CHRIST IN THE OLD TESTAMENT - Here a little, there a …

 It is only right that we should find that Jesus was both actually present in the Old Testament

Jesus Christ Was the God of the Old Testament - Life, …

In addition to the previous 15 direct references to the coming Messiah, there are some 39 predictions of the Mes- siah in the Old Testament prophets. A sample of these announcements before they happened would include these facts. First, it was predicted that Messiah would be born of a virgin (Isa 7:14; cf. Mt 1:33). His birthplace would be Bethlehem (Mic 5:2; cf. Mt 2:1, 6), and John the Baptist would be his forerunner (Isa 40:3-5; Mal 3:1; cf. Mt 3:3, Mk 1:3; Lk 3:4-6).

Again, Paul quotes the Old Testament to prove his point—Genesis 15:6, this time.

Christ in the Old Testament | Monergism

Members of the church of Christ believe that the Old Testament was also inspired; however, that as a part of Gods eternal plan it was only a preparation or "tutor to bring us to Christ" (Galatians 3:24).

Following the New Testament as the rule of faith and practice and the Old Testament as example (Hebrews 8:5; Romans 15:4), members of the church of Christ purpose to speak where the Bible speaks and to be silent where it is silent.

How did Jesus view the Old Testament

Members of the church of Christ hold that the New Testament writers were inspired of God and believe, therefore, that the New Testament is true and contains the final and, complete revelation from God to man (John 16:13; II Timothy 3:16-17; Jude 3).

Christ's Death and Resurrection In the Old Testament

We could cite many reasons for the Old Testament being God’s Word, but the strongest argument comes from the Lord Jesus himself. As God in human flesh, Jesus speaks with final authority. And his testimony regarding the Old Testament is loud and clear.

Types of Christ in the Old Testament - …

Throughout the Gospels, we find Jesus confirming many of the accounts in the Old Testament, such as the destruction of Sodom and the death of Lot’s wife (Luke 17:29, 32) the murder of Abel by his brother Cain (Luke 11:51), the calling of Moses (Mark 12:26), and the manna given in the wilderness (John 6:31–51).

Jesus in the Old Testament - Gordon-Conwell …

The list of examples goes on, and the evidence is clear: Jesus saw the Old Testament as being God’s Word, and his attitude toward it was nothing less than total trust. Many people want to accept Jesus, yet they reject a large portion of the Old Testament. Either Jesus knew what he was talking about, or he didn’t. If a person believes in Jesus Christ, he should be consistent and believe that the Old Testament and its accounts are correct.

The Typological Interpretation of the Old Testament, …

Most of us have probably heard the story of the birth of Jesus, but what some may not realize is that His birth, right down to the last detail, was a fulfillment of thousands of Old Testament prophecies. These prophecies were written between 1450 BC and 430 BC. Manuscripts have been found to prove they were written at least 400 - 1000 years before He was born.

It would be difficult enough to predict something 5 years away let alone 4-15 centuries, especially with the degree of detail and 100% accuracy. It would also be impossible for someone to plan to fulfill all the prophecies. The prophecies speak of timing, location and circumstances of birth. Who but God alone could plan such things?

Below is a chart of just some of the O.T. prophecies concerning the birth of Christ. Along with each reference is the N.T. reference where the prophecy is fulfilled. Hover your mouse over the reference to read the verses.

Appearances Of Jesus Christ In The Old Testament

A real point of resemblance must be found between a type and its New Testament antitype. There must be an integral, internal connection between the two. There should be scriptural evidence that a particular person or event is a type; that God in His foreknowledge of history intended this to be a prefiguration of Christ and His redemptive work. This does not mean, however, that nothing should be regarded as typological which is not expressly identified as such in the New Testament. If such a hermeneutical principle were correct, then why doesn't it apply to directly Messianic prophecy? The Protevangelium (Genesis 3:15) is nowhere specifically quoted as fulfilled in Christ with the exception of the allusion to the passage in Romans 16:20. Yet, none of us would deny that it is directly Messianic. The viewpoint that one dare speak only of types identified in the New Testament as true types is far too restrictive.