Though the actual number of prophecies fulfilled by Christ can be argued and if any sources external to the Scripture make any indirect statements, the fact that the Scripture consistently proves they were fulfilled quite easily is there for the reader to discern as a source of historical perspective.
It is not uncommon for biblical prophecy to have one level of fulfillment in the immediate future, and a final fulfillment many years later in the person and work of the Savior, Jesus. This is sometimes referred to as duality of prophecy.
Many present Isaiah 7:14 and the term 'virgin' as an example of disproving the birth of Christ. Yet, why did the Greek writer of Matthew 1:23 use the word 'parthenos' for virgin? Just luck or a trick?? The pregnacy of Isaiah's new wife and the birth of her son in Isaiah 8:3 could have been a sign to King Ahaz. However, this would have been a fulfillment, not the fulfillment. Reading a bit further to get the full context, we can see how Christ completely fulfilled this prophecy in the coming of God's only Son to the earth. He is the only Child who can truly be called Wonderful, Counselor, and Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6).
Consider the unusual female genealogy given in Genesis 3:15 and spoken to in Galatians 4:4. And this from a patriarchal system. How about inheriting the Throne of David in 2 Samuel 7:12-13; Isaiah 9:6-7; Jeremiah 23:5 compared to its fulfillment in Matthew 1 and Luke 3 as well as, Romans 1. Or how God said He was Eternal in Micah 5:2; John 8:5; Ephesians 1:3-14; and Colossians 1:15-19.
Lastly, there are several verses in Scripture where Christ Himself, says let it be so that the Scripture be fulfilled. Considering the vast number of prophecies this one Man fulfilled, it would be mathematically improbable to think anyone but the God Family could do so.
No, there is no extrabiblical evidence that Jesus fulfilled any Old Testament prophecies, let alone more than 300 prophecies. In fact, even the New Testament itself struggles to show that Jesus fulfilled any, even though the New Testament authors had access to the Hebrew scriptures.
Let's have a look at the supposed prophecies of the virgin birth of Jesus:
This example shows that there was never really a prophecy of Jesus in the Old Testament. If none of the 300 prophecies was real, then there can be no witness outside the New Testament that they were fulfilled. This proliferation of supposed prophecies is explained quite well by Burton L. Mack in Who Wrote the New Testament. He says there is a trick that seems to come naturally when studying The Bible. One can ask any question of the Bible and get some kind of answer. If the first answer does not appear to be helpful, one can look for another answer to the same question, until the right answer appears. It is a trick that Mack sees happen all the time, in the classrooms of the School of Theology at Claremont. At first the study of a text may not seem to support a traditional Christian conviction, or the answer one hopes to find in the Bible. But with a little ingenuity, one can set up the comparison again with other emphases and make the answer come out right.
In the Bible there is no such thing as new creatures God is making, or such thing as in the New Testament. Prophecies from Ezekial and Revelations and the two witnesses from before the throne of God are entirely different things.
Your last will and testament will have to be signed by you and also by two witnesses.
There is no restriction concerning how materially rich one of Jehovah's Witnesses can be. This is a matter of personal decision and personal circumstances.
Jehovah the God of the Old Testament also called Yahweh.
Jehovah's Witnesses believe that Jesus is the "first-born" and "only begotten" son of Almighty God and that he came to the earth willingly to redeem mankind from the sin that Adam put upon all his offspring. That by exercising faith in this "ransom sacrifice" of Jesus is the only means of salvation. John 3:16 Jehovah's Witnesses believe that Jesus was born of a virgin mother, Mary and that his father is Almighty God. Jehovah's Witnesses believe that to be a follower of Christ, you must live your life according to the example that Jesus set while he was on the earth. Jehovah's Witnesses believe that Jesus fulfilled hundreds of prophecies in the Old Testament (confirming he was the Messiah) Jehovah's Witnesses believe that the miracles that Jesus performed while on earth (healing, resurrection of dead ones, feeding large crowds) was a small demonstration of the powers that God has in store for the future paradise earth mentioned in the Bible. Jehovah's Witnesses believe that after his human life, Jesus was resurrected into the heavens and is now ruling as a King in the heavens. Jehovah's Witnesses believe all this and much much more! See related links for more information.
