In his book, Science Speaks, Peter Stoner applies the modern science of probability to just eight prophecies regarding Christ. He says, “The chance that any man might have …fulfilled all eight prophecies is one in 10 to the 17th. That would be 1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000.” (one hundred quadrillion) Stoner suggests that “we take 10 to the 17th silver dollars and lay them on the face of Texas. They will cover all of the state 2 feet deep. Now mark one of these silver dollars and stir the whole mass thoroughly… Blindfold a man and tell him he can travel as far as he wishes, but he must pick up [that one marked silver dollar.] What chance would he have of getting the right one?” Stoner concludes, “Just the same chance that the prophets would have had of writing those eight prophecies and having them all come true in any one man,…providing they wrote them in their own wisdom
I don’t own a pocket NT
I don’t like them. I want the whole book.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying they are “demonic” or “ichabod”. I think they are distracting.
The Bible is ONE story, ONE message, about ONE Man and His ONE mission.
I don’t think God gave us the OT & NT to separate them.
When I buy a book I want the whole book, not the ending only.
The ending does not make sense if I don’t allow the Author to expand the details “in the beginning”. When I know those details then the big picture makes sense; and the end becomes more amazing. I now see the journey from the amazing beginning to the incredible end.
Buy the whole book.
Just my musings.