Saturday, May 19, 2012

Jesus: Scientifically Proven to Be The Messiah

Dr. [Peter] Stoner studied the Bible and looked at the 300 general prophecies concerning the First Coming of Jesus Christ. There are 108 specific prophecies about Jesus' First Coming. He wondered what the possibility could be that all of those prophecies could be fulfilled in the life of one man. He began his calculations with just eight. Instead of us figuring the probability of the whole 108, he took merely eight.

These are the eight he used:

  1. The Messiah will be born in the town of Bethlehem (Micah 5:2).
  2. A messenger will prepare the way for the Messiah (Malachi 3:1).
  3. The Messiah will enter Jerusalem as a King riding on a donkey (Zechariah 9:9).
  4. The Messiah will be betrayed by a friend and suffer wounds in His hands (Zechariah 13:6). (I for one think that is a two-for-one deal there, but he counts it as one.)
  5. The Messiah will be betrayed for 30 pieces of silver (Zechariah 11:12).
  6. The betrayal money will be used to purchase a potter's field (Zechariah 11:13).
  7. The Messiah will remain silent while He is afflicted (Isaiah 53:7).
  8. The Messiah will die by having His hands and feet pierced (Psalm 22:16).

Dr. Stoner figured the probability of there being maybe 88 billion people who ever lived from Jesus' time up until now. After computing all of the calculations, he calculated that the probability of Jesus of Nazareth — one man — fulfilling just eight of the 108 prophecies is "1 in 10 to the 17th power." That number means "1 in 100 quadrillion." Statistically impossible! And yet, Jesus fulfilled not just those eight but all 108 prophecies. Peter Stoner demonstrated that mathematically Jesus proves 100% that the Bible is true and accurate, especially when it concerns His prophetic Word.

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1 comment:

  1. Hello Ariel
    Have a look at this post on our site from last February on Jesus & prophecy.
    If you tour the sitemap, I am sure you will find others of some interest as well.
    Yours in Christ Jesus,
    The Editor