Miraculous Bible Prophecy Fulfillments

This article from Dr. Norman L. Geisler’s Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics, is titled Prophecy as Proof of the Bible. It documents many of the Bible’s miraculously predictive prophecies, and explains that the Bible is peerless in this regard:

 

Prophecy, as Proof of the Bible. One of the strongest evidences that the Bible is inspired by God (see Bible, Evidences for) is its predictive prophecy. Unlike any other book, the Bible offers a multitude of specific predictions—some hundreds of years in advance—that have been literally fulfilled or else point to a definite future time when they will come true. In his Continue reading

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Forgiveness for blasphemy against the Spirit and apostasy

John 6:60 “Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this, said, “This is a hard saying; who can understand it?”

Jesus spoke in sayings. And some of them were difficult to understand, in fact the disciples were often in error, Jesus constantly had to demand: “He that has ears to hear, let him hear” (Matt. 11:15; 13:9,15,16,43; Mark 4:9; 4:23; 7:16; Luke 8:8; 14:35). For example, did they not for a long time after Christ’s departure think John would live to the second coming because of something Jesus taught them, which they misunderstood (John 21:22)? Were not they constantly mistaken about the necessity of his death (John 2:22; 12:16; 16:4; Luke 24:7-8)?

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The Transcendental Argument

This is a brief statement of the Transcendental Argument from Carm.org:

Logical absolutes exist.  Logical absolutes are conceptual by nature, are not dependent on space, time, physical properties, or human nature.  They are not the product of the physical universe (space, time, matter), because if the physical universe were to disappear, logical absolutes would still be true.  Logical Absolutes are not the product of human minds, because human minds are different, not absolute.  But, since logical absolutes are always true everywhere, and not dependent upon human minds, it must be an absolute transcendent mind that is authoring them.  This mind is called God.  Furthermore, if there are only two options to account for something, i.e., God and no God, and one of them is negated, then by default the other position is validated.

Prophecy as Proof of the Bible

This except from Dr. Norman L. Geisler’s article Prophecy as Proof of the Bible, from his Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics, documents a miraculous fulfillment of Bible prophecy by Jesus Christ:

While it wasn’t recognized until after the fact, one of the most precise predictions in Scripture gives the very year in which the Christ would die. Daniel was speaking of both the exile of Israel and the atonement for sin when he recorded a prayer of confession for the sins of his people (9:4–19) and a vision in response in which the angel Gabriel gave to Daniel the following foresight (9:24–26):

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Dr. William Lane Craig on forgiveness for blasphemy against the Sprit and apostasy

The following transcript is taken from 9:30 to 16:50 of Dr. Craig’s Question and Answer podcast.

Matthew 12:32 says, “And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.”

Question: How would you define the Holy Spirit in this sense?

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How do we know the Bible is true?

Many people like to give a philosophically argued answer to this question. For such a response, please see the links on the left titled “Arguments for God” and “Arguments for Christ.”

But human arguments aren’t the best way to know the Bible is true. God’s activity in our life is the best way to know Him, by which I mean God’s personal self-disclosure in nature and through the testimony of the Holy Spirit.

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