How Can We Prove that Jesus is the Messiah?
God has given us archaeological evidence, historical evidence, and more importantly, eyewitness testimony.
“On the mouth of two or three witnesses, let a matter be established.” (Deuteronomy 17:6 and 2 Corinthians 13:1)
We have the eyewitness testimonies of Moses, Samuel, Amos, Habakkuk, Ezra, Nehemiah, Isaiah, Ezekiel, and so on.
We have the eyewitness testimonies of those who saw, heard, touched, and were touched by Jesus Himself. Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Mary, Peter, Paul, James, Jude, and so on.
You have your eyewitness testimony, I have mine. Others have theirs.
All of these eyewitness accounts are after the fact. But there is one eyewitness account that is greater than all of these.
God’s testimony. You see, He says that He alone is God and that Jesus is His Messiah, the Savior of the world and His only begotten Son, and that we would know it without a shadow of a doubt because unlike all the other eyewitness accounts that were after the fact, God’s account was before the fact.
He told us the end from the beginning. He told us who Jesus would be BEFORE he came. (Isaiah 46:9-10)
Prophecy is God’s eyewitness account and Jesus fulfilled over 365 pinpoint prophecies when He came the first time.
But God’s eyewitness account isn’t done yet. There are still many more things that God has said that are being fulfilled today, and are going to be fulfilled tomorrow an on into the future, until He has accomplished all His plans for saving the human race, both Jews and Gentiles, people from every family, every language.
But not everyone will be saved, only those who believe all the evidence that God has so painstakingly provided, guarded, and communicated to us through the Bible, and through His people, and through the miraculously continued existence of the Jewish people that Satan has tried but failed to annihilate over and over again.
So God says to all of us: “do not be faithless and unbelieving, but believe and keep believing the truth I have given you.” And Jesus Christ says: “You believe in God, believe also in me.” (John 14:1)