It’s Impossible to be an Atheist…

Does God exist and is there proof?

What evidence am I willing to accept?

What if there is no God?

WE ALL NEED ANSWERS!

Contents in this Section

Videos/DVD’s -Impossible to be an Atheist

What Evidence am I willing to Accept?

Laws of Common Probability

Old Testament Prophecy vs New Testament Fulfillment

Scientific Proof-Bible and Science

Archaeological Proof

Mathematical Proof

What if There is NO God – Would the World be Different?

Atheism: Observation and Application

NOTE:  An excellent website that will provide a detailed look at proving the existence of God is – Crossexamined.org.  Dr. Turek gives an incredible visual presentation showing why it is impossible to be an atheist.  He gives visual cosmological, teleological and moral arguments that there is an infinite being that created all things and that truth exists.  He proves the existence of God without using the Bible! Check him out.

VIEW THE DVD SERIES

I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist (1 of 2) – Frank Turek, PhD  https://youtu.be/YoqzcDrILJ0

I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist (2 of 2) – Frank Turek, PhD  https://youtu.be/Gvaptt_nZXE

Does God exist and is there proof?

Ravi Zacharius at Princeton University – Why I’m Not an Atheist – https://youtu.be/d6aDoOzYN-U

Dr. Frank Turek: Why Atheism Fails – https://youtu.be/Z24P4J9VFR0

Are you an atheist or an agnostic? This search or investigation is ultimately the most important one you could ever engage in. Why is that? If there is a God, eternity hangs in the balance! You have a free will to accept or reject anything in this section regarding the evidence that God exists. The ultimate question you must ask yourself is what evidence are you willing to accept as evidence? Many say they are open-minded but in essence they are not. What about you?

Let us be honest here. If there is a God there will be a moral accountability attached regarding that belief. Many atheist do not want to believe that God exists because they do not want to be morally accountable to anybody or anything. What is not accountable is not responsible!

Dr. Frank Turek| Atheism and Morality: Incompatible – https://youtu.be/U5LO5xs7uvY

Dr. Frank Turek Discusses Morality w/Atheist; Atheist Gives Surprising Response – https://youtu.be/ynJwvv7wlFc

Have you seared your conscience regarding the possibility of the existence of God? Why would you have done that? Many times people blame God for something bad that has happened in the past and end up ruling out His existence.

Amazing Proof That God Exists – https://youtu.be/qz77atYHTOA

Intelligent Design Dr. Frank Turek – Evolution is a Lie!!! – https://youtu.be/pnLVWEqcNKc

Atheism is a Leap of Faith – Frank Turek, PhD – https://youtu.be/h-gXjbsBzC8

Fundamental to all Christian belief is that a personal, moral God exists.  Proof that God exists can be found in creation itself.  We know the universe had a beginning, and that beginning was caused by something.  How can something be created by nothing? Think about a book. Then the words and pages fall out of the sky? Did the book self-bind itself?

We observe that the universe is very complex and realize there is intelligence or some type of force behind its design.  That intelligence, or causation behind the universe, is a supernatural being we believe is God.

Dr. Frank Turek helps Skeptic See How Even Atheists/Agnostics Believe in a Finite Universe – https://youtu.be/0_EL2tEBGbI

Dr. Frank Turek vs Hitchens Debate: Does God Exist? | Christian Apologetics – https://youtu.be/S7WBEJJlYWU

We also observe that the universe has been put together for some purpose.  When you study a watch, you see that it is made up of many intricate parts.  Take one part out and it will not work properly because each part has a purpose.  The parts did not come together by chance — there was a Watchmaker.  Study the human genome. Look at the complexity of DNA. How much more complex is one cell of our human body than any known supercomputer in the world?  What this implies is that all designs require a designer, and since the universe has such a phenomenal physical and natural order, there must be a fantastic originator or designer.

Just as the universe has a physical and natural order, it has a moral order.  All men are conscious of moral laws, as the Bible states that the law was written into our heart (Romans 2:14-15).  So there must also be a moral law originator, one who is divine and supreme, who is good.

Frank Turek, Answering the Atheists, Stephen Hawking Part 1 – https://youtu.be/1tVO0-zYAvE

Frank Turek, Answering the Atheists, Stephen Hawking Part 2 – https://youtu.be/ad_vciMfyuk

Some may ask who or what created God, or where did He come from.  The answer is simply that we are finite beings while God is infinite.  In other words, God is the uncaused cause of all finite things.  God always was, always is, and always will be.  Any finite mind will have trouble comprehending this, especially if there is skepticism and doubt.  But consider the following.

There are only three possible kinds of being:

1. Self-caused, 2. Caused by another, 3. Uncaused

WHICH ARE WE??? 

*Self caused is impossible with respect to existence; we can’t bring ourselves into existence. 

*Uncaused would mean that we are necessary, eternal, infinite beings, which we are not;

*So we must be caused by another. If we are caused by another, what kind of being is He? 

Again, self caused is impossible; if He were caused by another, that would lead to an infinite regress; so he must be uncaused (Norman Geisler and Ron Brooks, When Skeptics Ask, 30-31).”

Understanding and realizing that the Bible is true, as well as the historical record of the birth, death, and resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ, are also proofs of God’s existence.  No other religion or philosophy on earth offers any plausible explanation that God exists.  According to the Bible, the fool, in his heart, says there is no God (Psalm 14:1).

Frank Turek Answers Atheist’s 3 Objections to Christianity – https://youtu.be/XjHhtWL_3Og

Frank Turek Dialogue 1- Does God Exist? // Debate – Turek vs Nørmark – https://youtu.be/GqXTiSmaJac

 

Point to Ponder:  Cultures that have been discovered that had no contact with the modern world were found to have recorded the following beliefs in their ancient folklore.  Again, they had no contact with others. This goes beyond any believable coincidence.

  • The knowledge that the world was created by one God (innate knowledge)
  • A rebellion, where people who were in error fell from God’s favor
  • A need to sacrifice to appease God
  • Evidence of a devil that tempted people
  • The occurrence of a great flood
  • The sudden appearance of many languages and a dispersion of human beings
  • A need for further revelation to know what to do next

 

LET’S HAVE SOME FUN:

Ray Comfort Debates an Atheist – https://youtu.be/2iYHEgrdD-Y

Ray Comfort preaches to an atheist. Very interesting ending – https://youtu.be/jiEYpRKM3xU

What evidence am I willing to accept?

In a debate at Michigan State University with a well-known professor made an eye-opening statement to many who were listening. The discussion revolved around Noah’s flood but can be applied to the reasoning proving the existence of God.

He made a very clear statement for everyone to hear…“You could pull Noah’s Ark down the middle of this campus and I still would not believe”.

There is much evidence to observe that was given in SECTION A. So review these videos links and be honest with yourself. Many can make the claim they are open-minded. Just because someone says they are open-minded does not mean they are willing to allow their personal beliefs to be challenged!

I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist (1 of 2) – Frank Turek, PhD https://youtu.be/YoqzcDrILJ0

I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist (2 of 2) – Frank Turek, PhD https://youtu.be/Gvaptt_nZXE

Amazing Proof That God Exists – https://youtu.be/qz77atYHTOA

 

Is there evidence that exist that the Bible is true…Hmmmm?

This whole brochure is based on a foundational Biblical worldview paradigm. So I must add into this section the evidence showing the Bible is true. Again, what evidence are you willing to accept as evidence?

Laws of Common Probability

Principles of Probability

The mathematics field of probability has its own rules, definitions, and laws, which you can use to find the probability of outcomes, events, or combinations of outcomes and events. To determine probability, you need to add or subtract, multiply or divide the probabilities of the original outcomes and events. You use some combinations so often that they have their own rules and formulas. The better you understand the ideas behind the formulas, the more likely it is that you’ll remember them and be able to use them successfully.

One of the greatest proofs of the Bible’s authenticity is the study of statistics regarding the “laws of common probability.”  Today, mathematical probability is used by insurance companies, as well as by other businesses, to make important decisions.  Another way to explain this concept would be, “What are the odds that something could happen?”

Point to Ponder:  “I prefer to believe those writers who get their throats cut for what they write.” Pascal French philosopher and mathematician, developed the modern theory of probability, 1623-1662

Let’s look at an example of statistical probability.  Take a single event that would be predicted about Jesus Christ in the Old Testament.  Say the laws of probability revealed that the chance of this single event occurring randomly was one in five.  If another event in the Old Testament about Jesus Christ had the probability of one in ten, the chance of these both occurring together in sequence are five multiplied by ten.  So the combined chance of both of these events or prophecies occurring in order is one in 50.  If anyone could honestly look at the 300-plus prophecies given about the coming of Christ in the Old Testament (centuries before the actual birth of Christ), they would soon have to acknowledge that the Bible is the Word of God.

We’ll review 17 easily understood prophecies in the Old Testament.  The fulfillment of these 17 prophecies related to any one individual is an astronomical absurdity.  Together, the chance of these predictions occurring is a combined probability of one chance in 480,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, or one chance in 480 billion x 1 billion x 1 trillion.  Remember, there are over 300 fulfilled prophecies regarding the life of Jesus Christ.

