According to the Scriptures"Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel... By which also ye are saved... unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures" (1 Corinthians 15:1-4)

353 Prophecies Fulfilled in Jesus Christ

"Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me" (Psalm 40:7).
"The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy" (Revelation 19:10).
"...all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me" (Jesus Christ, Luke 24:44).
"And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself." (Jesus Christ, Luke 24:27).
"For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me." (Jesus Christ, John 5:46).
"To Him give all the prophets witness" (Acts 10:43).

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1. Gen. 3:15 Seed of a woman (virgin birth) Galatians 4:4-5, Matthew 1:18
2. Gen. 3:15 He will bruise Satan's head Hebrews 2:14, 1John 3:8
3. Gen. 3:15 Christ's heel would be bruised with nails on the cross Matthew 27:35, Luke 24:39-40
4. Gen. 5:24 The bodily ascension to heaven illustrated Mark 16:19, Rev. 12:5
5. Gen. 9:26, 27 The God of Shem will be the Son of Shem Luke 3:23-36
6. Gen. 12:3 Seed of Abraham will bless all nations Galatians 3:8, Acts 3:25, 26
7. Gen. 12:7 The Promise made to Abraham's Seed Galatians 3:16
8. Gen. 14:18 A priest after the order of Melchizedek Hebrews 6:20
9. Gen. 14:18 King of Peace and Righteousness Hebrews 7:2
10. Gen. 14:18 The Last Supper foreshadowed Matthew 26:26-29
11. Gen. 17:19 Seed of Isaac (Gen. 21:12) Romans 9:7
12. Gen. 22:8 The Lamb of God promised John 1:29
13. Gen. 22:18 As Isaac's seed, will bless all nations Galatians 3:16
14. Gen. 26:2-5 The Seed of Isaac promised as the Redeemer Hebrews 11:18
15. Gen. 28:12 The Bridge to heaven John 1:51
16. Gen. 28:14 The Seed of Jacob Luke 3:34
17. Gen. 49:10 The time of His coming Luke 2:1-7; Galatians 4:4
18. Gen. 49:10 The Seed of Judah Luke 3:33
19. Gen. 49:10 Called Shiloh or One Sent John 17:3
20. Gen. 49:10 Messiah to come before Judah lost identity John 11:47-52
21. Gen. 49:10 Unto Him shall the obedience of the people be John 10:16
22. Ex. 3:13-15 The Great "I AM" John 4:26, 8:58
23. Ex. 12:3-6 The Lamb presented to Israel 4 days before Passover Mark 11:7-11
24. Ex. 12:5 A Lamb without blemish Hebrews 9:14; 1Peter 1:19
25. Ex. 12:13 The blood of the Lamb saves from wrath Romans 5:8
26. Ex. 12:21-27 Christ is our Passover 1Corinthians 5:7
27. Ex. 12:46 Not a bone of the Lamb to be broken John 19:31-36
28. Ex. 15:2 His exaltation predicted as Yeshua Acts 7:55, 56
29. Ex. 15:11 His Character-Holiness Luke 1:35; Acts 4:27
30. Ex. 17:6 The Spiritual Rock of Israel 1Corinthians 10:4
31. Ex. 33:19 His Character-Merciful Luke 1:72
32. Lev. 1:2-9 His sacrifice a sweet smelling savor unto God Ephesians 5:2
33. Lev. 14:11 The leper cleansed-Sign to priesthood Luke 5:12-14; Acts 6:7
34. Lev. 16:15-17 Prefigures Christ's once-for-all death Hebrews 9:7-14
35. Lev. 16:27 Suffering outside the Camp Matthew 27:33; Heb. 13:11, 12
36. Lev. 17:11 The Blood-the life of the flesh Matthew 26:28; Mark 10:45
37. Lev. 17:11 It is the blood that makes atonement Rom. 3:23-24; 1John 1:7
38. Lev. 23:36-37 The Drink-offering: "If any man thirst" John 7:37
39. Num. 9:12 Not a bone of Him broken John 19:31-36
40. Num. 21:9 The serpent on a pole-Christ lifted up John 3:14-18, 12:32
41. Num. 24:17 Time: "I shall see him, but not now." John 1:14; Galatians 4:4
42. Deut. 18:15 "This is of a truth that prophet." John 6:14
43. Deut. 18:15-16 "Had ye believed Moses, ye would believe me." John 5:45-47
44. Deut. 18:18 Sent by the Father to speak His word John 8:28, 29
45. Deut. 18:19 Whoever will not hear must bear his sin Acts 3:22-23
46. Deut. 21:23 Cursed is he that hangs on a tree Galatians 3:10-13
47. Joshua 5:14-15 The Captain of our salvation Hebrews 2:10
48. Ruth 4:4-10 Christ, our kinsman, has redeemed us Ephesians 1:3-7
49. 1 Sam. 2:35 A Faithful Priest Heb. 2:17, 3:1-3, 6, 7:24-25
50. 1 Sam. 2:10 Shall be an anointed King to the Lord Mt. 28:18, John 12:15
51. 2 Sam. 7:12 David's Seed Matthew 1:1
52. 2 Sam. 7:13 His Kingdom is everlasting 2Peter 1:11
53. 2 Sam. 7:14a The Son of God Luke 1:32, Romans 1:3-4
54. 2 Sam. 7:16 David's house established forever Luke 3:31; Rev. 22:16
55. 2 Ki. 2:11 The bodily ascension to heaven illustrated Luke 24:51
56. 1 Chr. 17:11 David's Seed Matthew 1:1, 9:27
57. 1 Chr. 17:12-13 To reign on David's throne forever Luke 1:32, 33
58. 1 Chr. 17:13 "I will be His Father, He...my Son." Hebrews 1:5
59. Job 9:32-33 Mediator between man and God 1 Timothy 2:5
60. Job 19:23-27 The Resurrection predicted John 5:24-29
61. Psa. 2:1-3 The enmity of kings foreordained Acts 4:25-28
62. Psa. 2:2 To own the title, Anointed (Christ) John 1:41, Acts 2:36
63. Psa. 2:6 His Character-Holiness John 8:46; Revelation 3:7
64. Psa. 2:6 To own the title King Matthew 2:2
65. Psa. 2:7 Declared the Beloved Son Matthew 3:17, Romans 1:4
66. Psa. 2:7, 8 The Crucifixion and Resurrection intimated Acts 13:29-33
67. Psa. 2:8, 9 Rule the nations with a rod of iron Rev. 2:27, 12:5, 19:15
68. Psa. 2:12 Life comes through faith in Him John 20:31
69. Psa. 8:2 The mouths of babes perfect His praise Matthew 21:16
70. Psa. 8:5, 6 His humiliation and exaltation Hebrews 2:5-9
71. Psa. 9:7-10 Judge the world in righteousness Acts 17:31
72. Psa. 16:10 Was not to see corruption Acts 2:31, 13:35
73. Psa. 16:9-11 Was to arise from the dead John 20:9
74. Psa. 17:15 The resurrection predicted Luke 24:6
75. Psa. 18:2-3 The horn of salvation Luke 1:69-71
76. Psa. 22:1 Forsaken because of sins of others 2 Corinthians 5:21
77. Psa. 22:1 "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" Matthew 27:46
78. Psa. 22:2 Darkness upon Calvary for three hours Matthew 27:45
79. Psa. 22:7 They shoot out the lip and shake the head Matthew 27:39-44
80. Psa. 22:8 "He trusted in God, let Him deliver Him" Matthew 27:43
81. Psa. 22:9-10 Born the Saviour Luke 2:7
82. Psa. 22:12-13 They seek His death John 19:6
83. Psa. 22:14 His blood poured out when they pierced His side John 19:34
84. Psa. 22:14, 15 Suffered agony on Calvary Mark 15:34-37
85. Psa. 22:15 He thirsted John 19:28
86. Psa. 22:16 They pierced His hands and His feet John 19:34, 37; 20:27
87. Psa. 22:17, 18 Stripped Him before the stares of men Luke 23:34, 35
88. Psa. 22:18 They parted His garments John 19:23, 24
89. Psa. 22:20, 21 He committed Himself to God Luke 23:46
90. Psa. 22:20, 21 Satanic power bruising the Redeemer's heel Hebrews 2:14
91. Psa. 22:22 His Resurrection declared John 20:17
92. Psa. 22:27-28 He shall be the governor of the nations Colossians 1:16
93. Psa. 22:31 "It is finished" John 19:30, Heb. 10:10, 12, 14, 18
94. Psa. 23:1 "I am the Good Shepherd" John 10:11, 1Peter 2:25
95. Psa. 24:3 His exaltation predicted Acts 1:11; Philippians 2:9
96. Psa. 30:3 His resurrection predicted Acts 2:32
97. Psa. 31:5 "Into thy hands I commit my spirit" Luke 23:46
98. Psa. 31:11 His acquaintances fled from Him Mark 14:50
99. Psa. 31:13 They took counsel to put Him to death Mt. 27:1, John 11:53
100. Psa. 31:14, 15 "He trusted in God, let Him deliver him" Matthew 27:43
101. Psa. 34:20 Not a bone of Him broken John 19:31-36
102. Psa. 35:11 False witnesses rose up against Him Matthew 26:59
103. Psa. 35:19 He was hated without a cause John 15:25
104. Psa. 38:11 His friends stood afar off Luke 23:49
105. Psa. 38:12 Enemies try to entangle Him by craft Mark 14:1, Mt. 22:15
106. Psa. 38:12-13 Silent before His accusers Matthew 27:12-14
107. Psa. 38:20 He went about doing good Acts 10:38
108. Psa. 40:2-5 The joy of His resurrection predicted John 20:20
