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Twelve Great Questions About Christ (Part 2 of 12)
Did Christ Fulfill Prophecy?
Clarence E. Macartney
The minds of men are differently constituted. To one
mind one kind of evidence appeals more strongly than
another. The remarkable thing about the Christian
religion is that it carries with it all kinds of
evidence to suit all kinds of minds. One appreciates
this when one begins to enumerate the different proofs
of the Christian faith. There is the adaptation of
Christianity to the needs of human nature, how deep
calls unto deep. There is its rapid spread in the
world by purely moral means; its congruity with all
the true and beautiful that man has conceived of
before Christ or since Christ; the effect of
Christianity upon the lives of its professors; the
perfection of Christian ideals and morality; the
character of Jesus; the miracles of Jesus; the two
great miracles certificatory of His Divine Sonship,
the Virgin Birth and the Resurrection from the dead;
and last in this catalogue of enumeration, but always
first in the New Testament and in the teaching of
Jesus and the preaching of His apostles, the
fulfillment of the ancient prophecies. Any kind of
evidence that a reasonable mind could ask for,
Christianity has to present. God has made the way of
unbelief the most difficult of all roads for man to
travel. He has hedged it up with barrier after
barrier, so that before a man can become, or remain an
infidel, he must believe moral impossibilities.
We are now to consider just one of the proofs of the
Christian religion, the fulfillment by Jesus Christ of
the ancient prophecies. This is an argument which
appeals with equal power to believers and unbelievers.
It is the one great evidence to which the Bible itself
points. It is the argument of Christ about Himself. It
is the one great argument of the apostles for the
authority of Jesus Christ.
The Proof of Prophecy
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