If we were to take 48 of the major predictions regarding the promised Messiah, the number would be so large our minds could not comprehend it.  The conservative odds are 10 x 157 (one followed by 157 zeros)

So why do so many people still question the validity of the Bible?  The fact of the matter is that people are willingly ignorant and fail to consider even the most obvious proofs.  Recognizing that the Word of God is true puts man into a position of accountability and dependence.  This requires change and a transformation of how one is presently living.

The prophecies below are predictions given about Jesus Christ, centuries before He lived.

Old Testament Prophecy vs New Testament Fulfillment

Jesus would be born in Bethlehem from the Jesus was born in Bethlehem tribe of Judah (Micah 5:2, Genesis 49:10) from the tribe of Judah (Matthew 2:1).

Jesus would be preceded by a messenger John the Baptist came as the messenger (Isaiah 40:3) announcing the Christ(Matthew 3:1-2).

Jesus would enter Jerusalem on a donkey On Palm Sunday Jesus entered (Zechariah 9:9) Jerusalem on an ass (Luke 19:35-37)

Jesus would be betrayed by a friend Judas betrayed Jesus (Psalm 41:9)  (Matthew 26: 47-48).

Jesus’ hands and feet would be pierced As Jesus was hung on the cross, His (Psalm 22:16)  hands and feet were pierced (Luke 23:33).

 Christ’s enemies would wound Him Christ was scourged with a slow torture (Isaiah 53:5)  (Matthew 27:26).

Jesus would be betrayed for 30 pieces (Zechariah 11:12) Judas was paid 30 pieces of silver of silver  (Matthew 26:15).

 Jesus would be spit upon and beaten Christ was humiliated (Matthew 26:67)  (Isaiah 50:6).

Potter’s field betrayal money would be Judas threw the money in the temple thrown in the temple (Zechariah 11:13) (Matthew 27:5-7).

 Jesus would be silent before His He had no guilt, yet Jesus remained accusers (Isaiah 53:7) silent (Matthew 27:12-14)

 Jesus would be crucified with thieves Two thieves were crucified with Jesus  (Isaiah 53:12) (Matthew 27:38).

They would gamble for Jesus’ garments. Soldiers cast lots for Jesus’ clothes or (Psalm 22:18)  garments (John 19:23-24).

 The side of Christ would be piercedJesus’ side was pierced with a spear  (Zechariah 12:10)   (John 19:34).

 None of Jesus’ bones would be broken As was customary they did not break (Psalm 34:20) Jesus’ legs or His bones (John 19:33).

 Jesus’ flesh would remain whole, with Jesus’ flesh was not corrupted no decay (Psalm 16:10) (Acts 2:31).

 Jesus would be buried in a rich man’s a rich mans tomb asked for Jesus’ body and tomb (Isaiah 53:9) buried Him in a tomb (Matthew 27:57-60).

 The earth would be covered in darkness The sky darkened over the crucifixion (Amos 8:9) scene (Matthew 27:45).

REMEMBER:  These 17 predictions give us a combined probability of one chance in 480,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 or one chance in 480 billion x 1 billion x 1 trillion.  And there are over 300 prophecies!

 Every Christian’s faith should be built up after the realization that God has set in His Word the exact plan and coming of the Messiah, years before He actually came to earth.  Every nonbeliever must take notice as the kingdom of God was brought to mankind.  These predictions were fulfilled by a divine plan and not by chance!

Scientific Proof  [The Bible was written 2000-3000 years ago.]

 

     THE BIBLE                               SCIENCE NOW                    SCIENCE THEN

 

*The earth is a sphere                  The Earth is a sphere                The Earth was a flat disk

[Isaiah.40:22]

 

*Incalculable number of stars      Incalculable number of stars     Only 1,100 stars

[Jeremiah 33:22]

 

*Free float of earth in space         Free float of earth in space    Earth sat on a large animal

[Job 26:7]

 

*Creation made of invisible         Creation made of invisible     Science was ignorant on

elements [Hebrews 11:3]            elements                                 the subject

 

*Each star is different                   Each star is different              All stars are the same

[1 Corinthians 15:41]

 

*Light moves                                Light moves                            Light was fixed in place

[Job 38: 19-20]

 

*Air has weight                             Air has weight                         Air was weightless

[Job 28:25]

 

*Winds blow in cyclones              Winds blow in cyclones          Winds blew straight

[Ecclesiastes 1:6]

 

*Blood is the source of                  Blood is the source of             Sick people must be bled

life and health                              life and health

[Leviticus 17:11]

 

*Ocean floor contains deep           Ocean floor contains deep      The ocean floor was flat

valleys and mountains                 valleys and mountains

[2 Samuel 22:16, Jonah 2:6]

 

*Ocean contains springs                Ocean contains springs            Ocean fed only by rivers

[Job 38:16]                                                                                   and rain

 

*When dealing with disease,          When dealing with disease,     Hands washed in still

hands should be washed               hands should be washed          water

under running water                     under running water

[Leviticus 15:13]

 

The Bible and Science

“In antiquity and in what is called the Dark Ages, man did not know what they now know about humanity and the cosmos.  They did not know the lock but they possessed the key, which is God.   Now many have excellent descriptions of the lock, but they have lost the key.  The proper solution is union between religion and science..  We should be owners of the lock and the key.  The fact is that as science advances, it discovers what was said thousand of years ago in the Bible”. – Richard Wurmbrand, Proofs of God’s Existence

Science and Genesis

Scientists admit Genesis is “Close to the Truth” – and they get a little nervous when  they realize that their discoveries lead them back to Genesis Chapter one.  Notice the use of the word “uncanny” in the following quotes:

“Most cosmologists (scientists who study the structures and evolution of the universe) agree that the Genesis account of creation, in imaging and initial void, may be uncannily close to the truth:.(Time ,Dec. 1976)  “The universe suddenly exploded into being….The big bang bears and uncanny resemblance to the Genesis command:.  – Jim Holt, Wall Street Journal

Science writer.  “New scientific revelations about supernovas, black holes, quarks, and the big bang even suggest to some scientists that there is a “Grand Design” in the universe”. – {U.S. News & world report, March 31, 1997}

Genesis Explains the Origin of Sexes

Almost all forms of complex life have both male and female—Horses, dogs, humans, moths, monkeys, fish elephants, birds, etc.  The male needs the female to reproduce, and the female needs the male to reproduce.  One cannot carry on life without the other. The Bible tells us that “He who made them at the beginning made them male and female” (Mathew 19:4)

But if evolution is true, which then came first according to the evolutionary theory? If a male came into being before a female how did the male of each species reproduce without females?  How is it possible that a male and a female each spontaneously came into being, yet they have complex, complimentary reproductive systems?  If each sex was able to reproduce without the other why (and how) would they have developed a reproductive system that requires both sexes in order for the species to survive?

Genesis and the Universe

Science expresses the universe in five terms: time, space and matter, power, and motion.  Genesis 1:1, 2 perfectly revealed such truths to the Hebrews in 1450 B.C.: “In the beginning [time] God created [power] the heaven [space] and the earth [matter]….And the Spirit of God moved [motion] upon the face of the waters.” the first things that God tells man are that He controls all aspects of the universe.

Scientist and the Bible

“Many of the great scientists of the past who founded and developed the key disciplines of science were creationists!”

Note the following sampling:

Physics: Newton, Faraday, Maxwell, Kelvin

Chemistry: Boyle, Dalton, Ramsay,

Biology: Ray, Linnaeus, Mendel, Pastuer

Geology: Steno, Woodward, Brewster, Agassiz

Astronomy: Kepler, Galileo, Herschel, Maunder

“These men, as well as scores of others who could be mentioned, were creationists, not evolutionists, and their names are practically synonymous with the rise of modern science.  To them, the scientific enterprise was a high calling, one dedicated to thinking “God’s thoughts after Him.”  – Henry M. Morris and Gary E. Parker, What is Creation Science?

The Bible and the Universal Flood

“About 85% of the rock, surface around the world is made up of sedimentary rock, indicating that at some time in the past, the world was covered by water.”  – Peter and Paul Lalonde, 301 Startling Proofs & Prophecies

Genesis Differentiates Man from Animals

The Bible tells us that animals are created “without understanding.” We are made in God’s “IMAGE”. We aren’t merely a higher form of species on the evolutionary scale. As human beings, we are aware of our “BEING”.  God is “I AM”, and we know that “we are”.  We have understanding that we exist. Among other unique characteristics, we have an innate ability to appreciate God’s creation.  What animal gazes with awe at a sunset, or at the magnificence of the Grand Canyon?

What animal obtains joy from the sounds of music or takes the time to form itself into an orchestra to create and harmonize music?  What animal among beasts sets up court systems and apportions justice to its fellow creatures? We are moral beings.

While birds and other creatures have instincts to create (nest etc.), we have the ability to uncover the hidden laws of electricity.  We can utilize the law of aerodynamics to transport ourselves around the globe. We also have the God given ability to appreciate the value of creation.  We unearth the hidden treasures of gold, silver, diamonds, and oil and make use of them for our own benefit.  Only humans have the unique capability to appreciate God for this incredible creation and to respond to His Love.

