Fulfilled Prophetic Testimony of the Messiah
The Messiah's prophesied arrival comes not only from the Old Testament Hebrew scriptures as noted in the lower section of the page, but from such unlikely sources as Buddha and Veda scriptures furthering Testimony of His being the awaited Son of God the Father.
1. Messiah Prophesied by Buddha
2. Messiah Prophesied by the Vedas
3. Messiah Fulfills Over 300 Biblical Prophecies
Buddha Prophesied Messiah Messiah Prophesied in the Vedas
The resurrection of Jesus/Yeshua
Ezekiel written: 587 BC (Before Christ)
Miraculous darkness when Christ died for our sins
* A pagan historian by the name of Thallus, who lived shortly after the resurrection of Christ. In about A.D. 52 he wrote concerning a miraculous darkness that covered the earth at the Passover of A.D. 32 and attempted to explain it as an eclipse of the sun. Julius Africanus, a Christian teacher in North Africa in A.D. 215, wrote concerning this historian's assertions, "Thallus, in the third book of his histories, explains away this darkness as an eclipse of the sun - unreasonably as it seems to me." Julius contends, and modern astronomers confirm, that the Paschal full moon in which the Passover occurred (the Passover in which Christ was crucified) could not have been eclipsed. Thus, no known natural explanation can be presented to explain the darkness referred to in the Bible as occurring during Christ's crucifixion.
Some more Collateral (external) evidence of Jesus/Yeshua
The Jewish Babylonian Talmud (Sanhedrin 43a) from the Tannaitic Period recorded: "On the eve of the Passover Yeshu [the Nazarene] was hanged"....
Prophecy of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ (He will return from exactly the same place He ascended into heaven):
"And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with thee" (Zechariah 12:4-5)
THE RELIABILITY OF THE NEW TESTAMENT
In order to counter the assertion that changes had been introduced into the Scriptures during this time, consider a few points:
-These Christians would have been keenly aware of any changes in the basic truths these Scriptures presented.