Friday, December 22, 2006

100% Agreement

Acts 3:24 - Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days.

"Often in our advertising we will see phrases like, '3 out of 4 Dentists agree.' Or maybe its '85% of 100 people surveyed found those who have followed this advice are satisfied customers today.' Those statistics sound pretty good and cause us to take note. There are a couple of problems with them however. First we do not know who these four dentists are. They could be four dental students just graduating college and the company has hired them for lab research. (I wonder if the fourth one still works there.) Also 85% of 100 people sound good, but how many did they ask before they got that percentage? They may have asked 1000 people and 915 said they didn’t like it. But if you toss out the first 900, then 85 out of 100 did like it. That’s 85%. We don’t know how their data is collected. But what if someone could say 100% of the time our statements are true. Or 4 out of 4 agree? That’s what the Bible says about Jesus and prophets. It says all the prophets were speaking of Jesus. Every one that opened their mouth spoke of Him. Not most, 85% or 3 out of 4. Not one was speaking of another god or idol. It says that all of them recorded in the pages of the Bible that prophesied of a coming messiah were referring to Jesus. Now those are some impressive statistics." -- by Franklin Senters,
Living in His Word Devotions, Friday 22 Sept 2006

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