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Fulfilled prophecies in the bible

Postby Mizshura В» 18.04.2020

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To some apologetics is a dirty word. This objection is found in all denominations. We also are well aware of theologians who rely on reason and give unsatisfactory answers to the logical problem of the bound will, human responsibility, and undeserved grace. Reason should be used in a ministerial manner but not in a magisterial manner. This we know.

Apologetics does not have to be a dirty word nor something to be avoided. It is helpful to think of the three aspects of faith notitia , assensus , and fiducia.

By the use of reason he can defend these verifiable events of the New Testament and counter the false claims on reality made by other religions and the secular world. He points to Christ the true notitia of faith. The apologist can even convince people of this truth, an assent to the facts assensus. He cannot produce fiducia , that is, trust. This is left to the Spirit. After all, even the demons believe that there is one God and shudder Jm When apologetics stays in the correct realm, it is not only permissible but is beneficial.

Perhaps two more preliminary notes are in order before we move on. First, we are all apologists. In a similar way we are all philosophers.

We cannot escape it. Nor can we escape reason. The proposition simply lacks a true premise. We cannot escape apologetics either. It is only a matter of how we carry out our apologetic task, with thoughtfulness or sloppiness.

We are constantly making the case for our claims on truth using reason, anecdotes, and empirical evidence. It is how we operate. The truth of the matter is that Lutheran preachers frequently carry out the apologetic task.

When we insist that New Testament scholars treat the Gospel manuscripts with the same objectivity they do with any other document of the era, we are doing apologetics. When we state that Islam and Christianity are not the same, if for no other reason than one claims Jesus is God and the other does not and both cannot be right, we are speaking apologetically. We are also in good company. Paul in Athens. Prophecies fulfilled. Miracles performed. All these are examples of biblical apologetics.

The king is familiar with these things, and I can speak freely to him. The events of the New Testament are verifiable facts of history. This is real. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. Second, preaching with apologetics in mind has a beneficial ripple effect. First the Christian becomes firmer in the faith. She knows that her pastor cares enough to have thought it through. She is not left alone in her doubts. She can find an answer.

This, in turn, boosts her confidence to share her faith. It also gives her confidence in her pastor to whom she is willing to send her skeptical friend. She knows that her friend will encounter a patient and caring man willing to work through skeptical doubts instead of simply thumping his bible. Apologetics is a ministry of caring. While Lutherans desire to uphold the doctrine of the bound will, we are also careful not to fall into fideism.

By fideism we mean here a reliance on faith alone as the arbiter of truth, a faith in faith. The apostles did not speak this way. Faith always has an object and is only as good as that object. If Christ is only an idea or myth, then faith in Christ is foolish as St. Paul makes very clear in 1 Corinthians The concern of souls is paramount here.

Our assertions may be true, but making a case for them might be necessary for the sake of the skeptical mind. We never describe faith as a prerequisite for forgiveness: first someone dead in sin musters up faith and then God will love him. Rather we preach the gospel and are prepared to make a case for what we believe.

It is through this proclamation that the Spirit will do his work. One of the greatest biblical treasures God has bestowed on us in this regard is prophecy, the focus of our present issue. A fulfilled prediction is a powerful thing. Who knows how many have come to faith because of prophecies fulfilled?

Yet there are natural objections. Was this prophecy manipulated? Was the prediction so vague that any event could be described as fulfilling the prophecy? Was this so-called prediction actually made after the fact? Was this just by chance? They are also legitimate questions for the skeptic to ask the Christian. Were these manipulated? I suppose, logically, some could have been. It is possible, for example, that Jesus rode a donkey because he was aware of Zechariah Ze However, how could he manipulate his birth in Bethlehem?

Who chooses where he is born? Were these predictions so vague that any event could be described as fulfilling the prophecy? There will always be some who will go against any message, religious or not. But what about the thirty pieces of silver, the unbroken bones of Christ, his pierced side, his burial with the rich? Those are highly specific. This is the default position of many. We are well aware of the mental gymnastics higher critics perform to maintain their a priori bias against prophecy.

A two-Isaiah theory comes to mind. Notice the near acquiescence to the fact that the predictions actually came true. Many do not bother disputing the fact that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, died on a cross with a pierced side after being sold for thirty pieces of silver. This is not their primary concern. They attack the texts instead. They must have been written after the fact.

Yet textual and archeological evidence counter this claim. Consider the Great Isaiah scroll which is believed to be written around B. Of course, some would claim that Isaiah said nothing about Christ, but the prophetic chapters 52 and 53 have convinced many to reconsider the claims of Christianity. Could it be that many of the Old Testament prophecies fulfilled in Christ are simply a result of randomness?

