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2422 gospel, confirmation of

2422 gospel, confirmation of

The trustworthiness of the gospel of Jesus Christ rests upon the fulfilment of OT prophecies concerning Jesus Christ, the apostolic witness to Jesus Christ and the divine witness to Jesus Christ during his ministry, culminating in his resurrection.

Prophecies of the OT concerning Jesus Christ

Fulfilment of prophecy recognised by Jesus Christ Mt 26:54-56 See also Mt 26:24,31; Lk 4:21; Lk 21:22; Lk 24:25-27,44,46; Jn 13:18; Ps 41:9

Fulfilment of prophecy recognised by NT speakers and writers Ro 3:21 See also Lk 1:68-70; Ac 3:18; Ac 10:43; Ac 26:22; Ro 1:2; 1Co 15:3-5; 1Pe 1:10-12 Particular prophecies fulfilled: Mt 1:22-23; Isa 7:14; Mt 2:5-6; Mic 5:2; Mt 2:15; Hos 11:1; Mt 2:17-18; Jer 31:15; Mt 2:23; Mt 4:14-16; Isa 9:1-2; Mt 8:17; Isa 53:4; Mt 12:17-21; Isa 42:1-4; Mt 21:4-5; Zec 9:9; Mt 27:9-10; Jn 19:24; Ps 22:18; Jn 19:28,36; Ex 12:46; Jn 19:37; Zec 12:10; Ac 2:25-28; Ps 16:8-11

Realisation of types The sign of Jonah: Mt 12:38-41 pp Lk 11:29-32; Mt 16:4 Jesus Christ as the bread of life: Jn 6:31-35,48-51
Heb 3:1-6 Jesus Christ as the greater Moses; Heb 6:20-7:10 Jesus Christ as the high priest after the order of Melchizedek

Fulfilment of ceremony and sacrifice Jn 1:29 Jesus Christ fulfils all that the sacrificial system stood for. See also Heb 9:6-14; 1Pe 1:18-19

Witness of the apostles to Jesus Christ

Jn 19:35 See also Lk 24:48; Jn 1:14; Jn 15:27; Jn 21:24; Ac 1:8; Ac 2:32; Ac 4:20; Ac 5:32; Ac 13:31; 1Pe 5:1; 1Jn 1:1-2; 1Jn 4:14

Witness of God the Father to his Son

Mt 3:16-17 pp Mk 1:9-11 pp Lk 3:21-22 See also Jn 1:32-34; Mt 17:5 pp Mk 9:7 pp Lk 9:35; Jn 12:23-32; 2Pe 1:17-18

Jesus Christ vindicated by his resurrection

Ro 1:1-4 See also Ac 2:24-28; Ps 16:8-11; Ac 13:30-35; Ac 17:31; Ro 8:11; Ro 10:9; 1Co 15:14-15; 1Pe 1:21

Warnings against false gospels

Gal 1:6-9 See also 1Co 3:11; 1Jn 4:1-3

See also

1429prophecy, OT fulfilment
2366Christ, prophecies concerning
5624witnesses to Christ
7915confirmation
9312resurrection, significance of Christ’s

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