Jesus Fulfilled Over 300 Prophecies Mathematically proving that he is the messiah — Forward Ministries
There are more than 300 prophesies that lead directly to the coming of the Messiah in the Bible. Let’s start with the number eight. as well as the chances of achieving each of the eight goals.
1 The time of His birth (see the Daniel 8 & 9 Timeline)
2 He would be born in Bethlehem. (Micah 5:2)
3 He would be born of a virgin. (Isaiah 7:14)
4 He would be betrayed for 30 pieces of silver. (Zechariah 11:12)
5 He would be mocked. (Psalm 22:7,8)
6 He would be crucified. (John 3:14)
7 He would be pierced. (Psalms 22:16)
8 He would die with the wicked, but He would be buried with the rich. (Isaiah 53:9)
- By adding all of the estimations of the fulfillment of each prophecy together, we get a total estimate of when the world will end (1 in 2.8 x 105 x 103 x 102 x 103 x 105 x 103 x 104.) This results in a probability of one in 2.8 x 1028, where 28 indicates that we have 28 ciphers after the 2.8.
- Let us simplify and lower the number to 1 in 1028 in order to make it more understandable.
- This number is 1 in 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 This is the solution to the question: How many men have fulfilled these eight prophesies out of a total of a million?
- However, we are more interested in the answer to the following question: What is the likelihood that any individual could have lived from the time of these predictions until the current day and fulfilled all eight prophesies?
- Using our 1028 figure, we can calculate the answer by dividing it by the total number of individuals who have lived since this time period was prophecized.
- According to the most recent available statistics, the number is around 88 billion, or 8.8 x 1010.
- To make things easier, we’ll use the number 1011 as a starting point.
By dividing these two figures, we discover that the probability that any individual has lived down to the current day and fulfilled all eight prophesies is one in 1017 (or one in a million).Dr.Don Stoner published the results of his calculations on his website Science Speaks, along with an explanation of how they came to be.
47 Prophecies of the Messiah Fulfilled in Jesus Christ
- All of the Old Testament’s books include several passages that speak of the Messiah, all of which were fulfilled by Jesus Christ.
- According to Psalm 22:16-18, the crucifixion of Jesus was predicted around 1,000 years before Christ was born, and therefore long before this manner of death was even attempted.
- ″Let all the house of Israel then know for certain that God has appointed him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified,″ preachers in the New Testament church said after Christ’s resurrection.
- (Acts 2:36, English Standard Version) God chose Paul to be an apostle, and he was set apart to preach the gospel of God, which he had promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead.
- (Romans 1:1-4, English Standard Version)
A Statistical Improbability
- According to certain Bible experts, Jesus Christ fulfilled more than 300 Old Testament prophetic Scriptures during his earthly ministry on the cross.
- Circumstances like as Christ’s birthplace, lineage, and mode of death were out of his control and could not have been fulfilled by chance or design on his part.
- Several authors, including Peter Stoner and Robert Newman, address the statistical improbability of one individual, whether mistakenly or purposefully, completing just eight of the prophesies that Jesus fulfilled in their book Science Speaks.
- According to the experts, the likelihood of this occurring is 1 in 1017.
- As an illustration of the significance of such odds, Stoner provides the following scenario: Consider the following scenario: we take 1017 silver dollars and place them on the state of Texas.
- They will cover the whole state with a two-foot layer of ice.
- Now, make a mark on one of these silver dollars and completely swirl the entire mass across the entire state.
Unbutton the blindfold of a man and tell him that he can go wherever he wants, but that he must first find one silver dollar and declare that it is the correct one.What chance did he have of getting the proper one, you may wonder.Every man, from their time to the present, has the same probability of making these eight prophecies and having them all come true as the prophets did, if they wrote with their own insight and used their own words.The mathematical improbability of 300, 47, or even just eight fulfilled prophecies of Jesus serving as proof of his messiahship is compelling evidence of his deity.
Prophecies of Jesus
- Despite the fact that this is not an entire list, you will discover 47 Messianic prophecies that were clearly fulfilled in Jesus Christ, as well as corroborating references from the Old Testament and fulfillment in the New Testament.
- These and several other Old Testament scriptures regarding Israel’s Messiah were fulfilled in the life of Jesus Christ, who lived in the New Testament.
- They are the most compelling evidence of Christ’s divinity when taken as a whole.
- As Jesus went about his mission, he was conscious of the fact that he was fulfilling these predictions, and he utilized this awareness to further establish his claim to be the Son of God in the flesh: ″I am the Christ, the Son of the living God.″ Then Jesus addressed them, saying, ″You naive individuals!
- You find it extremely difficult to accept anything that the prophets wrote in the Scriptures.
- Not only was it plainly foretold that the Messiah would have to endure all of these things before attaining his glory, but it was also clearly demonstrated.″ Then Jesus led them on a journey through the books of Moses and all of the prophets, teaching the things concerning himself through the lens of all of the Scriptures.
- (Luke 24:25–27, New International Version) ″You look into the Scriptures because you believe they will provide you with eternal life.
However, the Scriptures point directly to me!″ (John 5:39, New Living Translation)
- Rose Publishing’s 100 Prophecies Fulfilled by Jesus: Messianic Prophecies Made Before the Birth of Christ
- H.L. Willmington’s Book of Bible Lists
- and Story, D. (all by Story Publishing) (1997). Defending Your Faith (pg. 79-80)
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How many prophecies did Jesus fulfill?
- Messianic prophesies abound throughout the Bible.
- Peter Stoner, a mathematician, calculated the chance of one individual satisfying even a tiny proportion of the requirements.
- The probability of one man fulfilling ″only″ 48 predictions listed in the Tanakh (Old Testament) was determined to be 1 in 10157, according to him.
- Otherwise known as one followed by 157 zeros!..
- Which prophesies did Jesus fulfill, and how many were there were?
- Let’s take a look and see.
Almost Seven Times that Many
- What if He was the Messiah who had been prophesied?
- After all, Jesus (Yeshua in Hebrew) fulfilled not just the 48 expressly Messianic prophesies, but also the whole of the Old Testament.
- In fact, Jesus was the fulfillment of more than 324 specific predictions that were made about the coming of the Messiah!
- For me, the first calculation was enough to take my breath away.
- As a result, the likelihood of one guy completing 324 predictions must be a figure that no one can comprehend!
