Chapter 1: Is the Bible Really the Word Of God?


  • Predictions about Jesus

    About his birth: Isa 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin will conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”
    Mic 5:2 But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Being small among the clans of Judah, out of you one will come forth to me that is to be ruler in Israel; Whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting.

    As a little boy in Egypt: Hos 11:1 When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.

    The Son of God: Psa 2:7-8 I will tell of the decree: Jehovah said unto me, Thou art my son; This day have I begotten thee. 8 Ask of me, and I will give the nations for your inheritance, The uttermost parts of the earth for your possession.

    John the Baptist, predecessor of Jesus: Mal 3:1 Behold, I send my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me; and the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, behold, he comes!” says Jehovah of hosts.

    How did Jesus teach: Psa 78:2  I will open my mouth in a parable. I will utter dark sayings of old. Also Mat 13:35: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying, “I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things hidden from the foundation of the world.” Mar 4:34 Without a parable he didn’t speak to them; but privately to his own disciples he explained all things.

    Healed the blind and deaf: Isa 35:5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Mat 11:5 the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them.

    Jesus spoke what God commanded: Deut 18:18 I will raise them up a prophet from among their brothers, like you; and I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I shall command him.

    The Jews rejected Jesus: Isa 53:3 He was despised, and rejected by men; a man of suffering, and acquainted with disease: and as one from whom men hide their face he was despised; and we didn’t respect him.

    He was tortured: Isa 53:7 He was oppressed, yet when he was afflicted he didn’t open his mouth; as a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and as a sheep that before its shearers is mute, so he didn’t open his mouth.

    Jesus was beaten: Isa 50:6 I gave my back to the strikers, and my cheeks to those who plucked off the hair; I didn’t hide my face from shame and spitting.
    The clothes of Jesus were divided: Psa 22:18 They divide my garments among them. They cast lots for my clothing.

    Jesus’ body was pierced: Zec 12:10 I will pour on the house of David, and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplication; and they will look to me whom they have pierced; and they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for his only son, and will grieve bitterly for him, as one grieves for his firstborn.

    The bones of Jesus are not broken: Psa 34:20 He protects all of his bones. Not one of them is broken.

    Jesus rose from the dead: Psa 16:10 For you will not leave my soul in Sheol, Neither will you allow your holy one to see corruption.

    Much of the Bible’s content, perhaps as much as one third, is predictions based on the words of God’s prophets. The prophets spoke and wrote down of what God had commanded them to speak and write. We can start from the following assumption: if several prophets tell the same thing and if it comes true, it is a miracle. The miracles of the Bible can be denied because there is no proof other than the Bible’s account. Many prophets of the Bible tell us about Jesus, from his birth to his death and resurrection, and the events of his second coming – parousia.

    Jewish scholars knew the predictions of the coming Messiah and so did the apostles who wrote the New Testament. In theory it would be possible that the disciples would have together decided to make up the story of Jesus’ life in line with predictions. Why would they have done so? If they had something to gain from this, it could be possible. However, they did not profit materially. On the contrary, they were subjected to ridicule and persecution and lost their lives because of their faith. But let the reader decide whether such conspiracy is true or do predictions through the prophets of God, prove his Son’s birth and life and his message.

  • Bible Numerics

    With the word numerics, I do not mean number mysticism or any form of prediction. If you have such a fixed attitude, you are like my acquaintance with whom I was in correspondence; he would not even open my e-mail attachments which included articles on the subject, but outright assured me it is forbidden in the Bible. The question is that the Bible passes through a mathematical formula or a seal of God that is so comprehensive and which can in no way be made by man or by biblical writers.

    2 Tim 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God” … and Peter adds: ”for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.

    The old scriptures often start this way: 1 Cro 22:8 But the word of Jehovah came to me, saying…

    The New Testament writers, the apostles, each wrote their writings for several decades after the events took place. Someone may wonder how it is possible that everyone could memorize the events so well and describe them often very closely and in the same way with other writers. There is a simple explanation: Jesus promised to his apostles that they would receive the gift of the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Spirit would bring to their remembrance all that Jesus had taught them: Jhn 14:26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and remind you of all that I have told you.

    There are few people who believe that the Bible is true in everything. Even from the first line in the Bible, the creation of the world and man is controversial, and as evidence of science that both man and animals are claimed to be the result of millions of years of evolution. How can it be explained then that the author of the Bible knew that man was created from the dust of the earth? (It might be better to say material from the earth, but with the same meaning). If people were asked two or three thousand years ago what man was made of, the answer would have been something like this: a human being is made of flesh, bones and blood. If someone claimed that humans consisted mostly of water (70% and water was made up of two gases, hydrogen and oxygen), and also of the following elements: carbon, nitrogen, calcium, phosphorus, then such arguments would have been laughed at. However, the author of the Bible knew that man was made of earth’s ingredients, although these substances were not mentioned.

