The Bible teaches us that “the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy” (Revelation 19:10). More than anything else, prophecy testifies to men of the truth of Christ. As the Apostle Peter declared, the most persuasive proof of the claims of Christ is not the testimony of eyewitnesses like himself, but “the more sure word [testimony] of prophecy” (2 Peter 1:19). Not only are the claims of our Savior proven by the fulfilling of the Bible’s manifold predictions, but also the claim of the Bible itself, namely, that it alone is the divinely inspired Word of God.
Bible prophecy not only proves the claims of Christ and the Bible to be true, but also proves the God of the Bible to be the one and only true God, since He alone is capable of predicting the future, having personally preordained and predetermined it.
- “This is what the Lord says—Israel’s King and Redeemer, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies: ‘I am the First and the Last; there is no other God. Who is like me? Let him step forward and prove to you his power. Let him do as I have done since ancient times when I established a people and explained its future. Do not tremble; do not be afraid. Did I not proclaim my purposes for you long ago? You are my witnesses—is there any other God? No! There is no other Rock—not one!’ ” (Isaiah 44:6-8 NLT)
- “Gather together and come, you fugitives from surrounding nations. What fools they are who carry around their wooden idols and pray to gods that cannot save! Consult together, argue your case. Get together and decide what to say. Who made these things known so long ago? What idol ever told you they would happen? Was it not I, the Lord? For there is no other God but me, a righteous God and Savior. There is none but me.” (Isaiah 45:20-21 NLT)
- “Do not forget this! Keep it in mind! Remember this, you guilty ones. Remember the things I have done in the past. For I alone am God! I am God, and there is none like me. Only I can tell you the future before it even happens. Everything I plan will come to pass, for I do whatever I wish.” (Isaiah 46:8-10 NLT)