- According to the Jewish People, this is more than just a question of passing curiosity.
- As a result of these prophecies, the Messiah has been identified with considerable detail in the Bible.
Despite the fact that these prophecies are sometimes concealed, metaphorical, or poetic in nature.It all starts with Genesis 3:15, to be exact.
15 Messianic Prophecies Jesus Fulfilled
Here is a list of the most significant Messianic predictions that Yeshua brought to fulfillment. In addition, the following New Testament references are relevant to this discussion:
- Bethlehem will be the birthplace of the Messiah. In accordance with Micah 5:2, which is fulfilled in Matthew 2:1-7, John 7:42, and Luke 2:4-7, the Messiah will be preceded by a Messenger. See Isaiah 40:3 and Malachi 3:1, which are both fulfilled in Matthew 3:1-3 and 11:10, as well as John 1:23 and Luke 1:17
- the Messiah will ride into Jerusalem on a donkey. See Zechariah 9:9, which is fulfilled in Luke 35-37, and Matthew 21:6-11, which states that the Messiah will be betrayed by a friend. See Psalms 41:9 and 55:12-14, which are fulfilled in Matthew 10:4 and 26:49-50, as well as John 13:21, in which the Messiah is to be sold for thirty pieces of silver. The money for which Messiah is sold is to be thrown ″to the potter″ in God’s home, according to Zechariah 11:12, which is fulfilled in Matthew 26:15 and 27:3. According to Zechariah 11:13, which is fulfilled in Matthew 27:5-7, the Messiah will be born of a virgin. See Isaiah 7:14, which is fulfilled in Matthew 1:18-2:1 and Luke 1:26-35
- Messiah is to be despised for no apparent reason. See Isaiah 49:7 and Psalm 69:5, both of which are fulfilled in John 15:24-25
- the Messiah is to remain mute in the face of His accusers. See Isaiah 53:7, which is fulfilled in Matthew 27:12
- the Messiah is to be killed by crucifixion, with His hands and feet wounded, as prophesied by the prophet. Messiah is to be given vinegar in order to satisfy His thirst, as prophesied in Psalm 22:16 and fulfilled in John 19:28
- This prophecy is fulfilled in Matthew 27:34, which states that Messiah is to be crucified without a bone being broken. See Exodus 12:46 and Psalm 34:21, both of which are fulfilled in John 19:33-36
- Messiah is to be buried with the rich when he passes away. See Isaiah 53:9, which is fulfilled in Matthew 27:57-60, which states that the Messiah will be risen from the grave. As prophesied in Isaiah 53:9-10, Psalm 2:7, and Psalm 16:10, and as fulfilled in Matthew 28:1-20, Acts 2:23-36, 13
- 33-37, and 1 Corinthians 11:4-6, the Messiah is to be crucified as a thief. Psalm 22:16
- Zechariah 12:10
- Isaiah 53:5, 12
- all of which are fulfilled in Luke 23:33
- John 20:25
- Matthew 27:38
- Mark 5:27, 28
- and other places.
The Possibility of Jesus Fulfilling every Prophecy
- As noted at the outset, mathematician Peter Stoner examines only eight of these prophesies using the contemporary science of probability, which he developed in the 1970s.
- As a result, he came to the conclusion that the likelihood of the promised Messiah fulfilling all eight is one in a million trillion billion billion.
- Stoner provides an illustration to help people grasp this mind-boggling possibility: ″…we take 1017 silver dollars and spread them across the surface of Texas.″ They will blanket the state to a depth of two feet.
- Now take one of these silver dollars and thoroughly whisk it into the rest of the mixture.
- To test his abilities, blindfold a man and tell him that he must pick up one silver dollar and declare that it is the correct one.
- ″What were the chances he’d have of landing on the right one?″ ″Each prophet would have had the same possibility of penning merely eight prophesies and having them all come true in any one individual from their time to the current moment, provided they wrote in their own knowledge…
- The fulfillment of merely eight prophecies alone demonstrates that God influenced the drafting of those prophecies to a degree of certainty that has only one chance in ten seventeen of being absolute.″
Fulfilling Prophecies and the Jewish Scriptures
- A large number of intelligent Jewish men and women have converted to religion in the last 40 years merely by reading their Tanakh (Holy Book) (Old Testament).
- To begin with, they were going through the prophecies in order to engage in dispute with those who chose to follow Yeshua.
- Consequently, it was an unexpected and terrifying find for them to come across.
- They discovered the predicted Messiah while researching the Messianic Scriptures!!
- It was then that Yeshua explained what he was talking about when he told them, ″This is what I meant when I was still among you and told you that everything written about me in the Torah, the Prophets, and the Psalms had to be fulfilled.″ In order for them to grasp the meaning of the Scriptures, he instructed them to ″hear what it says: the Messiah will suffer and will rise from the dead on the third day; and in his name, repentance leading to forgiveness of sins will be proclaimed throughout the world, beginning in Jerusalem.″ (12:44-47; Luke 24:44-47)
Finding Jesus in the Messianic Prophecies
- A number of persons, such as Sharon Allen, were Orthodox Christians who did not readily submit to biblical authority in the face of opposition.
- However, she sought the assistance of Orthodox Jewish Rabbis and Leaders in order to assist her in uncovering alternative interpretations of the Scriptures.
- But it was all in vain.
- When it came to the Messiahship of Yeshua, the text’s authority could not be disputed.
- Then there are some who were survivors of the Holocaust.
- As a result, they were unable to place their faith in the God of Israel any more.
- There was just one thing they were certain about, and that was the outcome of the election.
To put it another way, Christ and Christianity were anti-Semitic.As a result, they believe that they will never be able to forgive Christians.Rose Price’s life was told in this manner.Her life experiences caused her to question her religious beliefs.
- Her Messiah – the Messiah of Israel, Yeshua – brought her to know the love of God, despite her circumstances.
Evidence of Jesus Fulling Prophecies from Other Sources
- Consider the predictions and the mathematical possibility that they will be fulfilled by a single individual, which I invite you to do.
- In addition, be intellectually honest and open to the possibility of discovering the truth.
- As well as enquiring of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as to whether or not Yeshua is the foretold Messiah of Israel.
- Then He will respond to you and guide you into the entire truth.
- We’ve already seen a few major instances of who the Prophets said would be the Messiah.
- We are aware of who Yeshua claimed to be and to be now.
