Friday, December 29, 2006

Could This be a Biblical Description of a Helicopter?

"And it was given them that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when it striketh a man.
And in those days men shall seek death, and shall in no wise find it; and they shall desire to die, and death fleeth from them.
And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared for war; and upon their heads as it were crowns like unto gold, and their faces were as men's faces. And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as teeth of lions.
And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots, of many horses rushing to war.
And they have tails like unto scorpions, and stings; and in their tails is their power to hurt men five months. - Revelation 9:5-10.

Indeed the helicopter is a possibility. It would appear to a first century man as some kind of armor plated locust with mens faces; their wings (rotors) do sound similar to the description of an army of horse-drawn chariots rushing into battle, as we are all familiar with today, but what could be the 'hair as the hair of women and their teeth were as teeth of lions"?

These 'locusts' have "less than lethal" capabilities that have yet to be incorportated into such a weapons system. They will have the ability to 'sting' people with such a painful torment that lasts five months and causes them to seek death rather than the suffering they will be exposed to. Of course, if taken literally, it could be some sort of creature as yet unknown to modern man. In either case, one must remember that John had no words in his vocabulary to define it in today's language: His account must be understood as an eye-witness description of technologies or events unknown in his day.


As literalists contend, could it be some sort of insect such as the giant asian hornet. The stinger on the hornet is 1/4 inch long and extremely painful. You can see it in a National Geographic video clip at It's wingspan is about three inches. Whatever John saw, natural or man made, it's going to be a dread plague on men.
helicopter photo from Wikipedia

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Acknowledgement of God in the States of America

Much has been made of a statement by Thomas Jefferson in a letter to the Danbury Baptist Church regarding the separation of church and state. Thomas Jefferson grew up in Virginia where taxes were collected to support the Church of England. The Archbishop of Canterbury was the head of that church and it was the only officially recognized church in Virginia. Baptists and other denominations were not supported by government monies, but only by the freewill offerings of their parishioner's. Thomas Jefferson recognized how easily corruption could creep into a church that was an official organ of the government and how that would restrict the free worship of those whose beliefs differed.
Thomas Jefferson and most of those founders of America had no intention of restricting the free worship of God as they themselves were on public record as recognizing the existence of God and the necessity of His help in the affairs of government. As an example below are the pre-ambles of the state constitutions :

Alabama 1901, Preamble . We the people of the State of Alabama , invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish the following Constitution.

Alaska 1956, Preamble . We, the people of Alaska , grateful to God and to those who founded our nation and pioneered this great land.

Arizona 1911, Preamble . We, the people of the State of Arizona , grateful to Almighty God for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution...

Arkansas 1874, Preamble . We, the people of the State of Arkansas , grateful to Almighty God for the privilege of choosing our own form of government...

California 1879, Preamble . We, the People of the State of California , grateful to Almighty God for our freedom.

Colorado 1876, Preamble . We, the people of Colorado , with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of Universe.

Connecticut 1818, Preamble. The People of Connecticut, acknowledging with gratitude the good Providence of God in permitting them to enjoy.

Delaware 1897, Preamble . Through Divine Goodness all men have, by nature, the rights of worshipping and serving their Creator according to the dictates of their consciences.

Florida 1885, Preamble . We, the people of the State of Florida , grateful to Almighty God for our constitutional liberty, establish this Constitution...

Georgia 1777, Preamble . We, the people of Georgia , relying upon protection and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish this Constitution...

Hawaii 1959, Preamble . We , the people of Hawaii , Grateful for Divine Guidance .. Establish this Constitution.

Idaho 1889, Preamble . We, the people of the State of Idaho , grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings.

Illinois 1870, Preamble . We, the people of the State of Illinois, grateful to Almighty God for the civil l, political and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors.

Indiana 1851, Preamble . We, the People of the State of Indiana , grateful to Almighty God for the free exercise of the right to choose our form of government.

Iowa 1857, Preamble We, the People of the State of Iowa , grateful to the Supreme Being for the blessings hitherto enjoyed, and feeling our dependence on Him for a continuation of these blessings establish this Constitution.

Kansas 1859, Preamble . We, the people of Kansas , grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious privileges establish this Constitution.

Kentucky 1891, Preamble. We, the people of the Commonwealth are grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties...

Louisiana 1921, Preamble . We, the people of the State of Louisiana , grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties we enjoy.

Maine 1820, Preamble. We the People of Maine acknowledging with grateful hearts the goodness of the Sovereign Ruler of the Universe in affording us an opportunity ... And imploring His aid and direction.

Maryland 1776, Preamble We, the people of the state of Maryland , grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberty...

Massachusetts 1780, Preamble . We...the people of Massachusetts , acknowledging with grateful hearts, the goodness of the Great Legislator of the Universe .. In the course of His Providence, an opportunity and devoutly imploring His direction ..

Michigan 1908, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Michigan , grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of freedom establish this Constitution.

Minnesota, 1857, Preamble . We, the people of the State of Minnesota , grateful to God for our civil and religious liberty, and desiring to perpetuate its blessings:

Mississippi 1890, Preamble . We, the people of Mississippi in convention assembled, grateful to Almighty God, and invoking His blessing on our work.

Missouri 1845, Preamble . We, the people of Missouri , with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, and grateful for His goodness .. Establish this Constitution .

Montana 1889, Preamble. We, the people of Montana , grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty establish this Constitution ..

Nebraska 1875, Preamble . We, the people, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom . Establish this Constitution.

