A Christian who is a former atheist, Dr. Josh McDowell was approached about being a scientist and now a Christian.
“Surely science and the Bible cannot coexist”, they would say. Dr. McDowell began sharing that it was his search to disprove the scriptures that actually led him to get on his knees and ask for forgiveness for his unbelief.
As an atheist he had gotten so weary of hearing about Jesus that he decided to once and for all put an end to the ridiculous idea that all scripture was God inspired and that not one word could be proven false.
After several months of studying the Bible and lining it up against science and history, he could no longer deny what he had been fighting all along; that it is science which is finally catching up to the biblical account of things.
In one of his many books , called More Than A Carpenter, he gives several scientific and mathematical examples of what he discovered.
One that stands out to me even 20 years after first reading it, is a stat about the odds of one man ( Jesus) fulfilling over 250 prophecies that are outlined in the old testament which Jesus actually fulfilled hundreds of years later. In order to relate it to his colleagues who also had scientific minds, he documents the following:
The odds of one man randomly fulfilling all the prophecies that Jesus did are 1×10 to the 17th power.
Or, In an illustration, he explains that those odds would be equivalent to stacking the entire state of Texas with quarters, and three feet high. If we had only one chance to select the one correct quarter out of the entire state stacked with them, it would be be the same likelihood that Jesus was NOT who He said He was, the son of the living God, one with the Father and the only way of salvation.
On this Easter I pray that anyone who has yet to come to belief in the deity of Christ read some of Dr. McDowell’s writings. Study for yourself this evidence that demands a verdict, so you too can rejoice that Resurrection Sunday ( Easter) is a sweet reminder of the security in salvation that all who confess Him as Lord have.