Silver Dollars All Over Texas!
by Bill Perkins
Since 1993, Compass has held Steeling the Mind Bible Conferences that defend the accuracy of the Bible. By providing this Biblical armor, it is our hope a Believer can better "make a defense" of what and why we believe (1Pet 3:15).
And as the world turns slowly toward God's predetermined conclusion, we expect to have more and more opportunities to be used by God in the lives of friends, family and loved ones. Nothing like being armed for action!
With that in mind, see if you can get your arms around these facts: There are over 300 prophecies in the Bible of Jesus' first coming, all having come true. What would be the odds of just eight of these prophecies coming true?
(1) Messiah to be born in Bethlehem. (Micah 5:2)
(2) Messiah betrayed for thirty pieces of silver. (Zechariah 11:12-13)
(3) Messiah's clothes would be gambled away. (Psalms 22:18)
(4) Messiah's hands and feet would be pierced. (Psalms 22:16)
(5) Messiah's bones would not be broken. (Psalms 34:20)
(6) Messiah would be born in the tribe of Judah. (Isaiah 37:31)
(7) Messiah would be called from Egypt. (Hosea 11:1)
(8) Messiah would be buried in a rich man's grave. (Isaiah 53:9)
The odds of all eight coming true are virtually incomprehensible! Consider this illustration-
Suppose we filled the entire State of Texas with 100 trillion silver dollars. That would make the entire state about two feet deep in coins. Then we mark only one coin.
Next we stir-up the state full of coins so they are thoroughly mixed and random. The marked coin could be anywhere in the state in the two foot deep coins. Finally we blindfold a man and let him travel the entire state to choose one random coin.
What would be the odds of him finding the marked coin in one try? He would have the same chance the prophets had for those eight prophecies being fulfilled. Which is virtually no chance.
But that was only eight of the over 300 prophecies! Figuring the odds of fulfilling all 300 Bible prophecies is ridiculously astronomical. Simply incalculable-- except that the real author of these prophecies knew the future. The God Who created the universe out of nothing was in total control and knows the past, present AND future.
"Behold, the former things have come to
pass, Now I declare new things; Before
they spring forth I proclaim them to you."
If this type of mathematical apologetics (defense of the faith) gets your blood pumping, consider ordering Mike Riddle's Steeling the Mind Bible Conference presentation,
Mike does a great job, in layman's terms, showing the utter impossibility of evolution in light of mathematical probabilities.
Great to watch and pass around! Order today!
Bill Perkins is the founder and Executive Director of Compass International, Inc.
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