Biblical prophecies comprise of passages of the Bible that supposedly reflect the communications of God to humans. A number of these passages revolve around Jesus – who is said to be the son of God and the voice of Christianity. According to a study carried out by Westmont College, in California, the Messiah can be directly linked to more than 450 prophecies in the New Testament.
Amazon Prime’s “Jesus: The Great Debate” revealed how students at the Christian college, alongside scientists, carried out an experiment to calculate the probability of the claims.
John Ankerberg, co-author of “The Facts on False Views of Jesus” revealed in 1970 the task they completed.
He said: “Anyone can make predictions, but having them fulfilled is another story.
“The science of probability has some interesting things to say about the Old Testament prophecies regarding the Messiah.
“Professor of Science Peter Stoner with the help of 600 students calculated the probability of one man fulfilling just eight of the prophecies.”
Mr Ankerberg went on to explain what the experiment consisted of.
He continued: “The students carefully weighed up the factors and various circumstances which might indicate that men had somehow conspired together to fix these prophecies.
“They made their estimates as conservative as possible before inviting other scientists to submit their own independent estimates to check the accuracy.
“The results were astounding.
“According to the science of probability, the chance of one man just completing eight of them is 0.00000000000000001%”
The claim comes after unearthed 2,000-year-old letters from a bishop referred to Jesus as “God”.
The revelation is controversial due to most Christians accepting Jesus to be the voice of God.
According to the official Catechism of the Catholic Church: “Jesus means in Hebrew: ‘God saves.’
“At the Annunciation, the angel Gabriel gave him the name Jesus as his proper name, which expresses both his identity and his mission.
“Since God alone can forgive sins, it is God who, in Jesus, his eternal Son made man, “will save his people from their sins”.
“In Jesus, God recapitulates all of his history of salvation on behalf of men.”