Old Testament Prophecies - Is Jesus God?
Biblical answers to questions relating to Old Testament prophecies.
Old Testament Prophecies
- The image comes from the ancient quarries where highly-trained stonemasons carefully chose the stones used in construction. No stone was more important than the cornerstone because the integrity of the whole structure depended on the cornerstone containing exactly the right lines.
- This is the first promise given after the Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden. Theologians call it the protoevangelium–or first gospel because these words spoken by God contain the first promise of redemption in the Bible.
- Could Jesus have merely fulfilled these prophecies by accident? Could it be that he’s just one of many throughout history who have coincidentally fit the prophetic fingerprint? Not a chance.
- Christians have traditionally seen in this verse a foreshadowing of the coming of Christ because Jesus in John 2:20–21 referred to his body as “this temple,” meaning that in his life, death, and resurrection, he would fulfill what the temple pictured through its design, its priesthood, its furniture, and its sacrifices. Jesus is the ultimate “Desire of All Nations” and the radiance of God’s glory. What the temple pictured, Christ fulfilled.