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Bible Prophecy
« on: March 23, 2011, 07:13:58 AM »
"Professor Emeritus of Science at Westmont College, Peter Stoner, has calculated the probability of one man fulfilling the major prophecies made concerning the Messiah. The estimates were worked out by twelve different classes representing some 600 university students.

The students carefully weighed all the factors, discussed each prophecy at length, and examined the various circumstances which might indicate that men had conspired together to fulfill a particular prophecy. They made their estimates conservative enough so that there was finally unanimous agreement even among the most skeptical students.

However Professor Stoner then took their estimates, and made them even more conservative. He also encouraged other skeptics or scientists to make their own estimates to see if his conclusions were more than fair. 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).

For example, concerning Micah 5:2, where it states the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem Ephrathah, Stoner and his students determined the average population of BETHLEHEM from the time of Micah to the present; then they divided it by the average population of the earth during the same period.

They concluded that the chance of one man being born in Bethlehem was one in 300,000, (or one in 2.8 x 10^5 - rounded),

After examining only eight different prophecies (Idem, 106), they conservatively estimated that the chance of one man fulfilling all eight prophecies was one in 10^17.

To illustrate how large the number 10^17 IS (a figure with 17 zeros)
, Stoner gave this illustration:

If you mark one of ten tickets, and place all the tickets in a hat, and thoroughly stir them, and then ask a blindfolded man to draw one, his chance of getting the right ticket is one in ten. Suppose that we take 10^17 silver dollars and lay them on the face of Texas. They'll cover all of the state two feet deep. Now mark one of these silver dollars and stir the whole mass thoroughly, all over the state. Blindfold a man and tell him that he can travel as far as he wishes, but he must pick up one silver dollar and say that this is the right one. What chance would he have of getting the right one? Just the same chance that the prophets would've had of writing these eight prophecies and having them all come true in any one man, from their day to the present time, providing they wrote them in their own wisdom (Idem, 106-107)."
http://www.israelsmessiah.com/prophecy/messiah/probability.htm

"Approximately 2500 prophecies appear in the pages of the Bible, about 2000 of which already have been fulfilled to the letter—no errors."
http://www.reasons.org/articles/fulfilled-prophecy-evidence-for-the-reliability-of-the-bible

Messianic prophecies

This is a pretty loaded and link-rich site.
http://www.christiananswers.net/dictionary/messianicprophecies.html

Google search - messianic prophecies

fulfilled bible prophecies

100prophecies.org http://www.100prophecies.org

Through the traditional continuous-historic context even more prophecy has been fulfilled that most of those listed previously recognize. Indeed prophecy in scripture is nearly entirely fulfilled - including the revealing of THE false prophet.....duhhhh!
http://brotherpete.com/index.php?board=6.0

The False Prophet
http://www.beholdthebeast.com/the_false_prophet.htm

and miraculously confirmed mathematically
http://www.beholdthebeast.com/mathematical_precision_of_prophecy.htm

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Re: Bible Prophecy
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