109. Psa. 40:6-8 His delight-the will of the Father John 4:34, Heb. 10:5-10
110. Psa. 40:9 He was to preach the Righteousness in Israel Matthew 4:17
111. Psa. 40:14 Confronted by adversaries in the Garden John 18:4-6
112. Psa. 41:9 Betrayed by a familiar friend John 13:18
113. Psa. 45:2 Words of Grace come from His lips John 1:17, Luke 4:22
114. Psa. 45:6 To own the title, God or Elohim Hebrews 1:8
115. Psa. 45:7 A special anointing by the Holy Spirit Mt. 3:16; Heb. 1:9
116. Psa. 45:7, 8 Called the Christ (Messiah or Anointed) Luke 2:11
117. Psa. 45:17 His name remembered forever Ephesians 1:20-21, Heb. 1:8
118. Psa. 55:12-14 Betrayed by a friend, not an enemy John 13:18
119. Psa. 55:15 Unrepentant death of the Betrayer Matthew 27:3-5; Acts 1:16-19
120. Psa. 68:18 To give gifts to men Ephesians 4:7-16
121. Psa. 68:18 Ascended into Heaven Luke 24:51
122. Psa. 69:4 Hated without a cause John 15:25
123. Psa. 69:8 A stranger to own brethren John 1:11, 7:5
124. Psa. 69:9 Zealous for the Lord's House John 2:17
125. Psa. 69:14-20 Messiah's anguish of soul before crucifixion Matthew 26:36-45
126. Psa. 69:20 "My soul is exceeding sorrowful." Matthew 26:38
127. Psa. 69:21 Given vinegar in thirst Matthew 27:34
128. Psa. 69:26 The Saviour given and smitten by God John 17:4; 18:11
129. Psa. 72:10, 11 Great persons were to visit Him Matthew 2:1-11
130. Psa. 72:16 The corn of wheat to fall into the Ground John 12:24-25
131. Psa. 72:17 Belief on His name will produce offspring John 1:12, 13
132. Psa. 72:17 All nations shall be blessed by Him Galatians 3:8
133. Psa. 72:17 All nations shall call Him blessed John 12:13, Rev. 5:8-12
134. Psa. 78:1-2 He would teach in parables Matthew 13:34-35
135. Psa. 78:2b To speak the Wisdom of God with authority Matthew 7:29
136. Psa. 80:17 The Man of God's right hand Mark 14:61-62
137. Psa. 88 The Suffering and Reproach of Calvary Matthew 27:26-50
138. Psa. 88:8 They stood afar off and watched Luke 23:49
139. Psa. 89:27 Firstborn Colossians 1:15, 18
140. Psa. 89:27 Emmanuel to be higher than earthly kings Luke 1:32, 33
141. Psa. 89:35-37 David's Seed, throne, kingdom endure forever Luke 1:32, 33
142. Psa. 89:36-37 His character-Faithfulness Revelation 1:5, 19:11
143. Psa. 90:2 He is from everlasting (Micah 5:2) John 1:1
144. Psa. 91:11, 12 Identified as Messianic; used to tempt Christ Luke 4:10, 11
145. Psa. 97:9 His exaltation predicted Acts 1:11; Ephesians 1:20
146. Psa. 100:5 His character-Goodness Matthew 19:16, 17
147. Psa. 102:1-11 The Suffering and Reproach of Calvary John 19:16-30
148. Psa. 102:25-27 Messiah is the Preexistent Son Hebrews 1:10-12
149. Psa. 109:25 Ridiculed Matthew 27:39
150. Psa. 110:1 Son of David Matthew 22:42-43
151. Psa. 110:1 To ascend to the right-hand of the Father Mark 16:19
152. Psa. 110:1 David's son called Lord Matthew 22:44, 45
153. Psa. 110:4 A priest after Melchizedek's order Hebrews 6:20
154. Psa. 112:4 His character-Compassionate, Gracious, et al Matthew 9:36
155. Psa. 118:17, 18 Messiah's Resurrection assured Luke 24:5-7; 1Cor. 15:20
156. Psa. 118:22, 23 The rejected stone is Head of the corner Matthew 21:42, 43
157. Psa. 118:26a The Blessed One presented to Israel Matthew 21:9
158. Psa. 118:26b To come while Temple standing Matthew 21:12-15
159. Psa. 132:11 The Seed of David (the fruit of His Body) Luke 1:32, Act 2:30
160. Psa. 129:3 He was scourged Matthew 27:26
161. Psa. 138:1-6 The supremacy of David's Seed amazes kings Matthew 2:2-6
162. Psa. 147:3, 6 The earthly ministry of Christ described Luke 4:18
163. Prov. 1:23 He will send the Spirit of God John 16:7
164. Prov. 8:23 Foreordained from everlasting Rev. 13:8, 1Peter 1:19-20
165. Song. 5:16 The altogether lovely One John 1:17
166. Isa. 2:3 He shall teach all nations John 4:25
167. Isa. 2:4 He shall judge among the nations John 5:22
168. Isa. 6:1 When Isaiah saw His glory John 12:40-41
169. Isa. 6:8 The One Sent by God John 12:38-45
170. Isa. 6:9-10 Parables fall on deaf ears Matthew 13:13-15
171. Isa. 6:9-12 Blinded to Christ and deaf to His words Acts 28:23-29
172. Isa. 7:14 To be born of a virgin Luke 1:35
173. Isa. 7:14 To be Emmanuel-God with us Matthew 1:18-23, 1Tim. 3:16
174. Isa. 8:8 Called Emmanuel Matthew 28:20
175. Isa. 8:14 A stone of stumbling, a Rock of offense 1Peter 2:8
176. Isa. 9:1, 2 His ministry to begin in Galilee Matthew 4:12-17
177. Isa. 9:6 A child born-Humanity Luke 1:31
178. Isa. 9:6 A Son given-Deity Luke 1:32, John 1:14, 1Tim. 3:16
179. Isa. 9:6 Declared to be the Son of God with power Romans 1:3, 4
180. Isa. 9:6 The Wonderful One, Peleh Luke 4:22
181. Isa. 9:6 The Counsellor, Yaatz Matthew 13:54
182. Isa. 9:6 The Mighty God, El Gibor 1Cor. 1:24, Titus 2:13
183. Isa. 9:6 The Everlasting Father, Avi Adth John 8:58, 10:30
184. Isa. 9:6 The Prince of Peace, Sar Shalom John 16:33
185. Isa. 9:7 Inherits the throne of David Luke 1:32
186. Isa. 9:7 His Character-Just John 5:30
187. Isa. 9:7 No end to his Government, Throne, and kingdom Luke 1:33
188. Isa. 11:1 Called a Nazarene-the Branch, Netzer Matthew 2:23
189. Isa. 11:1 A rod out of Jesse-Son of Jesse Luke 3:23, 32
190. Isa. 11:2 Anointed One by the Spirit Matthew 3:16, 17, Acts 10:38
191. Isa. 11:2 His Character-Wisdom, Knowledge, et al Colossians 2:3
192. Isa. 11:3 He would know their thoughts Luke 6:8, John 2:25
193. Isa. 11:4 Judge in righteousness Acts 17:31
194. Isa. 11:4 Judges with the sword of His mouth Rev. 2:16, 19:11, 15
195. Isa. 11:5 Character: Righteous & Faithful Rev. 19:11
196. Isa. 11:10 The Gentiles seek Him John 12:18-21
197. Isa. 12:2 Called Jesus-Yeshua Matthew 1:21
198. Isa. 22:22 The One given all authority to govern Revelation 3:7
199. Isa. 25:8 The Resurrection predicted 1Corinthians 15:54
200. Isa. 26:19 His power of Resurrection predicted Matthew 27:50-54
201. Isa. 28:16 The Messiah is the precious corner stone Acts 4:11, 12
202. Isa. 28:16 The Sure Foundation 1Corinthians 3:11, Mt. 16:18
203. Isa. 29:13 He indicated hypocritical obedience to His Word Matthew 15:7-9
204. Isa. 29:14 The wise are confounded by the Word 1Corinthians 1:18-31
205. Isa. 32:2 A Refuge-A man shall be a hiding place Matthew 23:37
206. Isa. 35:4 He will come and save you Matthew 1:21
207. Isa. 35:5-6 To have a ministry of miracles Matthew 11:2-6
208. Isa. 40:3, 4 Preceded by forerunner John 1:23
209. Isa. 40:9 "Behold your God." John 1:36; 19:14
210. Isa. 40:10. He will come to reward Revelation 22:12
211. Isa. 40:11 A shepherd-compassionate life-giver John 10:10-18
212. Isa. 42:1-4 The Servant-as a faithful, patient redeemer Matthew 12:18-21
213. Isa. 42:2 Meek and lowly Matthew 11:28-30
214. Isa. 42:3 He brings hope for the hopeless John 4
215. Isa. 42:4 The nations shall wait on His teachings John 12:20-26
216. Isa. 42:6 The Light (salvation) of the Gentiles Luke 2:32
217. Isa. 42:1, 6 His is a worldwide compassion Matthew 28:19, 20
218. Isa. 42:7 Blind eyes opened. John 9:25-38
219. Isa. 43:11 He is the only Saviour. Acts 4:12
220. Isa. 44:3 He will send the Spirit of God John 16:7, 13
221. Isa. 45:21-25 He is Lord and Saviour Philippians 3:20, Titus 2:13
222. Isa. 45:23 He will be the Judge John 5:22; Romans 14:11
223. Isa. 46:9, 10 Declares things not yet done John 13:19
224. Isa. 48:12 The First and the Last John 1:30, Revelation 1:8, 17
225. Isa. 48:16, 17 He came as a Teacher John 3:2
226. Isa. 49:1 Called from the womb-His humanity Matthew 1:18
227. Isa. 49:5 A Servant from the womb. Luke 1:31, Philippians 2:7
228. Isa. 49:6 He will restore Israel Acts 3:19-21, 15:16-17
229. Isa. 49:6 He is Salvation for Israel Luke 2:29-32
