1) You do not refute my statement, you just indicate that you don't like how I said it.<quoted text>
The Old Testament & Messianic Prophecy
There is one test that we can apply to all ‘sacred writings’.... The Test Of Prophecy - the foretelling of future events. Surely a book claiming to be God's Word will contain His statements about His purpose, and predictions for the future. If you compare the ‘divine’ books such as the Bhagavad-Gita and the Koran, you will find that they contain hardly any prophecies, and certainly none that are as specific as those of the Bible and which have been fulfilled to the letter. Biblical prophecies commonly give details of actual events to occur; Actual geographic locations; Actual people (sometimes named before they were born); Actual nations, all of which would be involved in certain world events. It is a simple matter to ascertain whether such prophecies have been fulfilled or not
The Odds Approximately 2500 prophecies appear in the pages of the Bible, about 2000 of which already have been fulfilled to the letter — no errors.(The remaining 500 or so reach into the future and may be seen unfolding as days go by.) Since the probability for any one of these prophecies having been fulfilled by chance averages less than one in ten (figured very conservatively) and since the prophecies are for the most part independent of one another, the odds for all these prophecies having been fulfilled by chance without error is less than one in 102000 (that is 1 with 2000 zeros written after it)!
2) There ARE failed prophecies in the Bible.
3)Who has that list of "2,500 prophecies?" Who and what determines whether they have been fulfilled? Let's look at a couple examples of what constitutes a "prophecy" to a Messianic scholar.
Gen. 3:15-He will bruise Satan's head.....
Deut. 21:23...Cursed is he that hangs on a tree...
Psa. 72:16...The corn of wheat to fall into the Ground...
It appears that Dr. Ross greatly and liberally loaded his statistics. He should mind his 9th commandment.
4)"Prophecies" that were allegorical to begin with and interpretive at the conclusion are not "prophecies."
5)Filling in the blanks to MAKE a prophecy work does NOT work - even if it is done by several teams of esteemed bishops over the course of centuries.