Age: This prophesy was written in the book of Zachariah and was written around 500 years before Jesus.
One of the miracles that attest to divine authorship of the Bible, is fullfilled Biblical prophesy
There are over 300 prophecies within the Bible that point directly to the Messiah, Jesus Christ.
Mathematics & Astronomy Professor Peter W. Stoner has made the statement that the
chances of just 8 prophecies (like these) coming true by sheer chance is 1 in 10 to the power of 17
(100,000,000,000,000,000). That would be equivalent to covering the whole state of Texas
with silver dollars two feet deep and then expecting a blindfolded man to walk across the
state and on the very first try find the ONE coin you marked (roughly equivalent to the
Province of Ontario being 1.5 feet deep).
Using only 48 of the prophecies that Jesus fulfilled it was
calculated that the chances of one person fulfilling these by sheer chance would be 1 in
10 to the power of 157.
To help us understand how huge this number is he suggested taking 10157 electrons and
pressing them into a solid ball. This ball, made entirely of electrons, would pretty much fill,
not just our galaxy, but the entire known universe. (At the time Stoner's book was written the
universe was known to be at least 6 billion light years in all directions. Stoner's
known universe would need to be filled about 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
times.) Once again we would mark just one electron, blindfold a man and send him out
to find that one electron.
Peter Stoner then states, "To the extent, then, that we know this blindfolded man cannot
pick out the marked electron, we know that the Bible is inspired. This is not merely
evidence. It is proof of the Bible's inspiration by God--proof so definite that the
universe is not large enough to hold the evidence."
Professor Stoner then made the comment that, "Any man who rejects Christ as the Son of
God is rejecting a fact proved perhaps more absolutely than any other fact in the