Nevada 1864, Preamble . We the people of the State of Nevada , grateful to Almighty God for our freedom establish this Constitution

New Hampshire 1792, Part I. Art. I. Sec. V . Every individual has a natural and unalienable right to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience.

New Jersey 1844, Preamble . We, the people of the State of New Jersey, grateful to Almighty God for civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors.

New Mexico 1911, Preamble . We, the People of New Mexico, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty

New York 1846, Preamble . We, the people of the State of New York , grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, in order to secure its blessings.

North Carolina 1868, Preamble . We the people of the State of North Carolina, grateful to Almighty God, the Sovereign Ruler of Nations, for our civil, political, and religious liberties, and acknowledging our dependence upon Him for the continuance of those

North Dakota 1889, Preamble . We , the people of North Dakota , grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, do ordain...

Ohio 1852, Preamble . We the people of the state of Ohio , grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings and to promote our common

Oklahoma 1907, Preamble . Invoking the guidance of Almighty God, in order to secure and perpetuate the blessings of liberty ... establish this .

Oregon 1857, Bill of Rights, Article I. Section 2. All men shall be secure in the Natural right, to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their consciences..

Pennsylvania 1776, Preamble We, the people of Pennsylvania , grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, and humbly invoking His guidance

Rhode Island 1842, Preamble. We the People of the State of Rhode Island grateful to Almighty God for the civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing

South Carolina 1778, Preamble . We, the people of he State of South Carolina grateful to God for our liberties, do ordain and establish this Constitution.

South Dakota 1889, Preamble . We, the people of South Dakota , grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberties

Tennessee 1796, Art. XI.III. That all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their conscience...

Texas 1845, Preamble . We the People of the Republic of Texas , acknowledging, with gratitude, the grace and beneficence of God.

Utah 1896, Preamble . Grateful to Almighty God for life and liberty, we establish this Constitution.

Vermont 1777, Preamble . Whereas all government ought to enable the individuals who compose it to enjoy their natural rights, and other blessings which the Author of Existence has bestowed on man

Virginia 1776, Bill of Rights, XVI Religion, or the Duty which we owe our Creator can be directed only by Reason and that it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian Forbearance, Love and Charity towards each other

Washington 1889, Preamble . We the People of the State of Washington , grateful to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution

West Virginia 1872, Preamble . Since through Divine Providence we enjoy the blessings of civil, political and religious liberty, we, the people of West Virginia reaffirm our faith in and constant reliance upon God ..

Wisconsin 1848, Preamble We, the people of Wisconsin , grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, domestic tranquility

Wyoming 1890, Preamble . We, the people of the State of Wyoming , grateful to God for our civil, political, and religious liberties .. establish this Constitution.

AS you can see from the above there was never an intention of the separation of God and State. That is a misnomer perpetuated by the ACLU and those who want to eradicate any form of Christian symbolism. In each state, a public recognition of God exists--moreover it is the God of the Bible Who is overwhelmingly referred to.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

How Enduring is the Word of God?

Jesus said, "For truly I tell you, until the sky and earth pass away and perish, not one smallest letter nor one little hook [identifying certain Hebrew letters] will pass from the Law until all things [it foreshadows] are accomplished." - Matthew 5:18

The Psalmist said, "Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven [stands firm as the heavens]. -Psalm 119:89

Paul wrote to Timothy: "Every Scripture is God-breathed (given by His inspiration) and profitable for instruction, for reproof and conviction of sin, for correction of error and discipline in obedience, [and] for training in righteousness (in holy living, in conformity to God's will in thought, purpose, and action), So that the man of God may be complete and proficient, well fitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work."

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Abortion: The Real Agenda

Abortion: A way to "start immediately to eliminate the barely educated, unhealthy and poor segment of our country." - Ron Weddington, council for Norma McCorvey, (also known as Jane Roe), in a letter (see page 12 of the report) to President Clinton's transition team prior to Clinton taking office in January 1993.

Did you really think abortion was all about a woman's right to choose?

What about the things that are told to women who are going to an abortion clinic?

Carole Everett, former abortion clinic(s) owner said, “I cannot tell you one thing that happens in an abortion clinic that is not a lie.”

Monday, November 27, 2006

Bible Description of a Nuclear Blast

Zechariah 14:12: "And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people who have fought against Jerusalem: their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth."

2 Peter 3:10-12:
But the Day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat. The earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy manner of living and godliness, looking for and hastening unto the coming of the Day of God, wherein the heavens, being on fire, shall be dissolved and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

Both the Old Testament and New Testament describe this as the culmination of a war that is yet to come. Could the Prophet Zechariah and the Apostle Peter have seen what we could only describe as a nuclear war?

What Darwinism Has Done for the Aboriginals

Organized hunts to find and kill Aboriginal people for the furtherance of science began a grizzly business of murder and mayhem as aboriginal burial sites were desecrated, bodies dismembered and skeletons exhumed. This followed on the heels of the publication of Origin of Species, The Preservation of Favoured Races by Charles Darwin. It was theorized by many at the time that Aboriginal people were a living example of a sub-human specie. The hint of racial superiority in the sub-title of Darwin’s book was not overlooked in Nazi Germany even if it is (completely omitted) on the infidel website.