    The Bible is written mainly in Hebrew (OT) and in Greek (NT). Each and every letter in both languages (and Latin also) have a certain number value. The Bible canon has 39 books in the OT and 27 books in the NT. The entire Bible was finished about 1600 years ago. The Old Testament is written by 28 writers (4 × 7) and the New Testaments 8 writers (2x2x2), altogether 36 authors (6 × 6). Of the epistles of the New Testament Paul has written 14 (2 × 7) and the other 7 are written by other apostles. This ‘seven’ we often encounter.

    Bible’s divine numerics – What does the numeric code prove?

    Is the Bible actually the very Word of God? 2 Timothy 3:16 explains: All scripture is given by inspiration of God … And Peter adds: “for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.” (2 Pet 1:20)

    Of this most important question I have included a chapter of its own in these writings. It essentially contains a testimony of the divine numerics of the Bible. The numerics which cover both the Hebrew Old Testament as well as the Greek New Testament, do not mean any numerology or number mysticism. After having realized this powerful Bible numerics, I believe that the whole Bible is the Word of God, although the pen has been in a man’s hand. So accurate is the word of God that changing a single letter from the original text violates this divine numeric code. However, this has happened: mistakes may have occurred when copying, either inadvertently or deliberately, errors have been made, even additions. However, thousands of preserved texts have been reconstructed fairly well to match the original scriptural text.

    The Bible urges us to pay attention to the correctness of the doctrine. Usually, people do not bother their heads with doctrinal questions, but go along with the mass. Arthur Schopenhauer wrote in the early 1800s: There is no opinion, no matter how absurd, that people would not be willing to accept if they are convinced that it is generally accepted.

    The Bible is a most difficult book to understand. Of course, there are many teachings that are simple to adopt but also there are verses that have led to doctrines completely unacceptable. I find myself disagreeing with the main churches, both catholic and protestant. I do not want to proclaim to be the teacher of the only truth, but I hope the reader himself will judge what is the truth taught by the Bible.

    I hope the notes I have written for myself for further research can also help the reader to understand the word. I’m still searching for the truth and I may write about new topics or adjust my opinion if it proves to be well-grounded by the Bible’s testimony. In Greece, Berean near Thessaloniki were people who, after listening to the teachings of Paul, themselves made sure whether the scriptures were as Paul had taught. For such research, the Bible also encourages. In many homes there is a Bible, but has it ever been opened? Today, there are also a lot of tools available for us to study the Bible online. Church leaders may still see danger today in independent study of the Bible; people may change their minds. I am prepared to do so – if the word of the Bible proves it appropriate.

  • The First Seven Words of The Bible

    In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (in Hebrew בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים אֵת הַשָּׁמַיִם וְאֵת הָאָֽרֶץ׃ in total 7 words).

    This sentence contains three nouns with numeric values 86, 395, and 296, put together 777, which is 111 x 7. Seven is the number of perfection of God and 777 reflects perfection in its highest form.

    The verb of the sentence ”created” has a numeric value of 203, which can be divided by the number 7 (29×7).

    If we count the sum of the numeric values of the first and last letters of each word in each sentence we have total 1393, which is divisible by 7, 199 x 7 is 1393. If the sum of the first and last letters of the first and last words of the sentence is considered, then it (497) is also divisible by 7 (71 x 7). Also for the five words in the middle of the sentence, in the same way, we get 896, which can also be equally divided by 7.

    The number of letters in these seven words is 28, 4 x 7.

    The first three Hebrew words, In the beginning /created / God, the number of letters is 14 or 2 x 7. This is also the case with the last words.

    When we look at the number of letters in the subject (God) and the object (heavens, earth), it is 14 or 2 x 7. The same with the rest of the words.

    The shortest word in the sentence is in the middle of the sentence. The number of letters in that word and the word on its left side is 7 altogether. Additionally, the number of letters in the middle word and in the word on the right of that word is also 7.

    According to Ivan Panin, number seven reflects God’s perfection and perfect order. Number seven is found in the Old Testament 287 times (41 × 7 = 287) while “seventh” appears 98 times (14 × 7 = 98) and “Seventy” 56 times (8 × 7 = 56).

