Saturday, 25 December 2010

Christmas was no accident

Joel Kontinen

700 years before Jesus’ birth, the Old Testament prophet Isaiah predicted:

The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned…

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace

(Isa. 9: 2, 6).

This prediction began to be fulfilled on the first Christmas, over 2000 years ago. The prophets predicted details about Jesus’ birth, for instance His birthplace (Micah 5:2) and the virgin birth (Isa. 7:14).