After an outcry from Aboriginal peoples the Natural History Museum in London this November 17th (2006) issued a statememt in response to a claim lodged by the Australian Government in November 2005 and to a request under that claim from the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre (TAC) to return the remains of 17 aboriginals.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Atheism Defined

'What is an atheist?'. An atheist would define the word by breaking it down into its two parts: A = without, theist = one who believes in a god. An atheist will tell you that they are simply people without belief (in god's).

I find this inaccurate because it doesn't take into consideration the various forms that atheism comes in. I prefer a more articulate definition. To simply state that atheism is purely a non-belief (in deity) is a very general definition. Historically you could believe in a god but if you didn't believe the way the local orthodoxy saw it, they would call you an atheist.

I find a three-fold definition of atheism is much more specific:
The first is 'Virtual Atheism' and those adherents in it describe the divine in such indefinable terms as 'the collective consciousness', 'the unknowable', 'personified reality' or as in the Star Wars series, 'the force.' Many naturalists have adopted this view and it has been increasing in popularity.
The second is "Practical Atheism" which is probably the closest to Agnosticism where it's adherents aren't confirmed atheists, but are simply indifferent to god. They may even say 'there may be a god somewhere but he/she isn't interested in me. Some of this category have no idea of what they believe they don't believe themselves.
The third is "Dogmatic Atheism" and the most indefensible and hard core of the positions. Those atheists in this group will tell you that 'god does not exist!' Many of them have determined that all religion is a hoax. An example of this type of atheism is Communism with which the phrase 'religion is the opiate of the people' originated. These groups will fight against all religion and in particular, Christianity. There has been a revival of this type of atheism in America in recent years spearheaded by such groups as the ACLU.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

George Washington's 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation

Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me to "recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:"

Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enable to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand, at the city of New York, the 3d day of October, A.D. 1789.

Rushmore photo by R. Hoeppner

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Sir Isaac Newton

On the Bible: "I have a fundamental belief in the Bible as the Word of God, written by men who were inspired. I study the Bible daily."

On atheism: "Atheism is so senseless. When I look at the solar system. I see the earth at the right distance from the sun to receive the proper amounts of heat and light. This did not happen by chance."
It's interesting to me that in our different world views we can each observe the exact same evidence and come to completely different conclusions. Take for example the movement of our planet earth through space:The earth revolves once every twenty four hours. The speed at the equator of this rotation is about 1,040 mph or roughly half a kilometer per second and goes to practically zero at the poles. As the earth rotates, it's moon also rotates with such absolute perfect timing that man has only observed one side of it's surface from any point on earth. We see the same side of the moon as Moses and the ancient Pharoahs of Egypt. Our earth orbits the star in our solar system, our sun, once a year at an average speed of 18.5 miles per second (or 30km/ second).
Our solar system, which is about 26,000 light years from the center of our Galaxy, the Milky Way, makes one revolution of the Galaxy about every 200-250 million years at an average speed of 155 miles per second (250 km/sec.)
The Milky way Galaxy is just one galaxy in a group of galaxies called the Local Group. Within the Local Group, the Milky Way Galaxy is moving about 185 miles/sec (300 km/sec).
An atheist would look at that and say, it's all coincidence! As a believer I look at it and say with King David of old, "When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?"
When I see universal law, I see the fingerprint of a universal law giver.
So you see, in my world view, God exists and I see His love and plan working continually. An unbeliever sees in their world view dumb luck and blind chance without a cause to account for the existence of everything.
You may not believe in a god but we all believe something.
And on Job, it is in that book, one of the oldest books in the Bible, that says God "hangs the earth on nothing;" - Job 26:7. Atheists and Christians are like anyone else in that we all have our troubles. We all go through life and face crises. We are all going to die. The difference is that the Christian has a blessed hope of an eternal day. That's what Jesus guaranteed when He said,
"Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also." - John 14:1-3.

Shotgun Approach?

One critic recently said that by using the vast amount of scripture to demonstrate that Jesus is the fulfillment of that prophecy is akin to using a shotgun. That the scripture covered such a vast amount of ground that anyone could fit in.

Quite the opposite is true! Here's an example:

Suppose for example that the police are looking for a white car that left the scene of a robbery/homicide. There are a lot of white cars! As they interview witnesses they learn that the suspect vehicle was a white, four door, Toyota. Those pieces of information narrow down the possibilities considerably. Finally, the police have analyzed the video tape from a parking lot camera and clearly see a white, 1998 four door Toyota leaving the parking lot and clearly see the license plate. Armed with that information they now have a single suspect vehicle.
Likewise, each prophecy provides more information about this “Immanuel” and narrows down the probabilities until there is no doubt as to the identity of this person. In all history there is only One who fulfilled all these prophecies.