Jehovah's Witnesses do not take the Bible Book of Revelation literally. Many things indicate that this Bible Book has a symbolic meaning. In fact, many of the things described have already occurred, other ones are still to be fulfilled.
Jehovah's Witnesses do not take everything literally. In bible interpretation as well as in everyday life Jehovah's Witnesses are aware of (and recognise) metaphor, similies, symbolism as well as the non literal nature of the lanugage of many visions, dreams and prophecies. They believe the bible contains examples of all the above but that it remains the word of God.
It is because they are a false religion that follows false teachers and false prophets, that is why they are told not to look into the history of Jehovah witnesses, because their original leaders who formed the religion gave a lot of false prophecies that didn't come true, making them false prophets.
A person's details is required. Further , details of where their various property and assets are to go must be included. To make a Last Will and Testament document valid, the signatures of two witnesses and the names of executors are needed.
Yes and no. Jehovah's Witnesses are Christians, so like Catholics, they read the New Testament. But Jehovah's Witnesses are Protestants, so they use a different translation from the one that Catholics have traditionally used. The Catholic translation is called the Douay Bible, which includes the Old and New Testament as well as a few additional books which protestants call the Apocrypha. Jehovah's Witnesses do not to use the Douay version, nor do they accept the Apocrypha as sacred. Witnesses often use the Revised Standard version, or another Protestant translation, containing the Old and New Testaments. it should be noted that Jehovah's Witnesses and Catholics share many beliefs, but they also have a number of major differences in their theologies, even if they agree upon the centrality of the New Testament.Roman Catholic AnswerJehovah Witness use the truncated protestant Bible and deny the Trinity.
The right for a person to be confronted with the witnesses against him is a right derived from the confrontation clause of the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution. This right is fulfilled by the process of cross examination in criminal proceedings. The right only applies to criminal proceedings, not civil cases.
The Watchtower magazine is a bible aid published by Jehovah's Witnesses, its publishers have never claimed to "prophecy" only present their interpretation of existing biblical prophecies. Therefore no prophecies have been made by the Watchtower, false or otherwise. All backdated issues of the Watchtower are available in bound volumes or on a CD-Rom distributed freely upon request to any Jehovah's Witnesses that want them. Just as new discoveries are made in the medical and science fields, new discoveries are made regarding the Holy Scriptures. The light keeps getting brighter and brighter.
I am assuming you mean US states. Only the worldwide headquaters would have that information. The Watchtower Society reports that there are just over 1.1 million Jehovah's Witnesses in the US, but information concerning individual states is not released to the public.
There are no format requirements for a will. It has to legible and it has to be witnessed by the appropriate number of people. Some states allow for a holographic will without any witnesses.
He wrote down where he wanted everything to go to. This made it a legal document when he read it in front of other witnesses.
are there any witnesses to this crime? Without witnesses this case will be closed.
A:There is no mention of Jesus of Nazareth in either the Old Testament or any extra-biblical source. There is a minority view that the story of Jesus might have originated with the 'Teacher of Righteousness' mentioned in the Dead Sea Scrolls, but that would place him in the second century BCE.