Is there any further proof, on the other hand?How can we be certain that He is the Messiah and that this is not a massive hoax?
Let’s Examine a Few Historical Facts on the Messiah Prophesied:
- In his work, Testimonium Flavianum, the historian Josephus wrote about Jesus and His crucifixion: ″Now there was about this time Jesus, a wise man, if it be lawful to call him a man, for he was a doer of wonderful works, a teacher of such men as receive the truth with pleasure, a teacher of such men as receive the truth with pleasure.″ He attracted a large number of Jews as well as a large number of Gentiles to him. Because he was the Christ, and because Pilate had sentenced him to death on the advice of the most powerful men among us, those who had loved him from the beginning did not abandon him
- on the third day, he appeared to them alive, just as the divine prophets had predicted these and ten thousand other wonderful things about him. In addition, the tribe of Christians that bears his name is still alive and well today.″
- A Roman official sealed Yeshua’s tomb to prevent anybody from snatching His body and staging a resurrection hoax
- the tomb was guarded by the greatest troops the world had to offer at the time of His death. In addition, if they fell asleep while on duty, their authorities would put them to death. However, the tomb was discovered to be empty, with His wrappings neatly piled within
- several individuals claimed to have seen Him alive after His death
Ten Statements Jesus made about Himself:
- The Prophets and the Law were not abolished by Jesus
- rather, they were fulfilled by him. ″Do not believe that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets
- I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.″ ″The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath,″ according to Matthew 5:17. ″.the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins,″ according to Matthew 12:8. (Mark 2:10
- Luke 5:24) ″You are absolutely correct in stating that I am.″ ″I am the resurrection and the life,″ Jesus says in Luke 22:70. ″He who believes in me will live, even though he dies,″ says the Lord. In the words of Jesus in John 11:25, ″I tell you the truth, whomever keeps my words will never see death.″ According to John 8:51, ″No one takes (my life) from me, but I lay it down of my own free will.″ I have the authority to put it down and the authority to pick it back up again if necessary. It was my father who gave me this instruction.″ ″My sheep listen to my voice
- I recognize them, and they follow me,″ says Jesus in John 10:18. The life I give them is immortal, and they will never expire
- no one will ever be able to wrest them from my clutches.″ ″I and the Father are one,″ says Jesus in John 10:27-28. ″I am the way, the truth, and the life,″ says Jesus in John 10:30. The only way for a guy to reach the father is via me.″ (See also John 14:6)
Messianic Prophesies in the New Testament
- Even the letter to the Romans provides us with some fascinating insights.
- For example, in Romans 3:23, we are told that there is not a single righteous person.
- Each and every one of us has sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.
- To put it another way, everyone is a sinner.
- To put it another way, no one can make it to Heaven on their own merits alone.
- As a result, we require assistance.
- And the only one who can provide that assistance is Yeshua.
According to Romans 6:23, the wages of sin is death, which is defined as separation from God.That is to say, when you sin, you earn death and a permanent separation from God.All those who call on the name of the Lord, however, will be saved, according to Romans 10:13, which is just a few chapters later.
Change of Life in Prophesied Messiah
- If you want to begin a connection with Yeshua (Jesus), all you have to do is utter the following prayer: ″God, I acknowledge that I am a sinner, and I express my regret for the sins I have committed.
- ″ My misdeeds have separated us, and I am well aware that I am helpless to free myself from my crimes.
- Only Your Son, Yeshua, has the power to save me and bridge the gap that separates us.
- I believe He is Your Son, who died for my sins and rose again from the grave, and I thank You for that.
- I embrace Him as my Savior, and I accept Your promise of forgiveness and everlasting life in exchange for my obedience.
- Thank you very much, Father.
- As I pray, I invoke the name of Yeshua (Jesus).
Amen.“ ″If anybody chooses to do God’s will, he will find out whether My teaching comes from God or whether I speak on My own,″ Yeshua declared in John 7:17.″If anyone chooses to do God’s will, he will find out whether My teaching comes from God or whether I speak on My own.″ As a result, He made Himself available as a gift to anybody who placed their confidence in Him.(See also John 20:24-31) As a result, we pray that you may learn to trust Him very soon!Please let us know how we may be of assistance to you in your pursuit for the truth.
Transforming Lives in Israel through Messianic Prophecy, etc.
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- Stoner’s Science Speaks (Chicago: Moody Press, 1963), pages 100-107, he discusses the importance of science in our lives.
- Reading time is estimated to be 10 minutes.
- Jonathan Bernis is the President and CEO of Jewish Voice Ministries International, which he founded as a Jewish believer in Yeshua (Jesus) (JVMI).
- For more than three decades, Jonathan has been at the vanguard of international evangelism, bringing the Good News of Israel’s Messiah to people all over the world, as well as to the Jewish people and the nations of the world.
List of Old Testament prophecies fulfilled by Jesus
- How many prophecies in the Old Testament were fulfilled by Jesus, and how many prophecies in the New Testament were fulfilled by Jesus?
- Scholars’ responses vary in length, with the majority ranging from approximately 200 to 400 words.
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- Barton Payne points out in his Encyclopedia of Bible Prophecy, a total of 191 prophesies are identified as having ″personal references to Jesus″ by the author.
- The work of another researcher, Alfred Edersheim, came to the conclusion that there are at least 456 verses in the Old Testament that Jewish Rabbis have traditionally understood as being concerning the Messiah.
- Scholars have developed a variety of classification systems for Messianic prophecies – prophecies that Christians believe were fulfilled by Jesus – but the chart below is consistent with many of the classification systems that have been developed over time.
- It is arranged in a manner that is more or less in chronological sequence of completion.
1 3:15 (Genesis 3:15) He would be a human being who was born of a woman.2Gen.3:15b, Gal.4:4-5, Matt.
- 1:18 He will bring people back to God’s favor.
- 2:14, 1 John 3:8, 3Gen.
- 3:15cHe would defeat wickedness at the price of himself and his own people.
Matthew 27:35 and Luke 24:39-40 are two passages that come to mind.He would be a descendant of Abraham, according to Genesis 22:18.5Gen.26:1-5He would be a descendant of Abraham’s son Isaac, according to Matthew 11:27 and Luke 3:36.1Corinthians 9:7; Heb.
