13“ ‘Present your case,’ says the LORD. ‘Bring forth your strong reasons,’ says theKing of Jacob. ‘Let them bring them forth and show us what will happen; let them showthe former things, what they were, that we might consider them, and know the
of them; or declare us
things to come.
Show the things that are to come hereafter, that wemay know that you are gods. . . . Indeed, you are nothing, and your work is nothing’”(Isaiah 41:21-24).God speaks through Isaiah’s prophecy, and says: “I am the First and I am theLast; besides Me there is no God. And who can proclaim as I do? Then let him declare itand set it in order before Me, since I appointed the ancient people.
And the things that are coming and shall come,
let them show these to them. Do not fear, nor be afraid; havenot I told you from that time, and declared it?” (Isa.44:6-8).“Remember the former things of old, for I am God, and there is no other; I amGod, and there is none like Me,
declaring the END from the BEGINNING, and fromancient times things that are NOT YET DONE . . .”
(Isa.46:9-10).Fulfilled PROPHECY is the greatest single PROOF of God, His Word, and itsdivine inspiration!
Sir Isaac Newton and the Bible
Sir Isaac Newton believed that not only the Bible but the whole Universe was a“cryptogram set by the Almighty,” a great puzzle that mankind was meant to solve.Philip N. Moore, in
The End of History, Messiah Conspiracy,
discusses Sir IsaacNewton’s vital interest in the Bible. Newton’s friend, John Craig, wrote shortly after hisdeath that he wrote long explications of parts of the Bible which he would not publish inhis own time because “they showed that his thoughts were sometimes different than thosewhich are commonly received” (p.489).Newton’s writings on theology amounted to more than one and a quarter millionwords, mostly unpublished. These he regarded as his most important works of all. WroteProf. Richard Popkin, of UCLA, “Newton was convinced that God had presentedmankind in Scripture with certain most important clues about the future history of humanity” (
). Newton spent almost 60 years on his theological work.Newton knew the Bible prophecies – he predicted, based on Scripture, that Israelwould return to the holy land. Newton stated that there would be many unbelieving Jewswho would become believers in the same era when Israel would once again become anation. In his
Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel and the Apocalypse of St. John,
first published five years after his death, Newton wrote that the Jews will return totheir homeland.