(Matthew 21:4-5) "All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass."
There are several verses in the New Testament similar to the above that also contain the phrase "that is might be fulfilled." Because of that kind of terminology the enemies of the Bible make the accusation that the story of Jesus is all a conspiracy by the follower of Jesus so palm him off as some divine being.
These accusers overlook completely all the scriptures that are inadvertently fulfilled by the enemies of Jesus. Let's look at two: (Zechariah 11:12-13) "And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver.And the LORD said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prised at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the LORD." Judas and the enemies of Jesus began the fulfilling of this prophecy when they contracted for the betrayal of Jesus. Then it was completed when Judas, smitten with remorse, returned the money and it was used to buy the potteer's field to bury strangers in. Read the account in Matthew 26:15 and Matthew 27:3-9.
Another: (Psalm 22:18) "They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture." The Roman soldiers, who couldn't care less about the scriptures, fulfilled this one as we read in Matthew 2:35: "And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots."
There are others but this is enough to discount the theory of conspiracy. Every old testament prophecy concerning the Messiah was fulfilled in the life and death of Christ.
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