11:18; Matthew 1:2; Gen.28:13,14; He would be a descendent of Isaac’s son Jacob, according to tradition.7Genesis 49:10 (Luke 3:34) He would be a descendant of Jacob’s son Judah, according to tradition.He would be a descendant of Jesse and a descendant of Judah, according to Matthew 1:2-3 and 8Isa.11:1-10.
He would be a descendant of Jesse’s son King David, according to Matthew 1:2-3 and 9Isa.11:1.Genesis 49:10 (Matt.1:10; Mark 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke 1:10; Mark 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke 1:10; Luke Eventually, a series of kings from the tribe of Judah would come before him.
History: According to Josephus, King Herod’s son was dethroned in 6 A.D.and replaced by a Roman Procurator, who was later executed.11 Dan.9:25 a.m.
He would come after the reconstruction of Jerusalem History: Jerusalem had been rebuilt by the time of Jesus, after recovering from the Babylonian catastrophe.12 9:26 Daniel 9:26 He would make an appearance before the (Roman) destruction of the Holy City of Jerusalem.It happened in history: the Romans destroyed Jerusalem in 70 ad.5:2 (Mic.
- 5:2) He would be born in the city of Bethlehem.
- 7:13,14 (Matt.
- 2:15–15) The prophet Isaiah predicted the birth of Jesus as a virgin.
- He would be known as Immanuel according to Luke 1:35 and Isaiah 7:14.
(God with us) 16Isa.40:3–4; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:23; He would be preceded by a precursor, it was decided.Matthew 3:14-17 In Malachi 3, a messenger would pave the way for the Lord.In Matthew 7, a messenger would prepare the way for the Lord.In Isaiah 61:1,2a, the ministry of Jesus is predicted by the prophet.
- Matthew 3:16-17, Luke 4:18, John 8:31-32, Luke 4:19, Isa.
- 9:1,2He would emerge in Galilee and be a light to the Gentiles, according to the Scriptures.
- Matthew 4:12-17 and Luke 2:28-32 are two passages to consider.
- He would accomplish wonders, according to Isa.
- Among the passages cited are: Mark 10:51-52, Mark 7:32-35, Matt.
- 11:4-5, Matt.
- 12:10-13, Matt.
- 9:32-33, 21Ps.
78:1–2 He would instruct with parables.3-13, 15-22; Matt.13:3-15 Deuteronomy 18:15-18 God prophesied that another prophet like Moses would come.John 6:14, John 5:45-47, John 8:28-29, Acts 3:23, Heb.6:4-6 23 He would be modest and meek, according to Isa.
42:2-3.Matt.11:28–30 (KJV) 24 Psalm 2:1-12 He would be referred to as God’s sonActs 4:25-28 Isaiah 9:6–7 predicted the birth of a son who would be known as God.John 10:10, John 20:27-29, John 21:1-26 He would ride into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey, according to Zech.9:9.Matthew 21:6-9 (KJV) 27Psalm 41Psalm 41 foretold Jesus’ betrayal in a number of ways.
- John 13:18 (verse 28) He would be rejected according to Isa.
- Matthew 27:21-23 (29th chapter) Dan.
- 9:24-26 (KJV) Daniel foresaw the moment when he would be turned down.
- 30 Matthew 16:21; Luke 21:38-39 Psalm 22:6 says that Messiah will be scorned.
- Luke 23:21-23 (Luke 23:21-23).
Isa.53:7He would be afflicted Matt.27:27-31 (32nd reading) 53:7 He would keep his mouth shut in the face of his accusers.Matthew 27:12-14 (verses 12-14) Ps.22:7Messiah would be insulted by those who shook their heads in disapproval.
- 34 (Matthew 27:39) Matthew 26:67 35Isa.
- 50:6,7He would be beaten and spat uponMatt.
- 27:30 36Ps.
- 35:19He would be despised for no apparent reason John 15:25 37Ps.
- 69:4 He would be despised for no apparent reason He would become a foreigner to his own brothers, according to John 15:25 and Psalm 69:8.
- Luke 8:20-21 (39-41 ).
- He would be ‘listed with the transgressors,’ according to Isa.
- His hands and feet would be pierced, according to Luke 23:32 and Psalm 22:16.
- 2 John 19:37, 2 John 20:27 In the book of Psalm 22:15, he describes his anguish as being accompanied with thirst.
John 19:28, verse 42 He would intercede for sinners, according to Isa.53:12.23:34 (Luke 23:34) He would be abandoned, according to Psalm 22:1.27:46 (Matthew 27:46) 44Ps.22:1 He would scream out to the Almighty.Jesus’ confidence in God would be ridiculed (Matt.
27:46-45; Psalm 22:8).Matthew 27:43-46; 2 Peter 22:17-18 He would be stripped of everything of his belongings, including his clothing.Luke 23:34-35 (KJV) They would draw lots for his garments, according to Ps.
- 27:35, John 19:23, 48Isa.
- 53:4-6He would be punished for the transgressions of others.
- 2 Corinthians 5:21–49 He would die, according to Isa.
Matthew 27:45-56 (KJV) John 19:34 describes his death in Psalm 22:14, while Zechariah prophesied the piercing of Jesus in Zechariah 12:10.52.John 19:34-37 – Gal.
1:3-5 53 He would put a stop to sin, according to Dan.9:24 He would be buried in the tomb of a wealthy man, according to Isa.53:9.Jesus’ words in Matthew 27:57-61 54Psalm 16:9–11 (KJV) God’s anointed would not be subjected to deterioration.Acts 2:31-55 is a biblical passage.10:4 (Zechariah 10:4) He would serve as the foundation.
- Psalm 118:22-24 (Eph.
- 2:20; 56:22-24) The stone that had been rejected would be used as the cornerstone.
- Philippians 2:18-11 (Matt.
- 21:42,43) King David made a prophecy regarding the Resurrection.
- John 20:9 (verse 58) Job 19:25-27 (NIV) The book of Job foreshadows the details of the resurrection.
- John 5:24-29 (KJV) 592 7:12–13; 8:12–13 The descendants of King David would inherit an endless kingdom.
Rev.22:16 602 Sam.7.16 Luke 1:32, Rev.
22:16 The throne of King David would be established for all time.Luke 3:31; Rev.22:16 61Ps.
- 89Another prophetic promise regarding the durability of David’s throneLuke 1:32,33 62Another prophetic promise about the permanence of David’s throne 7:13–14; Dan.
- 7:13–14; The Son of Man would reign on an endless throne.
