In the discussion of God’s existence, the evidence that proves this certainty is resident within a variety of sources. This brief article notes a short list of the hundreds that are available in order to make the most logical and empirical conclusions in the smallest space possible. Let us begin with a logical examination of the facts: Continue reading “The Ease Of Proving God Exists From Empirical Evidence”
The events that took place during the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ are empirically validated by history. Today, any person can know for certain that the New Testament narrative regarding Jesus, is true, accurate, and honest. This book is a reasoned and intelligent examination of these events through the lens of history.
Many people are unaware that there are hundreds of non-biblical documents which describe Jesus of Nazareth as present in Jerusalem during the same period of history that the New Testament Gospels describe Him. These records from the Roman Senate, Jewish Talmud, and various other Greek sources, fully validate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, in cooperation with the Gospel narratives.
Jesus claimed that all of the events that took place during His appearance on earth were predicted in the pages of the Old Testament. Beginning with Moses, through the Prophets, and the Psalms, incredible and impossible predictions were made concerning the Messiah.
When Jesus was resurrected on the third day, He stood in the midst of His disciples and they were deeply troubled. They found it impossible to believe that the man standing there before them was really the same Jesus that they had seen crucified. In response, Jesus said to them:
“Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day.”
Then Jesus said to them:
“These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me”
And then Jesus “opened their understanding so that they could comprehend the Scriptures.”
What were these ancient scriptures that Jesus recounted to the disciples that proved that He had fulfilled all 400 of the Messianic Prophecies and was therefore the true Messiah?
They are the very same prophecies that are contained within this book. From the beginning of the Bible, through every page that predicted and described the Messiah, “Honest Men” recounts all the events that concern the coming of Jesus into the world.
“This book will take you through every part of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, in context with all the Old Testament scriptures. By the time that you finish this book, your knowledge and understanding for who Jesus really is and what He has accomplished for you, will be immensely magnified.” -M.L. Lladas
Forty-two years in the making, this is the singular publication that contains all of the important events of Jesus’ time here on earth and places you alongside Him as one of His disciples as He explains everything that He did.
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What if you could open your Bible and find the Hebrew prophecies which describe the Messiah, and the stunning fulfillments of these scriptures, all in one place?
After forty-one years of intense study, research, teaching, and writing, this Messianic Prophecy Bible is now available. With more than 4,400 pages, this new Bible provides the reader with a simple and concise ability to understand how Jesus fulfilled every prophecy that was written for the Messiah.
Beginning with the Old Testament scriptures, the reader can simply read through the text and view the relevant Messianic Prophecies that were written to describe the coming Savior of the World. Each prophecy from the Old Testament, which describes a particular aspect of the Messiah, is indicated by a link or multiple links. When you click on one of these links, you are directed to an extensive commentary that fully defines this prophecy and how a specific event of Jesus’ life and ministry, fulfilled the words of the Hebrew prophet. As an added benefit, the commentary that is written for each of these prophecies; has an important and personal application for your own life. Continue reading “Messianic Prophecy Bible: The Complete Old And New Testament Scriptures, With 400 Messianic Prophecies And Commentary”
Today, approximately 1 Billion people eagerly await the second arrival of Jesus Christ, in fulfillment of His promise to return to earth. Unknown to many people is the fact that the Bible reveals the precise day when Jesus would come to Jerusalem as the Messiah, the first time. The Book of Daniel, chapter 9, contains the most amazing and important prophecy of the entire Bible. In this single chapter, God reveals to us His entire prophetic plan for the last days of earth. He tells us the specific day when Jesus would come, and the precise details of His death for our sins.
When Jesus arrived and announced for the first time in His ministry that “His time had come,” there were very few who were lining the street leading into the city of Jerusalem. About 700 years before Jesus came to the city, Isaiah the prophet had predicted that when Messiah did arrive, there would be very few who would be waiting for Him. Continue reading “The Key to all Bible Prophecy: Daniel Chapter 9”
The prophet Isaiah describes the coming Messiah as both a “Son,” and “the Everlasting Father.” How is this possible?
