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1. Christ is to be born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2; fulfilled in Matt. 2:1-7; John 7:42; Luke 2:47).
2. Christ is to be preceded by a Messenger (Isaiah 40:3; Malachi 3:1; fulfilled in Matthew 3:1-3; 11:10; John 1:23; Luke 1:17).
3. Christ is to enter Jerusalem on a donkey (Zechariah 9:9; fulfilled in Luke 35-37; Matthew 21:6-11).
4. Christ is to be betrayed by a friend (Psalms 41:9; 55:12-14; fulfilled in Matthew 10:4; 26:49-50; John 13:21).
5. Christ is to be sold for 30 pieces of silver (Zechariah 11:12; fulfilled in Matthew 26:15; 27:3).
6. The money for which Christ is sold is to be thrown “to the potter” in God’s House (Zechariah 11:13; fulfilled in Matthew 27:5-7).
7. Christ is to be silent before His accusers (Isaiah 53:7; fulfilled in Matthew 27:12).
8. Christ is to be executed by crucifixion as a thief (Psalm 22:16; Zechariah 12:10; Isaiah 53:5,12; fulfilled in Luke 23:33; John 20:25; Matthew 27:38; Mark 15:27,28).

By applying the modern science of probability to just these eight prophecies, we find that the chance that any man might have lived down to the present time and fulfilled all eight prophecies is 1 in  10^17. That would be one in 100,000,000,000,000,000. In order for us to be able to comprehend this staggering probability, consider the following:
If we take 10^17 silver dollars and lay them on the face of Texas. They will 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 have 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 in their own wisdom.

Now, these Prophecies were either given by Inspiration Of God or the Prophets just wrote them as they thought they should be. In such a case the Prophets had just one chance in 10^17 of having them come true in any man, but they all came true in Christ.

This means that the fulfillment of these eight Prophecies alone proves that God Inspired the writing of those Prophecies to a definiteness which lacks only one chance in 10^17 of being absolute.

We find, considering 48 Prophecies, that the chance that any one man fulfilled all 48 Prophecies to be 1 in 10^157.

This is a really large number and it represents an extremely small chance. Let us try to visualize it. The silver dollar, which we have been using, is entirely too large. We must select a smaller object. The electron is about as small an object as we know of. It is so small that it will take 2.5 times 10^15 of them laid side by side to make a line, single file, one inch long. If we were going to count the electrons in this line one inch long, and counted 250 each minute, and if we counted day and night, it would take us 19,000,000 years to count just the one-inch line of electrons. If we had a cubic inch of these electrons and we tried to count them it would take us, counting steadily 250 each minute, 19,000,000 times 19,000,000 times 19,000,000 (nineteen million times nineteen million times nineteen million) or 6.9 times 10^21 years.

With that introduction, let us go back to our chance of 1 in 10^157. Let us suppose that we are taking this number of electrons, marking one, and thoroughly stirring it into the whole mass, then blindfolding a man and letting him try to find the right one. What chance has he of finding the right one? What kind of a pile will this number of electrons make? They make an inconceivably large volume.

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