Old Testament Prophecies Fulfilled By Christ

1. Gen. 3:15.....Seed of a woman (virgin birth).....Luke 1:35, Mt 1:18-20
2. Gen. 3:15.....He will bruise Satan's head.....Heb. 2:14, 1 Jn. 3:18
3. Gen. 5:24....The bodily ascension to heaven illustrated....Mk. 6:19
4. Gen. 9:26,27...The God of Shem will be the Son of Shem...Lu. 3:36
5. Gen. 12:3...As Abraham's seed, will bless all nations.(Gentiles included)..Acts. 3:25,26
6. Gen. 12:7...The Promise made to Abraham's Seed...Gal. 3:16
7. Gen. 14:18...A priest after Melchizedek...Heb. 6:20
8. Gen. 14:18........A King also........Heb. 7:2
9. Gen. 14:18...The Last Supper foreshadowed...Mt. 26:26-29
10. Gen. 17:19.......The Seed of Isaac.......Rom. 9:7
11. Gen. 22:8...The Lamb of God promised...Jn. 1:29
12. Gen. 22:18...As Isaac's seed, will bless all nations...Gal. 3:16
13. Gen.26:2-5..The Seed of Isaac promised as the Redeemer..Heb.11:18
14. Gen. 49:10...The time of His coming...Lu. 2:1-7; Gal. 4:4
15. Gen. 49:10.......The Seed of Judah.......Lu. 3:33
16. Gen. 49:10......Called Shiloh (or One Sent)......Jn. 17:3
17. Gen. 49:10...To come before Judah lost identity...Jn. 11:47-52
18. Gen. 49:10...To Him shall the obedience of the people be...Jn. 10:16
19. Ex. 3:13,14........The Great "I Am".......Jn. 4:26
20. Ex. 12:5...A Lamb without blemish...1 Pet. 1:19
21. Ex. 12:13...The blood of the Lamb saves from wrath...Rom. 5:8
22. Ex. 12:21-27...Christ is our Passover...1 Cor. 5;7
23. Ex. 12:46...Not a bone of the Lamb to be broken...Jn. 19:31-36
24. Ex. 15:2...His exaltation predicted as Yeshua...Acts 7:55,56
25. Ex. 15:11...His Character-Holiness...Luke 1:35; Acts 4:27
26. Ex. 17:6...The Spiritual Rock of Israel...1 Cor. 10;4
27. Ex. 33:19...His Character-Merciful...Lu. 1:72
28. Lev.14:11..The leper cleansed-Sign to priesthood..Lu.5:12-14; Acts 6:7
29. Lev.16:15-17...Prefigures Christ's once-for-all death...Heb. 9:7-14
30. Lev.16:27...Suffering outside the Camp...Mt. 27:33; Heb. 13:11, 12
31. Lev.17:11...The Blood-the life of the flesh...Mt. 26;28; Mk. 10:45
32. Lev.17:11...It is the blood that makes atonement...1 Jn. 3:14-18
33. Lev.23:36-37...The Drink-offering: "If any man thirst." ..Jn. 19:31-36
34. Num. 9:12...Not a bone of Him broken...John 19:31-36
35. Num. 21:9...The serpent on a pole-Christ lifted up...Jn. 3:14-18
36. Num. 24:17...Time: "I shall see him, but not now."...Gal. 4:4
37. Deut. 18:15..."This is of a truth that prophet."...Jn. 6:14
38. Deut. 18:15-16..."Had ye believed Moses, ye would believe me."...Jn. 5:45-47
39. Deut. 18:18...Sent by the Father to speak His word...Jn. 8:28, 29
40. Deut. 18:19...Whoever will not hear must bear his sin...Jn. 12:15,
41. Deut. 21:23...Cursed is he that hangs on a tree...Gal. 3:10-13
42. Ruth 4:4-9...Christ, our kinsman, has redeemed us...Eph. 1:3-7
43. 1 Sam. 2:10...Shall be an anointed King to the Lord...Mt. 28:18; Jn. 12:15
44. 2 Sam. 7:12...David's Seed...Mt. 1:1
45. 2 Sam. 7:14a...The Son of God... Lu. 1:32
46. 2 Sam. 7:16...David's house established forever...Lu. 3:31; Rev. 22:162
47. Ki. 2:11...The bodily ascension to heaven illustrated...Lu. 24:51
48. 1 Chr. 17:11...David's Seed...Mt. 1:1; 9:27
49. 1 Chr. 17:12, 13a...To reign on David's throne forever...Lu. 1:32, 33
50. 1 Chr. 17:13a..."I will be His Father, Son."...Heb. 1:5
51. Job 19:23-27...The Resurrection predicted...Jn. 5:24-29
52. Psa. 2:1-3...The enmity of kings foreordained...Acts 4:25-28
53. Psa. 2:2...To own the title, Anointed (Christ)...Acts 2:36
54. Ps. 2:6...His Character-Holiness...Jn. 8:46; Rev. 3:7
55. Ps. 2:6...To own the title King...Mt. 2:2
56. Ps. 2:7...Declared the Beloved Son...Mt. 3;17
57. Psa. 2:7, 8...The Crucifixion and Resurrection intimated...Acts 13:29-33
58. Psa. 2:12...Life comes through faith in Him...Jn. 20:31
59. Psa. 8:2...The mouths of babes perfect His praise...Mt. 21:16
60. Psa. 8:5, 6...His humiliation and exaltation...Lu. 24:50-53; 1 Cor. 15:27
61. Psa. 16:10...Was not to see corruption...Acts 2:31
62. Psa. 16:9-11...Was to arise from the dead...Jn. 20:9
63. Psa. 17;15...The resurrection predicted...Lu. 24:6
64. Psa. 22:1...Forsaken because of sins of others...2 Cor. 5:21
65. Psa. 22:1...Words spoken from Calvary, "My God..." Mk. 15:34
66. Psa. 22:2...Darkness upon Calvary...Mt. 27:45
