Two Apostles and two prophets wrote the Gospels so that you may believe. The gospel writers wrote all four gospels to bear witness of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, and thus prove the Son of God is Jesus (Luke 1:1-3, John 19:35, 20:31, 21:24). What we have in the Scriptures are a number of prophetic predictions and multiple eyewitnesses of the fulfilling of these predictions. While these witnesses did not see God, they saw Christ and God’s miraculous working through Him (John 10:25, 37-38). Truly, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Heb. 11:1).
The Apostles oversaw the recording of the gospel testimonies for our examination of these eyewitness reports. As far as evidence goes, there is nothing stronger. What greater proof is there other than the unchanging records of eyewitnesses? Forensic and trace evidence can only prove and disprove testimonies of such reports.
Isaiah and the other prophets wrote predictions of the Christ an His church 700 years before Christ. Moses prophesied of Christ 1500 years before, and David prophesied 1000 years before Christ. The Dead Sea Scrolls (2nd c. BC) and the Septuagint (3rd c. BC) prove that these writings were already in existence, and only with prejudice can these predictive prophecies be disregarded.
Isaiah gave such prophecies. He foretold of a descendant of Jesse for which God’s Spirit would descend, who would slay the wicked by the breath of His lips (Isa. 11:1-5, cf. 4:1). All the nations will come to this Branch (Isa. 11:10). He is God’s Anointed (Isa. 61:1-3). This is the One, who judges between the nations and brought forth the Law from Zion (Isa. 2:2-4). When Israel and Judah no longer have kings, Isaiah predicted that a sign would come of a Son being born of a virgin (Isa. 7:14). This is the coming King and Messiah over Israel and the Nations (Isa. 9:6-7, cf. 28:5-6). This is the Christ, who spoke of Himself before He was born, saying that God and the Spirit sent Him (Isa. 48:16).
“For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this” (Isa. 9:6-7).