Sermon Title: The Importance of Prophecy
Presenter: Pastor Julius T. Davis Jr.
Date: June 22, 2022
PROPHECY HELPS AUTHENTICATE THE BIBLE
One of the questions people often ask is how we Christians can claim that the Bible is true as opposed to any other holy book. What makes the Bible distinct from other writings that claim to be from God?
The Bible’s Prophetic Accuracy
There are many answers to that question, but one thing that sets the Bible apart is its prophetic accuracy. A large portion of biblical prophecy has already been fulfilled with flawless accuracy. Events that one author wrote about were fulfilled precisely hundreds of years later.
One of the classic examples is the prophecy of Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem by the prophet Micah more than seven hundred years before the event (Micah 5:2; cf. Matthew 2:1-6). If Bethlehem had been a major metropolis in Israel, someone could argue it was a good guess. But Micah pinpointed an obscure village because he spoke the mind of God. The fulfillment of prophecies like this helps to validate the truth of the Bible.
Evans, Tony. Theology You Can Count On (pp. 1174-1175). Moody Publishers. Kindle Edition.
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