Proofs for the Bible’s Authenticity

    The following table shows some of the main events foretold relative to the Messiah. Remember as you study the evidence that the prophecy was written centuries before the fulfillment, and that the events in fulfillment are often corroborated by profane history and other writings.

Jesus of Nazareth Proved to Be the Promised Messiah
Events Hebrew Scripture Prophecy Greek Scripture fulfillment
Born of the tribe of Judah Genesis49:10 Matthew1:1-3
Born in Bethlehem Micah5:2 Matthew2:1; 2:5,6
Born of a virgin Isaiah7:14 Matthew1:22,23
Babes killed after birth Jeremiah 31:15 Matthew2:17,18
Way prepared before Malachi3:1; 4:5; Isaiah 40:3 Matthew3:3; 11:10-14; 17:12; Mark 1:2-4
Called out of Egypt Hosea 11:1 Matthew2:15
Commissioned Isaiah 61:1,2 Luke 4:18-21
Start of ministry Isaiah9:1,2 Matthew4:13-16
To speak in parables Psalm78:2 Matthew13:31-35
Bore infirmities Isaiah53:4 Matthew8:17
Not believed in Isaiah53:1 John 12:38
Hated without cause Psalm69:4 John 15:25
Entry into Jerusalem Zechariah9:9 Matthew21:4,5
Rejected Isaiah 53:3; Psalm69:8; 118:22,23; 109:8 Mark 9:12; 12:10,11; John1:11; Acts4:11
One apostle unfaithful Psalm109:8 John17:12; Acts1:20
Betrayed by follower Psalm41:9 Matthew26:14-16, 47-50
For 30 pieces of silver Zechariah 11:12 Matthew26:15
Disciples scatter Zechariah 13:7 Matthew26:31, 56
Tried and condemned Isaiah53:8 Mark 15:1-15
Use of false witnesses Psalm35:11 Matthew26:59
Silent before accusers Isaiah 53:7 Matthew27:12-14
Smitten Isaiah50:6; Micah 5:1 Mark 14:65; 15:19
Impaled on tree Psalm22:16 Mark 15:25
Numbered with sinners Isaiah 53:12 Matthew27:38
Reviled on the tree Psalm22:7,8 Matthew27:39,43
Pierced Zechariah 12:10 John19:34-37
Lots cast for garments Psalm22:18 Matthew27:35
Given vinegar and gall Psalm69:21 Matthew27:34,48
Seemingly forsaken by God Psalm22:1 Matthew27:46
No bones broken Psalmi 34:20 John19:33,36
Dies sacrificial death Isaiah53:5,8 John1:29; 1Corinthians 15:3
Buried with rich Isaiah53:9 Matthew27:57-60
Raised before corruption Psalm 16:10 Mark 16:6; Acts2:31

    These irrefutable facts stamp Christ Jesus as a true prophet. His word is reliable. And what is his reliable word concerning the authenticity of the Bible? His direct testimony is, "THY WORD IS TRUTH!" (John 17:17). And when one considers that Christ Jesus' words were not his own, but his heavenly Father's, then Jehovah stands supreme as the Voucher for the genuineness of His Word, the Bible. (John 3:34; 7:16) Thus by one authoritative reference the question is settled with finality. The promised and foretold spirit of God came upon the writers of the Greek Scriptures and caused them to finish off the Bible canon authentically. The entire Bible is God's Word of truth. - Joel 2:28,29; John 14:17; Acts 2:16-18; Revelation 1:1-3;21:5.

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