described by several names.  Micah 5:2—Micah prophesies that Jesus will be born in Bethlehem.  Matthew 2:4–6—The scribes knew that Bethlehem was the prophesied birthplace of the Messiah.

Where did Jesus say it is finished in the Bible?

Hebrews 9:12, 26

So by saying “it is finished” Jesus was signalling to the Jewish world that there was no more need for sacrifices or temples because that his work brought ultimate fulfilment to what their sacrificial system foreshadowed.

What did prophet Isaiah say about Jesus?

Many of the wonderful prophesies of Isaiah are about the Saviour.  “Behold,” he wrote, “a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel” (Isa. 7:14).  We read in the New Testament about when this took place.

Does the Old Testament mention Jesus?

The central figure in the Old Testament, though not mentioned by name, is Jesus Christ.  Jesus explained this to his disciples after his resurrection.  Luke tells us that “beginning with Moses and all the Prophets”, Jesus “interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself” (Luke 24:27).

What does it mean that Jesus fulfilled the law and prophets?

Jesus was the first obedient human and the faithful Israelite who fulfilled the law yet bore the curse of humanity's punishment so that others could have life and the status of covenant righteousness.


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