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The Bible Passes The Prophecy Test! There are literally thousands of prophetic predictions made in the Bible. Some of these prophecies are quite dramatic in nature. For instance, Isaiah mentions Cyrus the Persian King, by name, 125 years before he was born.

Not a single one prophecy made in the Bible has ever failed, or will ever fail, to come to pass! Some of the most remarkable prophecies are those related to the Lord Jesus Christ.

For instance, if you were to take just a few of the most specific prophecies concerning the Lord Jesus and His birth and earthly life, you can see how astonishing the accuracy of the Bible truly is. Consider just these seventeen prophecies:

1. He would be born in Bethlehem, Micah 5:2

2. He would be preceded by a forerunner, Isa. 40:3

3. He would enter Jerusalem on a colt, Zech. 9:9 (By the way, Jesus entered Jerusalem on the exact day Daniel had prophesied hundreds of years earlier, Dan. 9:25-27.)

4. He would be betrayed by a friend, Psa. 41:9

5. His hands and His feet would be pierced, Psa. 22:16

6. He would be wounded by His enemies, Isa. 53:5

7. He would be betrayed for 30 pieces of silver, Zech. 11:12

8. He would be spit upon and beaten, Isa. 50:6

9. The betrayal money would be cast down in temple and would be used to buy a potter’s field, Zech. 11:13

10. He would be silent before His accusers, Isa. 53:7

11. He would be crucified with thieves, Isa. 53:12

12. People would gamble for His garments, Psa. 22:8

13. His side would be pierced, Zech. 12:10

14. No a bone in His body would be broken, Psa. 34:20

15. His body would not decay, Psa. 16:10

16. He would be buried in the tomb of a rich man, Isa. 53:9

Someone has calculated that the odds of just these seventeen prophecies coming to pass is 1 chance in 480 Billion X 1 Billion X 1 Trillion! That is the number 480 followed by 30 zeros!

In other words, it would be like taking one grain of sand, painting it gold, and hiding it somewhere among the 200 million stars and the millions of planets, moons and asteroids of the Milky Way, then blindfolding a person and sending him out to find that one golden grain of sand. The odds are the same that he would find it!

Even if you just take eight of the prophecies that refer to Jesus, it can be illustrated by the following. Suppose we filled the entire state of Texas two feet deep with silver dollars. We marked one with an "X" and stirred up all the silver dollars throughout the state. Then, we blindfolded a man and allowed him to go anywhere he wishes in the state of Texas, stop, reach down into the silver dollars and pick one out. The odds that he would find the one marked silver dollar are 1 in 1017, or one in one hundred quadrillion, or one in 100 million billion. Those are the odds!)

The Bible can be trusted!

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