The Bible Speaks of one Common Ancestor

“Researchers suggest the virtually all modern men—- 99% of them, say one scientist—are closely related genetically and share genes with one male ancestor, dibbed ‘y–chromosome Adam’.  We are finding out that humans have very, very shallow genetic roots which go back very recently to one ancestor…That indicates that there was an origin in a specific location on the globe, and then it spread out from there”.  – (U.S. News & World Report, December 4, 1995)

The Bible Reveals that the Earth is Round

The Scriptures tell us the earth is round: “It is He that sits upon the circle of the earth” (Isaiah 40:22). The word translated “circle” here is Hebrew word chuwg, which is also translated “circuit” or “compass” depending on the context. That is, it indicates something spherical, rounded, or arched—not something that is flat or square.  The book of Isaiah was written sometime between 740 and 680 B.C…  This is at least 300 years before Aristotle suggested, in his book On the Heavens, that the earth might be a sphere.  It was another 2000 years later (at a time when science believed that the earth was flat) that the Scriptures inspired Christopher Columbus to sail around the world.

The Bible and Earth’s Free-Float in Space

At a time when it was believed that the earth sat on a large animal or a giant [1500 B.C.] the Bible spoke of the earth’s free float in space:  “He… hangs the earth upon nothing” (Job 26:7). Science didn’t discover that the earth hangs upon nothing until 1650. The Scriptures Speak of an Invisible Structure.

Only in recent years has science discovered that everything we see is composed of things that we cannot see—-invisible atoms.  In Hebrew 11:3, written 2000 years ago, Scripture tells us that the “things which are seen were not made of things which do appear”.

The Bible and the Science of Oceanography

Matthew Maury {1806-1873} we considered the father of oceanography. He noticed the (expression “paths of the sea” in Psalm 8:8 – written 2800 years ago – and said, “If God said there are paths in the sea, I am going to find them.”  Maury then took God at His word and went looking for these paths, and we are indebted to his discovery of the warm and cold continental currents.  His book on oceanography remains a basic text on the subject and is still used in universities.

The Bible and the First Law of Thermodynamics

The Scriptures say, “Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them” (Genesis 2:1).  The original Hebrew uses the past definite tense for the verb “finished”, indicating an action completed in the past, never again to occur.  The creation was “finished”—once and for all.  That is exactly what the First Law of Thermodynamics says.  This law (often referred to as the Law of the Conservation of Energy and /or Mass) states that neither matter nor energy can be either created or destroyed.

It was because of the law that Sir Fred Hoyle’s “Steady State” (or Continuous Creation’) Theory was discarded.  Hoyle stated that at points in the universe called “irtrons,’ matter (or energy) was constantly being created.  But, the First Law states just the opposite.  Indeed, there was no “creation” ongoing today.  It is “finished” exactly as the Bible states.

The Law of Entropy

Three different places in the Bible (Isaiah 51:6; Psalm 102:25; and Hebrews 1:11) indicate that the earth is wearing out. The second law of science is the law of Entropy.  This second Law of Thermodynamic describes the fact that all systems and the elements of the universe tend to disintegrate to a lower order of available energy or organization.  Everything is running down and wearing out as energy is becoming less and less available for use. Another way of expressing this universal fact of entropy is to note that, over time, all things whether a house or a sword, will tend to disintegrate to dust or rust, a lower order of organization than the original house or sword.  Throughout history, mankind has observed that everything, from a human body to a castle, begins to decay from the moment of maximum amount of order or organized information at the beginning until, years later, the object ceases to function.

When you think seriously about this universal principle, you can immediately see that this principle proves that it is absolutely impossible for the theory of evolution to be true.  Evolution suggests that a; simple systems and elements become increasingly more organized and complicated by random chance.  However, common sense and scientific observation have proven that all systems and elements over time tend to disintegrate to something less organized and less useful.  In fact, the second Law of Thermodynamics, the Law of Entropy, absolutely roes the theory of evolution is nonsense.

Consider the implications.  The Law of Conservation of Energy proves that the universe could not have created itself.  It had to be created by a supernatural force outside the universe.  “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Genesis 1:1).  However, the Law of Entropy shows that the whole universe is running down as it decays to a lower order of available energy.  This fact reveals that the universe must have been created at some point in the past and has been running down like a clock ever since that initial moment of creation.  The current evolutionary theory that postulates a universe that was created from nothing by itself is totally contradicted by all the known laws of science.

In addition the Law of Entropy reveals that the universe must have been created at some definite point in the past to account for the fat that all scientific observation confirms that everything continues to decay.     As an example, the fact that the sun burns up its nuclear fuel, at the rate of l200, 000 nuclear explosions every second, provides the enormous radiation that floods our solar system.  However, since it is burning up its store of fuel, logic declares that there must have been a point in time somewhere in the distant past when the sun was created and began this process.

Daytime/Night Time and Interesting Astronomy

The Gospel writer Luke described the coming of Christ in the daytime as follows:  “Even thus shall it be in the day when   the Son of man is revealed.”-  Luke described the same event by declaring that Christ will come in the night:  “I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left”

(Luke 17:34). To the natural mind of his day, Luke’s words must have sounded like a contradiction.  How could a single event, the coming of the Messiah, occur simultaneously “in the day” and “in the night”?  This statement by Luke must have appeared impossible and contradictory at any time from the first century until recently.  However, we can now understand that, on whatever day Christ returns. It will be a daytime event for those on one side of the globe while the event will occur during the night for those living on the other side of the planet.  How could Luke have known this scientific fact two thousand years ago?

The Psalmist David wrote a wonderful song of praise to God in recognition of the awesome glory of the heavens that he could witness from the roof of his palace in Jerusalem:  “Their line has gone out through all the earth, And their words to the end of the world.  In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun, which is like bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoices like a strong man to run its race. Its rising is from one end of heaven, and its circuit to the other end; and there is nothing hidden from its heat” (Psalm 19:4-6).  In his song of praise King David declared that the sun traveled in “his circuit unto the ends of it (the heavens)”

During the last few centuries many Bible critics denounced this statement as inaccurate because they falsely claimed the Bible’s statement declared that the sun moved in and orbit around the earth.  However, the Bible never made that claim.  The Scriptures declare the sun moved “in his circuit unto the ends of it (the heavens)”.  Recent discoveries by the Hubble Telescope confirmed the accuracy of the Scriptures when they proved that the sun actually moves through space in a circuit covering an enormous orbit that lasts over two hundred and sixty million years.

One of the most curious scientific revelations in the Bible regarding astronomy was pointed out by my friend David Harris an astronomer from Toronto, Canada.  This statement is found in the Book of Amos where we read about the seven stars in the constellation known as Pleiades.  The King James Version translators set out the verse Amos 5:8 as “Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion” (Amos 5:8).  The King James Version translators confirmed that Amos’ original Hebrew statement about “the seven stars “referred to the constellation Pleiades.  However, modern translators render this verse as, “He made the Pleiades and Orion” (Amos 5:8) NKJV. 

Early translators were puzzled by this verse because there were only six stars that could be seen by the naked eye in the constellation Pleiades.  Now, however, modern telescopes have revealed the existence of a seventh star in Pleiades; it is so dim that only a telescope can detect it.  How else did Amos know that there were “seven stars” in the constellation unless God told him?  The Bible was correct all along in its description of “seven stars” as recorded by the prophet Amos over twenty-five centuries ago.

The Law of Conservation of Energy

After exhaustive experiments, modern scientists have developed two fundamental laws of the science of thermodynamics that describe the nature of our known universe.

The first law is the Law of Conservation of Energy which reveals that “energy can be neither created nor destroyed.”  The Law of conservation of Energy was explained by the science writer Isaac Asimov as follows:” Energy can be transferred from one place to another, or transformed from one form to another, but it can neither create not destroyed.”

In other words, this law states the whole amount of energy that exists throughout our universe remains constant and can never change.  For Example, when they explode a nuclear device, the uranium 235 and plutonium within the warhead are not annihilated. The matter is simply transformed into a staggering release of heat and light energy.  Every experiment has confirmed this Law of Conservation of Energy as the most basic fundamental understanding of the universe works.  This law describes the present state of the universe after its initial creation by God.

Although this fundamental law of the universe was only discovered and proven scientifically during the last century, the Word of God recorded this principle thousands of years ago.  Moses wrote in Genesis:  “And on the seventh day God ended 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 that in it he had rested from all work which God created and made” (Genesis 2:2, 3)  This inspired passage clearly declares that when God completed the creation of man on the sixth day, “He rested from all His work which he had made”.

After He created man on the sixth day, His work was complete; this accounts for the First Law of Conservation of Energy.  In addition, the Scriptures reveal why nothing can now be either totally destroyed or annihilated because Jesus Christ, who created all things, is “upholding all things by the word of His power”  (Hebrew 1:3)  In another passage the writer of the Book of Hebrews declared that Jesus, the Creator of the universe, had finished His acts of creation:  “For he that is entered into his rest he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his” (Hebrews 4:10).

Law of Probabilities Confirms Genesis

The chance that higher life forms might have emerged in this way [through evolution] is comparable to the chance that a tornado sweeping through a junkyard might assemble a Boeing 747 from the materials therein.”

