Monday, March 2, 2009

Prophecy of Christ

I found this explanation about the prophecies of Jesus Christ and it made it so real to me. I never thought much of it before I read this. Hope you guys enjoy! :)

Peter Stoner, a scientist in the area of mathematic probabilities, says in his book Science Speaks that if we take just eight of the Old Testament prophecies Christ fulfilled, we find that the probability of their coming to pass is one in 10 to the 17th power. He illustrates that staggering amount this way:

“We take 10 to the 17th power silver dollars and lay them on the face of Texas. They will cover all of the state 2 feet deep. Now mark one of these silver dollars and stir the whole mass thoroughly. Blindfold a man and tell them he must pick up one silver dollar. What chance would he have of getting the right one? Just the same chance that the prophets would have had at getting these eight prophecies and having them come true in any one man.”

And keep in mind that Jesus fulfilled hundreds more than just eight prophecies!

~L. Pierce

1 comment:

  1. I've heard that analogy before, and it's amazing!! How could anyone read the Bible and not be convinced that Jesus is the Christ??