Isaiah 9:6g For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father…
The key to understanding these statements is found by examining the life of Jesus, as He reveals what Isaiah’s words really mean. It is interesting that by a single line of text from Isaiah 9:6, God speaks through this prophet and predicts 11 separate attributes of the Messiah–which must all be fulfilled by one person. If the Messiah will be able to demonstrate that He is the true Savior of the world: He must fulfill every part of Isaiah prophecy.
He will be a human being.
He will be a child.
He will be a Son.
He will be called Wonderful.
He will be called a Counselor.
He will be called Mighty God.
He will be called Everlasting Father.
He will be called Prince of Peace.
Of His kingdom there will be no end.
His kingdom will be established upon the throne of David.
His kingdom will be of righteous judgement and justice forever. Continue reading “How Can Jesus Be a Son and the Everlasting Father?”
“70 years,” God told Israel–they would be captive in Babylon. They departed Babylon–precisely on the 70th year (Prophecy 195).
Exactly 70 years after the command to rebuild the second temple at Jerusalem, Jesus predicted this temple would be destroyed (Prophecy 301).
In 70 A.D., Titus destroyed the second temple at Jerusalem. Jesus had predicted its total destruction, just 38 years before, by the words: “not one stone shall be left upon another.”
The first temple was destroyed on August 9th
The second temple was also destroyed on August 9th.
David predicted in Psalm 118 that the Messiah would arrive on the earth and come to the second temple.
Jesus arrived at the temple in Jerusalem, on April 6, 32 A.D, precisely the date that Daniel the prophet had predicted His arrival in Chapter 9 of the book of Daniel–700 years before (Prophecy 309).
The facts surrounding the first two temples at Jerusalem, are truly stunning. We observe a supernatural engineering of time, events, people, and circumstance–placed in order, so that the building and destruction of the first two temples in Israel would be conducted according to a specific plan that God had determined. As-if the Creator of the universe was purposely designing these events so that He might show the world His ability to control and orchestrate every event of history–to fulfill His plans and purposes for mankind. Continue reading “The Incredible Prophecies of the 4 Temples at Jerusalem and the Messiah”
David wrote a curious Psalm regarding the coming Messiah:
Psalms 110:1a The LORD said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.”
When Jesus arrived in Jerusalem, He used this Psalm to confound the religious leaders of Israel. The fact that Jesus is both David’s son and his Lord is confirmed by Jesus’ question to the Pharisees: “How can the coming Christ, the Messiah, be both David’s Son and his Lord?”
Matthew 22:41-45 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, saying, “What do you think about the Christ? Whose Son is He?” They said to Him, “The Son of David.” He said to them, “How then does David in the Spirit call Him ‘Lord,’ saying: ‘The LORD said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool” ’? If David then calls Him ‘Lord,’ how is He his Son?”
When Jesus asks this question of the religious leadership of Israel, no one was able to answer Him. This is because it was generally accepted by the Jews that Psalms 110:1 was speaking of the Messiah. If the Messiah is both a son and Lord, He must also be God and man. The idea that God could be dwelling within the person of Jesus Christ, was a reality that was totally unacceptable to the leaders of Israel. Yet, this is exactly what David was predicting when he penned Psalms 110:1.
During the final moments of a person’s life, there is little that he can do to control the events that will take place. Some might say that Jesus was controlling the events surrounding Him as He planned His own death by crucifixion. Is it possible that in order to be thought of as the Messiah that Jesus had carefully planned each step of His death so that they would appear to be a fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecies?
How could a person control the exact words that someone would say about him while he was hanging on a cross? Of course, the supposition that Jesus had anything to do with how the events of His death transpired is pure foolishness. It is obvious that once Jesus was arrested at the Garden of Gethsemane the night before He was crucified, He would have no further control over anything that would happen from that moment on.
Or did He?