“The likelihood of the formation of life from inanimate matter is one out of 10×10 to the 40,000…It is big enough to bury Darwin and the whole theory of evolution.  TThere was no primeval soup, neither on this planer nor on any other and if the beginnings of life were not random, the must therefore have been the product of purposeful intelligence.” Sir Fred Hoyle, professor of astronomy, Cambridge University.

Medical Science and the Bible – (The Bible and the Laws of Hygiene)

Encyclopedia Britannica documents that in 1845, a young doctor in Vienna named Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis was horrified at the terrible death rate of women who gave birth in hospitals.  As many as 30% died after child birth.  Semmelweis noted that doctors would examine the bodies of patients who died, then, without washing their hands, go straight to the next ward and examine expectant mothers.  This was their normal practice, because the presence of microscopic diseases was unknown.

Semmelweis insisted that doctors wash their hands before each examination, and the death rate immediately dropped to 2%.

Look at the specific instructions God gave thousands of years ago to His people for when they encountered disease:   “And when he that has an issue is cleansed of his issue; then he shall number to himself seven days for his cleansing, and wash his clothes, bathe his flesh in running water, and shall be clean” (Leviticus 15:13).  Until recent years, doctors washed their hands in a bowl of water, leaving invisible germs on their hands.  However, the Bile says specifically to wash under “running water”.

The Bible and the Correlation of Mind and Body

Medical science has come to understand that there is a strong relationship between a person’s mental and physical health.  The Bible revealed this to us with these statements [and others] written around 950 B.C.

  • “A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy is the rottenness of the bones” (Proverbs 14:30).
  • “The light of the eyes rejoices the heart: and a good report makes the bones fat and healthy” (Proverbs 15:30).
  • “Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones” (Proverbs 16:24).
  • “A merry heart does good like a medicine: but a broken spirit dries the bones” (Proverbs 17:22).

The Bible and Bacteria

“And … neither shall you eat any flesh that is torn of beasts in the field; you shall cast it to the dogs” (Exodus 22:31). Thousands of years before modern science identified bacteria, God make provision for Israel by banning the eating of meat that may be spoiled by bacteria.”  – Richard Gunther

The Incredible Book of Job

Book of Job (1520 B.C.) – Filled with scientific facts

The study of the Book of Job and its comparison with the latest scientific discoveries has brought me to the matured conviction that the Bible is an inspired book and was written by the One who made the stars” – Charles Burckhalter,  Chabot Observatory.

Job and the Springs of the Sea

“Modern deep-sea diving camera have discovered amazing hot-water vents on the floor of the oceans–’the springs of the sea’, which are mentioned in Job 38:16.  These thermal vents release huge amounts of mineral-rich, super-heated water—springs in the darkness” – Richard Gunther

The Book of Job and Light

“Sir Isaac Newton studied light and discovered that white light is make of seven colors, which can be parted from the white(see Job 38:24), and then recombined to make white again.  Science discovered this in 1650.” –  Richard Gunther

The Book of Job and the Way of Light

The book of Job 38:19 asks, “Where is the way where light dwells?”  Modern man has only recently discovered that light (electromagnetic radiation) has a “way” in empty space this speed is approximately 186,000 miles per second.

The Book of Job and the Dinosaurs

Why did dinosaurs disappear?  Science can only speculate.  However, the answer may be in Job 40:15-24.  In this passage, God Himself speaks of a great creature called “behemoth.”  Some Bible commentators think this is a reference to the hippopotamus.  However, one of the characteristics of this massive animal is that it had a tail the size of a large tree.  The hippo’s tail isn’t like a tree; it is more like a small twig.

Here are all the given characteristics of this huge animal: It was the largest of all the creatures God made; was plant-eating [herbivorous]; had its strength in its hips, and a tail like a large tree.  It had very strong bones, lived among the trees, drank massive amount of water, and was not disturbed by a raging river.  He appears impervious to attack because his nose could pierce through snares, but scripture says, “He that made him can make his sword to approach unto him.”  In other words, God caused this, the largest of all the creatures He had made, to become extinct.

The Book of Job and Air Mass

“Scripture tell us in Job 28:25 that there is ‘a weight for the wind.’ Long before it was recognized that the air had weight (sixteenth century); the Bible said that it did.  It also tells us that water has weight.  The fact that so much water covers the earth means that the effects of the sun and moon’s gravity are balanced perfectly.  The energy is dissipated in the water—the weight of the water is precisely measured.”  Richard Gunther

The Book of Job and the Earth’s Rotation

For ages, scientists believed in a geocentric view of the universe.  The differences between night and day were believed to be caused by the sun revolving around the earth. Today, we know that the earth’s rotation on its axis is responsible for the sun’s rising and setting.  But 4000 years ago, t was written,” Have you commanded the morning since your days; and caused the day spring [dawn] to know his place?…..It [the earth] is turned as clay to the seal” Job 38:12, 14].  The picture here is of a clay vessel being turned or rotated upon the potter’s wheel–and accurate analogy of the earth’s rotation.

The Bible and Meteorological Laws

The Scriptures describe a “cycle “of air currents two thousand years before scientists discovered them:  “The wind goes toward the south, and turns about unto the north; it whirls about continually, and the wind returns again according to his circuits” (Ecclesiastes 1:6). We now know that air around the earth turns in huge circles, clockwise in one hemisphere and counterclockwise in the other.

The Bible and the Water Cycle

The Scriptures inform is, “All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, there they return again” (Ecclesiastes 1:7).  This statement alone may not seem profound.  But when considered with other biblical passages, it becomes all the more remarkable.  For example, the Mississippi River dumps approximately 518 billion gallons of water every 24 hours into the Gulf of Mexico.  Where does all that water go? And that’s just one of thousands of rivers.  The answer lies in the hydrologic cycle, so well brought out in the Bible. Ecclesiastes 11:3 states that “if the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth.”  Look at the Bibles concise words in Amos 9:6: “Who calls for the waters of the sea, and pours them out on the face of the earth — The Lord is His name.”  The idea of a complete water cycle was not fully understood by science until the seventeenth century.  However, more than two thousand years prior to the discoveries of Pierre Perrault, Edmund Mariotte, Edmund Halley, and others, the Scriptures clearly spoke of a water cycle.

The Bible Speaks of a Specific Design

“Slight variations in physical laws such as gravity or electromagnetism would make life impossible. The necessity to produce life lies at the center of the universe’s whole machinery and design”. – John Wheeler, Princeton University professor of physics {Readers digest, September 1986}

Even evolutionist Stephen Hawking, considered the best-known scientist since Albert Einstein, acknowledges “the universe and the laws of physics seem to have been specially designed for us.  If any one of about 40 physical qualities had more than slightly different values, life as we know it could not exist: Either atoms would not be stable , or they wouldn’t combine into molecules, or the stars wouldn’t form the heavier elements, or the universe would collapse before life could develop, and so on…” – {Austin American Statesman, October 19,1997}

The Bible and Ship Dimensions

In Genesis 6, God gave Noah the dimensions of the 1.5 million cubic foot ark he was to build.  In 1609 at Hoorn in Holland, a ship was built after that same pattern revolutionizing ship building.  By 1900 every large ship on the high seas was inclined toward the proportions of the ark – verified by “Lloyd’s Register of Shipping” in the World Almanac

Archaeological Proof

https://youtu.be/kKtDyQ8QNtg

https://youtu.be/LdSExDE8EsU

https://youtu.be/hO8t-jDrF7E

Eyewitness Testimony

https://youtu.be/6cfY3xY5xaw

Dr. Frank Turek – NT Reliable and True   http://crossexamined.org/category/4-is-the-nt-true/

Mathematical Proof

The Bible is the one true Word of God!  We must seriously consider the evidence, as eternity hangs in the balance.  The Bible can be easily validated by any open mind that will honestly consider all the facts.  Any skeptic will be hard pressed to deny the next few chapters in this publication.  It is a choice – so choose whom you will serve this day!

Point to ponder:  When seeds of doubt are planted, regarding the authority of God’s Word, disobedience manifests more easily.  The conscience becomes seared and the heart is hardened, resulting in wrong choices (sin).  As God’s Word girds society, it brings freedom, accountability, and responsibility, and results in prosperity.  When dismissed, man will indulge in his hedonistic appetites and selfish pursuits.

The account below was taken from a tract pamphlet given to me that was edited by a Dr. Kieth L. Brooks.  It was published by Book Fellowship, Box 164, N. Syracuse, N.Y. 13212.  So after searching the Internet regarding Dr. Panin (a converted Russian nihilist, Harvard scholar, and mathematician), his work below was amazingly verified and impacted my faith in God and Jesus Christ!  It may be hard to understand and follow at times but the evidence brought forth is astounding!

Who is Dr. Panin and what did he discover?

One of the most remarkable occurrences in our time is God’s preparation of one individual to produce positive evidence that would completely undermine all biblical criticism and bring atheism toppling to the ground wherever honest, thinking men would face the facts.  More startling still is the notion that this individual was a converted Russian nihilist, Harvard scholar, and a mathematician.  At the very time when organized atheism was laying its plan to gain control of Russia and make use of its vast resources to sow the seeds of atheism in every nation on earth, God was preparing His Russian servant, Ivan Panin, to bring forth scientific evidence of the verbal and absolute inspiration of the holy scriptures in their original languages.

