I have an idea….let’s do some math right now! What rapturous joy must be coursing thru your veins right now. Do you know that math can be used to prove that the #Bible comes from God? The math we’re going to use is the probability of fulfilled biblical #prophecy. But first, I have to teach you about exponents. Oh, stop complaining, it’ll be easy.
The number 10 can be expressed exponentially as 101 or 10 to the 1st power or the number 1 followed by 1 zero.
The number 100 can be expressed as 10 x 10 or 101 x 101 = 101+1 = 102 o 10 squared or the number 1 followed by 2 zero’s.
The number 1,000 can be expressed by 10 x 10 x 10 or 101 x 101 x 101 = 101+1+1 = 103 or 10 cubed or the number 1 followed by 3 zero’s.
The number 1,000,000 (one million) can be expressed by 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 or 101 x 101 x 101 x 101 x 101 x 101 = 101+1+1+1+1+1 = 106 or the number 1 followed by 6 zero’s.
The number 1,000,000,000 (one billion) is written as 109 or the number 1 followed by 9 zero’s.
The number 1,000,000,000,000 (one trillion) is written as 1012 or the number 1 followed by 12 zero’s (the whole US gov’t takes in less than 3 trillion dollars in tax money each year).
So if you have 1 chance in 100 of winning something, you have 1 chance in 102.
If you have 1 chance in a million of winning, you have 1 chance in 106.
If you have 1 chance in a billion of winning the lottery (which only one lottery has gotten this big before), you have 1 chance in 109 of winning.
Great! Now you’re an expert in exponents.
Now I want to introduce you to two men:
#Peter Stoner…M.S. degree, Department chairman of Mathematics & Astronomy at Pasadena City College until 1953 & Chairmen of the Science division of Westmont College from 1953-1957.
Dr. Robert C. Newman…Phd. in Astro-Physics, Cornell University 1967, post-doctoral fellow at the Bartol Research Foundation of the Franklin Institute and assosciate professor in Physics and Mathematics at Shelton College, both from 1968-1971, S.T.M., Biblical School of Theology, 1972; Associate professor of New Testament, Biblical School of Theology, 1971-retirement.
In 1944, Professor Stoner gave 600 of his students the task of finding the chance that one person could fulfill just 8 of the Old Testament prophecies of a coming #messiah. They came up with 1 chance in 1017. That’s 1 chance in one hundred quadrillion. To illustrate this, take 1017 silver dollars and put them all over Texas. They would fill all of Texas and be 2 feet high. Mark one of them and throw it randomly into the bunch. Blindfold a person and have them pick out one silver dollar. Would you bet they would pick out the marked one? Not very likely, is it?
Scientists have defined the chance of something NEVER happening (impossible) as if it has less than 1 chance in 1053. If you don’t have 1 chance in 1053 of it happening, it’ll NEVER happen. Remember 1054 is 10 times impossible.
What if we picked 48 Old Testament messianic prophecies? The chance of one person fulfilling 48 of these prophecies turns out to be 1 chance in 10157. WOW! This number is incomprehensible. If you could count 250 numbers per minute, it would take you almost 7 TRILLION years to reach this number.
What about all the other prophecies in the Bible. It’s been said that there are about 700 total prophecies in the Bible with about 500 of them already being fulfilled. No one that I know of has calculated what the probability of them being fulfilled by chance is but I can bet it’s ridiculously past zero.
In the regard of fulfilling prophecies, the Bible in unlike any other book in existence. With this kind of mathematical proof, don’t you think you can trust God with your life?
Write and tell me what you think of all this.
For His Kingdom,