Did Jesus Fulfill Old Testament Prophecies
February 20, 2011 12 Comments
“I have examined all the passages in the New Testament quoted from the Old, and so-called prophecies concerning Jesus Christ, and I find no such thing as a prophecy of any such person, and I deny there are any.” Thomas Paine
Did Jesus fulfill the Old Testament prophecies? Did He bring peace on earth, or bring all the Jews back to Israel and end disease and oppression? Did He spread the knowledge of the One True God throughout all nations? Wasn’t all of this supposed to be done during the Messiah’s lifetime? And didn’t he promise to return before many of his people died?
A case can be made that the New Testament was written to fulfill those Old Testament prophecies. A man can be falsely imbued with the necessary myths to make the old well known stories appear to be consummated.
“Every case of alleged fulfillment of messianic prophecy suffers from one of the following failings: the alleged Old Testament prophecy is not a messianic prophecy or not a prophecy at all, the prophecy has not been fulfilled by Jesus, or the prophecy is so vague as to be unconvincing in its application to Jesus.” Jim Lippard “The Fabulous Prophecies of the Messiah,”
All three of them are evangelical fundamentalist wacko’s