Monday, November 23, 2009


The Prophetic Proofs For The Inspiration Of Scripture

Evidences that show the Bible to be the word of God. 1) Claims. 2) Testimony of Christ.

3)Indestructibility. 4) Unity of Bible writers. 5) Archaeology. 6). Prophecy

Isaiah 41 21Set forth your case, says the LORD; bring your proofs, says the King of Jacob.

22 Let them bring them, and tell us what is to happen. Tell us the former things, what they are,

that we may consider them, that we may know their outcome; or declare to us the things to

come. 23 Tell us what is to come hereafter, that we may know that you are gods; do good, or do

harm, that we may be dismayed and terrified.24 Behold, you are nothing, and your work is less

than nothing; an abomination is he who chooses you. 25 I stirred up one from the north, and he

has come, from the rising of the sun, and he shall call upon my name; he shall trample on rulers

as on mortar, as the potter treads clay. 26 Who declared it from the beginning, that we might

know, and beforehand, that we might say, "He is right"? There was none who declared it, none

who proclaimed, none who heard your words. 27 I was the first to say to Zion, "Behold, here

they are!" and I give to Jerusalem a herald of good news. 28 But when I look, there is no one;

among these there is no counselor who, when I ask, gives an answer. 29 Behold, they are all a

delusion; their works are nothing; their metal images are empty wind.


4 Aspects of genuine Prophecy

anticipation – the outlook is futurist anticipates, expects, forecasts something to occur

specification – the nature should be specific details, order, names, locations, etc.

inspiration – the quality should be divine no contradictions, beyond the prophet's ability to effect the outcome

consummation- the end should be fulfilled/realized


Example: Prophecy of Tyre Ezekiel 26

many nations would come against Tyre (Ezek. 26:3) dust scraped from her (26:4)

become a fishing village (26:5) stones, timber and soil cast
into the sea (26:12) city would never be rebuilt (26:5, 14)

1In the eleventh year, on the first day of the month, the word of the LORD came to me: 2"Son of

man, because Tyre said concerning Jerusalem, 'Aha, the gate of the peoples is broken; it has

swung open to me. I shall be replenished, now that she is laid waste,' 3 therefore thus says the

Lord GOD: Behold, I am against you, O Tyre, and will bring up many nations against you, as the

sea brings up its waves. 4 They shall destroy the walls of Tyre and break down her towers, and I

will scrape her soil from her and make her a bare rock. 5 She shall be in the midst of the sea a

place for the spreading of nets, for I have spoken, declares the Lord GOD. And she shall become

plunder for the nations, 6 and her daughters on the mainland shall be killed by the sword. Then

they will know that I am the LORD. 7 "For thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I will bring against

Tyre from the north Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, king of kings, with horses and chariots,

and with horsemen and a host of many soldiers. 8 He will kill with the sword your daughters on

the mainland. He will set up a siege wall against you and throw up a mound against you, and

raise a roof of shields against you. 9 He will direct the shock of his battering rams against your

walls, and with his axes he will break down your towers.10 His horses will be so many that their

dust will cover you. Your walls will shake at the noise of the horsemen and wagons and chariots,

when he enters your gates as men enter a city that has been breached. 11 With the hoofs of his

horses he will trample all your streets. He will kill your people with the sword, and your mighty

pillars will fall to the ground. 12 They will plunder your riches and loot your merchandise. They

will break down your walls and destroy your pleasant houses. Your stones and timber and soil

they will cast into the midst of the waters. 13 And I will stop the music of your songs, and the

sound of your lyres shall be heard no more. 14 I will make you a bare rock. You shall be a place

for the spreading of nets. You shall never be rebuilt, for I am the LORD; I have spoken, declares

the Lord GOD.


Messianic Prophecies



of woman (Gen. 3:15)

virgin (Is. 7:14)

through Abraham (Gen. 22:18)

through David (Jer. 23:5)

Son of God (Ps. 2:7)

born in Bethlehem (Mic. 5:2)

great ones adore him (Ps. 72;10)

massacre of children (Jer. 31:15)

preceded by John (Is. 40:3; Mal. 3:1)

coming into Jerusalem on a colt (Zech. 9:9)

humbled appearance (Is. 53:2)

rich at his death (Is. 53:9)

without sin (ibid.)

would speak in parables (Ps. 78:2)

rejected by brethren (Ps. 69:8)

hated by many (Ps. 69:4)

betrayed by a friend (Ps. 41:9; 55:12-14)

pierced (Ps. 22:16; Zech. 12:10)

forsaken by disciples (Zech. 13:7)

thirty pieces of silver (Zech. 11:12)

potter's field (Zech. 11:13)

intense suffering (Ps. 22:14, 15

death for others (Is. 53; Dan. 9:26)

stricken cheek (Mic. 5:1)

not a bone broken Ps. 34:20; Ex. 12:46


numbered with transgressors Is. 53:12

garments/casting lots Ps. 22:18

resurrection Ps. 16:10

ascension Ps. 68:18

priestly office in heaven Zech. 6:13

universal dominion Dan. 7:14

everlasting kingdom Dan. 7:14; Is. 9:7

mighty God: Isaiah 9:6, 7

Would usher in the last days (Is. 2:2-4; Hos. 3:5)

King/ruler (Is. 9:6; Zech. 9:9, 10; Jer. 23:5, 6; Ps. 110:1-2)

Savior (Gen. 3:15; Zech. 9:9; Is. 53; 59:20; etc.)

Likeness of Moses (Deut. 18:15-19)

Gal. 4:4

Matt. 1:18-25

Gal. 3:16

Matt. 1:1ff; Rom. 1:3

Matt. 27:54; Lk. 1:32

Matt. 2:1

Matt. 2:1-11

Matt. 2:16-18

Matt. 3:1-3; Jn. 1:19-23

Matt. 21:1-5

Mk. 6:3

Matt. 27:57ff

1 Pet. 2:22; Matt. 27:19

Matt. 13:34, 35

Jn. 1:11; 7:5

Jn. 15:24, 25

Jn. 13:18, 21

Lk. 24:39, 40; Jn. 20:25

Matt. 26:31

Matt. 26:15

Matt. 27:7

Lk. 22:42, 44

Matt. 20:28

Matt. 27:30









(Jn. 20:27, 28; Rom. 1:4)

New Testament era (1 Pet. 1:20; Gal. 4:4; Heb. 1:1-2; cf. Acts 2:16ff to Joel 2:28ff)

Matthew 21:1-11


Matthew 1:21; 1 Pet. 2:24

John 5:45-47; Acts 3:22, 23; 7:37


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