230. Isa. 49:6 He is the Light of the Gentiles John 8:12, Acts 13:47
231. Isa. 49:6 He is Salvation unto the ends of the earth Acts 15:7-18
232. Isa. 49:7 He is despised of the Nation John 1:11, 8:48-49, 19:14-15
233. Isa. 50:3 Heaven is clothed in black at His humiliation Luke 23:44, 45
234. Isa. 50:4 He is a learned counselor for the weary Matthew 7:29, 11:28, 29
235. Isa. 50:5 The Servant bound willingly to obedience Matthew 26:39
236. Isa. 50:6a "I gave my back to the smiters." Matthew 27:26
237. Isa. 50:6b He was smitten on the cheeks Matthew 26:67
238. Isa. 50:6c He was spat upon Matthew 27:30
239. Isa. 52:7 Published good tidings upon mountains Matthew 5:12,15:29,28:16
240. Isa. 52:13 The Servant exalted Acts 1:8-11; Eph. 1:19-22, Php. 2:5-9
241. Isa. 52:14 The Servant shockingly abused Luke 18:31-34; Mt. 26:67, 68
242. Isa. 52:15 Nations startled by message of the Servant Luke 18:31-34; Mt. 26:67, 68
243. Isa. 52:15 His blood shed sprinkles nations Hebrews 9:13-14, Rev. 1:5
244. Isa. 53:1 His people would not believe Him John 12:37-38
245. Isa. 53:2 Appearance of an ordinary man Philippians 2:6-8
246. Isa. 53:3a Despised Luke 4:28-29
247. Isa. 53:3b Rejected Matthew 27:21-23
248. Isa. 53:3c Great sorrow and grief Matthew 26:37-38, Luke 19:41, Heb. 4:15
249. Isa. 53:3d Men hide from being associated with Him Mark 14:50-52
250. Isa. 53:4a He would have a healing ministry Matthew 8:16-17
251. Isa. 53:4b Thought to be cursed by God Matthew 26:66, 27:41-43
252. Isa. 53:5a Bears penalty for mankind's iniquities 2Cor. 5:21, Heb. 2:9
253. Isa. 53:5b His sacrifice provides peace between man and God Colossians 1:20
254. Isa. 53:5c His sacrifice would heal man of sin 1Peter 2:24
255. Isa. 53:6a He would be the sin-bearer for all mankind 1John 2:2, 4:10
256. Isa. 53:6b God's will that He bear sin for all mankind Galatians 1:4
257. Isa. 53:7a Oppressed and afflicted Matthew 27:27-31
258. Isa. 53:7b Silent before his accusers Matthew 27:12-14
259. Isa. 53:7c Sacrificial lamb John 1:29, 1Peter 1:18-19
260. Isa. 53:8a Confined and persecuted Matthew 26:47-27:31
261. Isa. 53:8b He would be judged John 18:13-22
262. Isa. 53:8c Killed Matthew 27:35
263. Isa. 53:8d Dies for the sins of the world 1John 2:2
264. Isa. 53:9a Buried in a rich man's grave Matthew 27:57
265. Isa. 53:9b Innocent and had done no violence Luke 23:41, John 18:38
266. Isa. 53:9c No deceit in his mouth 1Peter 2:22
267. Isa. 53:10a God's will that He die for mankind John 18:11
268. Isa. 53:10b An offering for sin Matthew 20:28, Galatians 3:13
269. Isa. 53:10c Resurrected and live forever Romans 6:9
270. Isa. 53:10d He would prosper John 17:1-5
271. Isa. 53:11a God fully satisfied with His suffering John 12:27
272. Isa. 53:11b God's servant would justify man Romans 5:8-9, 18-19
273. Isa. 53:11c The sin-bearer for all mankind Hebrews 9:28
274. Isa. 53:12a Exalted by God because of his sacrifice Matthew 28:18
275. Isa. 53:12b He would give up his life to save mankind Luke 23:46
276. Isa. 53:12c Numbered with the transgressors Mark 15:27-28
277. Isa. 53:12d Sin-bearer for all mankind 1Peter 2:24
278. Isa. 53:12e Intercede to God in behalf of mankind Luke 23:34, Rom. 8:34
279. Isa. 55:3 Resurrected by God Acts 13:34
280. Isa. 55:4a A witness John 18:37
281. Isa. 55:4b He is a leader and commander Hebrews 2:10
282. Isa. 55:5 God would glorify Him Acts 3:13
283. Isa. 59:16a Intercessor between man and God Matthew 10:32
284. Isa. 59:16b He would come to provide salvation John 6:40
285. Isa. 59:20 He would come to Zion as their Redeemer Luke 2:38
286. Isa. 60:1-3 He would shew light to the Gentiles Acts 26:23
287. Isa. 61:1a The Spirit of God upon him Matthew 3:16-17
288. Isa. 61:1b The Messiah would preach the good news Luke 4:16-21
289. Isa. 61:1c Provide freedom from the bondage of sin John 8:31-36
290. Isa. 61:1-2a Proclaim a period of grace Galatians 4:4-5
291. Jer. 11:21 Conspiracy to kill Jesus John 7:1, Matthew 21:38
292. Jer. 23:5-6 Descendant of David Luke 3:23-31
293. Jer. 23:5-6 The Messiah would be both God and Man John 13:13, 1Ti 3:16
294. Jer. 31:22 Born of a virgin Matthew 1:18-20
295. Jer. 31:31 The Messiah would be the new covenant Matthew 26:28
296. Jer. 33:14-15 Descendant of David Luke 3:23-31
297. Eze.34:23-24 Descendant of David Matthew 1:1
298. Eze.37:24-25 Descendant of David Luke 1:31-33
299. Dan. 2:44-45 The Stone that shall break the kingdoms Matthew 21:44
300. Dan. 7:13-14a He would ascend into heaven Acts 1:9-11
301. Dan. 7:13-14b Highly exalted Ephesians 1:20-22
302. Dan. 7:13-14c His dominion would be everlasting Luke 1:31-33
303. Dan. 9:24a To make an end to sins Galatians 1:3-5
304. Dan. 9:24a To make reconciliation for iniquity Romans 5:10, 2Cor. 5:18-21
305. Dan. 9:24b He would be holy Luke 1:35
306. Dan. 9:25 His announcement John 12:12-13
307. Dan. 9:26a Cut off Matthew 16:21, 21:38-39
308. Dan. 9:26b Die for the sins of the world Hebrews 2:9
309. Dan. 9:26c Killed before the destruction of the temple Matthew 27:50-51
310. Dan. 10:5-6 Messiah in a glorified state Revelation 1:13-16
311. Hos. 11:1 He would be called out of Egypt Matthew 2:15
312. Hos. 13:14 He would defeat death 1Corinthians 15:55-57
313. Joel 2:32 Offer salvation to all mankind Romans 10:9-13
314. Jonah 1:17 Death and resurrection of Christ Matthew 12:40, 16:4
315. Mic. 5:2a Born in Bethlehem Matthew 2:1-6
316. Mic. 5:2b Ruler in Israel Luke 1:33
317. Mic. 5:2c From everlasting John 8:58
318. Hag. 2:6-9 He would visit the second Temple Luke 2:27-32
319. Hag. 2:23 Descendant of Zerubbabel Luke 2:27-32
320. Zech. 3:8 God's servant John 17:4
321. Zech. 6:12-13 Priest and King Hebrews 8:1
322. Zech. 9:9a Greeted with rejoicing in Jerusalem Matthew 21:8-10
323. Zech. 9:9b Beheld as King John 12:12-13
324. Zech. 9:9c The Messiah would be just John 5:30
325. Zech. 9:9d The Messiah would bring salvation Luke 19:10
326. Zech. 9:9e The Messiah would be humble Matthew 11:29
327. Zech. 9:9f Presented to Jerusalem riding on a donkey Matthew 21:6-9
328. Zech. 10:4 The cornerstone Ephesians 2:20
329. Zech. 11:4-6a At His coming, Israel to have unfit leaders Matthew 23:1-4
330. Zech. 11:4-6b Rejection causes God to remove His protection Luke 19:41-44
331. Zech. 11:4-6c Rejected in favor of another king John 19:13-15
332. Zech. 11:7 Ministry to "poor," the believing remnant Matthew 9:35-36
333. Zech. 11:8a Unbelief forces Messiah to reject them Matthew 23:33
334. Zech. 11:8b Despised Matthew 27:20
335. Zech. 11:9 Stops ministering to those who rejected Him Matthew 13:10-11
336. Zech. 11:10-11a Rejection causes God to remove protection Luke 19:41-44
337. Zech. 11:10-11b The Messiah would be God John 14:7
338. Zech. 11:12-13a Betrayed for thirty pieces of silver Matthew 26:14-15
339. Zech. 11:12-13b Rejected Matthew 26:14-15
340. Zech. 11:12-13c Thirty pieces of silver cast in the house of the Lord Matthew 27:3-5
341. Zech. 11:12-13d The Messiah would be God John 12:45
342. Zech. 12:10a The Messiah's body would be pierced John 19:34-37
343. Zech. 12:10b The Messiah would be both God and man John 10:30
344. Zech. 12:10c The Messiah would be rejected John 1:11
345. Zech. 13:7a God's will He die for mankind John 18:11
346. Zech. 13:7b A violent death Mark 14:27
347. Zech. 13:7c Both God and man John 14:9
348. Zech. 13:7d Israel scattered as a result of rejecting Him Matthew 26:31-56
349. Zech. 14:4 He would return to the Mt. of Olives Acts 1:11-12
350. Mal. 3:1a Messenger to prepare the way for Messiah Mark 1:1-8
351. Mal. 3:1b Sudden appearance at the temple Mark 11:15-16
352. Mal. 3:1c Messenger of the new covenant Luke 4:43
