“How do the prophecies in the Old Testament tie in with what happened in the New Testament? Can’t you just explain away all the so-called prophecies?”
The prophecies about Jesus
The Bible contains hundreds of detailed prophecies.
Over 60 prophecies in the Old Testament are distinct predictions about Jesus.
Some of these prophecies were made 1,000 years before Jesus lived his life on earth.
Many of these prophecies concern Jesus’ crucifixion. These prophecies were made over 500 years before crucifixion was first used anywhere in the world as a form of capital punishment.
Could it just be a fluke that Jesus fulfilled all these prophecies?
A scientist picked out 48 such prophecies and determined that the probability of one man randomly fulfilling them all is 1 in 10 to the exponent of 157. That is 1 followed by 157 zeros!
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Your chances of winning a typical lottery jackpot is about 1 in 108,000,000. Yet, Jesus fulfilled all the prophecies.
Mark Water, Hard Questions about the Bible Made Easy, The Made Easy Series (Alresford, Hampshire: John Hunt Publishers Ltd, 2000), 30.