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(solution) Using a selection of 8 prophecies, Stoner estimated that the


Using a selection of 8 prophecies, Stoner estimated that the probability of all 8 prophecies being fulfilled is 1 in 1017. Using the language of hypothesis tests, this means that you would reject the hypothesis that Jesus is not the Messiah for any ? > 10-17. To put it another way, ? > 0.00000000000000001. The smallest ? that is normally used for a hypothesis test is ? = 0.01. This means that you can safely reject the hypothesis that Jesus is not the Messiah or the Son of God.


MATH 201 DISCUSSION BOARD FORUM 2/PROJECT 4 INSTRUCTIONS

 

When performing a hypothesis test, you must make an assumption in order to perform it. Assume

 

that the hypothesis you are testing (the null hypothesis) is true. This assumption allows you to

 

calculate the probability of the test results. You then use that probability to decide whether or not

 

to accept the hypothesis and the claim associated with it. The more likely the results, the more

 

readily you accept the hypothesis.

 

This kind of analysis can be used to evaluate any idea for which there are enough facts or data.

 

For example, what about the premise that Jesus is the Son of God? Josh McDowell takes a

 

similar approach to answering this question in his book, Evidence That Demands a Verdict

 

(Campus Crusade for Christ, 1972).

 

In his book, McDowell collects a variety of information that attests to the Bible?s validity and

 

Jesus? claims to being the Son of God. He includes the interesting results of a large volume of

 

research. In the section about messianic prophecy, he quotes the probabilistic analysis of Peter

 

Stoner in Science Speaks (Moody Press, 1963).

 

Stoner used the assumption that Jesus was just a man and not the Son of God to perform a

 

probability analysis and hypothesis test on some messianic prophecies. In this case the

 

hypothesis was that Jesus was not the foretold Messiah or the Son of God. He then examined the

 

probability of a selection of prophecies coming true if Jesus was in fact not divine.

 

Using a selection of 8 prophecies, Stoner estimated that the probability of all 8 prophecies being

 

fulfilled is 1 in 1017. Using the language of hypothesis tests, this means that you would reject the

 

hypothesis that Jesus is not the Messiah for any ? > 10-17. To put it another way, ? >

 

0.00000000000000001. The smallest ? that is normally used for a hypothesis test is ? = 0.01.

 

This means that you can safely reject the hypothesis that Jesus is not the Messiah or the Son of

 

God.

 

For more on this, I recommend Josh McDowell?s book Evidence That Demands a Verdict. Peter

 

Stoner?s work can be found in Science Speaks, published by Moody press. Stoner?s book has

 

recently been rereleased in e-book format. You can find it in module/week 4 Additional Materials

 

folder. McDowell?s book, Evidence That Demands a Verdict is still in print.

 

The references for the 8 Old Testament prophecies that Peter Stoner analyzed are listed below

 

along with the verse references for their fulfillment. It is likely that most students in this course

 

believe that Jesus Christ is divine, so listing probabilities of Him doing certain things is

 

irrelevant. However, what Stone is doing is playing the devil?s advocate. He?s saying to the

 

skeptical, ?Okay, let?s have it your way for a second. If Jesus of Nazareth was just an ordinary

 

man, what is the probability that he could fulfill all the prophecies by chance?? Page 1 of 2 MATH 201 Old Testament Prophecies New Testament Fulfillment Micah 5:2

 

Malachi 3:1

 

Zechariah 9:9

 

Psalms 41:9

 

Zechariah 11:12

 

Zechariah 11:13

 

Isaiah 53:7

 

Psalms 22:16 Matthew 2:4?6

 

Mark 1:2?8

 

Matthew 21:4?11

 

Luke 22:21

 

Matthew 26:15

 

Matthew 27:3?10

 

Mark 14: 60?61

 

John 19:17?18 In Discussion Board Forum 2, post a thread that includes the following:

 

1. Type out each Old Testament prophecy with the verse reference followed by the New

 

Testament verse with the fulfillment. (10 points)

 

2. Which one of the 8 prophecies and its fulfillment spoke to you the most? Write at least

 

150 words about this verse and your thoughts about it. (10 points)

 

3. These prophecies and their fulfillment are definitely evidence that Jesus is the Messiah.

 

People have different opinions about whether or not they are absolute proof of this. Do

 

you think these verses prove that Jesus is the Messiah? Write at least 250 words about

 

your opinion on this. Be sure to explain the reasons behind your thinking. Whether you

 

believe that Jesus is the Messiah or not, please give your honest opinion. Any honest

 

thoughtful opinion will receive full credit. (12 points)

 

4. Submit 2 replies to classmates of at least 50 words each. (8 points)

 

This Discussion Board Forum will be utilizing the Post-First feature. Once you have submitted

 

your thread, you will then be able to read and interact with your classmates? threads.

 

Submit your answers to these questions by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Saturday of Module/Week 7.

 

Submit your 2 replies of at least 50 words each by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week

 

7.

 

Feel free to consult with your instructor for help with this project. However, you must turn in

 

your own work. Do not do this jointly with another student. Page 2 of 2

 


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