67. Psa. 22:7...They shoot out the lip and shake the head...Mt. 27:39
68. Psa. 22:8.." He trusted in God, let Him deliver Him "...Mt. 27:43
69. Psa. 22:9......Born the Saviour......Lu. 2:7
70. Psa. 22:14...Died of a broken (ruptured) heart...Jn. 19:34
71. Psa. 22:14,15...Suffered agony on Calvary...Mk. 15:34-37
72. Psa. 22:15........He thirsted........Jn. 19:28
73. Psa. 22:16...They pierced His hands and His feet....Jn. 19:34,37;20:27
74. Psa. 22:17,18...Stripped Him before the stares of men...Lu. 23:34,35
75. Psa. 22:18.....They parted His garments.....Jn. 19:23,24
76. Psa. 22:20,21...He committed Himself to God...Lu.23:46
77. Psa. 22:20,21..Satanic power bruising the Redeemer's heel..Heb. 2:14
78. Psa. 22:22.....His Resurrection declared.....Jn. 20:17
79. Psa. 22:27...He shall be the governor of the nations...Col 1:16
80. Psa. 22:31......"It is finished"......Jn. 19:30
81. Psa. 23:1...."I am the Good Shepherd"....Jn. 10:11
82. Psa. 24:3......His exaltation predicted......Acts 1:11; Phil. 2:9
83. Psa. 30:3......His resurrection predicted......Acts 2:32
84. Psa. 31:5..."Into thy hands I commit my spirit"...Lu. 23:46
85. Psa. 31:11...His acquaintances fled from Him...Mk. 14:50
86. Psa. 31:13...They took counsel to put Him to death...Jn. 11:53
87. Psa. 31:14,15..." He trusted in God, let Him deliver him"...Mt. 27:43
88. Psa. 34:20.....Not a bone of Him broken.....Jn 19:31-36
89. Psa. 35:11....False witnesses rose up against Him....Mt. 26:59
90. Psa. 35:19...He was hated without a cause...Jn. 15:25
91. Psa. 38:11.....His friends stood afar off.....Lu. 23:49
92. Psa. 40:2-5...The joy of His resurrection predicted...Jn. 20:20
93. Psa. 40:6-8....His delight-the will of the Father....Jn. 4:34
94. Psa. 40:9....He was to preach the Righteousness in Israel....Mt. 4:17
95. Psa. 40:14...Confronted by adversaries in the Garden...Jn.
96. Psa. 41:9.....Betrayed by a familiar friend.....Jn. 13:18
97. Psa. 45:2...Words of Grace come from His lips...Lu. 4:22
98. Psa. 45:6...To own the title, God or Elohim...Heb. 1:8
99. Psa. 45:7...A special anointing by the Holy Spirit...Mt.3:16; Heb.1:9
100. Psa. 45:7,8...Called the Christ (Messiah or Anointed)...Lu. 2:11
101. Psa. 55:12-14...Betrayed by a friend, not an enemy...Jn. 13:18
102. Psa. 55:15...Unrepentant death of the Betrayer...Mt. 27:3-5; Acts 1:16-19
103. Psa. 68:18...To give gifts to men...Eph. 4:7-16
104. Psa. 68:18...Ascended into Heaven...Lu. 24:51
105. Psa. 69:4...Hated without a cause...Jn. 15:25
106. Psa. 69:8...A stranger to own brethren...Lu. 8;20,21
107. Psa. 69:9...Zealous for the Lord's House...Jn. 2:17
108. Psa. 69:14-20...Messiah's anguish of soul before crucifixion...Mt. 26:36-45
109. Psa. 69:20..."My soul is exceeding sorrowful."...Mt. 26:38
110. Psa. 69:21...Given vinegar in thirst...Mt. 27:34
111. Psa. 69:26...The Saviour given and smitten by God...Jn. 17:4; 18:11
112. Psa. 72:10,11...Great persons were to visit Him...Mt. 2:1-11
113. Psa. 72:16...The corn of wheat to fall into the Ground...Jn. 12:24
114. Psa. 72:17...His name, Yinon, will produce offspring...Jn. 1:12,13
115. Psa. 72:17...All nations shall be blessed by Him...Acts 2:11,12,41
116. Psa. 78:1.2...He would teach in parables...Mt. 13:34-35
117. Psa. 78:2b...To speak the Wisdom of God with authority...Mt. 7:29
118. Psa. 88:8...They stood afar off and watched...Lu. 23:49
119. Psa. 89:27...Emmanuel to be higher than earthly kings...Lu. 1:32,33
120. Psa. 89:35-37...David's Seed, throne, kingdom endure forever...Lu. 1:32,33
121. Psa. 89:36-37...His character-Faithfulness...Rev. 1:5
122. Psa. 90:2...He is from everlasting (Micah 5:2)...Jn. 1:1
123. Psa. 91:11,12...Identified as Messianic; used to tempt Christ...Lu. 4;10,11
124. Psa. 97:9...His exaltation predicted...Acts 1:11;Eph. 1:20
125. Psa. 100:5...His character-Goodness...Mt. 19:16,17
126. Psa. 102:1-11...The Suffering and Reproach of Calvary...Jn. 21:16-30
127. Psa. 102:25-27...Messiah is the Preexistent Son...Heb. 1:10-12
128. Psa. 109:25...Ridiculed...Mt. 27:39
129. Psa. 110:1...Son of David...Mt. 22:43
130. Psa. 110:1...To ascend to the right-hand of the Father...Mk.16:19
131. Psa. 110:1...David's son called Lord...Mt. 22:44,45
132. Psa. 110:4...A priest after Melchizedek's order...Heb. 6:20
133. Psa. 112:4...His character-Compassionate, Gracious, et al... Mt. 9;36
