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Evidence That Jesus Is God. To say that Jesus and his disciples claimed that he was God in human flesh does not in itself prove that he is God. The real question is whether there is any good evidence to believe the claims. To support his claims to deity, Jesus showed supernatural power and authority that is unique in human history.

 

Fulfilled Messianic Prophecies. There were dozens of predictive prophecies in the Old Testament regarding the Messiah. Point to the reference to automatically see the passage.  L

Consider the following predictions, made centuries in advance, that Jesus would be:

 


1.  seed of the woman: Genesis 3:15  (Compare Matthew 1:18); Galatians 4:4
2.  descendant of Abraham: Genesis 12:3, 7; 17:7   (Compare Romans 9:5); Galatians 3:16
3.  tribe of Judah: Genesis 49:10 (Compare Hebrews 7:14); Revelation 5:5
4.  no bones broken: Numbers 9:12; Psalms 34:20 (Compare John 19:33–34)
5.  morning star: Numbers 24:17 (Compare Revelation 2:28; 22:16)
6.  prophet like Moses: Deuteronomy 18:15, 18–19 (Compare John 6:14); Acts 3:22–23
7.  descendant of David: 2 Samuel 7:12–13 (Compare Luke 1:31–33); John 7:42; Romans 1:3
8.  begotten Son: Psalms 2:7, 12 (Compare Acts 13:33); Hebrews 1:5; 5:5
9.  ruler of the nations: Psalms 2:8–9 (Compare Revelation 2:26–27)
10.  bodily resurrection without corruption: Psalms 16:9–10 (Compare Acts 2:26–27, 31; 13:34–35)
11.  forsaken of God: Psalms 22:1; 69:21 (Compare Matthew 27:46)
12.  taunted by enemies: Psalms 22:7–8; 109:25 (Compare Matthew 27:39–40)
13.  thirst when crucified: Psalms 22:15 (Compare John 19:28)
14.  pierced hands and feet: Psalms 22:16 (Compare Matthew 27:35); John 20:25
15.  garments divided: Psalms 22:18 (Compare Luke 23:34); John 19:23–24
16.  spirit committed to His Father: Psalms 31:5 (Compare Luke 23:46)
17.  betrayal: Psalms 41:9 (Compare John 13:18)
18.  ascended on high: Psalms 68:18 (Compare Acts 1:9–11); Ephesians 4:8
19.  rejected by His own: Psalms 69:8; Isaiah 53:3 (Compare John 1:11; 7:5)
20.  gall and vinegar offered for drink: Psalms 69:21 (Compare Matthew 27:34, 48)
21.  seated at God’s right hand: Psalms 110:1 (Compare Matthew 22:44); Hebrews 1:13; 10:12–13
22.  born of a virgin: Isaiah 7:14 (Compare Matthew 1:22–23)
23.  born a son and ruler: Isaiah 9:6–7 (Compare Luke 1:31–33)
24.  anointed by the Spirit for ministry: Isaiah 11:2; 61:1–2 (Compare Luke 3:22; 4:18–19)
25.  blessing to Gentiles: Isaiah 11:10 (Compare Ro 15:9–12)
26.  miracles performed: Isaiah 35:5–6 (Compare Matthew 11:4–5)
27.  ministry of His forerunner: Isaiah 40:3; Mal 3:1 (Compare Matthew 3:1–3); Mark 1:2–3
28.  a light to the Gentiles: Isaiah 42:1, 6 (Compare Luke 2:32); Acts 13:47
29.  the suffering servant: Isaiah 42:1–4; 52:12–15 (Compare Matthew 12:18–21); Mark 10:45; Ro 15:8; Philippians 2:7
30.  spit upon and scourged: Isaiah 50:6 (Compare Matthew 26:67; 27:26, 30)
31.  a man of sorrows: Isaiah 53:3–4 (Compare Matthew 26:37–38); Luke 22:44; John 11:33; 12:27; Hebrews 5:7–8
32.  numbered with transgressors: Isaiah 53:12 (Compare Mark 15:27–28)
33.  buried with the rich: Isaiah 53:9 (Compare Matthew 27:57–60)
34.  worship by Gentiles: Isaiah 60:3, 6 (Compare Matthew 2:1–11, especially v. 11)
35.  His everlasting kingdom: Da 2:44; 4:34; 7:13, 14, 27 (Compare Luke 1:33)
36.  called out of Egypt: Hos 11:1 (Compare Matthew 2:15)
37.  born in Bethlehem: Micah 5:2–3 (Compare Matthew 2:5–6); John 7:42
38.  riding into Jerusalem on a donkey: Zechariah 9:9 (Compare Matthew 21:4–5)
39.  forsaken of men: Zechariah 13:7 (Compare Matthew 26:31)
40. return to the Mount of Olives: Zechariah 14:4 (Compare Acts 1:11–12) 


These prophecies were written hundreds of years before Christ was born. They are too precise to have been based on reading trends of the times or just intelligent guesses, like “prophecies” in a supermarket tabloid.