FULFILLED PROPHECY ILLUSTRATION
Suppose someone predicted just 8 things about a person, any 8 things, for example:
(that’s 10 with 17 zeros - 1,000,000,000,000,000,000)!
To get a picture of this, let’s cover the state of Texas 2 feet deep in silver dollars. Hidden among them is 1 silver dollar marked with an “X”.
Then we’ll send someone “blindfolded” out to pick up just 1 coin.
The chances of them choosing the one with the “X” is: 1 in 10 (to the 17th power).
Yet - THERE ARE OVER 300 PROPHECIES (actually 333; most have already happened) ABOUT JESUS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT! What are the chances of that?
*WELL, JUST FOR THE SAKE OF CONVERSATION, LET’S ASSUME that the Bible is the word of God.
* By saying JUST FOR THE SAKE OF CONVERSATION, you’re NOT asking them to agree with you. Rather you’re simply seeking to begin, or continue, sharing the Gospel. This is a very valuable statement; don’t underestimate it – it’s worth memorizing.