JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Exploration, today’s Reason To Believe is the predictions about the cross.
In the Old Testament, there were prophecies made about Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross before crucifixion was even invented as a form of execution.
In Psalm 22:16, David prophesied, “They have pierced my hands and my feet.”
Isaiah 53:5 prophesied about Jesus, “He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities.”
Jesus also predicted His own suffering when He said to His disciples in Luke chapter 9, “The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into the hands of men.”
These predictions reveal a God who knew in advance what would happen. He purposefully worked through the sacrifice of Jesus to fulfill His redemptive plan of saving souls. The prophecies related to the cross highlight God’s faithfulness to fulfill His promises.
The predictions in the Bible made about the cross are reasons to believe in God’s good news.