God gives Mathematical Proof for Christianity

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AN AWESOME  ARTICLE! by Dan Delzell, pastor of Wellspring Lutheran Church in Papillion, Nebraska writes this article in The Christian Post.

It is impossible that Christianity is not God’s revelation of truth to man. Simply impossible. The math proves it beyond question. It doesn’t take faith to believe that one plus one equals two, and it doesn’t take faith to identify the religion which has mathematical certainty in its corner.

God didn’t have to give us mathematical proof of His existence, but He did it anyway. God didn’t have to give us proof of Christianity, but He chose to do so. And God didn’t have to give us proof of His love for us, but that is exactly what He did. The proof is irrefutable.

I live in Nebraska where I serve as a pastor. Imagine someone covering this entire state in silver dollars 6 feet deep. Then mark one coin and bury it anywhere across the state. Next, blindfold a man and have him choose one coin. The odds that he would choose the marked coin are the same odds of getting 8 prophecies all fulfilled in one man. God gave us about 300 fulfilled prophecies in the Person of Jesus Christ.

Here are 8 of those 300 prophecies:

(1) The Messiah will be born in Bethlehem. (Micah 5:2; Matthew 2:1; Luke 2:4-6)
(2) The Messiah will be a descendant of Jacob. (Numbers 24:17; Matthew 1:2)
(3) The Messiah will enter Jerusalem as a king riding on a donkey. (Zechariah 9:9; Mark 11:4-11)
(4) The Messiah will be betrayed by a friend. (Psalm 41:9; Luke 22:47,48)
(5) The Messiah’s betrayal money will be used to purchase a potter’s field. (Zechariah 11:13; Matthew 27:9,10)
(6) The Messiah will be spat upon and struck. (Isaiah 50:6; Matthew 26:67)
(7) The Messiah’s hands and feet will be pierced. (Psalm 22:16; John 20:25-27)
(8) Soldiers will gamble for the Messiah’s garments. (Psalm 22:18; Luke 23:34)

There is no way one man could have fulfilled all 8 of these prophecies unless God was making it happen. Who else controls history? Who else could give us such irrefutable proof for Christianity? The odds are one in one hundred quadrillion, or 1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000.

This mathematical proof was calculated by Professor Peter Stoner. He was chairman of the mathematics and astronomy departments at Pasadena City College until 1953. He then went to Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, where he served as chairman of the science division.

You don’t have to be a mathematics professor to see that this evidence is irrefutable. No one would pick the marked coin under those conditions. No one but God could have given us these biblical prophecies, and then brought them to fulfillment right before our eyes. It is impossible that Christianity is false. The math proves it, and the Man behind the math rose from the dead, just as it had been foretold.

Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/the-mathematical-proof-for-christianity-is-irrefutable-96295/#0GUltOdZo5CzMs21.99

7 comentarii (+add yours?)

  1. The Master's Slave
    mai 31, 2013 @ 11:12:40

    Reblogged this on The Master's Slave.

  2. willyt1
    mai 31, 2013 @ 11:51:51

    Unfortunately for the unsaved, mathematical certainty does not save. Josh McDowell wrote two books, evidence and more evidence, but that does not save anyone, no matter how true it is. Convincing someone of the truth of Christ takes preaching the Holy Word of God, convicting and convincing by the Holy Spirit of God, and the Holy Spirit changing the heart to accept the Word of God.
    Only then will sinners be converted, souls saved, and new life begin.

    • rodi
      mai 31, 2013 @ 12:04:22

      Willy,
      I don’t know if you’ve grown up in church all of your life, as I have, or if you came to Christ later on in your life. But having the opportunity to speak to many unbelievers about Christ, I can tell you that in one on one conversations, an unbeliever wants answers to their questions before they want to hear any quotes from a Bible they do not believe in. That is why many will never accept an invitation to a church service until they get to a point where they start to believe there might be something to Christianity’s truth claims.

      That is my own personal experience. As to the saving power- it definitely comes only through Holy Spirit, using the Word of God to convict man of his sins and his need for Jesus Christ as Savior.

      This article you are commenting on actually points one to Scripture- the prophecies about Jesus Christ that were fulfilled, all of them. So, for someone who says the Bible is an old, outdated book written by simple men, this article shows, and in my opinion proves that there was divine inspiration, for only God could give these prophecies to His prophets and then fulfill every single one. Now, to you and me, we don’t need such proof to bolster our faith, but to an unbeliever it is a useful and powerful argument. If we are to engage unbelievers, we need to make an effort to listen to their questions, concerns and answer them as best we can, in the rest we pray for the Holy Spirit to convict the unbeliever of his need for Christ- the work is all God’s and so is the glory!

