Concrete Proof Of God's Existence

The probability of all the prophesies in this article "coming true" and then remaining fulfilled, are estimated at about 26 trillion to one.

We believe that these prophetic fulfillments are very important. In fact, we believe that they prove the very existence of God, when considered along with some other factors. There seem to be only two other possible alternatives: 1) That the Biblical prophets were liars, also having prophetic abilities that no other humans have ever had. That is, the ability to tell the future with 100% accuracy; or 2) A lying supernatural entity who claims to be God.

Examination of these types of prophecies helped to transform the lives of most of the greatest scientists of the Scientific Revolution. Men like Sir Isaac Newton, Sir Robert Boyle, Michael Faraday, James Clerk Maxwell, Blaise Pascal, Johannes Kepler, Galileo and Copernicus, all had their faith strengthened or rooted in similar biblical prophetic fulfillment. These men were used to dealing with factual evidence and not superstition or "blind" faith. They came to believe that the evidence clearly points to Jesus.

Said Blaise Pascal (the founder of probability mathematics; inventor of the first calculating machine, considered the founder of hydrodynamics, Pascal's Law, etc.) "...the most weighty proofs of Jesus are the prophecies. (Pensees #335). The following words, written in Pascal's own handwriting, were found sewn into his clothing at the time of his death: "Certainty, certainty, emotion, joy, peace, God of Jesus Christ. Thy God shall be my God. Oblivion of the world and of everything except God. Joy, joy, joy, tears of joy!" Many of us have also been blessed by the certainty, joy, and peace that was given to Blaise Pascal. God has promised this to all who "...search for me with all your heart" (Jeremiah 29:13). If you are a seeker of truth we ask you to also search through the following evidence with all your heart.

All reputable scholars would be quick to agree that all of the following prophecies (except #18) were written down before 300 B.C. They all remain fulfilled, and others continue to be fulfilled, more than a thousand years later. What is incredible, is that no Biblical prophecy has ever been proven wrong. Yet obviously, if left to mere chance, many of these prophecies would not have been fulfilled. Egypt might have become extinct as a nation, or Libya or Ethiopia might have become extinct. And on the other hand, the Edomites or Philistines might not have become extinct. Or the city of Ashkelon might never have become a Jewish possession after being destroyed. Or it might never have been a place for shepherds. And etc., etc. We have conservatively estimated all being fulfilled and remaining so, to be about one out of 26 Trillion. To get a feel for the unlikelihood of these prophecies to have all been fulfilled, we ask you to also estimate their fulfillment.

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One out of 26 trillion is some longshot. To give it some perspective, imagine that only one person on a planet of 4 billion or so had a special mark on the bottom of his/her big toe. And on your very first try you had to guess which person on the planet had the special mark. Now imagine that there were 6,000 planets and each had 4 billion people. And only one person among all the people on the 6,000 planets had a special mark. And, on your very first try, just by chance, you had to pick that one person. Well, your odds of doing it would be one in 24 Trillion. Thus, the odds of all the following prophecies being fulfilled are even more unlikely. And remember, no biblical prophecy has ever been proven to be in error.

Now one can begin to see why Sir Isaac Newton, Michael Faraday, Robert Boyle, etc., all became believers. The odds are at least twenty-six trillion to one against someone making the previous correct predictions and having them all remain lined up in fulfillment. Do you really think that the Biblical prophets just guessed these things? How could they always be correct about which cities were not to be rebuilt and which nations would become extinct?

Before we lose sight of why these prophecies were given, let's back up a moment. Both the Old and New Testaments say that the prophecies were given to PROVE God's existence! So that we may know and believe and then follow! Said the Jewish prophet Isaiah: "Produce your cause, saith the Lord; bring forth your strong reasons, saith the King of Jacob. Let them bring them forth and show us what shall happen, or declare us things to come. Show the things that are to come hereafter, that we may know that ye are gods..." (Isaiah 41:21-23, about 700 B.C.) Three times, the God who has created the universe, challenges anyone claiming to be God, to prove it by telling the future! History stands mute. The Bible alone has specific, and remaining, fulfilled prophecy. If just one prophecy was wrong, the Bible commanded that the false prophet should be stoned to death. Jeanne Dixon wouldn't have lasted long. The New Testament states, "We have also a more sure word prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts " (2 Peter 1:19) and, "Prove all things..." (I. Thess. 5:21).

These Biblical prophets, who are always correct with their prophecy, say that they are correct because God has commanded them to give us these foretellings so that we may know that He exists. All of these prophets say that God, who is love, is also just. Since we all have broken His laws, justice must and will be carried out. Not only have we all broken His 10 conmandments (ie: who among us hasn't lied,? or coveted something owned by someone else?) but most of us don't even want God to exist. Deep down we all want to be the "God" of our own lives. We really don't want anyone telling us how to live! "Get lost Charlie! Don't tell me how to live"! Well, Charlie might get lost but God won't. He will have His justice. If we've broken the law, we will have to pay. Now remember. God is not only just but He is also loving. He knows our predicament. That we all have inherited a tendency to lie and covet and be selfish. We all know that we've inherited from our ancestors our physical characteristics (through our genes - our R.N.A. and D.N.A.). In a similar fashion, the Bible states that we have also inherited a tendency to think and act wrongly. Knowing our predicament, God tells us that He has always provided a way of atonement! First a temporary atonement, and then a permanent atonement. The whole Bible, from Genesis to Revelations, teaches this. Just the next few paragraphs, we think, can explain the unity and consistent core teaching of both the Old and New Testaments.

