Astounding Predictions

Last week it seems that Nostradamus took the form of a Seattle Mariners baseball radio analyst. In this video you’ll see the evidence that Mike Blowers predicts, in detailed specificity, a home run for rookie Matt Tuiasosopo. Watch and enjoy:

So let’s recap the details of the prediction:

  • He’ll hit a home run in this given game (his first as a major leaguer).
  • It will come during his second at-bat.
  • The count will be 3 balls and 1 strike.
  • It will be off of a fastball (he didn’t specify cutter, 2-seam, or 4-seam…slacker).
  • It will be to left field.
  • It will be hit into the second deck.

Pretty amazing, huh? I mean, what do the odds have to be on making that specific of a prediction and actually having it come true?

With that in mind, how amazing are the predictions in the Old Testament that concern Jesus? I recently heard a well-known preacher point out that no other religion has such prophecies. Mormonism doesn’t have prophecies of Joseph Smith finding the golden plates. Islam doesn’t have prophecies concerning their prophet Mohammed. Christianity is unique in this sense.

Here is a short list of some of the prophecies foretold in the Old Testament and fulfilled in Christ in the New, and remember – the Old Testament passages were written somewhere between 700 and 400 BC, while the New Testament passages were written between 50 and 85 AD:

  • Born of a virgin – Isaiah 7:14 and Matthew 1:20-23
  • From King David’s line – Isaiah 16:5 and Matthew 1
  • Born in Bethlehem – Micah 5:2 and Matthew 2:1
  • Be a Galilean – Isaiah 9:1-2 and Matthew 4:13-16
  • Rejected and despised – Isaiah 53:3 and any of the passion accounts
  • Will perform miracles – Isaiah 35:5-6 and Matthew 11:3-5
  • Someone will prepare the way – Isaiah 40:3-5, Malachi 3:1 and Luke 3:3-6, Luke 7:24, 27
  • Will enter Jerusalem on a donkey – Zechariah 9:9 and Mark 11:7-11
  • Betrayed by a friend – Psalm 41:9 and Luke 22:47-48
  • Payment for betrayal will be 30 pieces of silver – Zechariah 11:12 and Matthew 26:14-15
  • What the silver would be used for – Zechariah 11:13 and Matthew 27:3-7
  • Would be silent against the charges brought against him – Isaiah 53:7 and Mark 15:3-5
  • Would be beaten horrifically – Isaiah 52:14 and John 19:1-3
  • Feet and hands pierced – Psalm 22:16 and Luke 24:39-40
  • Clothes will have lots cast for them – Psalm 22:18 and John 19:23-24
  • No bones will be broken – Psalm 34:19-20 and John 19:33-36
  • Buried in a rich man’s tomb – Isaiah 53:8-9 and Matthew 27:57-60

I tip my hat to Mike Blowers, but the Bible wins by a nose on this one.

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