Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Don't Speak About What You Don't Know About

Dan Delzell @ Christian Post:
It is impossible that Christianity is not God's revelation of truth to man. Simply impossible. The math proves it beyond question. It doesn't take faith to believe that one plus one equals two, and it doesn't take faith to identify the religion which has mathematical certainty in its corner.

I live in Nebraska where I serve as a pastor. Imagine someone covering this entire state in silver dollars 6 feet deep. Then mark one coin and bury it anywhere across the state. Next, blindfold a man and have him choose one coin. The odds that he would choose the marked coin are the same odds of getting 8 prophecies all fulfilled in one man. God gave us about 300 fulfilled prophecies in the Person of Jesus Christ.

There is no way one man could have fulfilled all 8 of these prophecies unless God was making it happen. Who else controls history? Who else could give us such irrefutable proof for Christianity? The odds are one in one hundred quadrillion, or 1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000.

This mathematical proof was calculated by Professor Peter Stoner. He was chairman of the mathematics and astronomy departments at Pasadena City College until 1953. He then went to Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, where he served as chairman of the science division.
You know - that does not help Christianity in any way, shape or form. For one thing, statistical probability, even high statistical probability does not constitute "proof." And yet, this piece was entitled "The Mathematical Proof for Christianity Is Irrefutable." Then there is the question of the credibility of the data upon which you base you statistical analysis. All the data used in this analysis is from the Bible. Before one can accept the data, one must accept the Bible as irrefutably true. That ain't flying in this day an age. And then or statistician does ot hail from precisely the most prestigious institutions in the land.

Now why would I, a committed Christian, go to the effort to right that paragraph? Don't I want people to be Christian? Absolutely, but stupid Christians are a part of the the problem - and this kind of "argument" is just flat out stupid.

Not even to mention the fact that I do not think God wants mathematical certainty in faith. You see that puts our faith in our math, not in Christ.


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