The Bible declares that Antichrist will control all banking and commerce in the entire world with a number (Revelation:13:16-18), a remarkable prophecy anticipating modern computer technology. Furthermore, Christ declared that if He did not stop Armageddon, no one would be left alive on earth (Matthew:24:22)—another astonishing prophecy that anticipated today’s weapons of mass destruction, unknown to past generations.
There are thousands of verses in the Bible dealing with Israel. Prophecies pertaining to Israel are a major part of the Judeo-Christian Scriptures. Yet nothing about the great events foretold in the Bible concerning Israel is found in the writings of any of the world’s religions. Nor do they contain any prophecies concerning Israel’s Messiah—nor even for any of their founders. There are no verifiable and clear prophecies foretelling the coming of Buddha, Confucius, Muhammad, Zoroaster, the Bab, Baha’ullah, and others in any scriptures.
But for the Jewish Messiah there are literally hundreds of specific, all of which were undeniably fulfilled in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. The Bible prophesied where Christ would be born (Micah:5:2), that He would be betrayed for thirty pieces of silver, which would be thrown down in the temple (Zechariah:11:12-13), and that He would be rejected by His own people (Isaiah:53:2-3). The Bible prophesied the calendar date of the very day the Messiah would ride into Jerusalem (Daniel:9:25; Nehemiah:2:1-8), that He would be hailed as the Messiah, although humbly riding into Jerusalem on a donkey (Zechariah:9:9), then crucified four days later (Exodus:12:6; Psalm:22:14-18; Zechariah:12:10—all recorded centuries before crucifixion was practiced on earth), and that He would rise from the dead the third day (Psalm:16:10, Isaiah:53:8-12; Jonah:1:17). Many other details were also prophesied.
No one can be an honest atheist or agnostic. Prophecy proves the existence of the true God and that the Bible is His Word. The fulfillment of numerous prophecies in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth cannot be explained by coincidence and proves beyond dispute that He is the only Savior of mankind, exactly as He claimed to be. If Jesus did not fulfill, without exception, what the Hebrews prophets declared in the Scriptures concerning the coming of the promised Messiah, then no matter how appealing we may find His teaching and personality, He would have to be rejected.