Originally posted by Tardacus
Jesus never fullfilled any of the old testament prophecies for the coming messiah. i think there were 5 or maybe 7 specific prophecies that the
messiah would fullfill and that is how people would know that he indeed was the messiah.well, jesus didn`t fullfill any of those prophecies thats why
the jews don`t accept him as the messiah.
...this is wildly incorrect.
Jesus fulfilled at least 350 prophecies - many of which were fulfilled without His direct action.
There are many reasons why Jesus wasn't accepted as Messiah, but what you've stated isn't one of them. Much of the reason is that the Jews were
looking at prophecy without perspective. When the Old Testament prophets wrote, they saw two things: the suffering servant, and the coming King.
Many of the OT prophecies lay these two images side by side. The Jews clearly sought the Coming King, to defeat Rome and to unite Israel. What they
failed to understand, however, was that the coming King and the suffering servant were one and the same.
The Jews themselves have teachings on this. They talk about Meshiach ben David (the coming King) and Meshiach ben Joseph (the suffering servant).
The difficulty they had was in reconciling the two, realising that they are one and the same - the first and second comings of the one saviour.
It's important also to consider the probability of Christ fulfiling each of the 350+ prophecies spoken
. It couldn't BE more remote.
Say what you will about Jesus - His claims are valid.
Now, back to the OP...
Are Jesus' prophecies subject to question?
The basic answer to your question is yes. There is absolutely nothing wrong with questioning... and in fact, you should do so. The Bible commends a
group of people called the Bereans, who heard Paul's teaching and "looked into the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so". Christians
are to do the same.
The fact is this.
If the Bible is God's Word, and Jesus is the Messiah, then Christians have nothing to worry or feel threatened about. Challenging God's Word is
good, and healthy, precisely because God is able to live up to His promises and defend His Word. Neither Christians, nor God Himself, have anything
to fear on that front.
So by all means, test.
...but when you do test... honestly look into the Bible... you also have to accept the logical conclusions.
...and that's the hard part.