353. Mal. 3:6 The God who changes not Hebrews 13:8
354. Mal. 4:5 Forerunner in spirit of Elijah Mt. 3:1-3, 11:10-14, 17:11-13
355. Mal. 4:6 Forerunner would turn many to righteousness Luke 1:16-17
"And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him." (Genesis 5:24)
Some would not consider this to be an illustration of the ascension of Christ, and perhaps, rightly so. It may illustrate more rightly, the pre-trib rapture of the church. The Bible, speaking of types and shadows in the Old Testament now clearly revealed in the New, are not a few. The Bible tells us, "Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples (Gr. tupos): and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come." (1 Corinthians 10:11) Hebrews 11:5 states concerning Enoch, "By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God." As for Christ, we are told, "Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him." (Romans 6:9) Christ died for our sins and rose from the dead. Death is no longer able to touch Him, as He is "alive for evermore" (Revelaiton 1:18). And after He was seen of many witnesses we are told He was "taken up ... into heaven" (Acts 1:11). So we believe that the arguement can be made, that, if Enoch illustrates the pre-trib rapture of the siants, the only reason they are able to be raptured, is that Christ died for our sins, was buried, and rose again, and "ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things" (Ephesians 4:10). Jesus said, "because I live, ye shall live also" (John 14:9). "In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him." (1 John 4:9). We only live because Christ lives. He is the first cause of all things, and so too, the ressurection from the dead, as He said, "I am the ressurection, and the life" (John 11:12), and our ascension into heaven, for He "ascended on high [and] led captivity captive" (Psalm 68:18).
"So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God." (Mark 16:19)
"And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne." (Revelation 12:5)
"And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant." (Genesis 9:26-27)
It is clear that Jesus Christ, the Messiah, the Son of God, was born of the line of Shem. The question is whether or not this was foretold in Genesis 9:26-27. We are told that "he shall dwell in the tents of Shem". Does the "he" refer to God or Japheth? It is noted that God's spiritual blessings would fall primarily on Shem whose God is Jehovah. And if the "he" be Japheth, from whom the Gentiles descended, I think that this would imply that Japheth would come to share in the spiritual blessings and fellowship of Shem. This would be totally in agreement with the Scriptures for the Gentiles did recieve light and blessings through the descendant of Shem, and the promised Seed, namely Jesus Christ. Nevertheless, if the "he" be God, and it be He who would shine through and tabernacle with Shem, even until the fulness of time when God sent forth His Son, the true Light of the world, when the Word became flesh and dwelt (tabenacled) among us, this also would be in agreement with the Scripture.
"And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli... Which was the son of Cainan, which was the son of Arphaxad, which was the son of Shem..." (Luke 3:23-36)
"The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be." (Genesis 49:10)
The Seed was first mentioned in Genesis 3:15, then confirmed to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. Now it is confirmed to Judah. The leadership, according to Jacob, was to go to Judah, but this did not happen for over six hundred years. Moses came from Levi, Joshua from Ephraim, Gideon from Manasseh, Samson from Dan, Samuel from Ephraim and Saul from Benjamin. But when David finally became king, Judah became the dominant tribe from that time on. Judah held the sceptre and did not relinquish it until after Shiloh came.
There were many prophecies in the OT pertaining to the coming Christ. "there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel... Out of Jacob shall come he that shall have dominion" (Numbers 24:17, 19) and again, "But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting." (Micah 5:2) This led the wise men of the east to come to Jerusalem saying, "Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him." (Matthew 2:2) From this they knew that out of Bethlehem, from the tribe of Judah, "shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel." (v. 6)
In that day, genealogical records were readily available in the Temple. But after the Messiah died for our sins and rose again from the dead for our justification, in AD 70, the temple was destroyed with all its genealogical records. The Jews were then scattered to the nations of the world, so we could truly say from that time, the Sceptre departed from Judah, for with no certainty can any Jew prove he is from the tribe of Judah. So with this certainty, we knew that Shiloh has come, for He is the "Lion of the tribe of Judah".
"And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn." (Luke 2:1-7)
"But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law" (Galatians 4:4).
"But I was like a lamb or an ox that is brought to the slaughter; and I knew not that they had devised devices against me, saying, Let us destroy the tree with the fruit thereof, and let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name may be no more remembered." (Jeremiah 11:19)
Not many commentators apply this verse in Jeremiah to Christ. Most apply it to Jeremiah, and indeed the people of apostate Israel and Judah at that time were speaking that to him. Nevertheless, what many have forgotten, is that many of the prophets, in one form or another of their ministry, exemplified in his own person some one feature or more in the manifold attributes and sufferings of the Messiah to come, and so that which applied to them, was in fact being spoken also of Christ.
And this is not hard to discern as this was also clearly spoken of the Messiah in Isaiah 53, that He "was cut off out of the land of the living", and ever so clearly in Daniel 9:27, that at the appointed time "shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself", no, not for Himself, but "for the transgression of my people was he stricken" (Isaiah 53:8).
Furthermore, this being conspired in the minds of the detractors, "that his name be no more remembered", would certainly remind us of Psalm 83, where it is written, "Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance." Here speaking of Israel, but once again, typified as Christ (Ex. 4:22, Hosea 11:1, Mt. 2:15) whom is identified as Israel, my firstborn Son whom He called out of Egypt, whom through the loins of Israel He was to come as the promised Seed of Abraham.
And Christ, foreknowing all things prophesied of this also saying, "the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again" (Mark 8:31). And again, "they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him: and the third day he shall rise again." (Mark 10:34) And this being in their mind, we are told, "the Jews sought to kill him" (John 7:1), the Prince of life. And for what purpose? Even the ignorant Caiaphas prophesied that, "it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people" (John 11:50). And so, Christ died for our sins, He was buried, and rose again from the dead according to the Scriptures. Hallelujah!
There are so many riches and treasures and wonders hidden in the Scriptures that they are just too wonderful for me.
"...the Jews sought to kill him." (John 7:1)
"...come, let us kill him..." (Matthew 21:38)


