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Fulfilled Prophecy: Evidence for the Reliability of the Bible

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Unique among all books ever written, the Bible accurately foretells specific events--in detail--many years, sometimes centuries, before they occur. Approximately 2500 prophecies appear in the pages of the Bible, about 2000 of which already have been fulfilled to the letter--no errors. (The remaining 500 or so reach into the future and may be seen unfolding as days go by.) Since the probability for any one of these prophecies having been fulfilled by chance averages less than one in ten (figured very conservatively) and since the prophecies are for the most part independent of one another, the odds for all these prophecies having been fulfilled by chance without error is less than one in 10^2000 (that is 1 with 2000 zeros written after it)!

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Not sure what prophecy is? CLICK the picture of the Bible above.

 
More than 300 Prophecies of Jesus' Life Predicted in the Old Testament and then Fulfilled in the New Testament

He said to them, "This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms."
                                                            
                                                                                                          -Luke 24:44

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Messianic prophecy is the collection of over 300 predictions in the Old Testament about the future Messiah of the Jewish people. These predictions were written by multiple authors, in numerous books, over approximately 1,000 years. Messianic Prophecy is so dramatic today, because with the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the reliability of the Septuagint version of the Old Testament (both of which have been proven to exist prior to the time Jesus walked on the earth) you can be assured that these prophecies were not conspired after-the-fact.
 
It has been calculated that anyone just fulfilling 8 Messianic prophecies by chance is next to impossible..1 in 10 to the 17th power (1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000), 48 prophecies to be 1 in 10 to the 157th power, (or 1 in 10,00,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,
000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,
000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,
000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,
000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000..consider the number of zeros for all 300+ prophecies!)

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Today, the only way Bible scoffers can explain away this astronomical probability is to discredit the prophecies in one way or another. Their only alternative is to accept that God is the author of scriptures. The Bible is reliable book of genuine divine prophecy, You can trust it!
 
The evidence of divine prophecy presented here is just a tiny portion of proofs available to establish the divine origin of the Bible. Yet, they are more than sufficient to prove the inspiration of the Bible. There will always be men who scoff at the Bible. You, however, can be confident when you read your Bible that God is the author, for it is written:
 
"We constantly thank God that when you received from us the word of God's message, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God"
                                                                                                           
                                                                              -1 Thessalonians 2:13

 
 
 
Are the Prophecies too Vague?

In order for prophecy to have any significant impact on us, it must be clearly seen that the message is specific, relevant and also provable. Prophetic passages ought to be taken as plain or literal in their content, there would be no point in God giving us a prophecy if it could be interpreted in 101 different ways. Prophecies may contain idioms or some picture language, but the message should be taken at face value in order that they should have any practical value. Many people today have picked up their daily newspaper, read the astrology section and seen a "prophecy" that probably stated something like this, "Fortune smiles on you today as a new and interesting twist occurs in your job". Prophecy of this kind is worthless and can be used to fit almost any circumstance that is likely to arise. The Bible with it's prophetic statements have been specific, and accurate to the degree that critics insist that the books were written after the event happened! (http://www.ezkeel.com/Theology/Bible/The%20Bible.htm)

 
Lets Take a look at the prophecy of the Jews.
The Bible predicted...

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*The Jews would return to Israel (1948).
 
 
*The exact order the Jews would reclaim the land.
Judah first (1948)
Jerusalem Second (1967)
-Zechariah 12:7
 
*That when the Jews return to Israel, they would be one nation with one ruler.
Note: Before the Jews were kicked out of Israel, it was divided into two nations with two rulers.
-Ezekiel 37:21,22
 
*The Eastern Gate in Jerusalem will remain closed untill Christ walks through it. Despite several attempts, over 400 years, no one has walked through nor open the Gate.
-Ezekiel 44:1-3
 
MANY MORE FULFILLED PROPHECIES @ http://www.100prophecies.org

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Remember the Jews are the only race of people who have been pulled out of their land and after 1900 years returned.

 
 
 
 
The Bible is full of prophecies that have either been fulfilled or soon will be. When a person rejects the Bible, they are dismissing the idea that God could be powerful enough to actually foretell the future. But God is outside the confines of time which is part of the context for people in this life(Why I Believe the Bible, Scott Huckaby).
 
 
 

Archaeological Proof of the Bible

 
 
 
2 Peter 1:20-21
"Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit."