Posted: Jul 18, 2017 12:16 pm
by MS2
Zadocfish2 wrote:How, exactly, does one explain that sort of thing as coincidence? The odds are just too astronomical.

I don't know what they are, but they're certainly not astronomical. Those sites only put 'verses of the day' out that they consider will address people's spiritual needs. I don't know how big the bank of such verses is on the site you used. They probably only need 365, so they can cycle through a year. But lets say it is more than double that, at 800. if so, at most, the odds are 1 in 800. Not astronomical. But there are probably quite a lot of verses in those 800 that you would also have thought 'answered' your need at that point. if so, that makes the odds considerably less than 1 in 800. Bear in mind that 'doubts about the Bible' are a common need in modern times, and so those sites find as many verses as they can that address it.