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Brad – Canada
December 21, 2016 - 13:23

Men, the absurdity of all of this is that neither Calvin or Arminius captured the bible. We must be biblicists. I lean towards a reformed understanding of scripture simply because you cannot dismiss the fact that God chooses. He chooses some for noble purposes and some for destruction (Rom. 9). Could Judas have decided not to betray Jesus? God does not owe us fairness. Fairness is eternal judgement for all. We are born into sin, it is only grace that allows us to be accepted. Both the grace and the faith to trust in that grace are gifts from God not of works (Eph 2). As a quasi-Calvinist I also reject the idea that God is not big enough to leave the door open for some. We have to deal with ALL scripture. You cannot be a NT Christian and reject election without dismissing a whole lot of what the bible says. So I choose to reject identifying with a certain theology and instead say, "yes, even if God is a God who predestines all--some for destruction and some for salvation, he is good because we all deserve destruction and condemnation." On the other hand, I would heartily affirm that the scriptures use inviting language (i.e. anyone who calls...not wanting any to perish...if anyone hears my voice". If there is no tension between these realities in us, if we come down on one side or the other to heavily, we are not biblicists. We are followers of the theology of others. NO one can be faithful to the scriptures and be exclusively a Calvinist and, even moreso, no one can be faithful to the scriptures and be an Arminian. It matters not what kind of God we want, it only matters who God is as revealed in scripture. The God of scripture is welcoming and gracious but also uncomfortably sovereign over all things. He chooses some and not others and he invites all to come. There are two sides to the door. "One side says whosoever will may come" and the other side reads "predestined before the foundations of the world".

