QUESTION: What is the only book in the world that contains hundreds of very detailed prophecies that came true?
ANSWER: The correct answer is the Bible.
When the Bible was written, much of the content predicted future events. And every single one of those prophecies has come true (even down to the minutest detail). Statistically, there is NO WAY that man can predict the future with 100% accuracy.
So, WHO can do this? Only God can do this.
Here are 3 of many prophecies in the Bible that came true:
The Book of Micah – Prophecy of the Coming Messiah born in Bethlehem
Micah 5:2 tells us that the Messiah will be born in Bethlehem. And Jesus was born in Bethlehem (Luke 2:4-7).
2 “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
Though you are little among the thousands of Judah,
Yet out of you shall come forth to Me
The One to be Ruler in Israel,
Whose goings forth are from of old,
4 Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, 5 to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child. 6 So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. 7 And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
The Book of Zechariah – Prophecy that Messiah would be Betrayed for 30 Pieces of Silver
Zechariah 11:12-13 says that that the Messiah will be betrayed for 30 pieces of silver. Jesus was betrayed for 30 pieces of silver (Matthew 26:14-15).
12 Then I said to them, “If it is agreeable to you, give me my wages; and if not, refrain.” So they weighed out for my wages thirty pieces of silver. 13 And the Lord said to me, “Throw it to the potter”—that princely price they set on me. So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the Lord for the potter.
14 Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests 15 and said, “What are you willing to give me if I deliver Him to you?” And they counted out to him thirty pieces of silver.
The Book of Deuteronomy – Jesus Christ sent to Earth to Bear Witness to the Words of God
In Deuteronomy 18:18-19 God says to Moses that a Prophet would be sent by the Father to speak His words and we are required to learn His words. Jesus testifies that He came into the world to bear witness to Truth (John 18:37). What is “Truth”? His Word is Truth. (See Psalm 119:160 & John 17:17)
18 I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren, and will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him. 19 And it shall be that whoever will not hear My words, which He speaks in My name, I will require it of him.
Jesus Testified of the Holy Words to Pontius Pilate – the Roman governor under the emperor of Tiberius.
37 Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king then?” Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”
Then in John 18:38, Pilate asks Jesus “What is Truth”? His Word is Truth (see Psalm 119:160, John 17:17):
Psalm 119:160 – His Word is Truth
160 The entirety of Your word is truth, And every one of Your righteous judgments endures forever.
John 17:17 – His WORD is Truth
17 Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.
There are literally hundreds of prophecies that came true in the Bible. For more prophecies that came true, see these articles:
353 Prophecies Fulfilled in Jesus Christ
Fulfilled Prophecy: Evidence for the Reliability of the Bible