- Luke 1:31-33 (Luke 1:31-33).
- He would be a flag for the Gentiles, according to Isaiah 11:10.
- John 12:18-21 (64th chapter) He would have an impact on people all throughout the world, according to Isaiah 42:1-4.
- 65 Matthew 28:19, 20 He would be a light to people all around the world, according to Isa.
- Luke 2:32-66 (NIV) He would have a global influence, according to Micah 5:4.
- History: Christianity has expanded throughout the world, influencing individuals from all walks of life.
- 67 He would receive the people’s obedience, according to Genesis 49:10b.
History: Christianity has expanded throughout the world, influencing individuals from all walks of life.68 Isaiah 49:6He would bring salvation to the ends of the earthHistory: Christianity has expanded throughout the world, bringing salvation to people from all walks of life.
When Jesus Healed the Sick and Other Miracles in Chronological Order
- When Jesus Christ was on the world, he worked miracles by touching, healing, and altering the lives of untold numbers of people.
- The miracles of Jesus, like other occurrences throughout his life, were witnessed and recorded by eyewitnesses.
- The four Gospels each contain 37 accounts of Jesus’ miracles, with Mark’s Gospel containing the most number.
- These testimonies reflect only a fraction of the countless numbers of persons who have been restored to wholeness by the savior.
- The last line of John’s Gospel provides another explanation: ″There were many other acts that Jesus accomplished as well.
- In the event that each and every one of them were written down, I believe that even the entire planet would not have enough space for the books that would be produced.″ (John 21:25, New International Version) The 37 miracles performed by Jesus Christ that are recorded in the New Testament are intended to accomplish a specific goal.
None of them were carried out at random, for fun, or as a spectacle.Each was accompanied with a message, and each either satisfied a significant human need or proved Christ’s identity and authority as the Son of God, depending on the situation.At times, Jesus declined to perform miracles because they did not fit into one of two categories: 1) miracles that were performed in the presence of witnesses or 2) miracles that were performed in the presence of an audience.When Herod finally got to meet Jesus, he was overjoyed since he had been longing to do so because he had heard so much about him and was hoping to witness some sort of miracle performed by him.
As a result, he interrogated him for a long time without receiving a response.(Luke 23:8–9, English Standard Version)
New Testament’s Words for Miracles
- Miracles are referred to by three terms in the New Testament: ″Mighty deed″ is defined as ″powerful deed″
- ″sign″ is defined as ″signifying something else,″ such as the kingdom of God
- ″wonder″ is defined as ″teras,″ which means ″exceptional item.″
When performing miracles, Jesus occasionally invoked the Father’s assistance, but more often than not, he operated on his own power, therefore exposing both the Trinity and his own divinity.
The First Miracle of Jesus
- If you believe in miracles, you would know that when Jesus transformed water into wine at the bridal feast at Cana, he accomplished his first ″miraculous sign,″ as the Gospel writer John described it.
- As a result of this miracle, which demonstrated Jesus’ extraordinary authority over natural elements like as water, his glory as the Son of God was revealed, and the beginning of his public ministry was marked.
- A few of Jesus’ most amazing miracles were resurrecting the dead, returning sight to the blind, driving out demons, healing the sick, and walking on water, among others.
- All of Christ’s miracles gave spectacular and unequivocal evidence that he is the Son of God, so establishing his claim to be the Son of God in the eyes of the entire world.
- Thousands of people were drawn to Jesus by these remarkable acts of love and power, which revealed his divine character, opened hearts to the message of redemption, and prompted many to adore God.
- They also revealed Christ’s total control over nature, as well as his boundless compassion for those in need.
They all added together to demonstrate that Jesus was, in fact, the anticipated Messiah.
37 Miracles of Jesus in Chronological Order
Generally speaking, the miracles of Jesus Christ are given in the sequence in which they occurred.
- M. S. Mills, et al (1999). The Life of Christ: A Study Guide to the Gospels is a study guide on the life of Jesus Christ. 3E Ministries
- Roberts, R. D., Dallas, TX: 3E Ministries (2016). Miracle. The Lexham Bible Dictionary is a reference work on the Bible. Lexham Press, Bellingham, WA
- Story, D. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press
- Story, D. (1997). Defending your religious beliefs (p. 155). Published by Kregel Publications in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Jesus gave and fulfilled law of moses
- Some casual readers of the scriptures make the error of supposing that the Law of Moses and the Ten Commandments are two separate sets of laws, which is not the case.
- Although the Ten Commandments were a section of the Law of Moses, which was a set of written commandments provided as a replacement for the greater law that the Israelites had failed to keep, they were considered a separate commandment in their own right.
- ″The law of Moses was composed of several ceremonies, rites, and symbols, all of which served to remind the people on a regular basis of their obligations and responsibilities,″ according to the Bible Dictionary in the LDS edition of the King James Bible published in 1979.
- ″It featured a rule of carnal commandments and performances, which was in addition to the essential precepts of the gospel,″ says the author.
- Baptism in water, remission of sins, and faith were all required under the law.
- The Ten Commandments were also included in the legal framework.
Many stipulations of the law of Moses were of high ethical and moral importance, and they were on par with the divine rules of any dispensation, despite the fact that they were less comprehensive than the gospel in its whole.″ The law of carnal precepts, as well as a large portion of the ceremonial law, were fulfilled via the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, respectively.The law was administered by the Aaronic Priesthood and served as a preliminary gospel, preparing its believers for the coming of Christ.″ One of the most important issues that the early Church in Palestine had to address was whether or not Christians were required to observe the ceremonial law of Moses.It was particularly difficult for Jewish Christians to give up the rituals that were a part of the law of Moses.″ When speaking to the Nephite people, Jesus Christ said that He was the Giver of the Law of Moses and that the law had been fulfilled in Him: ″Behold, I say unto you that the law that was given unto Moses has been fulfilled in me.″ Because I am the one who provided the law, and I am the one who made a covenant with my people Israel, the law in me has been completed, because I have come to fulfill the law; as a result, the law has come to an end.″ 3 Ne.15:4-5; 3 Ne.
Was Jesus a Common Name Back When He Was Alive?
Was Jesus a common name at the beginning of the first century?
- The name was used by a large number of individuals.
- Throughout first-century Galilee, Christ’s given name, which is typically romanized as Yeshua, was widely used.
