He Was Led Like A Lamb to the Slaughter

Sunday April 3, 2022

Dr. Richard L. Hamm

We have been reviewing the hours leading up to Jesus’ resurrection. These incidents were predicted by the prophet Isaiah 700 years prior. If you go back 700 years from today, it would place you in the 1,500’s. During the 1,500’s, Michelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and sculpted “The David.” Leonardo da Vinci painted  “The Mona Lisa.” Henry VIII, King of England severed ties with Rome and declared himself head of the English church. The Protestant Reformation was under way. Ulrich Zwingli begins the Reformation in Switzerland. Martin Luther was excommunicated by Pope Leo X. John Calvin establishes Reformed and Presbyterian forms of Protestantism in Switzerland, and writes Institutes of the Christian Religion. John Knox leads the Reformation in Scotland and establishes the Presbyterian church there. The United States of America did not exist. What are the odds that anyone in the 1500’s could have predicted all the modern amenities we enjoy today; jet aircraft, space travel, walking on the moon, vehicles, computers and smart phones. Yet Isaiah, writing 700 years before the birth of Jesus, predicted not only His death, but that in His death, He would act in a lamb-like manner. What are the odds that Isaiah’s prophecies would be fulfilled by a single person, Jesus Christ the Messiah?