Some Will Still Say the Bible is not Accurate
Even with all the evidence we have provided, some will still say the Bible is not accurate. Yet Archaeology and Science is continuously proving the Bible to be accurate. Over and over again, archaeological digs are finding artifacts that prove the various stories that are in the Bible. Read More.
One of the ways to prove the Bible is accurate is to explore the concept of prophecy. There are over 55 prophecies in the Old Testament that speak about Jesus. Every one of the prophecies were fulfilled in the life of Jesus.
Peter Stoner, Chairman of the Departments of Mathematics and Astronomy at Pasadena College, had students look at eight specific prophecies about Jesus. What are odds of them being fulfilled by one person?
The prospect that anyone would satisfy those eight prophecies was just 1 in 1017. In Science Speaks, he described it like this:
“Let us try to visualize this chance. If you mark one of ten tickets, and place all of the tickets in a hat, and thoroughly stir them, and then ask a blindfolded man to draw one, his chance of getting the right ticket is one in ten. Suppose that we take 1017 silver dollars and lay them on the face of Texas. They will cover all of the state two feet deep. Now mark one of these silver dollars and stir the whole mass thoroughly, all over the state.
“Blindfold a man and tell him that he can travel as far as he wishes, but he must pick up one silver dollar and say that this is the right one. What chance would he have of getting the right one? Just the same chance that the prophets would have had of writing these eight prophecies and having them all come true in any one man, from their day to the present time, providing they wrote using their own wisdom.”https://www.jesusfilm.org/blog-and-stories/old-testament-prophecies.html
There are also many prophecies in the Old Testament that have been fulfilled in history. Yes, there are some prophecies that have not been fulfilled. Some were conditional and the conditions were not met so they will never be fulfilled. Others are speaking of events yet in the future.
The Bible was written over a 1,500 year span so there is no way that many of these prophecies could have just been ‘predicted’ by the authors. There were over 40 authors so there is no way they could have conspired with each other.