Messianic Prophecies and Fulfillments

A chart of messianic prophecies and their fulfillments found in the New Testament.

Prophets prophesied. Jesus fulfilled these prophecies centuries later. The historical events of Jesus’ life, described by first-hand eye witnesses, supply evidence of the authenticity of Scripture and proof that Jesus was who He said He was.

Check out our chart of messianic prophecies and their fulfillments found in the New Testament.

Chart of Messianic Prophecies

What Does Scripture Say About the Rapture?

Even though the Bible doesn’t mention the word “rapture,” the event is described in Scripture.

Will Christians be whisked away in the blink of an eye, escaping the troubles of the Great Tribulation? We hear a lot about the “rapture” but that word is never mentioned in Scripture. Still, the Bible does have some things to say about the event.

Take a few minutes to check out our article:

The Rapture in the Bible

Did Paul Know of the Virgin Birth?

Paul probably knew of the virgin birth.

What Paul knew about Mary, Joseph and the birth of Jesus is somewhat unclear from Scripture. However, there are a couple passages which seem to speak (however indirectly) of this topic.

Read our short article:

Did Paul Know of the Virgin Birth?

John 1:1 – God? Or just one of many gods?

Was Jesus just a good man or was He actually God? John 1:1 says He is God.

Jesus lived, breathed, walked, and talked on this earth. According to Scripture, Jesus was a man.

Scripture also tells us that Jesus is God.

1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
1:2 He was in the beginning with God.
1:3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.
1:4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men.
1:5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
John 1:1-5 (ESV)

Can we be sure that the “Word” referenced here is Jesus? Of course! Look at verses 14-15.

1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
1:15 (John bore witness about him, and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks before me, because he was before me.'”)
John 1:14-15 (ESV)

Check out our article which goes into much greater depth.

John 1:1 – God? Or “A God?”

A Biblical Approach to Confessing Sin

Confessing sin – a Biblical approach.

The Bible tells us to confess sin. James 5:16 specifically says to confess our sins to one another and pray for one another. But what is the context of this verse? And are there other verses in Scripture that mandate confessing sins to one another? Should we reveal all the gory details of the sin when we confess? What is the Biblical pattern for confession of sin?

We attempt to answer that question in our article, A Biblical Approach to Confessing Sin.

Outline of Jonah

A short overview and outline of Jonah, an Old Testament prophet.

The book of Jonah is the best account in the Old Testament, perhaps in Scripture, about how the will of God and the will of man interact.

Jonah (a prophet of God) whined a lot. He ran from God. He came up with excuses. Yet God used him powerfully. Wow. I guess He might be able to use me too.

Read the outline of Jonah here.

Loving Children – New Article on truthsaves

It comes somewhat as a shock to me that anyone would think that children can thrive without love being expressed to them.

Interestingly enough, a reader wrote us and asked us if children should be loved, and if so, how they should be loved. Well, none of us here at has children (not quite), but we think Scripture gives clear direction on loving them.

Read the article here.