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Should fulfilled prophecies without eyewitnesses be considered?

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by xdisciplex, Sep 16, 2006.

  1. xdisciplex

    xdisciplex New Member

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    If you were going to calculate the chances of Jesus fulfilling the prophecies regarding the Messiah would you also consider those fulfilled prophecies in the gospels which could not be verified by eyewitnesses?
    Because if there were no eywitnesses then also nobody could confirm that it really happened this way. For example the only eyewitnesses which were able to confirm how much money Judas got from the pharisees were the pharisees themselves. Judas killed himself later on and the only ones which were present and saw everything were the pharisees.
    This means that all these scenes where no eyewitnesses were available are solely based on inspiration while the writers of the gospel had the chance to ask eyewitnesses when it came to other parts of the gospel. Imagine the pharisees were still alive when the first gospel was written then they must have been pretty astonished and asked themselves where they know what happened between them and Judas. Because there was nobody else who saw it.
     
  2. Not_hard_to_find

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    Why wouldn't a converted pharisee provide this information to the authors? There were thousands of people converted after Pentecost, perhaps one was an eye witness?

    Getting anywhere finding a pastor? It's a shame that the only church you know has a woman pastor. Perhaps you need to enlarge your coast?
     
  3. Su Wei

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    oh there are many scenes that were recorded by the authors of the bible and they were not eye-witnesses of the events.

    Like events of the Creation?

    But that's where faith and the promises of God come in:

    2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

    God gave the authors of His word special "inspiration" , special knowledge, special direction. Super-naturally.

    But as for "unproven" fulfillment of prophecy, I don't believe that is biblical. Because everytime that God performs a miracle (like fulfulling prophecies), it has to be so super-natural that no one can doubt it, or explain it away and all glory will have to go to God for performing it.
     
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