Both the Old and New Testament Scriptures have Jesus Christ as the central theme.
The New Testament writers highlight Jesus as the fulfilment of Old Testament prophecies more than 130 times.
Some scholars have estimated that the Old Testament contains over 300 specific prophecies, describing who the Messiah is and what He will do.
At the very least, more than 50 major prophecies can clearly be identified and tested against a prospective Messiah.
What would be the chance of all 50 prophecies being fulfilled in one person?
Astronomer and mathematician, Peter Stoner, calculated that the chances of fulfilling just eight of these prophecies is one in one hundred thousand trillion.
The chances of fulfilling nearly 50 of them would be one in one followed by 157 zeros! (Science Speaks, 1963, pp100-109).
By comparing the life of Jesus with the predictions from the Old Testament it is clear that Jesus Christ perfectly fulfilled all the Messianic prophecies.
This study guide demonstrates the evidence from just a few of these prophetic passages.