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Noel
December 24, 2016 - 08:29

Brad, Election is determined on foreknowledge. No one deserves God's blessing, but it is given to those whom He foreknows will receive it. The question is not whether Judas could decide whether he would betray Jesus or not. Of course he could have chose not to. God has sovereignly given man the free will to choose and make choices. To follow good and not evil, to follow Jesus. "if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him" (1 Kings 18:21). This is not a puppet show. I do not know how often I will have to repeat myself, but, nowhere in the Bible does it say that God has elected or predestined certain ones to Hell as Calvinists persist!

God is far bigger than the Calvinist mind set. The door is open to ALL, not just "some". Jesus said, "I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved" (John 10:9). "Any" includes all without limitation, for He is "longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish" (2 Peter 3:9). God so loves the whole world. This is why He "spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us ALL" (Romans 8:32).

One of the many grave errors of Calvinism is that they have a false understanding of what election and predestination means. Election and predestination are really the same thing, and both are according to the foreknowledge of God, and are always to some blessing. "For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son" (Romans 8:29). "Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father" (1 Peter 1:2).

God is omniscient, He foreknows all things. He foreknows every individual who will make a choice for Christ and those who of their own free volitional will choose to reject God's gracious offer of eternal life through Jesus Christ. For those who receive Jesus Christ as their Savior, he has determined certain blessings. Listen,

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved." (Ephesians 1:3-6)

Before the foundation of the world, He determined that all those in Christ should be holy and without blame, that they should be conformed to the image of His Son, that they would be accepted in the beloved, and that they should not just be saints, but His very own children.

God has created Hell, not for those made in His image, but for the devil and his angels. He wants none to go there. "I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts; A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face..." (Isaiah 65:2). That is who we are. That is who God is, A God of longsuffering who pleads all the day long with a stiff necked and hard hearted people. But if and when, they have persisted to the end of life, and have made their choice not to follow Jesus, but Satan, They get to follow him where he is going, right into hell.