- (The name Jesus is derived from the transcription of the Hebrew name Yeshua into Greek and then English.) Archaeologists have discovered the tombs of 71 Yeshuas from the time of Jesus’ death, according to reports.
- Also in the Old Testament, the name appears 30 times, each time in reference to a different character—including a descendent of Aaron who assisted in the distribution of grain offerings (2 Chronicles 31:15) and an individual who accompanied former captives of Nebuchadnezzar back to Jerusalem (2 Chronicles 31:18).
- (Ezra 2:2).
- In addition, the full variant of the name, Yehoshua, appears a few hundred more times, with the majority of references to the mythical conqueror of Jericho (and the second most famous bearer of the name).
Then, why do we refer to the Hebrew hero of Jericho as Joshua, but the Christian Messiah is known as Jesus?Because the New Testament was originally written in Greek, rather than Hebrew or Aramaic, it is known as the Greek New Testament.Because the Greeks did not pronounce the letter sh, the evangelists used the letter S instead.Later, in order to make it more manly, they added another S sound at the end of the name.
In modern times, the name Jesus is romanized as Iesous, which is the first written rendition of the name.(Thus the crucifix inscription INRI: ″Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum,″ or ″Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews,″ which translates as ″Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews.″ The letter J didn’t appear until far later in the process.That particular sound was alien to the languages of Aramaic, Hebrew, Greek, and Latin.
- Even the English language did not distinguish between the letters J and I until the mid-17th century.
- As a result, the King James Bible of 1611 refers to Jesus as ″Iesus,″ and his father as ″Ioseph,″ respectively.
- The present spelling is most likely derived from Switzerland, where the letter J sounds more like the letter Y in English.
It was under the reign of the Catholic Queen Mary I that a group of English Protestants escaped to Switzerland and created the Geneva Bible, which was spelled in the Swiss style.By 1769, the Geneva spelling had been adopted by translators in England.The Old Testament, on the other hand, was translated straight from the original Hebrew into English, rather than through the medium of Greek.As a result, everybody who was named Yehoshua or Yeshua in the Old Testament became known as Joshua in the English language.Meanwhile, the Syriac Bible, which is the holy book of the Syrian Orthodox church, is written in the ancient language of Aramaic.
- While the early scribes recognized that Iesous was a corruption of the original Aramaic, they did not recognize that the Gospels were translated from the original Greek.
- As a result, the Syriac text makes reference to Yeshua.
- Bonus Explanatory Material: What was the final name of Jesus?
- It wasn’t Christ, either.
- His contemporaries would have referred to him as Yeshua Bar Yehosef or Yeshua Nasraya, depending on their dialect.
(This is referred to as ″Jesus, son of Joseph″ or ″Jesus of Nazareth.″ Galileans separated themselves from others who shared the same first name by adding either ″son of″ and their father’s name or their place of birth to the end of their names.When Jesus was alive, no one who knew him would have addressed him as Christ, which is the translation of a Greek term that means ″anointed one.″ Do you have a question concerning the news of the day?Inquire with the Explainer.The explainer expresses gratitude to Joseph P.
Amar of the University of Notre Dame and Paul V.M.Flesher of the University of Wyoming for their contributions.
Finished Work – Wikipedia
- The theology of the finished work holds that sanctification takes place at the moment of conversion, and that the converted Christian then increases in grace as time goes on after that.
- Contrary to the Wesleyan-Arminian doctrine of entire sanctification, which locates complete sanctification in a specific ″second work″ of grace, Holiness Pentecostals teach that complete sanctification is a necessary prerequisite to receiving Holy Spirit baptism before receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
- The phrase ″It’s a Finished Work at Calvary″ refers to both salvation and sanctification, while the phrase ″It’s a Finished Work at Calvary″ refers to both salvation and sanctification.
- Despite the fact that the phrase is commonly associated with Pentecostal Christianity, it is not solely associated with that religion.
- As one of the ″new concerns″ in the early Pentecostal revivals in the United States, the theology of the Holy Spirit emerged.
- The controversy that surrounded it was known as the Finished Work Controversy, and it resulted in the division of the Pentecostal movement into two theological orientations: Wesleyan and non-Wesleyan, which became known as Holiness Pentecostals and Finished Work Pentecostals, respectively.
- Despite the fact that sanctification was an unavoidable work that followed conversion, John Wesley advocated for Christian perfection on the grounds that sanctification did not automatically result in sinlessness.
- He drew on the concept of theosis to argue that sanctification would produce a shift in motivation that, if nourished, would result in the progressive perfection of the believer.
- As a result, even if it was physically feasible for a sanctified believer to sin, he or she would be empowered to choose to refrain from doing so.
- The teachings of John Wesley and Methodism were the seeds that planted the seeds of the holiness movement.
- The vast majority of holiness advocates taught that sanctification had both instantaneous and progressive aspects to its nature.
- They preached the availability of complete sanctification, which they described as a post-conversion phenomenon.
The ″second distinct work of grace″ was the removal of the tendency to sin and the replacement of it with perfect love.The believer’s ability to turn his or her attention outward toward the advancement of the gospel was enabled by the state of complete and total sanctification.The state of partial sanctification, on the other hand, was supposed to divert the believer’s focus away from the outside spiritual fight for holiness, so limiting his or her usefulness to the church and society as a whole.Over time, key Irvingite and Calvinist leaders were deeply ingrained in the movement’s culture and politics.
Charles Finney, William Boardman, and Dwight L.Moody were among those honored.These Reformed evangelicals differed from their Wesleyan counterparts in that they rejected the holiness concept of a ″second blessing,″ instead emphasizing the importance of living a ″overcoming″ life in the present.
- Those who believed in the importance of sanctification, focused on the Keswick Convention, formed the higher life movement in the United Kingdom (UK).
- The creation of the Christian and Missionary Alliance was perhaps the most striking manifestation of this.
- In the United States, the holiness movement evolved predominantly inside Methodism, with Baptist and Presbyterian soteriology having a less significant impact on its development.
For Wesleyan-Arminian preachers such as Charles Parham and William J.Seymour, it was through their efforts that Pentecostalism first became recognized as an unique movement.
Articulation and opposition
- During a Pentecostal assembly in the midwestern United States in 1910, William Howard Durham presented a sermon entitled ″the Finished Work of Calvary.″ Ultimately, his final work instruction ″sought to ‘nullify’ the idea of sanctification as entirely achieved in the believer by a crisis experience subsequent to and different from conversion,″ according to the author.
