Christ's Death And Resurrection In Prophecies

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Christ’s Death and Resurrection in Prophecies Paul in writing many letters to various churches is able to write in great depth on many topics of concern to the early churches. In his first letter to the church of Corinth, Paul conveys that his teachings on the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ are “in accordance with the scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15.3-4). While Paul is directly referencing the prophecies of Jesus, he is also alluding to greater themes within Israel’s Scriptures. Throughout the Old Testament, there are many prophecies and references to the coming of a Messiah. Isaiah has several prophecies about Jesus. In Isaiah 53, he has “borne our griefs and carried our sorrows” (Isaiah 53.4). It is interesting to note that griefs and sorrows can be interpreted as sickness and pains. This verse is fulfilled in the …show more content…
Psalms proclaims, “The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes” (Psalms 118.22-23). In accordance with scripture, the Romans rejected Jesus, but Jesus has become the cornerstone of modern beliefs and faith. It was the Lord’s doing in entirety. Jesus prayed to his father that there could be another way, but God had to do it through Jesus for it to be marvelous in our eyes. David cried “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Psalms 22.1) and Jesus cries the same prayer while he is suffering on the cross. A subtler foreshadowing of Jesus is found in the story of Abraham taking Isaac up the hill to sacrifice him. While God stops Abraham, God sacrifices his own son to die for our sins. The language used is very similar to references to Christ. God told Abraham “Take your son, your only begotten son Isaac” (Genesis 22.2). John 3.16 uses the same words in calling Jesus God’s “only-begotten son.” Several more proof texts can be found in the rest of the Old

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