THE MATHEMATICAL PROBABILITIES
6-28-18, "DANIEL'S MESSIAH IN THE CRITIC’S DEN" is a website that discusses the mathematical probabilities of just one single component, of just one of the problems above - Daniel's 69 weeks - coming out to within even a couple of years of being correct.
In regard to the multiplier to convert the Old Testament 360 day prophetic year "language", to the Solar year units of our historical record, we divide it by the same 365.24 average days in a solar year, we get .9856532. Rounding this number shorter we arrive at .9857 which is the multiplier we used uniformly above to convert Daniel's Hebrew year language to the solar years of our historical record. [360 day calendar]
ZERO YEAR: For those suggesting that Daniel's "times" problems miss because of "zero year", historians allow a 2-3 year leeway in dating of this Babylonian period. Interestingly, many of the same critics don't hesitate to consider at least 69 of Daniel's 70 weeks, as weeks of days as years fulfilled at the Cross, even though there may be as much as a 2 to 3 year ambiguity in historical dating at both ends of that problem. That possible error of 5 years in 500, would be proportionate to an error of 25 years in 2500. Yet Daniel's "times" problems are date certain on the 1948 and 1967 ends, and within historically acceptable limits on the other. They also confirm each other by working together in parallel over this period of 2500 years.
If one thought Daniel missed by such a narrow margin, even though these problems work textually as well ("for a long time" - "end of the shattering the strength of the holy people"), then one would be stuck having to believe that it is a mathematical and textual coincidence, the odds against which, are somewhat beyond astronomical. Even an honest atheist would have difficulty making, let alone supporting, that claim. Might the Lord have allowed for these problems to be correct when calculated simply and without adjustment in the first place?
DAY-YEAR "LANGUAGE" OF PROPHECY: The use of prophetic day=year language is certainly nothing new. Indeed the interpretations in the church today are what are new, especially those from within the last hundred to few hundred years or so (futurism/preterism). As mentioned earlier, Scripture instructs us: Job 8:8 For enquire, I pray thee, of the former age, and prepare thyself to the search of their fathers: 9 (For we [are but of] yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth [are] a shadow:)
4-21-21, We must obey God. Psalm 119:1-8 Jesus' sacrifice doesn't give us permission to commit sin. Romans 6:2 His sacrifice gives us the path to forgiveness; but THEN we cannot deliberately, repeatedly & without regret go back to our sinful ways. If we do that, we were never born again in the first place. Repent, turn to the Lord for salvation. John 3:3, 7; Hebrews 6:4-6
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2-12-21, When we look at the truth of God and His requirement for salvation we realize there's only two 'religions.' WORKS or FAITH': Whether it be Catholicism, Judaism, Islam, Mormonism that all preach doing certain 'works' to achieve forgiveness and eternal life with God; OR FAITH: repentance and trust in the finish work of Jesus living for Him. Ephesians 2:8-10, John 3:36.
✝️ 6-8-20, Jesus is God; He came to save sinners. “For He [Jesus] Whom God sent speaks the words of God: The Father loves the Son & has given all things into His hand. He that believs on the Son hath everlasting life & they that believes not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on them.” John 3:34-36
✝️ 6-7-20, The Lord □ Jesus spoke from the cross first of forgiveness, salvation then of His Mother's care into John's hands. He spoke of being forsaken & then triumph as His task as human was complete shedding His perfect blood for the forgiveness of sins to all who repent believing in Him. His body was thirsty. And last of His reunion with the Father. Matthew 27:46; Luke 23:34, 43, 46; John 19:26-28, 30; Mark 15:34
✝️ 5-7-20, Sins □ Jesus Harshly Condemns; He said, “God knows our hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. V9 For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” [Pride] Luke 16:15, 18:9-14; Hebrews 1:8-9
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