The first prophecy as to the coming Messiah occurred right after The Fall of Adam and Eve. God was explaining what the new conditions would be, as they were about to be expelled from the garden of Eden.
When speaking to the serpent, the Lord said:
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. Genesis 3:15
In the Douay-Rheims Bible, it is written slightly differently.
In other versions, sometimes “he” is translated “it” or “they”.
Regardless, a woman and her seed are coming. We find that fulfilled in the New Testament with the virgin Mother Mary giving birth to Jesus. Notice in the scripture above it talks about the seed of a woman, not the seed of a man. This refers to the virginity of Mary.
The cross is the defining point of history. Jesus the Christ is the defining person of history, B.C. meaning before Christ and A.D. meaning “anno Domini“, in the year of the Lord.
There was a time that the facts of the cross and Jesus birth, life, death and resurrection were known by many. As secular and atheistic religions have entered the marketplace of ideas, that awareness has decreased. This blog will attempt to rebuild awareness, post by post.
Some may be surprised at calling “secularism” and “atheism” religions, but by definition, they are.
Here is a dictionary definition…”an organized system of beliefs, ceremonies, and rules used to worship a god or a group of gods”.
The concerted efforts of various groups in tandem with certain segments of the media would indicate that these are religions. So in the marketplace of religions and ideas, this is a place to learn why the cross is God’s idea from eternity.