22. April 2009

Identity Theft.

Posted in Uncategorized at 09:27 by dresdensooner

A man named Jesus stole the identity of the savior of the world.  This claim made by some who wish to discredit Jesus and the basic prinIdentity Theftciples of Christianity can easily be disproved by simply looking through the Old Testament.  More than a few prophecies in the Old Testament describe and predict the coming of one who would become King and save the world.  One of the most telling prophecies can be found in Isaiah 53.  The entire chapter tells of one whowould come, would be rejected by man and would be abused and killed for those people who rejected him.

From the New International Version of God’s word we read the following from verses 10 and 11 of chapter 53 of the book of Isaiah:

“Yet it was the LORD’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer, and though the LORD makes his life a guilt offering, he will see his offspring and prolong his days, and the will of the LORD will prosper in his hand. After the suffering of his soul, he will see the light of life and be satisfied; by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many, and he will bear their iniquities.”

All of this written around 700 years before the birth of Jesus.  Can you imagine predicting correctly events that will occur in the year 2709? No one would even consider trying something like that, and yet the Old Testament is full of prophecies that have been fulfilled in the person Jesus of Nazereth.

We continue this topic next Monday the 27th of April.  And if you cast doubt on this simply because it is found in the Bible, and you don’t accept the vailidity of scripture, then you are welcome to join us in two weeks, when we tackle that aspect of the case for Christ.