How did God use NUMBERS
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How were numbers used to create some of the properties of the universe that are familiar to us? How does the very existence of the universe PROVE that a divine Being MUST exist?

God's creation is based on numbers that form 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 Bible tells us the universe is so amazing that every human is capable of ultimately concluding that He exists.

"For the invisible things of Him are perceived from the creation of the world, being understood by the things that were made (especially humans) - both His eternal power and Godhead - so that they are without excuse" (Romans 1:20, Holy Bible in Its Original Order - A Faithful Version (HBFV) throughout unless stated))

God CHALLENGES every human to study the evidence of his existence that is all around him or her.

"Lift up your eyes on high, and behold, Who has created these things, Who brings out their host by number? He calls them all by names by the greatness of His might, for He is strong in power; not one fails." (Isaiah 40:26)

"He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by their names. Great is our LORD and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite." (Psalm 147)

God's power through numbers

The Milky Way galaxy we live in roughly contains 100 billion stars. Astronomers have also estimated that there are as many as 200 BILLION galaxies in the observable universe. The current diameter of the observable universe 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.

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The first division of time

The first natural division of time we find in the Bible is a day. The number seven marks this day.

"Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And by the beginning of the seventh day God finished His work which He had made. And He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made. And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it because on it He rested? from all His work which God had created and made." (Genesis 2:1-3)

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.

Nature's creation

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 verbtebrata, then as a Mammalia, then of the order of Carnivora, 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, 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 number three prevails. For those plants that grow outside the number five is prevailing. Indian corn grains are almost always arranged in even numbers, but never an odd one!

The growth of leaves on a plant appear 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 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 2 classes. There is a class that 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 which combine with one and only one atom. Elements that come together with 2 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.

Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements
Periodic table of Chemical Elements
The periodic table of the chemical elements is a tabular display of the 118 known elements. Although they were formerly arranged in the order of their atomic weights, the above table lists them by increasing atomic number, which is the count of protons found in the nucleus of the atom.

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 and every note. The following scale shows, for each note, the number of vibrations in possesses.

264 (33) 297 (33) 330 (22) 352 (44) 396 (44) 440 (55) 495 (33) 528

If one takes a look at the above table, one will notice the prominence of the number 11 and well as 7. The above scale also has a vibration range of 264.

The creation of colors

The vibrations of light cause color, just as the vibrations of air cause sound. There is a relation between the two, so that a particular color corresponds to a particular note in music. Hence, there are seven common colors seen by the naked eye that answer to the seven musical sounds. The number seven, in both music and color, is divided into the numbers three and four. There are three primary colors - red, green, and blue. The four secondary colors are orange, yellow, indigo, and violet. In English, a popular way of remembering all colors is to memorize the name "ROY G. BIV" for red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.

Most Common Colors
seen by the Human Eye

Red  Orange  Yellow  Green  Blue Indigo Violet
R O Y G. B I V
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