  3. I'mAllBooked
    iun. 01, 2013 @ 10:42:21

    Regarding comments by Willy and Rodi – I think you’re both right! We need to be intelligent (not emotional) when dealing with people and sharing the Gospel with them. We need to listen to their questions and try to understand where they are coming from. We also need to determine if they are asking sincerely or are just trying to be argumentative and adversarial. We can’t rely on our own persuasive speech or arguments. Jesus said that men had the prophets to reveal God to them, and even if someone was to come back from the dead, they still wouldn’t believe (Case in point: Lazarus AND Jesus of course!). So we tell them the truths of Scripture – the entire Word of God, including the OT prophesies, then leave the convicting part up to the work of the Holy Spirit.

    • rodi
      iun. 01, 2013 @ 10:56:22

      I agree with what you say. But, our aim is to follow Peter’s teaching in 1 Peter 3:15
      „But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect..”

      Always is a pretty definitive word, therefore, Peter is charging us to answer everyone who asks for the reason for our belief. So, we should not give up that easily, unless it is someone like Jehovah’s witnesses (or others like them) who are not really interested in the Word, but in converting other Christians to their religion. Atheists are a different story, if the cross is foolishness to them, of course they will speak some foolish things, but that should not impede us from proclaiming the Gospel to them for as long as they want to engage us.

  4. C.P. Steinmetz
    iun. 02, 2013 @ 20:39:23

    Mr. Delzell’s ‘proof’ is refutable in so many ways. A few examples of the errors are:
    1. The calculation of probability. Unless he can show the probabilities for each of those prophecies being fulfilled by chance, he can only say the probability is ½. For example, being born in Bethlehem – he was or he wasn’t.
    Given that, the probability is 1 in 256, not 1 in one hundred quadrillion.

    2. There is the problem that the writers of the Bible had to make sure that Jesus fit what they saw as prophecies of the Messiah. Two examples: 1. Born in Bethlehem. The only way to make this fit was to have a ‘census’ where people had to return to their family village. Not only did the Romans not do that, it defeats the purpose of a census to have people not register where they live. 2. [Not among his 8] Jesus lived in Nazareth. There is real doubt if there was a ‘Nazareth’ in Jesus time. More importantly, the scriptures say the Messiah would be a ‘Nazarite’, not someone from Nazareth.

    3. Messiah entering Jerusalem riding on a donkey. Curiously, he cites Mark, not John. Probably that is because in John, Jesus says he is doing that ‘as it is written’. In short, he is doing what the Scripture says the Messiah would do. In short, if you know what you are supposed to do, and do it, it isn’t a ‘prophecy.’ And the probability of fulfilling it is 1 in 1.

    4. Three of his ‘prophecies’ are from Psalms. But nowhere does David say these are about the Messiah. These are about David. So, the only way these are a ‘prophecy’ of the Messiah is – like so many of these ‘prophecies’ – just post facto (and often tortured) interpretations of anything that matches what is known about Jesus. Hardly prophetic.

    Even worse, if one takes the supposed ‘300’ prophecies fulfilled by Jesus, there are hardly any that would meet the test of an actual prophecy. I would look forward to a list of actual prophecies of the Messiah that could be supported as such.

    • rodi
      iun. 02, 2013 @ 22:49:40

      Belief is an interesting thing. For someone like me, who believes that an almighty (omnipotent) God inspired everything that was written in the Bible, I look at a passage like Luke 17:11-19 where Jesus healed 10 lepers and only one came back to thank Him and glorify God. Many people lived in Jesus’s day, and many followed Him, but not all glorified God and not all became children of God, saved through the atoning death of Christ. Knowledge of God and Christ is one thing, knowing God and Christ is another thing altogether. People will believe what they want to believe.

      If you set out to not believe any of the evidence, then no evidence will ever be good enough for you. And this makes sense because until God touches a man’s heart, man cannot believe, because man feels it’s not in his own best interest to believe, because Jesus asks his followers to take up their cross and follow Him. No one can do this without the power Christ gives to empower man through the Holy Spirit. And, no one can feel conviction of their sins without the Holy Spirit convicting them, no matter how much they read and learn about Christ.

      I pray that God gives you wisdom and helps you in your study and search for truth, if indeed you are searching for truth.

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