Codicil(Download)WHEREAS, on _____________, I, ____________, executed my last will and testament, and; WHEREAS, I made various instructions and bequests, and, WHEREAS, I desire to add an additional provision to the will; I NOW PUBLISH THIS CODICIL to my last will and testament of ________________:I reaffirm all parts and exhibits of said will, except that, I: _______________________________________________________________I direct that the executors of my estate enact these requests as if they were part of my last will and testament.Dated: _____________________________________________________________, TESTATORI herewith affix my signature to this codicil on this the ____________ day of __________________, 20___ at ________________________________________, in the presence of the following witnesses, who witnessed and subscribed this codicil at my request, and in my presence.ATTESTATION CLAUSEOn the date above written, ____________, well known to us declared to us, and in our presence, that this instrument, consisting of _____ pages, is a codicil to their last will and testament, and ____________, then signed this instrument in our presence, and at ____________s request we now sign this codicil as witnesses in each others presence. Further that ____________ appeared to us to be of sound mind and lawful age, and under no undue influence.Witness:_______________________________________________________________Address: ______________________________________________________Witness:_______________________________________________________________Address: ______________________________________________________Witness:_______________________________________________________________Address: ______________________________________________________STATE OF _________________COUNTY OF ________________Before me, the undersigned authority authorized to take acknowledgments and administer oaths, personally appeared:_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________who after being having duly sworn or affirmed to tell the truth, stated:1. That ____________ declared this instrument to be a codicil to their last will and testament to the witnesses.2. That ____________ signed this instrument in their presence.3. That the witnesses signed as witnesses in the presence of ____________ and each other.4. That ____________ is well known to the witnesses, and the witnesses believe ____________ to be of lawful age, of sound mind and under no undue influence or constraint.______________________________________________________________NotaryMy Commission Expires: _________________________CodicilReview ListThis review list is provided to inform you about this document and assist you in its preparation. This is a standard codicil form in which you can enter the changes you wish made to your will. Unless very simple changes, you are advised that revoking your last will and testament and incorporating your changes into a new will and testament may be easier in the long run for your heirs. Codicils can be separated from the original will; add expense on many occasions to administrate, in the scope of â€œone more thingâ€ to discuss and for attorneys to expend billable hours on.1. Make multiple copies. Be sure to get three witnesses and a notary to vouch for the signatures. Keep a copy with your last will and testament in all places you have that placed.
Mostly because he said he was, he fulfilled over 360 prophecies, performed many miracles including healings and resurrections, predicted his own death and resurrection, was found to be totally faultless in every major court of law of the time, spoke words of wisdom which remain true to this day, and was the only perfect man to ever walk the earth. Not to mention that God himself said "This is my son" in front of hundreds of witnesses from different backgrounds. That kind of endorsement tends to be pretty effective.
The Jews live by the Torah (the Law), that which is taught in the Old Testament of the Bible; plus their Oral Torah (Talmud). The Jehovah's Witnesses are a breakaway from 'the International Bible Students', who stem from the teachings of the Adventists, who are a breakaway from the Millerites, who were influenced by the teaching of William Miller (a preacher who broke away from the Baptist Church). Jehovah's Witnesses live by the teachings of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society and their "interpretation" of the Bible.
The substance of the Bible is essentially the same. That is why Jehovah's Witnesses use any Bible to help one to understand Blble principals. However there are some differences, for example many translations have Omitted God's name (Jehovah), and substituted "Lord" or "God" in it's place. The King James Version acknowledges this. Other than that the main difference between the Bible's is that it has been translated into modern day English.
The witnesses' statements were obviously corroborated in advance of their interviews.
Jehovah's Witnesses are particularly known for using the New World Translation of the Holy Bible primarily because they regarded it as being a modern language Bible that is easily understood. Since word usage changes over the years, there are periodic revisions according to current language. The NWT places a high regard for God's personal name Jehovah, which the Witnesses claim is found some 7,000 times in the ancient text. In their ministry, Witnesses say that they use whatever translation the people they are speaking to prefer, and that many of members have several translations on hand for this purpose. The Witnesses have their own translation of the Bible - the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures. They refer to the 'New Testament' as the Christian Greek Scriptures, and they call the 'Old Testament' the Hebrew Scriptures. The reason for Witnesses having their own translation is because they believe that other religious groups have fallen away from the purity of Christianity and that this is reflected in the translations of the Bible used by these groups. Witnesses will often compare the NWT with the other translations in an attempt to show that the one used by Witnesses is correct. The Watch Tower Society's translation of the Bible has attracted criticism over the credentials of its translators, its insertion of the name "Jehovah" 237 times in the New Testament without evidence that the name existed in the original Greek manuscripts, and the translation of certain texts which are claimed to be biased towards specific Witness practices and doctrines. Christian churches reject the Witnesses' claim that their translations of the Bible are defective, citing the fact that they have been done by the most eminent scholars using the most ancient of texts. For the above reasons the NWT is used only by Witnesses and by no other religious group.
Jehovah's witnesses don't have flag but they have a logo.
Jehovah's Witnesses don't believe in organ transplants or blood transfusions since according to the Old Testament putting blood in your body (in that case eating it) is unclean.