134. Psa. 118:17,18...Messiah's Resurrection assured...Lu. 24:5-7;1 Cor. 15:20
135. Psa. 118:22,23...The rejected stone is Head of the corner...Mt. 21:42,43
136. Psa. 118:26a...The Blessed One presented to Israel...Mt. 21:9
137. Psa. 118:26b...To come while Temple standing...Mt. 21;12-15
138. Psa. 132:11...The Seed of David (the fruit of His Body)...Lu. 1:32
139. Psa. 138:1-6...The supremacy of David's Seed amazes kings... Mt. 2:2-6
140. Psa. 147:3,6...The earthly ministry of Christ described...Lu. 4:18
141. Psa. 1:23...He will send the Spirit of God... Jn. 16;7
142. Song. 5;16...The altogether lovely One...Jn. 1:17
143. Isa. 6:1...When Isaiah saw His glory... Jn. 12:40-41
144. Isa. 6:9-10...Parables fall on deaf ears...Mt. 13:13-15
145. Isa. 6:9-12...Blinded to Christ and deaf to His words...Acts. 28:23-29
146. Isa. 7:14...To be born of a virgin...Lu. 1:35
147. Isa. 7:14...To be Emmanuel-God with us... Mt. 1:18-23
148. Isa. 8:8...Called Emmanuel...Mt. 28:20
149. Isa. 8:14...A stone of stumbling, a Rock of offense... 1 Pet. 2:8
150. Isa. 9:1,2...His ministry to begin in Galilee...Mt. 4:12-17
151. Isa. 9:6...A child born-Humanity...Lu. 1:31
152. Isa. 9:6...A Son given-Deity...Lu. 1:32; Jn. 1;14; 1 Tim. 3:16
153. Isa. 9:6...Declared to be the Son of God with power... Rom. 1:3,4
154. Isa. 9:6...The Wonderful One, Peleh...Lu. 4:22
155. Isa. 9:6...The Counsellor, Yaatz...Mt. 13:54
156. Isa. 9:6...The Mighty God, El Gibor...Mt. 11:20
157. Isa. 9:6...The Everlasting Father, Avi Adth...Jn. 8:58
158. Isa. 9:6...The Prince of Peace, Sar Shalom...Jn . 16:33
159. Isa. 9:7...To establish an everlasting kingdom...Lu. 1:32-33
160. Isa. 9:7...His Character-Just...Jn. 5:30
161. Isa. 9:7...No end to his Government, Throne, and Peace...Lu. 1:32-33
162. Isa. 11:1...Called a Nazarene-the Branch, Netzer...Mt. 2:23
163. Isa. 11:1...A rod out of Jesse-Son of Jesse...Lu. 3:23,32
164. Isa. 11:2...The anointed One by the Spirit...Mt. 3;16,17
165. Isa. 11:2...His Character-Wisdom, Understanding, et al....Jn. 4:4-26
166. Isa. 11:4...His Character-Truth...Jn. 14:6
167. Isa. 11:10...The Gentiles seek Him...Jn. 12:18-21
168. Isa. 12:2...Called Jesus-Yeshua(salvation)...Mt. 1:21
169. Isa. 25:8...The Resurrection predicted...I Cor. 15:54
170. Isa. 26:19...His power of Resurrection predicted...Jn. 11:43,44
171. Isa. 28:16...The Messiah is the precious corner stone...Acts 4:11,12
172. Isa. 29:13...He indicated hypocritical obedience to His Word...Mt. 15:7-9
173. Isa. 29:14...The wise are confounded by the Word...I Cor. 1:18-31
174. Isa. 32:2...A Refuge-A man shall be a hiding place...Mt. 23:37
175. Isa. 35:4...He will come and save you...Mt. 1:21
176. Isa. 35:5...To have a ministry of miracles...Mt. 11:4-6
177. Isa. 40:3,4...Preceded by forerunner...Jn. 1:23
178. Isa. 40:9..."Behold your God."...Jn. 1:36;19:14
179. Isa. 40:11...A shepherd-compassionate life-giver...Jn. 10:10-18
180. Isa. 42:1-4...The Servant-as a faithful, patient redeemer... Mt.12:18-21
181. Isa. 42:2...Meek and lowly... Mt. 11:28-30
182. Isa. 42:3...He brings hope for the hopeless... Jn. 4
183. Isa. 42:4...The nations shall wait on His teachings... Jn. 12:20-26
184. Isa. 42:6...The Light (salvation) of the Gentiles...Lu. 2:32
185. Isa. 42:1,6...His is a Worldwide compassion... Mt. 28:19,20
186. Isa. 42:7...Blind eyes opened... Jn. 9:25-38
187. Isa. 43:11...He is the only Saviour... Acts. 4:12
188. Isa. 44:3...He will send the Spirit of God... Jn. 16:7,13
189. Isa. 45:23...He will be the Judge... Jn. 5:22;Rom. 14:11
190. Isa. 48:12...The First and the Last...Jn. 1:30;Rev. 1:8,17
191. Isa. 48:17...He came as a Teacher...Jn. 3:2
192. Isa. 49:1...Called from the womb-His humanity...Mt. 1:18
193. Isa. 49:5...A Servant from the womb...Lu. 1:31;Phil. 2:7
194. Isa. 49:6...He is Salvation for Israel...Lu. 2:29-32
195. Isa. 49:6...He is the Light of the Gentiles...Acts 13:47
196. Isa. 49:6...He is Salvation unto the ends of the earth... Acts 15:7-18
197. Isa. 49:7...He is despised of the Nation... Jn. 8:48-49
198. Isa. 50:3...Heaven is clothed in black at His humiliation... Lu. 23:44,45
199. Isa. 50:4...He is a learned counsellor for the weary... Mt. 11:28,29
200. Isa. 50:5...The Servant bound willingly to obedience... Mt. 26:39
201. Isa. 50:6a..."I gave my back to the smiters."... Mt. 27:26
