Were there witnesses other than the New Testament that Jesus fulfilled over 300 prophecies concerning Christ?
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:
- The gospels rely on Isaiah 7:14 as a prophecy of the virgin
birth of Jesus: "Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a
sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall
call his name Immanuel." Indeed this does seem to be a prophecy
of Jesus, although it does not actually mention him.
Looking at the context in Isaiah, we see that the author tells us that Ahaz had just refused to ask the Lord for a sign (7:12), but that the Lord had then promised him a sign, unasked - that the child would be born. We then find (8:3) that the young woman really did have a child, just as verse 7:14 had said. This is hardly a prophecy of Jesus, so why did the author of Matthew present it as one?
In most English translations, Isaiah 7:14 says that a virgin would bear a child, but this is based on the Septuagint, an early, flawed Greek translation of the Hebrew scriptures. The original Hebrew text does not say, "a virgin," it says, "the young woman." The young woman, or prophetess, of verse 8:3 was not a virgin, but she did have a child.
- Later Christians have said that a second prophecy that of the
virgin birth of Jesus is said to be in Genesis 3:15, so let's look
at the text:
Speaking to Adam after the original sin, God says: "And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. " Although this talks of enmity in a vaguely sexual context, there is absolutely no evidence of a prophecy of Jesus in this.
- Another prophecy of the virgin birth of Jesus is said to be in Jeremiah 31:22, which actually says: "How long wilt thou go about, O thou backsliding daughter? for the LORD hath created a new thing in the earth, A woman shall compass a man." Hardly a prophecy 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
Are the new creatures God is making us to be as in the New Testament similar to the Angelic living beings described in Ezekial and Revelations at the throne of God and the two witnesses the same?
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.
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… Read More
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 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.
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… Read More
Why does the watchtower hide for their followers all former false prophecies on date about Armageddon in 1914 1915 1918 1925 1941 1975?
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… Read More
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.
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… Read More
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.
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.
John the Baptist foresaw the coming of Christ. He came to the world, lived, died and resurrected concerning the prophecy. Several passages expressly state that John the Baptist was a witness for Christ: Jesus listed John as one of His witnesses. John 5:31-33 John came for the purpose of being a witness to the Light (Christ). He bore witness regarding Jesus (cf. v19) so that all might believe. John 1:6-9
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.
Why are Jehovah witnesses uninformed about the pagan roots from the watchtower concerning the pyramidology and their connected false prophesies from CT Russell Rutherford Knorr Franz Henschel?
In theory, this is asking "why" a Witness is some certain way. Without knowing the Witness, one would be hard pressed to know the "why" of his or her motivation. Of course, in practice, this is but another anti-Witness statement posing as a question. The answer? Maybe the Witnesses do not feel "uninformed". Maybe thinking differently about a situaton than the questioner does not make them "uninformed". Maybe it just means they disagree with the… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
A: In 1872, Charles Taze Russell founded what was later to become known as the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, the official name for the organisation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Russell related social, political and economic issues to biblical prophecies and created an elaborate biblical chronology that applied to his own time, including one prophecy that Jesus would return in invisible form in 1874. This was later revised to 1914 as the date for Argameddon… Read More
for one reason: faith in GOD! the Bible has many prophecies; if you looked at them, you would see that all of them have either come true or are going to come true or being fulfilled right NOW! i say this because the bible is true: what is says is going to happen, happens and what it says happened, really happened. the bible said that Jesus died on the cross and there were witnesses that… Read More
Jehovah's Witnesses do not celebrate Thanksgiving. (Many American Indians do not celebrate Thanksgiving either.) Jehovah's Witnesses always consider the origins of any celebration / what it represents / and the implications of connecting with the celebration. (I'll spare you the details.) The words 'thanks' and 'thanksgiving' occur in the New Testament over 40 times. In fact Ephesians 5:20 states: ". . . give thanks always for all things to God" Jehovah's Witnesses do not want… Read More
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.
The New World Translation Bible has 66 books of the Bible. This includes 39 books in the Old Testament (Hebrew Scriptures) and 27 books in the New Testament (Christian Greek Scriptures). The New World Translation does not contain any books that are considered Apocrypha, books that are not considered canonized. Save
Another answer from our community: Late? 1 Corinthians 15 Paul reiterates a Christian creed that can be traced to within three to eight years of Christ's crucifixion. John writes, "That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our own eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched, this we proclaim concerning the Word of life". Peter reminded his readers that the disciples "did not follow… Read More
Jesus speaks of several witnesses in the passage in question: 1) John the Baptist (v.33, 35) 2) His own miracles ("works") (v.36) 3) The Father Himself, speaking through the Old Testament scriptures (vs. 37-39) 4) Moses (vs. 45-47)
Why other members of the congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses cannot be present on a disfellowship of a member?