In Genesis, Adam and Eve rebel against God. God then "evicts" them from the Garden. And with their rebellion and eviction comes the first suggestion of an actual death, "...the Lord God made coats of skins and clothed them..." (Genesis 3:21). Adam and Eve then have two sons, Cain and Abel. The two sons go to worship God and God reject's Cain's offering of the vegetables but accepts Abel's offering of the killing of a sheep! What a weird thing! A few chapters prior, God created animal life and said it was good! Now, He accepts the bloody killing of one of them. Why? Just read a little further and it will be explained. A few chapters later in Genesis, Abraham, the father of the Jews and Arabs, is promised a son. The son's coming is a miracle as Abraham is 100 years old and Sarah is 90. Then God commands His own miracle to be taken to the top of a mountain and to be killed as a "sacrifice." Why? Of course, God stops Isaac's sacrifice, but a ram is sacrificed in place of Isaac. Then, in the second book of the Bible, Exodus, the ten calamities come upon Egypt because Pharoah will not let "my people" go. The last calamity is the killing of the eldest of each Egyptian family. But the Jewish people are spared if they do what? If they kill a lamb and" cover their front door posts with its blood. What a weird thing!

How likely would you be to put blood all over your front doorway? And the Jewish families are spared the death of their eldest, only if they believe in the blood sparing them. And Exodus says that the Angel of Death passed over (Passover!) Then Moses takes the Jewish people out into the desert (where they continually rebel and murmur against God) and God gives the Jewish people the Law. The Holiest day of the year is to be Yom Kippur when a goat or lamb is to be killed as an atonement. Why? Tn Leviticus I7:l1, in this third book of the Bible, God answers why. He Says "For the life of the flesh is in the blood; and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that makes an atonement for the soul." The Bible says that God is the Creator of life and that God is, in a way, life. When we do wrong against God or others, we are, in a way, wronging life itself. And God says that the penalty is death, for no sinner can be with Him. God said that someday a Redeemer, a Saviour, would come, who would put an end to sin and death and provide a way to be with God. The first thing that John the Baptist said when he first saw Jesus was, "Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world." (John 1:29). As we have seen, the only way a lamb took away sin in the Old Testament was by shedding its blood. By becoming a substitute for the guilty party, God's justice - the penalty of death, fell on the innocent lamb, rather than on the guilty person.

In just this way, the 53rd chapter of Isaiah (written about 730 B.C.), prophesies about someone who is to come and take away our sins. "He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth. He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter...for he was cut off out of the land of the living; for the transgression of my people was he stricken...therefore will I divide him a portion with the great and he shall divide the spoil with the strong because he has poured out his soul to death and he was numbered with the transgressors and he bore the sin of many and made intercession for the transgressors." (Isaiah 53:7,8,12 - about 730 B.C.) Jesus is the only person in history to come along and say that this prophesy and others were about him only, and then fulfill the many prophesies about himself. (see my article "Are There Many Gurus"

Said Jesus: "For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins... marvel not that I said to you that you must be born again ... And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the son of man be lifted up: that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life...He that believes on him is not condemned but he that believes not is condemned already..." (Mt.26:28 and John 3:7,14-18 abbrev.)

Just as the Jewish people were physically saved by believing in blood on the doorposts (Passover) we are spiritually saved by beleiving in the blood of the Lamb. For we can never be good enough to work our way into heaven. As Jesus said "...this is the work of God, that you believe on him whom He has sent" (John 6:29)and "For by grace are you saved through faith, and that not of yourselves : it is a gift of God: not of works lest any man should boast." (Ephesians 2:8,9).

Going to Church or Synogogue or Mosque regularly will not get us into heaven. No "mass" or "unbloody sacrifice" can help us get into heaven. In fact, believing that going to a "mass' or "unbloody sacrifice" can help us into heaven is directly contrary to the above scripture and actually keeps us from heaven. For it is a "work". "But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right hand of God... for by one offering he has perfected forever them that are sanctified." (Hebrews 10:12,14). Yes, as the Jewish prophet James wrote "... faith without works is dead." Works (good deeds) will follow if you truly believe and love and follow God. But the works (or vegetables - remember Cain and Abel?) never save! Works are just an evidence that the saving faith is alive. "Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone" (James 3:17) For it is the faith (belief) in the blood offered by God that saves, not the works. Said Jesus, "...I lay down my life that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down and I have power to take it again" (John 10:17,18).