202. Isa. 50:6b...He was smitten on the cheeks... Mt. 26:67
203. Isa. 50:6c...He was spat upon... Mt. 27:30
204. Isa. 52:7...To publish good tidings of peace... Lu. 4:14,15
205. Isa. 52:13...The Servant exalted...Acts 1:8-11; Eph. 1:19-22
206. Isa. 52:13...Behold, My Servant... Mt. 17:5; Phil. 2:5-8
207. Isa. 52:14...The Servant shockingly abused... Lu. 18:31-34; Mt. 26:67,68
208. Isa. 52:15...Nations startled by message of the Servant... Rom. 15:18-21
209. Isa. 52:15...His blood shed to make atonement for all... Rev. 1:5
210. Isa. 53:1...His people would not believe Him... Jn. 12:37-38
211. Isa. 53:2a...He would grow up in a poor family.... Lu. 2:7
212. Isa. 53:2b...Appearance of an ordinary man... Phil. 2:7-8
213. Isa. 53:3a...Despised.... Lu. 4:28-29
214. Isa. 53:3b...Rejected... Mt. 27:21-23
215. Isa. 53:3c...Great sorrow and grief... Lu. 19:41-42
216. Isa. 53:3d...Men hide from being associated with Him... Mk. 14:50-52
217. Isa. 53:4a...He would have a healing ministry... Lu. 6:17-19
218. Isa. 53:4b...He would bear the sins of the world... 1 Pet. 2:24
219. Isa. 53:4c...Thought to be cursed by God... Mt. 27:41-43
220. Isa. 53:5a...Bears penalty for mankind's transgressions... Lu. 23:33
221. Isa. 53:5b...His sacrifice would provide peace between man and God... Col. 1:20
222. Isa. 53:5c...His back would be whipped... Mt. 27:26
223. Isa. 53:6a...He would be the sin-bearer for all mankind...Gal. 1:4
224. Isa. 53:6b...God's will that He bear sin for all mankind... 1 Jn. 4:10
225. Isa. 53:7a...Oppressed and afflicted... Mt. 27:27-31
226. Isa. 53:7b...Silent before his accusers... Mt. 27:12-14
227. Isa. 53:7c...Sacrificial lamb... Jn. 1:29
228. Isa. 53:8a...Confined and persecuted... Mt. 26:47-27:31
229. Isa. 53:8b...He would be judged... Jn. 18:13-22
230. Isa. 53:8c...Killed.... Mt. 27:35
231. Isa. 53:8d...Dies for the sins of the world... 1 Jn. 2:2
232. Isa. 53:9a...Buried in a rich man's grave... Mt. 27:57
233. Isa. 53:9b...Innocent and had done no violence... Mk. 15:3
234. Isa. 53:9c...No deceit in his mouth... Jn. 18:38
235. Isa. 53:10a...God's will that He die for mankind... Jn. 18:11
236. Isa. 53:10b...An offering for sin... Mt. 20:28
237. Isa. 53:10c...Resurrected and live forever.... Mk. 16:16
238. Isa. 53:10d...He would prosper... Jn. 17:1-5
239. Isa. 53:11a...God fully satisfied with His suffering... Jn. 12:27
240. Isa. 53:11b...God's servant... Rom. 5:18-19
241. Isa. 53:11c...He would justify man before God... Rom. 5:8-9
242. Isa. 53:11d...The sin-bearer for all mankind... Heb. 9:28
243. Isa. 53:12a...Exalted by God because of his sacrifice... Mt. 28:18
244. Isa. 53:12b...He would give up his life to save mankind... Lu. 23:46
245. Isa. 53:12c...Grouped with criminals... Lu. 23:32
246. Isa. 53:12d...Sin-bearer for all mankind... 2 Cor. 5:21
247. Isa. 53:12e...Intercede to God in behalf of mankind... Lu. 23:34
248. Isa. 55:3...Resurrected by God... Acts 13:34
249. Isa. 55:4...A witness... Jn. 18:37
250. Isa. 59:15-16a...He would come to provide salvation... Jn. 6:40
251. Isa. 59:15-16b...Intercessor between man and God... Mt. 10:32
252. Isa. 59:20...He would come to Zion as their Redeemer... Lu. 2:38
253. Isa. 61:1-2a...The Spirit of God upon him... Mt. 3:16-17
254. Isa. 61:1-2b...The Messiah would preach the good news... Lu. 4:17-21
255. Isa. 61:1-2c...Provide freedom from the bondage of sin and death... Jn. 8:31-32
256. Isa. 61:1-2...Proclaim a period of grace... Jn. 5:24
257. Jer.23:5-6a...Descendant of David...Lu. 3:23-31
258. Jer. 23:5-6b...The Messiah would be God... Jn. 13:13
259. Jer. 23:5-6c...The Messiah would be both God and Man... 1 Tim. 3:16
260. Jer. 31:22...Born of a virgin... Mt. 1:18-20
261. Jer. 31:31...The Messiah would be the new covenant... Mt. 26:28
262. Jer. 33:14-15...Descendant of David... Lu. 3:23-31
263. Eze.17:22-24...Descendant of David... Lk. 3:23-31
264. Eze.34:23-24...Descendant of David... Mt. 1:1
265. Dan. 7:13-14a...He would ascend into heaven... Acts 1:9-11
266. Dan. 7:13-14b...Highly exalted... Eph. 1:20-22
267. Dan. 7:13-14c...His dominion would be everlasting... Lu. 1:31-33
268. Dan. 9:24a...To make an end to sins... Gal. 1:3-5
269. Dan. 9:24b...He would be holy... Lu. 1:35
