There are over 300 prophecies in the Old Testament detailing the coming Messiah. We are going to examine eight (8) of them. The reason for these 8 is that they are the most notable.
Example: Two events, each with a 50% probability, together would have a 25% probability: .50 x .50=. 25. If each had a probability, together they would have 1% or 10x1x10x1=1:10×2.
|Zech 9:9||King on a Donkey||1:100|
|Zech 11:12||30 pieces of Silver||1:1,000|
|Zech 11:13||Temple, Potter, etc.||1:100,000|
|Zech 13:6||Wounds in Hands||1:1,000|
|Isa 53:7||No defense; Innocent||1:1,000|
|Isa 53:9||Died with the Wicked||1:1,000|
|Grave with the rich|
These are all very conservative probabilities of one person fulfilling each of these let alone fulfilling all of them.
If we say the total population of people born in the last 2,000 years = 100 Billion (10×11) power.
10×28/10×11 = 10×17
How big is that number. Well if the universe is 15 billion years old 10×17 is the number of seconds that there have been. If you have any questions about what you have just read or want to leave your own personal review leave a comment below.
Imagine the state of Texas covered in silver dollars 2 ft. deep and somewhere in that pile is a one marked with an “X”. The probability of reaching down and picking that silver dollar on the first try would be 1in 10 x 17. I didn’t do the math but this is adapted from Peter Stoner, “Science Speaks.”
Just for Fun:
Do you know where this sentence can be found in the bible? “Man appointed mortal sorrow, the blessed God shall come down, teaching His death shall bring the despairing rest or comfort.”
I am not surprised because it is there but not there. Confusing, Ok!
Look in your bible at Genesis Chapter 5, here you will find the genealogy of Adam to Noah. Boring, not quite. Let’s peel back the onion a little and one will notice that Adam means, “Man”; Seth means “Appointed” Noah means “rest or comfort”. There is something here but what. If you take the root mean of each of the names in Hebrew you will find the words that make up the sentence. The use of Jones dictionary of old testament proper names is where I got my definitions.
|Mahalalel||The blessed God|
|Jared||Shall come down|
|Methuselah||His death shall bring|
|Noah||Rest or comfort|
[Could a group of Jewish rabbis have deliberately hidden the Christian Gospel in a genealogy within their venerated Torah? Hardly: Evidence of supernatural design.]