Dr. Panin, who passed away in October, 1942, after 50 years of work on Bible numerica, was not the first to discover that there was a strange mathematical structure running through the Bible.  There was Browne in his Ordo Saeculoreum,  and Grant in his Numerical Bible, and Bullinger in his Numbers on the Scriptures.  They all brought forth many striking examples of numeric features in the Bible.  Now, other competent scholars carry on further research in this line.

It remained for Dr. Panin, however, by giving his very life to the task, to find that every letter of the Hebrew and Greek manuscripts is numbered and occupies its own special place in the order of the total number of letters in the Bible, the slightest variations of orthography being God ordained.  Since every Greek and Hebrew letter carries a numerical value (letters being used for figures in these languages), every word, phrase, sentence, and paragraph has a definite mathematical sum, as later will be shown.

Dr. Panin devoted himself so persistently to counting letters and solving the mathematical problems that he often wore himself out physically.  His works were voluminous and his discoveries seemingly without end.  He authored a volume entitled Structure on the Bible and revisions of the New Testament based upon his numeric discoveries.  Since his death, the Nobel research foundation, which took over some 43,000 sheets of his pen work, has employed Hebrew and Greek scholars to further pursue the study and issue a book on the subject.

Panin’s establishment of the practically infinite series of complex systems in the Hebrew and Greek text, all sequences, combinations, ratios, etc., following a uniform design from Genesis to Revelation, is undoubtedly God’s answer to modern atheism and higher criticism, and his vindication of the verbal and complete inspiration of scripture.

The discovery also settles many questions of text.  It proves that the books of our present Bible, and they alone, have the required features of authenticity and divine inspiration.  It also settles disputes of long standing, including about some portions of the Bible which scholars have said should be eliminated.

In this chapter, it is only possible to touch upon the surface of Dr. Panin’s work.  The  Divine authority of scripture has always been fully sustained by proofs from fulfilled prophecy, the inexhaustible gaps of truth revealed, its matchless power over the lives of men, its indestructibility, and the testimony of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.  However, some have wanted to waive these lines of evidence as unscientific.

Dr. Panin has submitted conclusive, scientific proof that the Bible could not have been produced by the unaided human mind.  This proof is found in the amazing numeric phenomena in the very structure of the Hebrew and Greek manuscripts.  Dr. Panin demonstrated either that every other writer of scripture was an unparalleled literary and mathematical genius or that he wrote as he was moved by the Holy Ghost.  Professor John C.  Banks, a worthy successor of Dr. Panin, has offered similar numeric evidence.

Panin laid his discoveries before the readers of a New York newspaper, copies of which were sent to leading skeptical educators and scientists, with a challenge to disapprove, if possible, the phenomena to which he had called attention.  Since that time, many other learned skeptics have been confronted with the same evidence and not one has been able to discredit it.  Some challenged Dr Panin to find the same mathematical structure in Hebrew and Greek classics outside of the Bible.  Panin, therefore, gave much time to  examining other writings and failed to find such a phenomena.  And no such features were found in any of the seven books added by the Roman church to their Old Testament.

The Number Seven

It is a known fact that the number seven is found throughout the universe.  It is evidently the number of the Creator, and the number of fullness, rest, and completeness.  Not only is this law of seven found running throughout creation, but it is found scores of times on the surface of scripture, and it always appears to be significant.  Furthermore, careful students have often been amazed to find this number appearing in unexpected ways in scripture.  Yet, skeptics might attribute this to the writer considering seven to be a mystical number, and writing important sentences in exactly seven words, or cleverly developing subjects with seven points.

As we study the mathematical proof that the Bible is truly the Word of God, may we realize that Panin’s work deals not with translations but the original Hebrew and Greek texts.  Translation difficulties have been tremendous.  Constant changes occurring in language usage have rendered many words in our English translation practically obsolete, hence the various attempts at “modern speech” translations.

But how could Panin get back to the originals, since we do not know for certain that we have originals?  The answer is that a comparison of hundreds of manuscripts preserved for us shows a uniformity that proves a common source.

The following is an abbreviated example of the kind of phenomena found by Dr. Panin in the original Hebrew and Greek Bible texts:

The number of words in the vocabulary will divide by the number seven.

The number of words beginning with a vowel is divisible by seven.

The number of words beginning with a consonant is divisible by seven.

The number of letters in the vocabulary is divisible by seven.

Of the vocabulary letters, those which are vowels and those which are consonants will both divide by seven.

The number of words in the vocabulary occurring more than once is divisible by seven.

Those occurring only once likewise divide by seven.

The number of words occurring in more than one form is divisible by seven.

The number  occurring in only one form likewise divides by seven.

The number of proper names divides by seven.  The male names divide by seven.  The female names divide by seven.

The number of words beginning with each of the letters of the alphabet is divisible by seven.

Numeric Values of Letters

The Bible was written in two languages: the Old Testament was written in Hebrew (for numeric purposes, the few chapters in Chaldee are counted as Hebrew) and the New Testament in Greek.  Both of these languages have a peculiarity: they have no separate symbols for numbers that correspond to the modern Arabic numerals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 0.  In their place, they make use of the letters on their alphabet, so that each Hebrew and Greek letter also stands for a certain number.  This is called the numeric value of the letter.  As each word consists of letters, the numeric value of a word is the sum of the numeric values of its letters.  The numeric value of a sentence, paragraph, chapter, book, volume, or library, is the sum of the numeric values of the words of which they consist.

By means of these numeric values, the Greeks and Hebrews performed all of their numeric operations.  But in scripture, an additional system is used for the purpose of numeric construction and that of text place values.

The place value of the letter in scripture, whether Hebrew or Greek, is the number of the place the letter occupies in the alphabet.  Accordingly, in Hebrew, the place values and the numeric values of the first ten letters are the same.  That’s also true of the first five letters in the Greek alphabet.  Yet the 11th Hebrew letter does not stand for 11, but 20; its numerical value is 20, but its place value is 11.  The last letter of the Hebrew alphabet, the 22nd, stands for 400.  So while its place value is 22, its numeric value is 400.   The same applies to the Greek alphabet.  Its sixth letter stands for seven, its numeric value, but its place value is six.

The full value of a Hebrew or Greek letter or word is the sum of its numeric and place values.  Thus, the value of the word “Jesus” in Greek is 975, the numeric value is 888, and the place value is 87.  Now to note some other features of the Hebrew and Greek alphabets:

The numerical value of the vocabulary is divisible by seven.

The numerical value of the various alphabetical groups of words is divisible by seven.

The numerical value of the various forms in which the words occur produce the same phenomenon.

The above numeration barely scratches the surface of the numerics Panin brought to light.  He challenged any man to intelligently write one paragraph of 300 words and produce some numeric phenomena of like design, and complete it in six months.  Any man who could do it would prove himself to be a wonder.  Is it any surprise that no man has offered!

Many of the scripture writers were men chosen from very ordinary walks of life, having little or no schooling.  If Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John, for instance, had attempted to write by unaided human wisdom, and produced the harmonious numeric features found throughout their books, how long would it have taken them?  Remember that with each additional sentence, the difficulty of building on this plan increases in mathematical and geometrical progression, for they tried to write each paragraph in such a way as to develop constantly fixed numeric relationships to what was written before and what would come after.

But an even more amazing feature remains: the number of words found in Matthew, which are not found in any other New Testament book, displays an even more elaborate numeric design.  How did Matthew know that he had used words that would not appear in any of the other 26 books?  He would have had to have before him all of those books, and would have to have written his last.  It so happens, however, that each of the other books shows the same phenomena.  Did each writer write last?  If not, then is each of the writers a mind reader, as well as a literary and mathematical artist, never equaled and hardly even conceivable?

Panin proceeded to prove by numerics that every book of our Bible carries such features, that each one is necessary for the numerical scheme of the entire Bible to work out correctly, and that nothing can be added to or subtracted from the Bible, as it is written, without spoiling these features.

From the first verse in Genesis to the last verse of Revelation, these divine evidences are found.  The God of nature is, therefore, proven to be the God of scripture.  Thus the quarrel of modern skeptics is not with believers of the Bible but with God himself.  Yet seven is not the only number that proves of interest.  There are equally intriguing developments with other numbers, all of which are significant in their places.

Other Numerical Finds

Our Bible has 66 books, of which some assign themselves to an author by name while others are anonymous.  Those which assign themselves to certain writers, either in whole or in part, are as follows: Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy ascribe themselves at least in part to Moses, or are quoted as the works of Moses in other parts of the Bible; the books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the 12 minor prophets ascribe themselves to the writers whose names they respectively bear; Psalms is ascribed to David; Proverbs and Song of Solomon ascribe themselves to Solomon; Ecclesiastes ascribes itself to the “son of David”;  Daniel, Ezra and Nehemiah ascribe themselves to these respective writers; James, 1st and 2nd Peter, and Jude bear the names of the writers;  the epistles of Paul, with the exception of Hebrews, ascribe themselves to Paul; and  Revelation ascribes itself to John.  Finally, the anonymous books are Genesis, Joshua, Judges, 1st and 2nd Samuel, 1st and 2nd Kings, Job, Ruth, Lamentations, Esther, 1st and 2nd Chronicles, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd John in Hebrews.