- This doctrine sparked a debate that resulted in the division of the Pentecostal movement into two camps: three-stage Pentecostalism and two-stage Pentecostalism.
- Three-stage Pentecostalism clung to the Wesleyan belief that there are three separate experiences of grace—conversion, sanctification, and baptism in the Holy Spirit—and that these experiences are sequential.
- Those who adhered to the non-Wesleyan perspective advocated for sanctification as a lifetime process that began at conversion.
- As a result, this view only professed two stages: conversion and Spirit baptism, which was the non-Wesleyan viewpoint maintained by Durham.
- The following is what Durham said in his magazine, The Pentecostal Testimony: I.
dispute that God does not deal with the nature of sin at the time of conversion.I reject the notion that a man who is converted or born again is visibly washed and purified, but that his heart remains filthy and filled with hostility towards the Almighty and his Creator.This would not be the way to obtain salvation.Salvation entails a transformation of one’s nature.
It implies that all of the old man or old nature, which was evil and depraved and which was the same thing in us that was condemned, has been crucified with Christ together with the rest of humanity.People who had just converted began to discuss their ideas in meetings and councils in the western United States, where the Azusa Movement, with its focus on sanctification as an immediate and tangible experience, was seen as orthodoxy and any divergence from it was regarded with caution.When family members and friends who had attended different revivals and camp meetings in the eastern United States returned to their native Northwest, they attempted to share their understanding of the new theology with others who had not been.
- Spirit baptism was not required, according to the popularist view, since sanctification was not required.
- This was regarded as a dangerous and fallacious polemic by the majority of those who believed that anyone who had received the Pentecostal Blessing had in fact been sanctified, and as outright heresy by those who had accidentally slipped into the entire sanctification camp, as well as by those who had slipped into the entire sanctification camp.
- In any case, proponents of the finished work were viewed as divisive and, in many cases, were formally avoided to the point of causing family divisions and dissension.
This escalation of the conflict occurred in February 1911, when Durham traveled to Los Angeles, where he was forbidden from preaching at the Upper Room Mission and the Azusa Street Mission.He was able to hold services at the Kohler Street Mission, where he was able to draw an audience of 1000 people on Sundays and around 400 people on weekdays.Durham passed away the next year, but the debate about the final piece lasted for years.
- After this disagreement broke out, the new Pentecostal movement was split into two groups: Wesleyan-holiness evangelicals and evangelicals who were not Wesleyan-holiness believers.
- The autonomous and unstructured urban churches and missions were the ones who gave the most enthusiastic support to the completed effort.
- Resistance to the new theology was strongest among Pentecostal denominations located in the American South………………………………….
- These Holiness Pentecostal churches (Church of God (Cleveland), Church of God in Christ, and Pentecostal Holiness Church) continue to hold to the second work idea of sanctification in their practices today.
- Although Wesleyan Pentecostals resisted, finished work followers were successful in convincing a large number of Pentecostals of the correctness of their viewpoint.
- As a result, the finished work theology was adopted by the majority of Pentecostal denominations that were established after 1911.
This Reformed history may be found in Finished Work Pentecostal groups such as the Assemblies of God and the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, which are both affiliated with the Reformed Church in America.
- Vinson Synan is credited with inventing the term ″synan.″ Holiness and Pentecostalism in the Twentieth Century: Charismatic Movements in the Twentieth Century The William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1997, ISBN 978-0-8028-4103-2, ISBN 978-0-8028-4103-2. The pages 149-150 of the book
- Allan Anderson’s full name is Allan Anderson (13 May 2004). The Pentecostal Movement as a Whole: A Global Charismatic Christianity Introduction Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, p. 47. ISBN 978-0-521-53280-8. Seymour, Crawford, and Parham, as well as Bishops Charles H. Mason, A.J. Tomlinson, and J.H. King, leaders of the Church of God in Christ, the Church of God (Cleveland), and the Pentecostal Holiness Church, were among those who resisted Durham’s teaching and remained in the ‘three-stage’ camp. Seymour, Crawford, and Parham, as well as Bishops Charles H. Mason, A.J Tomlinson and King both published tirades against the notion of ″completed work″ in their respective publications, but by 1914, Durham’s stance had been accepted by almost 60% of all North American Pentecostals. There would be many more rifts in North American Pentecostalism following the disagreement over the ″Finished Work.″ However, in 1916, a more fundamental and bitter schism arose amongst Pentecostal congregations over the theology of the Trinity. The ‘New Issue’ was a rift among the ranks of the ‘Finished Work’ Pentecostals that began with the doctrine that the acceptable baptismal phrase is ‘in the name of Jesus’ and progressed to a disagreement over the nature of God’s threefold nature. For Holiness Pentecostals, it was a confirmation that they should not have any more communion with the ‘Finished Work’ Pentecostals, who were considered to be in ″heresy″ (1996). Religion: An Encyclopedia of Religious Diversity. Publisher: ABC-CLIO, p. 151, ISBN 978-0-87436-865-9 They thought that conversion and sanctification were accomplished in an one act of grace, which they called ″the Finished Work.″ After being established in 1914, the Assemblies of God became the first Finished Work denomination.
- a b Blumhofer, Edith (1989). Pentecost in My Soul: Explorations in the Meaning of Pentecostal Experience in the Early Assemblies of God is a book on the meaning of Pentecostal experience in the early Assemblies of God. p. 92. Springfield, MO 65802-1894: Gospel Publishing House. ISBN 0-88243-646-5.:CS1 maint: location (link)
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- Randy Maddox’s 1994 book Responsible Grace: John Wesley’s Practical Theology, Kenneth J. Collins’ 2007 book The Theology of John Wesley: Holy Love and the Shape of Grace, and Thomas Oden’s 1994 book John Wesley’s Scriptural Christianity: A Plain Exposition of His Teaching on Christian Doctrine are three recent works that explain Wesley’s theological positions.