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Liz – california
January 12, 2017 - 12:41

" He chooses some and not others and he invites all to come." These two are a contradiction in terms.

ulrich – South Africa
December 14, 2016 - 09:03

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Noel
December 14, 2016 - 10:11

Hello Ulrich, Of course you may post our webpage link on your website. If this is what you are asking. But if you have browsed around our web page you will find that we totally reject the doctrines of Calvinism (which you appear to endorse) mainly those outlined in the TULIP theory. We believe that this theory totally maligns the love and character of God, and count as heresy such beliefs of John Calvin such as his belief in sovereign reprobation as follows: "[God] devotes to destruction whom he pleases... they are predestinated to eternal death without any demerit of their own, merely by his sovereign will... he orders all things by his counsel and decree in such a manner, that some men are born devoted from the womb to certain death, that his name be glorified in their destruction... God chooses whom he will as his children... while he rejects and reprobates others" (Institutes of the Christian Religion, Book III, chap. 23).

This is a total mockery. God has called all men to look unto Him and be saved. And man, by volition of his own free will has been given an allotted time here on earth through the longsuffering of God to RECEIVE and CHOOSE whom he will follow. Simply put, the whosoever wills are the elect and the whomsoever won'ts are the lost.

"Look unto me, and be ye saved, ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH: for I am God, and there is none else." (Isaiah 45:22)
"Ho, EVERY ONE that thirsteth, come ye to the waters... " (Isaiah 55:1)
"And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, WILL DRAW ALL MEN UNTO ME. This he said, signifying what death he should die." (John 12:32-33)
"ALL we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity OF US ALL." (Isaiah 53:6)
"And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins OF THE WHOLE WORLD." (1 John 2:2)

Calvinism is so contrary to hundreds of Scripture. I pray you will reexamine your position and find repentance concerning the false doctrines of Calvinism.

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ulrich – South Africa
December 15, 2016 - 03:35

Calvinism is not contradictory to scripture, but is actually the plain interpretation of scripture.
Lets look at it:

John 6:45" No one can come unto me, unless the Father draws him." Thus, no one can come to Jesus unless he or she is made/compelled by God to come. The Greek word for "draw" is the same one translated as compelled when the disciples were brought before the Pharisees in Acts 5:27.

Also: John 6:37 "All whom the Father has given me, will come unto. And those who come unto me, i will by no means cast out." Thus, if you were not given by God the Father to the son, you will never come to Him. And if you are given by God the Father to the Son then you Will be received.

Then lets look Eph 1:4 "According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:" This proves, God chose us. Not us chose him. And the natural man - the unsaved - cannot understand the things of God. is it foolishness to him. 1 Cor 2:14, Thus, seeing as the unregenerate cannot understand His word, God must then by default completely force and subdue the person to come to Him. Otherwise he wont.

Paul says in Romans - and he was quoting Psalms - "There are none good. No not one. None that seeketh after God." Romans 3:11. Now, you may argue about David and many others in history but David explains: " Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple." Psalm 65:4.

Another argument, is John 3:16. But the context the "whomsoever" is only upon the elect. Otherwise Jesus would be contradicting Himself in John 6.

This is a hard truth. But lets review why. Jesus said that whomsoever the Father giveth Him He will by no means cast away. Joh 6:37 And to add, if they were given to Jesus they will come to Him. And Jesus more so only had a special love for the elect as said in Eph 5:2. "And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved US, and hath given himself for US an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savour." If Jesus then loves only the elect, in this capacity then it means He only died for the elect! Since, He said Himself: Joh 10:11 "I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep." Not the goats! Jesus here states he laid his life down for His sheep! Not goats to become sheep. This then re-enforces the divine predestination of God. That Christ came to save His elect. His nation of Israel. And again, if you are of His sheep you will believe who He is. Joh 10: 26 "But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you."

There are several other scriptures the enforce and prove predestination. This is by no means a marring of God's character. But nothing more than Him excersising the sovereign right to pardon who He will. God said in His word, i will show mercy on whom i will And compassion on whom i will. This implies, that He does not do this to all. The greatest objection Arminians argue is that this would make God unfair. But in fact, you forget, the second you start to expect mercy for anyone. You are no longer seeking mercy. Because mercy is voluntary.

But i want to add this, Predestination or the like is a secondary concern when it comes to doctrine. What is of greatest importance is to declare Christ crucified and becuase of that obey in all areas of our lives. (I am not arguing for works plus Christ) This is what is expected form us, and this is the core of our faith. Predestination or denial there-of is by no means a blockage to salvation. It is not a prerequisite for salvation.

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Noel
December 15, 2016 - 07:32

If Calvinism is an interpretation, it is a false interpretation. Regarding your first point, where Jesus says, "No one can come unto me, unless the Father draws him." Jesus also said,""And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, WILL DRAW ALL MEN UNTO ME. This he said, signifying what death he should die." (John 12:32-33) Jesus is "the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world." (John 1:9) There is none since the Fall of Adam that has not been exposed to the holy light of God. God has created man as a moral creature, albeit that image is now marred, but he is well aware of the Law in heart and conscience (Romans 2:15) The "Law worketh wrath", and is a "ministry of condemnation", revealing that we are all sinners and under the just condemnation of God. But the Law was also a "schoolmaster to bring us to Christ". All men are responsible to respond to whatever light they have received, and will be judged on the basis of what they have done with the Light.

"And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil." (John 3:19) We were all darkness, and children of wrath, but God has given light and opportunity to every man, even in the darkest of cults, and are therefore responsible to respond, and to those that do, He gives more light.

Too much of the Scripture needs to be wrested in order to come into agreement with John Calvin. They must resist all the Scriptures that mention "all" and "world" to conform to the man made doctrines of John Calvin.

God so loved the WORLD, Look unto me, and be ye saved, ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH, the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us ALL, Ho, EVERY ONE that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Come unto me, ALL ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, but YE WOULD NOT. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But AS MANY as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to THEM THAT BELIEVE on his name. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved THE WORLD, that he gave his only begotten Son, that WHOSOEVER believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have MERCY ON ALL. This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into THE WORLD TO SAVE SINNERS; of whom I am chief. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have ALL men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. Who gave himself A RANSOM FOR ALL, to be testified in due time. But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for EVERY MAN. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, NOT WILLING THAT ANY should perish, but that ALL should come to repentance. And he is the propitiation for our sins: and NOT for ours only, but for the sins of the WHOLE WORLD. And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And WHOSOEVER WILL, let him take the water of life freely.

