What are the Odds
for One Person to
Fulfill Numerous
Messianic Prophecies?
2X  THRU  240
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
2
4
8
16
32
64
128
256
512
  1,024
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
2,048
4,096
8,192
16,384
32,768
65,536
131,072
262,144
524,288
  1,048,576
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
2,097,152
4,194,304
8,388,608
16,777,216
33,554,432
67,108,864
134,216,728
268,433,456
536,866,912
  1,073,733,824
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
2,147,467,648
4,294,935,296
8,589,870,592
17,179,741,184
34,359,482,368
68,708,964,736
137,417,928,472
274,835,857,944
549,671,705,988
  1,099,343,411,976
  


I'm going to ask you to take a trip into absurdity with me.

Let's assume for the sake of discussion that for each messianic prophecy a randomly selected person has a FIFTY PERCENT CHANCE of fulfilling that prophecy.

In other words, pick somebody at random, anywhere in the world. We'll assume for the sake of discussion that there is a FIFTY PERCENT CHANCE that that randomly selected person was born in Bethlehem.

We'll assume that there is a fifty percent chance that the randomly selected person is a descendant of King David.

We'll assume there is a fifty percent chance that the randomly selected person was born of a virgin.

Etc., etc. Certainly, no one can say "Your estimates are unrealistically low. There's a much greater chance that a randomly selected person could be that."

Consider this: if you flip a coin, the chances are fifty percent that it will come up heads.  If you flip it again, the chances are fifty percent that the second toss will come up heads.  If you flip it a third time, the chances are fifty percent that the third toss will come up heads.

But what are the chances of the coin coming up heads THREE TIMES IN A ROW? One-half times one-half times one-half.  In other words, write 2 three times, then multiply them together.  The chances of getting three heads in a row are one in eight.  The chances of getting four heads in a row are one in sixteen, etc.

If a person has a fifty percent chance of fulfilling each messianic prophecy, the chances of one person fulfilling four messianic prophecies are one in sixteen.  In other words, using our absurd assumption that for each prophecy a randomly selected person has a fifty percent chance of fulfilling the prophecy, if we pick sixteen people at random, one person should fulfill the four prophecies.  If we pick thirty-two people, two in the group should fulfill the four prophecies.

Let's move it up a step.  What are the odds of getting ten heads in a row?  What are the odds of one person fulfilling ten prophecies? ONE IN ONE THOUSAND TWENTY FOUR.  If half the people on the planet were born of a virgin and half the people on the planet were descendants of David and half the people on the planet were born in Bethlehem, etc., still, only one person in 1024 would satisfy ten prophecies.


What are the Odds of Any One Person Fulfilling Twenty or Thirty or Forty Messianic Prophecies?


YOU'VE GOT THE CHART Figure it out yourself!

The odds of one person fulfilling 40 prophecies are one in One Trillion, Ninety-Nine Billion, etc. . . . assuming that half the world's population was born in Bethlehem, half the world's population is descended from David, etc.

If that's not the case, the odds get worse!



YESHUA OF NAZARETH FULFILLED OVER

TWO HUNDRED MESSIANIC PROPHECIES

For 50 prophecies, multiply 1,024 times 1,099,343,411,976 the answer is more than One Quadrillion.

For 60 prophecies, multiply that answer by 1,024 the answer is more than One Quintillion.


YESHUA'S  GENEALOGY

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