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PROPHECIES, RELIGIONS AND CHRISTMAS


The prophecies of the Old Testament were part of what "held up" the tree of Jesus’ and supported His claims to be Messiah.


Now, that’s not true of other men who’ve founded other world religions. For example:


About 500 years before Christ was born, a man was born whom we refer to as Buddha. He came up with what he thought was a "good idea" and drew followers to him who agreed that his teachings seemed like a "good idea." When he died, his followers created a religion around those ideas and it exists to this day. Buddha arose from relative obscurity and no one had predicted his coming. There had been no prophetic declaration that such a leader would be born to fulfill the expectations of his people. There was no testimony that supported HIS tree.


And about 500 years after Christ was born, another man was born we call Mohammed. He came up with what he thought was a "good idea" and drew followers to him who agreed his teachings seemed like a "good idea." When he died, his followers created a religion around those ideas and it exists to this day. Mohammed arose from relative obscurity and no one had predicted his coming. There had been no prophetic declaration that such a leader would be born to fulfill the expectations of his people. There was no testimony that supported HIS tree.


But when Jesus was born, He came in fulfillment of thousands of years of prophecy.

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