I am sorry, Calvinism's idea that God predestines some to Hell is nowhere spoken in the Scriptures and is an outright lie and perversion of the Love, grace, mercy and Truth of God. I would suggest if you wish to discuss this further, we move it over to this page on Calvinism: http://www.accordingtothescriptures.org/doctrine/calvin.html

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Ulrich – South Africa
December 15, 2016 - 10:36

f Calvinism is an interpretation, it is a false interpretation. Regarding your first point, where Jesus says, "No one can come unto me, unless the Father draws him." Jesus also said,""And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, WILL DRAW ALL MEN UNTO ME. First off the issue isn't Calvinism, the issue is the born again experience. Calvinism is the theological system of the whole of the scripture, not just the cherry picking system of Arminianism. Calvinism is not an interpretation, it's comparing scripture with scripture and what words in there context actually mean, for example, who are the apostles speaking to? all in the room or in the churches, the elect, sheep, or chosen. Man has got a will, but it's not free. In the sense that natural man only chooses evil, or darkness, that's why they can't come to the Light, John 3:19. They're spiritually dead, Ephesians 2:1, and can't choose good, because they won't choose good, unless the Holy Spirit changes the inclination of their heart. And only He has that power, John 11:43. God said the day you eat thou shall surely die, Genesis 2:17. Did Adam die then? He immediately died spiritually, for they were naked and were not ashamed, the second he disobeyed immediately they were ashamed. Then what happened? They hid, men are hiding from God. They seek God like a thief seeks an officer, our wills, thinking, and dispositions were affected, hence the Noetic affect. And God has to seek us out, in scripture we find time and time again that God goes after men. Joseph's brother could not have a kind word to say to Joseph, why not? Because they had hatred in their heart. Men's hearts are wicked and continuously evil, Genesis 6:5, 8:21, Jeremiah 17:9, 13:23, Ephesians 2:1, Romans 3:10-12. Everyman has the freedom to come, but they don't have the ability; he's a captive and they're minds are blind, he's like a bird with a broken wing, he's free to fly but he can't. Like a galley slave he's got a choice, but His hands are chained to the oars. The issue is mainly freewill and the depravity of man, until we have a grasp of this tenet, confusion reigns. Reformed theology is not just the five points, it's an entire world view. How is a man regenerated, on his own will? Nonsense, how can he who is dead choose to live? In Jesus words in John 3 (born again) signifies, we had nothing to do with the first birth so why would we have anything to do with the second birth? And does an adopted child choose his parent? Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God, Romans 10:17. Salvation is not of him who runs or wills, but of God who shows mercy, Romans 9:16; also see John 1:13. Romans 9,10,11 must be read together, Gods sovereignty, mans responsibility, and Gods gracious choice, Romans 11:5.

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Noel
December 18, 2016 - 10:05

Ulrich, first you say Calvinism is an interpretation, now you say it is not. You are going to have to make up your mind. If Calvinism is not an interpretation, it is a false teaching, every point of the TULIP theory.

One of the sorry errors of Calvinism, as you are trying to support and perpetuate in your argument, is trying to equate spiritual death with physical death. Calvinists will argue, a corpse can't believe. But you must understand, neither can a corpse disbelieve. A corpse cannot sin. Nor be held accountable. But a spiritually dead person is physically alive and they have the capacity to believe apart from what Calvinists will call "irresistible grace". They can also do good. Jesus said, "If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?" (Matthew 7:11) They can also love. Jesus said, "For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them. And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same. And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again." (Luke 6:32-34)

You say, "Everyman has the freedom to come, but they don't have the ability." I hope you are listening to what you are saying as you parrot the Calvinist's mantra. How often God implores all to repent, to come unto Him, to chose this day whom they will follow, to seek for Him, let the wicked forsake his way, return unto me, and believe, etc. Calvinism makes this a mockery by its erroneous definition of human depravity, that is, depravity equals "inability". Because of this error, their definition necessitates both Unconditional Election and Irresistible Grace. There is not a verse in the Bible, however, which presents Calvinism's foolish idea that the sinner is incapable of believing the very gospel which offers him forgiveness and salvation and yet he is condemned by God for failing to believe. To say that God commands men to do what they cannot do without His grace, then withholds the grace they need and punishes them eternally for failing to obey, is to make a mockery of God's Word, of His mercy and love, and is to slander His character.

Calvinism teaches they are dead in sins and cannot respond affirmatively, they cannot believe, they cannot repent, unless God extends irresistible grace to them, which He could, but He is sovereign and does not have to because he has predestined them to hell. That is not the God of love and mercy, and compassion, and longsuffering, of the Bible that I know. The Bible says "God so loved the world". It does not say some of the world, neither does it say God so loved only the elect.

It is shameful thing to misrepresent God so terribly. In all the Calvinists argument they just want to prove that God does not love everybody, that Christ did not die for everybody, that He is not kind to everybody, but that really, He delights in sending multitudes to hell. Calvinism is a horrible cult. But contrary to Calvinism, the Bible teaches that God is not willing that any should perish, God so loved the world, that He sent His son into the world to be the Saviour or the world, that the world through Him might be saved, that whosoever would believe on Him, His death for their sins, and His resurrection for their justification, might have everlasting life.

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Stephen
December 19, 2016 - 16:30

2 Peter 3:9

"The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."

Robin Ayars – Covington, VA
December 03, 2016 - 07:36

Thank you for publishing this list. I will be using it to meditate on in this Advent season. God bless you.

Believer – Hyderabad, India
November 21, 2016 - 12:54

Dear Friends, New Inventions in the World were taken place with help of Bible in every field Invented by Jews/Christians. Now a days why the Jews/Christians are taking the help of people who do not believe Christ/God in every field which is against the will of God breaking the 10 Commandments. Why the Christian world is including the Non-believers(who believe creation not the Creator) of Christ in every business, Politics, Sports and in every field etc. Let Us Pray for Creator.

Eileen Buehrle – USA
November 14, 2016 - 12:31

With your list of 353 Prophecies Fulfilled in Jesus Christ what messianic prophecies did Jesus not fulfill?

Thanks.........

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Noel
November 15, 2016 - 09:20

Hi Eileen, You can see some of these in the link above: What will the Future Bring?

Paul – Abudhabi
October 28, 2016 - 13:24

God Bless ... Awesome..Awesome..Awesome...

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