Of the writers named as authors of the books of the Bible, some have more than one book ascribed to them.  Moses has four, Solomon three, Peter two, and Paul 13.  Other writers have only one book ascribed to them.

Now, bear in mind that the books of the Bible in the Hebrew received text and the Greek text are arranged differently from the English Bible.  This is the order in the original text:

  1. Genesis        23.  Zephaniah                            45. James
  2. Exodus 24. Haggai                                  46. 1st Peter
  3. Leviticus 25.  Zechariah                             47.  2nd Peter
  4. Numbers 26.  Malachi                                48.  1st John
  5. Deuteronomy 27.  Psalms                                  49.  2nd John
  6. Joshua 28.  Proverbs                               50.  3rd John
  7. Judges 29.  Job                                        51.  Jude
  8. 1st Samuel 30.  Song of Solomon                 52.  Romans
  9. 2nd Samuel                 31.  Ruth                                      53.  1st Corinthians
  10. 1st Kings 32. Lamentations                        54.  2nd Corinthians
  11. 2nd Kings 33. Ecclesiastes                          55.  Galatians
  12. Isaiah 34. Esther                                   56.  Ephesians
  13. Jeremiah 35. Daniel                                   57.  Philippians
  14. Ezekiel 36.  Ezra                                       58.  Colossians
  15. Hosea 37. Nehemiah                              59.  1st Thessalonians
  16. Joel 38. 1st Chronicles 60.  2nd Thessalonians
  17. Amos 39. 2nd Chronicles                      61. Hebrews
  18. Obadiah 40. Matthew   62.  1st Timothy
  19. Jonah 41. Mark  63.  2nd Timothy
  20. Micah 42. Luke                                      64.  Titus
  21. Nahum 43. John                                       65.  Philemon
  22. Habakuk 44. Acts                                       66.  Revelation

The total number of books is 66, or six elevens.  There are 22 anonymous books, or two elevens, and 44 ascribed books, or four 11’s.  Of these 44, 22 or two elevens belonged to writers of more than one book, and 22 or two 11s, to writers of only one book.  The sum of the 66 book numbers, or six elevens, is 2,211, or 201 elevens.  This number is divided thus: the 22 books of the authors of more than one book have 946, or 86 elevens; the other 44 have 1,265, or 115 elevens.

Of the 66 books, 21 are epistles.  Their numbers are (James to Philemon) 45 to 65.  Now the sum 2,211 for the 66 books is divided for us between epistles and non-epistles.  The epistles have 1,155, or 105 elevens, and the non-epistles have 1,056, or 96 elevens.

Moses, David, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Hosea, Joel, and Daniel are expressly quoted in the New Testament.  The numbers of their books are 2, 3, 4, 5, 12, 13, 15, 16, 27, and 35.  The sum of those numbers is 132, or 12 elevens.

Now, add up the numeric values of the names of the Bible authors (those to whom the books are ascribed), which are based on the value of each letter.

 

Moses………………………… 345                Zechariah……….…………………. 242

Isaiah…………………………. 401                Malachi…… ……………………… 101

Jeremiah……………………… 271                David………..……………………… 14

Ezekiel……………………….. 156                 Solomon…………………………… 375

Hosea…………………………. 381                Daniel……………………………… 95

Joel……………………………. 47                  Ezra……   ………………………… 278

Amos………………………….. 176                Nehemiah………………………….. 113

Obadiah……………………….. 91                  James………………………………. 833

Jonah………………………….. 71                  Haggai   …………………………… 21

Micah…………………… …… 75                  Peter   ……………………………… 755

Nahum……………………….. 104                 Jude………………………………… 685

Habakkuk…………………….. 216                 Paul………………………………… 781

Zephaniah…………………….. 235                 John….……………………………..1069

 

Total: 7,931                        =                             11 x 7 x 103

 

The sum value of the Bible authors is 121 elevens.  The sum of the factors 7, 11, and 103, is 121, or 11 elevens.  The presence of these factors of elevens in connection with the number, order, and names of the writers is either accidental or designed.  That the number of books in the Bible should be a multiple of 11 might be purely accidental, however, since only every 11th number is a multiple of 11, the chance of any being a multiple of 11 is only one in 11.

That this number is so divided between anonymous and ascribed books for each class to also be a multiple of 11 may too be accidental.  Yet the chance of this happening is only one in 11 times 11, or one in 121.  For this number to be so divided by eleven’s among the authors who anonymously wrote only one book, and those who anonymously wrote more than one may be due to chance, but the probability of it being accidental is only one in 11 x 11 x 11, or 1,331.  Just going through the features of eleven’s noted, everyone might be accidental, but that the chance is only one in the eighth power of 11, or one in 214,358,881.

The sum of the numeric values of the 26 authors is 7,931, which is also a multiple of seven.  Of this number, the 21 writers of the Old Testament, or three sevens, have 3,808 (numerical values of the authors), or 544 sevens, and the New Testament writers have 4,123, or 589 sevens.  Of the 3,808 (numerical values of the authors) belonging to the Old Testament, 2,933 or 419 sevens belong to the writers of the law and the prophets, from Moses to Malachi, and 1,190 or 170 sevens belong to the writers of the so-called Hagiographa, from David to Nehemiah.  Seven of the 21 Old Testament writers, or three sevens, are expressly named as such in the New Testament: Moses, David, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, Hosea, and Joel.  Their numeric value is 1,554, or 222 sevens.  The numeric value of Moses, who heads the list, and John, who closes it, are 345 and 1,069 respectively, which totals 1,414, or 202 sevens.

The Bible begins with the Hebrew word “beginning” and ends with the Greek word hagios, or “saint.”  The Hebrew word occurs in the following books: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, 1st Samuel, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Hosea, Amos, Micah, Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, Daniel, Nehemiah, and 2nd Chronicles.  The Greek word occurs in the following New Testament books: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, 1st and 2nd Peter, 1st John, Jude, Romans, 1st and 2nd Corinthians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1st and 2nd Thessalonians, Hebrews, 1st and 2nd Timothy, Titus, Philemon, and Revelation.  These books are 42 in number, or six sevens.  Take the respective numbers of these books in the order of their place, and their sum is 1,575, or 225 sevens.

These eight features of sevens in connection with the order and writers of the books may also be accidental, but the chance of these features of sevens and eleven’s happening together is one in billions.  It is clearly shown that the present number of books in the Bible is not accidental but designed.  It is also apparent that the proportion of anonymous to ascribed books is designed; the proportion of the number of books belonging to one writer versus the number of books belonging to writers of more than one book is designed; the proportion of the Bible divided between epistles and non-epistles is designed; the order of the Bible is books in the Hebrew and Greek versions is designed;  and the names of the 26 writers are designed.

The Infinite Mind of God

On the assumption of mere human authorship, these numeric phenomena, in the order and unanimity and non-unanimity of the books, are wholly unaccountable.  But the assumption that a superior mathematical mind (or the mathematical author of nature) has planned these numeric’s at once explains not only these phenomena, but thousands of similar ones that can be brought forward.

Does this mean that critical scholars of the world and the atheists and infidels will now all be brought to bended knee in the name of Jesus Christ, and they will accept scripture?  No, indeed!  For scores of them who already have been confronted with these facts, and have pushed them aside, saying either they have no time to investigate or they are not interested in the mathematics of the Bible.  “The world by wisdom knows not God,” and “the natural man received not the things of the Spirit of God,” no matter how strongly the evidence of divine inspiration is presented.  If the infinite Christ himself could not convince the scholars of his day, no numeric phenomena revealed in our day will convince those who do not want to be convinced.

“This is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men love darkness rather than light, because their deeds are evil.” The value of these discoveries lies chiefly in their power to confirm the faith of those born again in these last days, encouraging them, like great disclosures of archaeology, to proclaim with renewed power the old Gospel, which, accompanied by the convicting power of the Holy Ghost, is able to break down the infidelity of those who are blinded by the enemy of our souls.

ADDED NOTE:   While Dr. Panin used Bible numerics to establish the validity of scripture, he included what some critics and skeptics thought to be controversial.  One such passage was Mark 16:19-20, which many theological skeptics have attempted to discredit.  The claim was that it was missing in some of the Greek manuscripts, therefore it was not valid.

The last 12 verses of Mark are very unique and interesting.  There are 60 features of the number seven, including: having 175 words, or 25 sevens; having a vocabulary of 98 words, or 2 x 49 or seven sevens; having 553 letters, or 79 seven’s; with 133 forms, or 19 seven’s; and continuing on to every smallest detail.

CONCLUSION

Concerning the work of Dr. Panin, Professor A. Gordon Melvin of New York City, prominent in the field of secular education, made a pilgrimage to Aldershot, Canada, to see Dr. Panin, and the following report was given:

“After talking with Dr. Panin and looking over his work thoroughly, I feel it is time for a concerted effort of those who know this work to make it available to many who do not know of it.  I find that Dr. Panin has in his possession data in the form of numeric concordances, which represent years of labor.  I was alarmed to see them in such a terrible condition.”

NOTE: The Nobel Foundation considered these manuscripts of such importance that a special camera was set up to photograph some 43,000 sheets.  They have since been checked for mathematical errors and some corrections made.  Also, additional numeric features have been discovered by the scholars doing this work.

