Daniel 9:25 So are to know and discern that from the issuing of a decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince there will be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; it will be built again, with plaza and moat, even in times of distress. 26 Then after the sixty-two weeks the Messiah will be cut off and have nothing, and the people of the prince ...
Yet the Lord was willing To crush Him, causing Him to suffer; If He would give Himself as a guilt offering [an atonement for sin], He shall see His [spiritual] offspring, He shall prolong His days, And the will (good pleasure) of the Lord shall succeed and prosper in His hand.
Isaiah 53:10 AMP
There's tons of OT verses that foreshadow the Messiah, who aligns with the Jesus of NT. In fact, you can say that almost every Bible hero is a proto-Jesus of the NT Jesus. It's almost as if Christianity begun as a legitimate sect of Judaism in its early stages before the drama ensued and now, Judaism and Christianity are seen as radically different.
Although Jews reject Jesus as their awaited Messiah, mostly they admit Jesus as a historical figure, many times as a prophet, just as their ancestors did 2k years ago.
Remember, not only Jesus but also all the disciples also only had old testament that they could refer to, to preach gospel of Jesus Christ.
The scripture (old testament) was prepared for ...
Christianity is an act of faith. Faith is the belief in something unproven. There is no way of proving the Divinity of Christ, if there were any way to do so Christianity would not be faith it would be fact.
John 3:15 through 18 KJV That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only ...
In Luke 24, Jesus says this to the two men walking to Emmaus:
25 He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all
that the prophets have spoken! 26 Did not the Messiah have to suffer
these things and then enter his glory?” 27 And beginning with Moses
and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the
Are there any bundles of subsets of the New Testament that are common?
Catholic Bibles are divided into 5 subsets for the New Testament.
The Catholic New Testament is composed 27 books of the New Testament.
The Catholic Bible is composed of the 46 books of the Old Testament and the 27 books of the New Testament.
The short answer: revelation to Joseph Smith.
The long answer:
The LDS edition of the King James Version -- that is, KJV plus references -- was authored in 1979 by the direction of the Apostles:
In 1979 and 1981, following a historic effort led by Elders Thomas S. Monson, Boyd K. Packer, and Bruce R. McConkie of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, The ...
The first chapter headings come from 1979 when Elders Thomas S. Monson, Boyd K. Packer, and Bruce R. McConkie of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles helped put together the first LDS version of the King James Bible.1
Under the direction of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve, the Church’s Scriptures Committee began working on a new ...
This question already has a lot of answers, but I feel like the most basic answer is missing!
The answer is yes, and we need look no further than the Bible.
Titus himself was a gentile convert. We learn this in Galatians 2
Galatians 2:3 nkjv - Yet not even Titus who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised.
For the sake of being ...
Whilst doing my own research I found two articles that touch on the subject. I simply want to post these in addition to the other two useful answers already given:
Cornelius (Greek: Κορνήλιος) was a Roman centurion who is considered by Christians to be the first Gentile to convert to the faith, as related in Acts of the Apostles. The baptism of ...
The earliest list of Gentile bishops in Christianity would be those after the first 15 bishops. The first 15 were of Jewish descent who served as bishops of Jerusalem from the time of Christ's death until the second major persecution under Roman Emperor Hadrian during the Bar Kockba Revolt about 135 CE. The first Jewish bishop was James the brother (same ...
Were any of the early church leaders Gentile converts to Christianity?
The short answer seems to be yes. But a secondary question comes into play here. What sources is one willing to accept?
According to Catholicism, there are some examples of Gentile converts who went on to become Church leaders such as Bishop and others positions of authority.