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That in fact, Jesus is prophecy fulfilled for He fulfilled almost 200 Old Testament prophecies!

What are the odds of a man even fulfilling just a few prophecies? Dr. Peter Stoner, Professor Emeritus of Science at Westmont College, authored a book entitled Science Speaks, (Moody Press, 1969, P.109) in which he wrote about the law of "compound probability" in reference to just 8 of these prophecies about Jesus coming true. He found that the odds of one man accidently fulfilling 8 of these detailed prophecies is 1 in 10 to the 17th power. That’s 1 with 17 zero’s after it. In order for you to understand how incredible that number, he says “imagine you had that many silver dollars: 1 in 10 to the 17th power. Those silver dollars would cover all of Texas 2 feet deep. Now, let’s suppose you took one of those silver dollars and marked with a red dot and then dropped it from an airplane. Then, you thoroughly stirred up the entire mass. Now, you blind fold a friend and tell them they can go wherever they want in the state of Texas, stop, reach down and try to pull up that one specific coin marked with the red dot. What are the odds that they are going to select the red dotted coin? The same odds of 8 of these prophesies being fulfilled by Jesus, and yet he fulfilled almost 200!


From Tim Smith’s Sermon “Prophecy Fulfilled”

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