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This is a complex question and you need to do a little investigative work. The underlying questions you need to answer are. Who was Matthew? What did he believe? Who was his audience? Is Matthew 1 accepted as authentic by the majority of biblical scholars? Does the answer change your underlying faith in the accuracy of the bible. Who was Matthew? What ...


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Since all scripture is inspired by God1, no one comprehends it except by the Spirit of God2. There are at least a couple of ways from scripture that may have enabled St. Matthew to present what he was writing as a fulfillment of the Isaiah passage. Since he was the Gospel writer, by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, God, who inspires all scripture, and ...


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I'm not sure this adds substantively to FMS's excellent answer, but this is the sort of criticism that could be levelled at a lot of the Messianic prophecies (eg Matthew 2:23), and I think further clarity as to why we should look beyond the context in which the original 'prophecy' (completely de-contextualised reference in scripture would seem to be a more ...


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Your consternation may stem from not considering that time has no meaning in the realm where God resides. As with most Old Testament Prophesy it may span a period of days, years or even centuries, as we see in the book of Daniel (as an example ) and in the New Testament book of the Revelation. All of the time of the Earth will not even be a blip in ...



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