this is one of Jehovah's witnesses non scriptural practices and tactics. that way they can manipulate their members, they can press them, humiliate them, faulty accuse them. the bible shows that the average Jehovah's witness has also rights. in the old testament he could go to the elders located in the gate of the town to find justice from the wrongdoer. that was in public. again we read in the new testament that all discipline… Read More
C. T. Russell has written: 'Russell-White debate' -- subject(s): Doctrines, Second Advent, Religious disputations, Millennium (Eschatology), Jehovah's Witnesses, Eschatology, Baptism, Churches of Christ, Controversial literature, Doctrinal and controversial works 'Poems and hymns of dawn' -- subject(s): Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, Hymns, Paraphrases, English Hymns, Bible 'Daily heavenly manna and devotional service for the household of faith' -- subject(s): Devotional calendars, Jehovah's Witnesses 'The time is at hand' -- subject(s): Prophecies, Jehovah's Witnesses, Bible… Read More
YES> Witnesses must be credible and over the age of 14. You can avoid this requirement if you write the will out by hand, all in your own writing. Must be your own handwriting to be considered a 'holographic will'. If you write out YOUR ENTIRE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT IN YOUR OWN HAND (NO EXCEPTIONS), you do not need witnesses California law also allows 'holographic wills to be created by a testator. Worry not… Read More
are there any witnesses to this crime? Without witnesses this case will be closed.
Since it is God's Word Jehovah's Witnesses always stick to the Bible. Here is what it says concerning this matter. Matthew 27:33 - And when they came to a place called Gol´go·tha, that is to say, Skull Place... Matthew 27:35 - When they had impaled him they distributed his outer garments by casting lots... Matthew 27:50 - Again Jesus cried out with a loud voice, and yielded up [his] spirit.
Several men were witnesses to Adolf Hitler's will. These men were: Martin Bormann - Hitler's private secratary Hermann Goering - Commander in Chief of the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) Julius Streicher - Founder of Der Sturmer, a Nazi newspaper
No. In the first chapter of the New Testament epistle to the Hebrews, Jesus is clearly set apart from (and above) the angels in no uncertain terms. There are some groups, however, who believe this - notably the jehovah's Witnesses. but this teaching is false and unBiblical.
Witnesses is plural for witness. Meaning more than 1 witness. Witnesses' is possesive. Meaning belonging to Witnesses. For example, if more than 1 person claimed to bear witness to an event, collectively you could call those people witnesses to that event. If those witnesses then collectively bought a vehicle, you could say it is the witnesses' vehicle. You would mean that the vehicle was theirs - it belongs to them.
There have been many prophecies of the end of the world. Mark's Gospel attributes to Jesus a statement that the world would end before all those then still alive had died. This did not eventuate, but there were many similar prophecies during the time of the early Church, particularly as the end of the first millennium approached. In more recent times, Jehovah's Witnesses have often prophesied the end of the world, but each time the… Read More
According to the 2015 Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses there was an average of around 800 witnesses in Cambodia.
Why is there a discrepancy between the public Watchtower literature and the inside literature concerning associating with worldly people?
such as....an example please? ANSWER There is no "discrepency" in the Watchtower publications. Jehovah's Witnesses have both publically and privately, always been encouraged to apply bible principles when chosing close friends and acquaintences.
Why does the human society accept that children are killed who are victims from indoctrination as for example in Awake May 22 1994 is it because the judges are not thoroughly informed?
To which society do your refer? This question is incomplete. Answer concerning the question: it concern the "human society", all the people who not belong to the cult of the Jehovah witnesses.
Primary sources include autobiographies, memoirs, and recorded oral histories. Primary sources provide first hand testimony or direct evidence concerning a topic under investigation. They are created by witnesses or recorders who experienced the events or conditions being documented.
Answer 1: Jehovah's Witnesses have refined their beliefs over the years to what they would say is more accurate with the Bible. Sometimes there have been interpretations of deep Biblical prophecies that they thought were true concerning dates, but then realized that it does not fit with the scripture at Mark 13:32,33 - "Concerning that day or the hour nobody knows, neither the angels in heaven nor the Son, but the Father. Keep looking, keep… Read More
The duration of The Witnesses is 1.87 hours.
There is no requirement for witnesses to a contract.
Jehovah's Witnesses are both a religion; but more so they are 'a people'. They are direct witnesses of Jehovah God, the Almighty, the Creator. That's what the 'apostrophe s' means: 'belonging to'. Jehovah's Witnesses belong to Jehovah. Since they 'witness' about Jehovah and for Jehovah; they are called 'Jehovah's Witnesses. They are thus even 'more than Christian'. They are Christian - - PLUS something else. They are witnesses of Christ; but more than that, they… Read More
Which group does not allow blood transfusions because they believe that taking blood into the body is morally wrong?
The group is know as "Jehovah's Witnesses". They believe that receiving blood transfusions are the same as drinking blood, which is stickily forbidden in the old testament law and repeated in the new testament book of Acts where Gentile believers were to "they keep themselves from things offered to idols, and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication." The problem comes down to whither or not transfusions are drinking blood or not.
Actually, the Witnesses are spread world wide but if you're inquiring about where the Witnesses first came about, that's the U.S.A.
yes, Jehovah Witnesses do get baptized
Jehovah's Witnesses don't have a flag.
Hi Im one of Jehovah's witnesses and would like to try to answer your question for you. The word witnesses is found 11 times in the bible. In fact we get our name "Jehovah's Witnesses" from Isaiah 43:10 which states "You are my witnesses is the utterance of Jehovah"