270. Dan. 9:25...Announced to his people 483 years, to the exact day, after the decree to rebuild the city of Jerusalem... Jn. 12:12-13
271. Dan. 9:26a...Killed... Mt. 27:35
272. Dan. 9:26b...Die for the sins of the world... Heb. 2:9
273. Dan. 9:26c...Killed before the destruction of the temple... Mt. 27:50-51
274. Dan. 10:5-6...Messiah in a glorified state... Rev. 1:13-16
275. Hos. 13:14...He would defeat death... 1 Cor. 15:55-57
276. Joel 2:32...Offer salvation to all mankind... Rom. 10:12-13
277. Mic. 5:2a...Born in Bethlehem... Mt. 2:1-2
278. Mic. 5:2b...God's servant... Jn. 15:10
279. Mic. 5:2c...From everlasting... Jn. 8:58
280. Hag. 2:6-9...He would visit the second Temple... Lu. 2:27-32
281. Hag. 2:23...Descendant of Zerubbabel... Lu. 3:23-27
282. Zech. 3:8...God's servant... Jn. 17:4
283. Zech. 6:12-13...Priest and King... Heb. 8:1
284. Zech. 9:9a...Greeted with rejoicing in Jerusalem... Mt. 21:8-10
285. Zech. 9:9b...Beheld as King... Jn. 12:12-13
286. Zech. 9:9c...The Messiah would be just... Jn. 5:30
287. Zech. 9:9d...The Messiah would bring salvation... Luke 19:10
288. Zech. 9:9e...The Messiah would be humble... Mt. 11:29
289. Zech. 9:9f...Presented to Jerusalem riding on a donkey... Mt. 21:6-9
290. Zech. 10:4...The cornerstone... Eph. 2:20
291. Zech. 11:4-6a...At His coming, Israel to have unfit leaders... Mt. 23:1-4
292. Zech. 11:4-6b...Rejection causes God to remove His protection.. Lu. 19:41-44
293. Zech. 11:4-6c...Rejected in favor of another king... Jn. 19:13-15
294. Zech. 11:7...Ministry to "poor," the believing remnant... Mt. 9:35-36
295. Zech. 11:8a...Unbelief forces Messiah to reject them... Mt. 23:33
296. Zech. 11:8b...Despised... Mt. 27:20
297. Zech. 11:9...Stops ministering to the those who rejected Him... Mt. 13:10-11
298. Zech. 11:10-11a...Rejection causes God to remove protection... Lu. 19:41-44
299. Zech. 11:10-11b...The Messiah would be God... Jn. 14:7
300. Zech. 11:12-13a...Betrayed for thirty pieces of silver... Mt. 26:14-15
301. Zech. 11:12-13b...Rejected... Mt. 26:14-15
302. Zech. 11:12-13c...Thirty pieces of silver thrown into the house of the Lord... Mt. 27:3-5
303. Zech. 11:12-13d...The Messiah would be God... Jn. 12:45
304. Zech. 12:10a...The Messiah's body would be pierced... Jn. 19:34-37
305. Zech. 12:10b...The Messiah would be both God and man... Jn. 10:30
306. Zech. 12:10c...The Messiah would be rejected... Jn. 1:11
307. Zech. 13:7a...God's will He die for mankind... Jn. 18:11
308. Zech. 13:7b...A violent death... Mt. 27:35
309. Zech. 13:7c...Both God and man.. Jn. 14:9
310. Zech. 13:7d...Israel scattered as a result of rejecting Him... Mt. 26:31-56
311. Mal. 3:1a...Messenger to prepare the way for Messiah... Mt. 11:10
312. Mal. 3:1b...Sudden appearance at the temple... Mk. 11:15-16
313. Mal. 3:1c...Messenger of the new covenant... Lu. 4:43
314. Mal. 4:5...Forerunner in the spirit of Elijah... Mt. 3:1-2
315. Mal. 4:6...Forerunner would turn many to righteousness... Lu. 1:16-17

Astronomical Odds:
These two men, PETER W. STONER, M.S.Chairman of the Departments of Mathematics and Astronomy at Pasadena City College until 1953; Chairman of the science division, Westmont College, 1953-57; Professor Emeritus of Science, Westmont College; Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Astronomy, Pasadena City College.
ROBERT C. NEWMAN, S.T.M., Ph.D.Ph.D. in Astrophysics, Cornell University, 1967; S.T.M., Biblical School of Theology, 1972; Associate Professor of Physics and Mathematics, Shelton College, 19689-71; Associate professor of New Testament, Biblical School of Theology, 1971-
Wrote a book entitled "Science Speaks,
Scientific Proof of the Accuracy of Prophecy and the Bible."
In it they took only eight of the more than 300 prophecies fulfilled by Christ and determined the odds of one person fulfilling just those eight. The results were astounding! They calculated the odds at 1 in 10 to the 17th power or 1 in 100, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000. Dr. Stoner calculated that many silver dollars would cover the entire state of Texas, two feet deep! I ask you, what do you think the odds are that if one silver dollar was painted red, how likely would it be for a blind folded person to march out and pick up the red one on the first try? Certainly if one did that, it would be by definition, a miracle!