God's creation is based on mathematical laws and principles that govern everything around us. The awesome complexity of the earth, as well as the immense expanse of space and all it contains, is witnesses that an intelligent Being with tremendous power made them. They are an eternal testimony that a God DOES exist who both created them and continuously upholds them with laws he set in place. The numbers in the universe are so amazing that every human is capable of ultimately concluding that He exists (Romans 1:20)!
God's power in Numbers
The Milky Way galaxy we live in roughly contains 100 billion stars. Astronomers have also estimated that the number of galaxies in the observable universe is 200 BILLION! The current diameter of the observable area is about 93 BILLION light years. The width of the ENTIRE universe (the parts we can and cannot see) is bigger still. In comparison, the width of a typical galaxy is only 30,000 light-years.
The first division of time
The first natural division of time we find in the Bible is a day. When God ordained periods of rest and worship for Israel he marked them with the number seven. The seventh day is a weekly holy day. The seventh Hebrew month has special Biblical Feast days within it. The seventh year was deemed a year of rest for the land. Every seven times seven years (49) marked a very special period known as the year of Jubilee.
We see a law of numbers in various nature areas. For example, we can see a division of seven from the animal kingdom. For an animal such as a dog, who is obviously in animal kingdom (division 1), they are further classified as a vertebrata, then as a Mammalia, then of the order of Carnivore, the family of Canidae, the genus of dog and a species of retriever. A seven-fold division from the plant kingdom for a Tea Rose (one division) would be in the kingdom of vegetables, sub-division of Phanerogamia, and then a further division into Dicotyledon, Rosiflorae, Rosaciae, and finally a genus of rose.
The creation of vegetables
Life revolves around law and order for vegetables. For those plants that grow indoors, the numerial three prevails. For those plants that grow outside, the numeric five is prevailing. Indian corn grains are usually arranged in even numbers, but never an odd one! The growth of leaves on a plant appears in a particular arrangement. Some leaves are alternately spaced while others are spaced opposite, while still others are arranged in a spiral pattern.
The creation of chemistry
Discoveries are constantly made in chemistry. Chemistry, unlike geology, does not have its theories consistently revamped by newer one. All substances in the known universe are composed of combinations of a variety of elements. Elements are one of a class of substances that cannot be separated into simpler substances by chemical means. The way in which the elements are arranged may seem complex but there is a design behind it.
When magnetized all elements fall into two classes. A class arranges itself in the direction of west and east and does so at 90-degree angles to the magnetic force lines. The other class arranges itself to align with our magnetic pole. Monads are elements that combine with one and only one atom. Elements that come together with two atoms of another substance are called Dyads. Those that combine with three atoms are Triads, etc. Some of the most important elements are a multiple of either 4 or 7 (or very closely so). The atomic weight of iron (Chemical symbol: Fe) is 56 (7 x 8), silver's weight (Ag) is about 108 (4 x 27), copper's weight (Cu) is around 63 (7 x 9), carbon's weight (C) is 12 (3 x 4), mercury's weight (Hg) is 200 (4 x 50), etc.
The creation of sound and music
Sound is a wave, an oscillation of pressure transmitted through the air (or other substance) within frequencies that are heard. Experiments have determined a fixed set of vibrations for each note. The below scale shows, for each note, the number of vibrations in possesses in parenthesis. If one looks at the below table, one will notice the prominence of eleven and well as seven. The scale also has a vibration range of 264.
|C - Do||D - Re||E - Mi||F - Fa||G - Sol||A - La||B - Si||C - Do|
|264 (33)||297 (33)||330 (22)||352 (44)||396 (44)||440 (55)||495 (33)||528|
The numbers in the universe use mathematical principles that offer a daily testament to the existence and power of a Creator God!