Comment: 1 in 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

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1 in 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

I do not believe I provided circular reasoning.

You asked me this: "So bear can we say that we have established that the way in which answers come to you from the bible is similar to how answers come to people who have spent a lot of time reading other books, including me?"

I said No, "I say this: Hebrews 4:12 KJV
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

That word quick, is the Greek word Zao, which means alive. You cannot know what it means to interact with it unless you do."
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You asked me this: "What is the most important factor in your belief that the bible was written by god and not man."

You gave me this stipulation: "You are not allowed to assume the bible as true for the purpose of reasonable debate and falsifiability."

I answered with this: "If you would like to begin to understand that the Bible is a supernatural book, you might begin by looking into fulfilled prophecies.
http://www.100prophecies.org/bible-prophecies.htm "
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To your reply that I am using circular reasoning I will now clarify: It is not circular reasoning to take a prophecy (supernatural prediction) from the words of the Bible and point to the fulfillment of that pre-told event in history.

I gave you a link that has 100 prophecies to reseach. You asked me to keep my answers short. If you would like a more detailed answer, I've given you the information in writing:

I can also point you to a Peter Stoner & Robert Newman http://sciencespeaks.dstoner.net/index.html#PWS :

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-

In their work "Science Speaks" http://sciencespeaks.dstoner.net/Christ_of_Prophecy.html:
documentation for the odds of on man [the Messiah] being born in Bethleham is represented as 7,150/2,000,000,000 or one man in 2.8 x 105.

Their work details 8 fulfilled Messianic prophecies all fulfilled by the single man Jesus Christ at these odds:

"If these estimates are considered fair, one man in how many men, the world over, will fulfill all eight prophecies? This question can be answered by applying our principles of probability. In other words, by multiplying all of our estimates together, or 1 in 2.8 x 105 x 103 x 102 x 103 x 105 x 103 x 104. This gives 1 in 2.8 x 1028, where 28 means that we have 28 ciphers following the 2.8. Let us simplify and reduce the number by calling it 1 in 1028. Written out this number is 1 in 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. "

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