The predictions of Jesus
The translation from French of this article has been improved from a google translation and may still be imperfect. The original article in French can be found here.
If you can help improving its translation, please, don't hesitate. Email the translation at: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is clear that many predictions of Jesus were never completed.
First, in Matthew 12.40, Jesus announced that he would be three days and three nights in the depths of the earth and then rise again.
But, what do the Gospels report ? That he died on a Friday evening and on Sunday morning, his tomb was already empty when the women went there. No calculation in the world can find three days and three nights in this time interval. There are rather only one day and two nights.
And this only mistake, according to the Torah, is sufficient to disqualify this prophecy as coming from God. According to the Torah, when a prophet speaks, we recognize that what he says comes from God and that, therefore, he is a true prophet, first, when what he said accomplishes. However, it is obvious here that this beautiful prediction attributed to Jesus was not accomplished.
Here's what the Torah says in Devarim (Deuteronomy) 18, 21 & 22. "You may wonder how you can tell when a prophet's message does not come from the LORD. If a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD and what he says does not come true, then it is not the LORD's message. That prophet has not spoken on his own authority and you are not to fear him."
Jesus says that(Matthew) the son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels and then he will reward each according to his works. I tell you truly, that some of those here will not taste death before they see the son of man coming in his kingdom. (Another prophecy that was not completed). He adds that at his coming (Mt 24, 29-34), the sun will darken, the moon will no longer shine and stars will fall from heaven (I don't know if you know the stars, one star is often more larger than the earth and Jesus says that many stars will fall on the earth and after this terrible tragedy whose gravity is now far more evaluated, the earth and the people will not be destroyed and), then the son of man will appear in the sky and all the peoples of the earth (which, by a respectable miracle, have escaped from destruction by the stars fell down from the sky) will weep as they see the son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. He will send out his angels with a loud trumpet sound and they will gather his chosen people from the four corners of the earth, etc... "
And when should all this happen? Jesus said, "I tell you the truth that all these things will happen before the people now living have all died." Have we learned that such an event has occurred? Another failed prophecy, because not only that generation has passed, but many others as well and among all those who were listening to Jesus, there is none that is still alive. And Jesus has not come back "in the glory of his Father with his angels, etc...
We do not know if Jesus actually said these things, but that's what we were reported and we can only discuss what we have in hands.