The Probability of Fulfilled Prophecy
DID You know?
An astonishing 668 prophecies have been fulfilled and none have ever been proven false . An honest study of biblical prophecy will compellingly show the divine authorship of the Bible. Jesus fulfilled over 300 messianic prophecies written in the Old Testament scriptures.
There are 2,000 prophecies that discuss past events which have come to pass (proven correct), future prophecies and 300 prophecies (ALL proven correct and detailed) on the implications about the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
There are no prophetic failures.
While there are both obvious and subtle prophecies, most are very detailed and specific.
No other religion has specific, repeated, and unfailing fulfillment of predictions many years in advance of contingent events over which the predictor had no control.
Studies of psychics show only around 8% of their predictions come true and virtually all of these can be attributed to chance and a general knowledge of circumstances.
Mathematicians have calculated the odds of Jesus fulfilling only 8 of the Messianic prophecies as 1 out of 1017 (a 1 followed by 17 zeros). This is equivalent to covering the entire state of Texas with silver dollars 2 feet deep, marking one of them, mixing them all up and having a blind-folded person select the marked one at random the first time.
Fulfilled prophecy is powerful evidence that the Bible is divine rather than human in origin.
The Messiah would have had 456 identifying characteristics. These are told to us through the Prophecies of the Old Testemant. In Fact, Jesus fulfilled them all.
I. Prophecy Odds 10 to 5th Power
(1 Chance in 100,000) Jesus would be born in Bethlehem
II. Prophecy Odds- 10 To the 2nd Power
(1 in 10,000) Jesus would be a Descendant of David
III. Prophecy Odds 10 to the 5th Power
(1 Chance in 100,000) Jesus would be a miracle Worker
IV. Prophecy Odds 10 to the 6th Power
(1 Chance in 1,000,000) Jesus would present himself as a King riding on a donkey
V. Prophecy Odds 10 to the 6th Power
(1 Chance in 1,000,000) Jesus would be betrayed by a friend for 30 pieces of silver
VI. Prophecy Odds 10 to the 6th Power
(1 Chance in 1,000,000) Jesus would be Crucified
VII. Prophecy Odds 10 to the 6th Power
(1 Chance in 1,000,000) Jesus would first present Himself as King 173,880 days from the decree of Artazerxes to rebuild Jerusalem
- Total Probability without GOD 10 to the 38 Power - (1 Chance in 100 BILLION, BILLION, BILLION, BILLION)-(4 Billions)
-Professor Emeritus of Science at Westmont College, Peter Stoner, has calculated the probability of one man fulfilling the major prophecies made concerning the Messiah. Twelve different classes representing some 600-university students worked out the estimates. 1 in (10 157POWER) that one man could fulfill even 48 (F O U R T Y - e i g h t ) of these Old Testament prophecies.
The chances of one person fulfilling 48 of the over 300 prophecies is one chance in a (trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion,trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion.)Yet Jesus Christ fulfilled over 300 (O v e r T h r e e H U N D R E D !)
Finally, he submitted his figures for review to a committee of the American Scientific Affiliation. Upon examination, they verified that his calculations were dependable and accurate in regard to the scientific material presented (Peter Stoner, Science Speaks, Chicago: Moody Press, 1969, 4).