Imagine if one spread silver dollars all across the State of Texas two feet deep. Just one of those silver dollars had a special marking on it. Then a blindfolded person was sent out to find that one coin. The first one that was picked up was the one with the marking. What are the odds of that happening? Dr. Peter Stoner, author of Science Speaks, made this comparison with the odds of Jesus fulfilling prophecy.
The Old Testament contains 300 prophecies about who the Jewish Messiah would be. Jesus fulfilled all of them. Yet, it was completed about 450 B.C. What are the odds of one person, born several hundred years later, fulfilling all of these 300 prophecies? Mathematicians have figured out the probability of this. Probability is a branch of mathematics that measures the likelihood that a given event will occur. One calculation says that one person fulfilling just 8 prophecies is one in ten, followed by 27 zeros. Another projection is that one person fulfilling 48 prophecies is one chance in 10 to the 157th power.
The reason why prophets were able to write 300 prophecies indicating who the Messiah would be, with 100 percent accuracy, is that they were divinely inspired. Jesus was much more than simply an historical figure. He was God, manifested in human form, who came to earth to redeem humanity from its fallen nature. He died upon a cross, but rose again 2,000 years ago. Anyone who calls upon him for salvation will experience the forgiveness, hope, and peace that Jesus has to offer. The nice thing about it, is that it is a free gift of grace. Nothing needs to be done to earn or merit it. Acts 4:12 says, “And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men, by which we must be saved.”
Have you called upon Jesus for your salvation?