Dr. W. Belle Dawson, well-known Canadian scientist, wrote: “I quite concur in what to say about Dr. Panin’s work, which I have known for a number of years.  I am especially interested in its bearing on the decision between various readings, which would be very valuable.  I trust his great work may be followed up.”

Dr. Arthur I. Brown, Canadian medical scientist and well-known Bible lecture, now with the Lord, also visited Dr. Panin and urges us, by all means, to make Panin’s work known.

Dr. D. M. Panton of London, editor of The Dawn and well-known Bible teacher, says:  “Mr. Panin’s discovery is as astounding as any discovery that could be made, is one of God’s solvents for the final crisis.  It is the death blow of all disintegrating criticism, not, alas, that the critics will be convinced, for the foundations of their doubt lie far deeper than the intellect, and where confirmed belief is confuted, it merely shifts into ground; nevertheless, it remains for all who appeal to the intellect, a response from the intellect, in the mercy of God, who meets every soul on its own grounds.  The destructive analyzer of the scripture stands revealed as an infant analyst in the grasp of a complexity of which he never dreamed.  Verbal inspiration is here mathematically proved, passed all cavil.

The scripture discloses itself as a parchment which, when held up to the light, reveals the graph of its maker; a script that there is exactly that imprint of a miraculous arithmetic, which is borne by the snowflakes falling in a flawless mathematical pattern, or by the perfect convolutions of a shell.  To Dr. Panin’s critics I would say, ‘Do you challenge his figures?  If so, where are they wrong?  If not, his inferences are indisputable.  You cannot argue with mathematics.’”

With these indisputable facts before us, how utterly foolhardy it would be to turn them aside and deliberately go on our way to an eternal hell.

What if there is no God?

WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF CHRIST (GOD IN THE FLESH) WAS NEVER BORN? – WHAT WAS THE IMPACT OF CHRISTIANITY?

One of the greatest secrets that had been hidden from society is how Christ (God in the flesh) affected the cultural gateways in which we live. We must get this information out to the younger generation so they can realize the value of how God has looked over mankind because of His love for us. God provides the inspiration and it always has taken individuals to rise up to bring a better quality of life to those around us.

Years ago, a book was written by Dr. D. James Kennedy and Jerry Newcombe called What If Jesus Had Never Been Born?  It gave great insights into how Christ impacted the world.  It is a highly recommend read, as this chapter below gives only a very broad but necessary brush stroke based on information from their book.  How Christ has impacted our world needs to be taught in our churches and schools.

  JESUS CHRIST HAS IMPACTED EVERY AREA OF HUMAN LIFE!

(Human life and needs, education, government, science, medicine, morality, art/music)

  • Christianity has provided a sanctuary for children. All through the ages, children have been sacrificed (even up until this day by abortion).  Children were once considered property and infanticide was widespread.  They were enslaved in various forms of child labor and had no legal rights.  Christianity brought value to human life and came to the defense of children
  • Women were considered property in many ancient cultures and they had no rights. Killing baby girls was very common because they were not wanted.  Christian missionaries, who traveled the world, changed these abuses on women in most cultures.  Feminists claim that Christianity oppressed women, but the truth of the matter is it has set them free.
  • The elderly have also been maligned throughout history. Many cultures had them killed off because they were a burden to society.  Jesus Christ put a value on all life, and the elderly have more respect and are better taken care of today.
  • Slavery was commonplace throughout the world in ancient times, and continues in some places today. The teachings of Christianity set men free because of men like William Wilberforce (ended the slave trade in England).  Have there been abuses of the teachings of Jesus Christ – most certainly!  The fact remains, however, that due to the efforts of Christians, slavery ended.  The majority of the members of the Abolition Society and Underground Railroad were Christians.
  • Many of the early emperors made killing a spectacle and a form of entertainment. The influence of Christianity accentuated the value of human life.  Christianity ended gladiator contests in the Roman Coliseum, as well as the persecution and killing of Christians.
  • In many ancient and primitive societies, cannibalism was very common. Many cultures believed to eat the one that you have conquered would give you their strength.  The modern mission’s movement and preaching the Gospel have ended this practice in the vast majority of the world.
  • Human life can be devalued in many ways, suicide being one. People may commit suicide either to escape life’s problems or because they see it as some type of valiant way of leaving this world behind.  Christianity, again, has respects life and provides a message of hope, as well as gives people a reason to live.
  • Evolution has attempted to upset God’s divine order of life. The Bible most definitely explains that human life is more valuable than an animal’s life.  Regardless, the Bible was always a proponent of animal rights.  God’s Word said to treat animals kindly and take care of them.
  • The sanctity of human life is God’s highest concern. Christianity has also prevented euthanasia from becoming widespread in the world.
  • Human suffering, poverty, oppression, and physical affliction have always been part of life on Earth. The teachings of Jesus Christ centered on helping the poor, unwanted, lonely, and oppressed.  There is no other religion or philosophy in the world that focuses on and proclaims a love for our fellow man.  Christianity gives a message of hope, charity, and truth that will set people free.
  • Christianity originated the first orphanages, hospitals, homeless shelters, places to feed the poor, and mission agencies to care for the physically and mentally afflicted. It is also the most giving institution on the face of the earth.
  • Jesus Christ never believed in ignorance. The Word of God says that people perish for lack of knowledge.  We are encouraged to search scripture.  The greatest universities in the world were begun by Christians, with their foundation being Jesus Christ.  Even though many of them have become opponents to the Christian faith, there is no denying their origins.
  • Christian missionaries and organizations, such as the Wycliff Bible Translators, are putting into writing the languages of many obscure cultures. It is through these various Bible translations that people around the world are learning to read and write and become educated.
  • We value and highly esteem education in our society. Where and when did it begin?  The Protestant Reformation birthed the idea of education for all.  We have found that nations emphasizing the Word of God have a more educated population.  Christian missionaries have played a big part in this, as they have educated millions in the Third World.
  • The origin of education in America was due to one fact: to know and understand the Bible.  The first Congress of the United States passed the Northwest Ordinance in 1787, wherein they declared: “Religion, morality and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education should for ever be encouraged.”
  • A close study of American history shows that we are most definitely a Christian nation. America would have never existed if Jesus Christ had never been born.  The first settlers who came to America in Plymouth, Massachusetts, wrote America’s birth certificate, called the Mayflower Compact.  The pilgrims who wrote it were part of a separatist movement seeking freedom of religion, so they fled England and other parts of Europe.  This document stated that they came to America for the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith.  Modern secular books have ridiculed the Pilgrims and Puritans.  Instead, we need to be very grateful for them coming and for all of the contributions they made.
  • The founding fathers of this nation cite the Bible more than any other work in their speeches and writings. The vast majority of signers of our Declaration of Independence were Orthodox Evangelical Christians. They did quote Montesquieu, Blackstone, and John Locke, but quoted the Bible four times more than Montesquieu; 12 times more than Blackstone and 16 times more than Locke.  Our three branches of government are  derived from Isaiah 33:22, and the separation of powers came from Jeremiah, Chapter 17.
  • The first act of the first Congress was to hire chaplains to say prayers before the sessions of the House and Senate. They called for national days of fasting, prayer, and thanksgiving.  In 1890, the U.S. Supreme Court examined thousands of documents and declared America truly a Christian nation.
  • The concept of the word freedom has come from the writings of the Bible. Jesus Christ is the greatest emancipator and declarer of freedom in the world.  He set people free from sin, resulting in positive benefits for society.
  • The origin of science came about because of the influence of Christianity. Christianity is the mother of science.  The Greeks never developed anything like the modern science we have today.  They came up with many interesting facts, but it never developed into the scientific age.  Christianity shows that God created the world, that He is rational and logical, and that physical, moral, and spiritual laws exist. The greatest pioneers of science in any field were committed Christians (see page 101 of Dr. D. James Kennedy’s book, What If Jesus Had Never Been Born?).  Another fact to note is they were all creationists.
  • The Bible contains many scientific facts within it. These facts were in the Bible before man had even discovered them.  One example is that the Bible called the world a sphere or a circle while many were saying the earth was flat. Numerous examples!
  • Christianity has impacted the economic structures of the world. It speaks of having a sound work ethic and being a good servant, as well as being fair and honest.
  • The free enterprise system was birthed by Christianity. John Calvin has been credited as being the founder of capitalism.  He said the attainment of wealth should be the resultant fruit of our labors and would be a sign of God’s blessing.
  • Family structures and sexual mores and attitudes have been affected by the influence of Christianity. The traditional family unit and its importance to society had been preserved because of Christianity.  Sexual standards have been set to protect mankind from disease, stop perversions, and keep marriages intact.  Societies that veered away from traditional family structures, and the sexual standards that God has set down in His Word, have fallen.
  • Christ the healer has impacted the field of medicine and our health. Men and women of the Christian faith have stepped forward and made many discoveries in the field of medicine.  Along with the attributes of compassion and the mercy of Jesus Christ, great benefits have come to mankind.  Hospitals, the Red Cross, preventative medicine, and nursing societies as we know them today originated because of the influence of Christianity.
  • The Ten Commandments of God, or the moral code, have set a standard throughout the world that man can live by. This standard protects the weak and the innocent, and brings consequences for wrongful actions.  It sets up a deterrent for man’s sinful nature and character.  The idea of selfishness is replaced with the idea of putting the interests of others ahead of our own.
  • Art, music, and literature have also been impacted by the influences of Christianity. Many great works of art, building cathedrals, musical compositions, and writings have been created by inspired people who sought God first and foremost.
  • The greatest impact of all, of course, is where Jesus Christ came, died, and rose again to take away the sins of the world. Countless millions of souls have been saved and gone on to eternity, and now share heaven with God.  The message of hope of the Gospel has been given to the lost and downtrodden of the world.  God is love and He wants to save all people!