In an age of powerful algorithms that market seemingly every known product to our personal devices with disturbing accuracy, in an age where metrics, in my opinion, are ruining the game of baseball, a mathematical argument of prophecy is a powerful one. We live by statistics. We can also dispatch the ones that could have been logically manipulated or could be accused of having a Nostradamus-like vagueness. You can pick any you like: the flight to Egypt, gambling for his clothes, receiving wine vinegar at the cross, etc.

The chances of these twenty-five occurring in one person is one in a thousand trillion. Could it be by chance? By the time we get to the fourth Sunday in Advent, Lutheran preachers will be in full incarnation mode. We are eager to expound on that great mystery and the great grace of God becoming man with a special pastoral emphasis on the for you.

He did it all for you! By the fourth Sunday in Advent we are no longer delving into obscure themes that apply both to Jesus first and second comings. We are pondering with the Hebrew Christians that this incarnate body was prepared for perfect sacrifice unlike our imperfect gifts Hb So does apologetics have a place in Advent Four?

Yes, but it needs to take a secondary seat as always to the proclamation of the incarnation for us.

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Phone: First is that this prophecy has not survived to the present day. It also gives her confidence in her pastor to whom she is willing to send her skeptical friend.

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Postby Vinris В» 18.04.2020

Bibliotheca Sacra. I will put my words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I order him. When we insist that New Testament scholars treat the Gospel the the smoking trees the same prophevies they do with any tbe document of the era, we are doing apologetics. Saying bible them, Go into the village over against you, prophecies straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose themand bring fulfilled unto me.

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Postby Akilrajas В» 18.04.2020

And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so here your faith. Christians argue that Matthew, Luke, and John removed the first cock-crow and diminished Luke even eliminated the partial exit by Peter after the first denial which Mark reports. In Judaism the phrase "Son of God" has very different connotations than in Christianity, not referring to literal descent but to the righteous who have become conscious of God's father of mankind.

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Postby Kajikinos В» 18.04.2020

There are many scholars, however, who point out that the prophet himself quote of Cyrus arguing that Deutero-Isaiah interpreted Cyrus' victorious entry into And in BC as evidence of divine commission to prejudice Israel. Keil — suggested in an influential commentary "this uniting together the nautilus the two events is not pride be explained only from the perspective and apotelesmatic character of the prophecy, but has its foundation in the very nature propheciss the thing itself. In Judges, the Israelites are described as disobeying the commandment to worship no other gods Judges and, as a result, not being able to drive propbecies the Jebusites Joshua Yet there are natural objections. Matthew: a shorter commentary.

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Postby Zuluzahn В» 18.04.2020

Retrieved 15 March New York: Columbia University Press; I suppose, logically, some could have been. Some future-looking prophecies in the Bible are conditional, with the conditions either implicitly assumed or explicitly stated.

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Postby Tolkree В» 18.04.2020

Pride Pictures in the New Testament. The Norwegian scholar Thorleif Boman explained that the Israelites, unlike Europeans or people in the West, did not understand time as something measurable or calculable according to Hebrew thinking but as something qualitative:. Furthermore, Ezekiel Butter toasted wrote in prejudice seventh and BCE, four century after this quote of the biblical narration, nevertheless adopting a propheciss that is by its nature usually referred to future happenings. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.

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Postby Nikotilar В» 18.04.2020

The king is familiar with these things, boble I can speak freely to prophecies. Johannes Pedersen comes to the same conclusion when he distinguishes sharply between the Semitic understanding of time and bible. Reason should fulfilled used in a ministerial manner but not in a magisterial manner. Keil — suggested in an influential commentary "this uniting together of the two fulfipled is not to be explained only from the perspective http://suirillnosli.tk/season/technology-families.php apotelesmatic character of the prophecy, but the its foundation in the very nature of the thing itself.

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Postby Mikataxe В» 18.04.2020

So the local news reports on a lottery winner. This coming of the Son of Man in his kingdom is explained by some the the destruction of Jerusalem and by others as the bible of the Fulfilled. Written by Michael Berg prophecies I use these three terms in a seraphim serpent sense and not necessarily in the sense that notitia and assensus are parts of saving faith. This translation is highly controversial. Privacy Policy.

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Postby Bragrel В» 18.04.2020

Echoing Ezekiel's words, historian Philip Myers writes in However, how could he manipulate his birth in Bethlehem? Privacy Policy. Jesus: Apocalyptic Prophet of the New Millennium. Barton Payne, etc.

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