- a b Blumhofer, Edith L. The Assemblies of God: A Chapter in Page 42-43 of Springfield, Missouri-based Gospel Publishing House’s 1989 book. ISBN 0-88243-457-8. Edith L. Blumhofer is a writer who lives in California (1993). Restoring the Faith: The Assemblies of God, Pentecostalism, and American Culture is a book about restoring the faith. In Urbana and Chicago: The University of Illinois Press, ISBN 978-0-252-06281-0. On page 26, there is the following: Waldvogel, Edith L. (1979), ″The ″Overcoming″ Life: A Study in the Reformed Evangelical Contribution to Pentecostalism,″ Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, 1 (1): 8
- Waldvogel, Edith L. (1979), ″The ″Overcoming″ Life: A Study in the Reformed Evangelical Contribution to Pentecostalism,″ Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, 1 (1) Christian T. Collins, Winn, Christian T. Collins (2007). Greetings from the Margin: A Celebration of Donald W. Dayton’s Theological Work The publisher is Wipf and Stock Publishers, and the page number is 115. The ISBN is 9781630878320. It is necessary to pay attention to the huge pockets of the Holiness movement that have survived inside the United Methodist Church, in addition to these distinct denominational groups. In particular, the circles dominated by Asbury College and the Asbury Theological Seminary (both in Wilmore, KY) have had the greatest influence within United Methodism. But there are numerous other colleges, countless local camp meetings, the remnants of various local Holiness associations, independent Holiness oriented missionary societies, and the like that have had a significant impact within United Methodism. In England, a system similar to this would develop, with the importance of Cliff College within Methodism in that setting. Clayton, Allen L. (1979), ″The Significance of William H. Durham for Pentecostal Historiography,″ Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, 1 (1): 27–28
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- Synan, The Holiness–Pentecostal Tradition: Charismatic Movements in the Twentieth Century, 152. –Pentecostal Tradition: Charismatic Movements in the Twentieth Century, 151-152
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Law of Christ – Wikipedia
- ″The law of Christ″ (Hebrew: X) is a phrase that appears throughout the New Testament.
- The relevant Bible verses are found in the Pauline epistles at Galatians 6:2 and parenthetically ( ″being under the law to Christ″) at 1 Corinthians 9:21 (both in the Greek).
- Others believe that Jesus Christ’s death on the cross and the inauguration of the New Covenant as described in Jeremiah 31:31–37 and Ezekiel 37:22–28 ″replaces″ the Law of Moses as contained in the Hebrew Bible, or that it ″completes″ or ″fulfills″ the Law of Moses as found in the Hebrew Bible.
- Dual-covenant theologians, the Hebrew Roots Movement, and Messianic Judaism are only a few examples of religious movements that disagree with this view of the covenant.
- Topics such as Christian perspectives on the Old Covenant, early Christianity and Judaism, Paul the Apostle and Judaism, the abrogation of old covenant regulations, and Christian ethics are all closely connected.
In the Pauline epistles
- It is noted in the Epistle to the Galatians, which was written by Apostle Paul to a number of early Christian congregations in the Roman province of Galatia, which is located in central Anatolia, that ″Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way fulfill the law of Christ.″ (Galatians 6:2, New King James Version) Despite the fact that it appears just once, this term is never defined.
- The phrase ″the law of Christ″ has been proposed as a reference to the second greatest commandment (″love thy neighbor″) or the New Testament’s Ten Commandments (″love one another; as I have loved you″).
- Others argue that this term is simply another word for ″the law of God,″ which is appropriate given Christians’ belief that the Messiah is God.
- In a letter to the early Christians in Corinth, Greece, in the First Epistle to the Corinthians, Paul wrote: ″To those not having the law, I became like one who does not have the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), in order to win those who do not have the law.″ This may be related to what Paul wrote in the First Epistle to the Corinthians: ″To those not having the law, I became like one who does not have the law (1 Corinthians 9:21, New International Version).
- This is how it is phrased in Greek: ″to those without law, as if they were without law – (not being without law to God, but inside law to Christ) – in order that I could get those without law.″ (1 Corinthians 9:21, New Living Translation) It is not quite obvious what Paul means by the phrase ″the law of Christ″ in this passage.
- Even though Paul mentions the Bible’s law several times (e.g., Romans 2:12–16, 3:31, 7:12, 8:7–8, Galatians 5:3, Acts 24:14, 25:8) and spoke on Ten Commandment topics such as idolatry (e.g., 1 Corinthians 5:11, 6:9–10, 10:7, 10:14, Galatians 5:19–21, Ephesians 5:5, Colossians 3
In the gospels
- It is widely believed by many Christians that Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount is a type of commentary on the Ten Commandments.
- As the real interpreter of the Mosaic Law, Christ is shown in this passage.
- In the Expounding of the Law, Jesus stated that he had not come to abolish the law or the prophets, but rather to bring them to completion (Matthew 5:17).
- Those who breach and encourage others to break one of the most basic of God’s commandments will face serious repercussions, according to Jesus’ unequivocal warning (Matthew 5:19) It is mentioned in the non-canonical Gospel of Marcion’s version of Luke 23:2 that the following addendum is added: ″We discovered this person perverting the country and destroying the law and prophets.″ While the New Testament contains a number of distinct sayings of Jesus that may be defined as ″commandments,″ it only has one that Jesus specifically labeled as one.
- This is the New Commandment of John 13:34–35, which states that the disciples should love one another as much as he had loved them personally.
- At many points throughout his teachings, Jesus alluded to God’s commands from the Old Testament.
During a Pharisee lawyer’s questioning of Jesus in Matthew 22:36–40, Jesus responded by saying, ″Which is the greatest commandment in the Law?″ As a response, Jesus said, ″You must love the Lord your God with all of your heart, with all of your soul, and with all of your mind, no matter what.This is the first and most important commandment.And a second is similar: You are to love your neighbor as you are loved yourself.All of the Law and the Prophets are predicated on these two precepts.″ Christians usually see such commandments, as articulated by or pertaining to Christ, as the foundation of Christian ethics.
In the Epistle of James
As part of Leviticus 19:18, James 2:8–13 refers to the Second greatest commandment as the ″royal law″ and the ″law of liberty,″ which are terms that refer to the Second greatest commandment as part of the law of liberty.
- Saint Thomas Aquinas examines the Law of Christ as the ″New Law″ in his Summa Theologiae I–II qq.
- 106–9, which is a portion of the Summa known as the Treatise on Law.
- Johnson claims that it was basically contained in the Old Law, i.e., in the Bible, but that it was only brought to perfection by Jesus Christ, who fully fulfilled it.
- Both the Old and New Testaments have the same goal of being submitted to God’s will, but they are distinct in that the New Law makes achieving that goal attainable under certain circumstances.
- Since every law ultimately refers to the