In closing out this section, we must make note that men do fail and have misrepresented Christianity throughout the ages.  God has not failed us, it is man who has failed God.  Whether it’s been the Crusades, the Inquisition, Christian anti-Semites, religious wars, the Salem witch trials, or even modern-day church leaders who have fallen, Jesus Christ has never failed us.  We all need to walk in forgiveness and repent for our evil ways.  If we were to truly follow Jesus Christ and walk out our purposes for Him, the world would be a better place.

ATHEISM: Observation and Application!

OBSERVATION:  The creation around us is a literal witness! The creation around us and all that we observe with our five senses is a witness that God exists.  For this reason alone, no man will have an excuse.  We are all accountable to God as He has revealed himself in the creation.

 

STUDY REFERENCE # 1

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.” (Romans 1:18-20)

KEY APPLICATION POINT:  No one will have an excuse!

A point we can agree on is that there is complexity in the design of the creation we observe, or intelligence behind it.  A car is not manufactured by some explosion in a junkyard.  A book isn’t created because some type of dynamite detonated in a print shop.  This is a primary reason I will never believe we come from some primordial sludge and were created by a big cosmic burp in the sky.  Just as there is a watchmaker for a watch, God is the intelligence behind all creation.

Point to Ponder:  Imagine one day you and a friend are walking on a beach and you see a Mercedes Benz washing up onto the shore.  What would you think if your friend said, “Look at what the ocean made”?  You can wait millions of years and the ocean would not make one tire!  Complexity in design is produced by intelligence – God.

As man walks the earth, creation is observable through his five senses.  This brings man to a place where he asks, “Who made this?”  If man is willing to listen, God is willing to answer the question.  Nobody will stand before the throne of God and say I never knew you (God) existed.  Creation is that very testament of God’s existence.  There will be no excuses!

CAMPUS REALITY SHOW: 

Michigan Technological University in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan hosts an ice carnival every February.  It is an engineering school and they build these massive, intricate ice sculptures.  The designs are incredible and the students work for weeks, using their intelligence and artistic talents.

I (Rick) have preached open air on this campus for a number of years and decided to attend the carnival, knowing full well it ends up to be one all-night party before the judging of the sculptures.  During one of the ice carnivals, I decided to challenge the students on why they were taking so much time to build their ice sculptures.  I said I had a solution, and it was a much easier way — they needed to apply what their professors were teaching them in the classroom.

I told the students they needed to obtain the use of a number of dump trucks, fill them with snow, and create one big snow pile.  Then they would need some sticks of dynamite with long fuses to bury in the pile.  Finally, they would light the fuse, stand back and cup their hands over their ears, and close their eyes.  After the explosion, when they opened their eyes, they would see a beautiful ice sculpture where the snow pile had been.

For some reason, the students did not accept my suggestion for creating an ice sculpture.  They ridiculed and laughed at me, but yet this is what they believed regarding the creation of our universe.  It reminded me of what Jesus said: They have eyes to see but they don’t see, and ears to hear but they don’t hear.

OBSERVATION: “One cannot be exposed to the law and order of the universe without concluding that there must be design and purpose behind it all.  To be forced to believe only one conclusion — that everything in the universe happened by chance — would violate the very objectivity of science itself.  They (evolutionists) challenge science to prove the existence of God.  But must we really light a candle to see the sun?  It is in scientific honesty that I endorse the presentation of alternative theories for the origin of the universe, life, and man in the science classroom.  It would be an error to overlook the possibility that the universe was planned rather than happening by chance.” – Dr. Wernher von Braun

STUDY REFERENCE #2

“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork.” (Psalm 19:1)

“The heavens declare His righteousness, and all the peoples see His glory.” (Psalm 97:6)

KEY APPLICATION POINT:  Creation displays the awesomeness of God!

With the discovery of high-powered telescopes and electron microscopes, we are witnessing the expanses of the heavens and minute details of our atomic structure.  Try to imagine what is in the beyond of the beyond.  There is no wall that says the universe stops here, because there is something behind that wall.  When you look through a microscope, how small is small?  We are now able to observe parts of the atoms that make up our bodies.  But something makes up those parts of those atoms.  Just as there is no end to bigness, there is no end to smallness.  We presently are somewhere in between.

The earth is a little dot in the Milky Way galaxy.  There are multitudes of other galaxies in the universe, yet we relegate such importance to ourselves.  The universe is so precise that any change in the earth’s and sun’s positions, alignment of the planets, or physical laws of the universe – such as gravity, electromagnetism, angular momentum, energy, mass, and light – would make life on this planet impossible.  Everything is intricately connected through perfection in design.  This did not all happen by chance!  The fingerprint of a creator is on the universe.

Point to Ponder:

“Everyone who is seriously interested in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the universe – a spirit vastly superior to man, and one in the face of which our modest powers must feel humble.” – Albert Einstein

THINK ABOUT IT:  The probability of a protein of only 50 amino acids forming by chance, would b 1/10 to the 65th power, or in layman terms – an astronomical absurdity that goes beyond any imagination —

100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 to one.

The evidence revealing God as creator is so overwhelming.   These individual facts must be considered.  All cosmological and teleological signs point us to intelligent design.  It seems that if eternity hangs in the balance one would be wise enough to investigate these signs with great sincerity.  Nothing inside of nature could have caused the universe.  Something outside of nature that is timeless, nonmaterial, powerful, spaceless, and pre-eminent created it.

OBSERVATION: Science is man’s feeble effort to find out what God already knows.

STUDY REFERENCE #3

I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them.” (Psalm 139:14-16)

KEY APPLICATION POINT:  The human body is an amazing work of God!

There is a concept in science called the law of “irreducible complexity.”  A biochemistry professor by the name of Michael J. Behe (he was an evolutionist) said this law acknowledges a powerful challenge to Darwin’s theory of evolution.  Behe uses a simple example of a mousetrap to explain the concept.  A mousetrap has five main functional components.  If one of those components is missing, it will not work and certainly not trap any mice.  This is what Charles Darwin said in his work The Origin of Species: If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down.”  Guess what, Charlie, your theory has broken down!

To further illustrate the idea, let’s see what Charles Darwin reasoned out about the human eye.  According to Darwin: “To suppose that the eye could have been formed by natural selection, seems I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree.  If man cannot begin to make a human eye, how could anyone in his right mind think that eyes form by mere chance?  In fact, man cannot make anything from nothing.  We don’t know how to do it.  We can’t re-create, reform, develop; but we cannot create even one grain of sand from nothing.  Yet, the eye is only a small part of the most sophisticated part of creation – the human body.”

George Gallup, the famous statistician said, “I could prove God statistically taking the human body alone; the chance that all the functions of the individual just happen is a statistical monstrosity.”

The human body is made up of a complexity of parts that work and collaborate together to create a purposeful function.  This requires a designer!  Just taking the eye alone, we see that it has many parts that function cooperatively to make it operate and give us the ability to see.  Apply the same principle to every part of your human body, including the various systems that operate within it.  Who but God could have created you?

OBSERVATION:  “A bacterium is far more complex than any inanimate system known to man. There is not a laboratory in the world which can compete with the biochemical activity of the smallest living organism. One cell is more complicated than the largest computer that man has ever made.” – Sir James Gray, Cambridge University

STUDY REFERENCE # 4

“God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. Nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things. And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their pre-appointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and have our being.” (Acts 17:24- 28)

KEY APPLICATION POINT:  The human race has one common ancestor!

We were created in God’s image.  When he made man, he said it was good and that we were to replenish and multiply on the earth.  If this is so, we should all have one common ancestor.  As studies of DNA have progressed and advanced, we see that all humans are closely related.  It points to the fact that we share genes with one male ancestor.  This has been called the Y chromosome Adam.  When we think this through, we see that man’s origin was in a specific location on the earth and it spread out from there.  This coincides with the Genesis account on the origin of man.

The human genome is so complex that man is just scratching the surface of understanding the messages within it.  There is an architect and designer behind it all.  Richard Dawkins, a noted evolutionist, said that in one amoeba (simplest form of life) contains 1,000 volumes of an Encyclopedia Britannica.  Just think about it.  To believe   life originated from some natural law or evolutionary process is mind boggling, to say the least.  It takes more faith to be an atheist than a Christian.

Point to Ponder:  “Though more statistically improbable a thing is, the less can we believe that it just happened by blind chance.  Superficially, the obvious alternative to chance is an intelligent designer.” – Dr. Richard Dawkins – evolutionist)

 

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