Monday, April 18, 2011

The Finger Print Of God Is In The Numbers

Welcome to another Marvelous Monday!  I am very excited to share with you today about MATH!!!  Yes, math, the study of numbers. So just hang on tight so we can celebrate the complexity of our amazing King and Creator of the Universe while we take a look at Bible Numerics!

Have you ever had that conversation with someone where they stubbornly refuse to believe that God is the author and finisher of Creation?  And then they go on to dispute the authority of the Bible claiming that it is just an "old book" that is "out of date" and "needs to be redefined or rewritten?"  I have wasted too much of my time on those conversations.  People will believe what they want to believe, if they believe the sky is orange even though it is blue, they will continue to believe it is orange until they choose to see otherwise.  That is just the way of the world.

But, for people that are consistently inspired and awed by how amazing God is, they will LOVE this today!  We are going to take a look at the numbers.  Have you ever seen the fingerprint of God below the text of the Bible?  Did you know that every single one of the sixty-six books of the Bible is interwoven together in a complex mathematical structure?  Think about this, it took about 2,200 years and about 40 different human authors for the Bible to become complete.  Yet...we can see the underlying fingerprint of God in two places.  One, we can see the "Scarlet Thread," from Genesis to Revelation.  The Scarlet Thread is the plan of God, but we will touch on this one another time.  The second place where we can see this is in the Bible Numerics which we will look at today. 

Dr. Ivan Panin found in the original text (Hebrew and Greek) of the Word of God, not modern translations, but in the original text that every letter or character has a numerical value.  He found that every passage, every paragraph, every sentence has a mathematical rhyme and reason and yet they all flow together.  This is astonishing when we once again look at the facts...2,200 years to complete the Bible and 40 human authors.  

If you are as interested in seeing this as I was, I am sure you don't want to hear anymore of what I have to say.  Instead, I will list some links for you to read yourself and share with your family.  There are many wonderful articles or books to read on this topic!  This is a great discussion to have with children that may not really enjoy Math.  Also, if you have any links to share that are relevant to this topic or books or videos, please share them as this is truly a fascinating way to celebrate our wonderful King and Creator of the Universe, Elohim!

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