    Here are some examples of the miraculous appearances of the number seven, which are found altogether over 30 times in the first words of the Bible. To find these features you need to look for them. Karl Sabiers wrote about these findings in his book “Mathematics Prove Holy Scriptures”, p. 21-27. Sabiers, who is deeply acquainted with Panin’s studies, writes: ”Genuine scripture, both Hebrew and Greek, where the numbers equivalent with the letters are added up properly, at some point: word, sentence, paragraph, or chapter, will always be divisible by the number seven!

    In both the Hebrew OT and the Greek NT, a single letter error may transform the meaning of the sentence to be opposite. By looking at two different translations based on their numerical value, the correct translation can be chosen. This can also be done with the Greek text. The author of the book above (pp. 91-94) gives an example of the last word of the Book of Revelation: Is the very last word ”amen” or ”saints,” as translates Wescott and Hort? Using a numeric calculation the issue is resolved and it can be stated that the word Amen is not part of the sentence. Jesus said meaningfully: Mat 5:18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not one letter or one stroke of a letter will disappear from the Law until everything has been accomplished.

    …The inclusion of numbers seven and some other numbers throughout the Bible will be further discussed below. When examining their presence, one can not avoid thinking about the importance of the matter. Is it coincidental? Is the whole issue just “hoo-ha” as one person wrote in a net chat room. Below I am writing about a mathematician named Ivan Panin, who a hundred years ago spent fifty years studying the Bible Numerics especially in the New Testament. He came to the conclusion that this could not be a coincidence, nor was it that the various writers would have developed this code through the whole NT.

    If that is the case, I will come to a rather shocking conclusion; The author of the Bible is God Himself, and the role of each apostle has only been to keep the pen in his hand. Most people do not believe in the whole mathematic code. But I do. Ivan Panin was also deeply disappointed with the general reaction. He imagined that his calculations of tens of thousands of pages would open people’s eyes, and the word of the Bible would have a whole new emphasis in people’s minds. However, people did not believe him and his research was forgotten. How true is the Bible´s statement about people…

    ”seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand” (Luke 8:10)

     

  • What Do Certain Numbers Symbolize in The Bible?

    Consider the symbolism of some numbers in the Bible.

    When looking at the figures in the scriptures, attention should be paid not only to the number in question, but in particular to find out how many times that number appears in different writings. With current information technology, it’s easy. As we look at how many times that number exists in a particular context, the meaning of God’s word becomes apparent. In this way, the symbolism of God’s Word becomes evident. For example: Number 8 reflects a new beginning. Jesus was born in Bethlehem. God’s word is confirmed by the fact that the word Bethlehem appears in the New Testament just eight times. In the Old Testament, Bethlehem appears countless times, but Bethlehem does not have the same meaning in the Old Testament in describing the birthplace of Jesus Christ as the new beginning of mankind.

    All this system of numbers and their symbolism is from God. How could all these numerous writers during 1500 years have been able to follow these writing rules without divine guidance.

    The number of occurrences of a particular number is one of the biblical attributes. I will also look at biblical figures that are larger than numbers only. The total numeric value of letters in the name of Jesus is 888: Jesus in Greek is Ἰησοῦς Iēsous and the numeric sum of his name’s letters is: 10 + 8 + 200 + 70 +400 + 200= 888. The numeric sum of the Bible’s most significant Beast is 666. More on the Beast in my article.

    This could be a coincidence if it was the only one, but the Bible is full of such “coincidences”. Are these just random numbers or do they have some deep significance? Let us consider the symbolism of some other numbers in the Bible.

     

    Number 1

    The number 1 is said to mean unity and oneness. What do those words actually mean? John 10:30 says I and the Father are one. This example was from the NENT but this is quite typical translation. And another one: “The glory which you have given me I have given them, that they may be ONE, just as We are ONE” (Joh 17:22).

    The translation means that God the Father and Jesus are in fact like one and the same God.

    The widely accepted translation says: 1 John 5: 7-8: 7 And there are three who give testimony in Heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost. And these three are one. 8 And there are three that give testimony on the earth: the spirit, and the water, and the blood; and these three are one. – In 1 John 5: 7-8, which I have dealt with in a separate article, there is another way of translating this unity/oneness: NENT translation has found a good wording: 7 And it is the Spirit that witnesseth, for the Spirit is the truth. 8 Because the witnessing ones are three: the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and the three agree in one. –That is the question here; the heavenly ‘management team’ is in agreement. They are not together one God, but God the Father is the one and only God. I am explaining my meaning in more detail in chapter 3.

    During the millennial kingdom, the world is unified in Christ. Zec 14:9: The Lord will be king over all the earth. In that day shall the Lord be one, and his name one. – Who is this Lord? Am. Std. shows us: ”And Jehovah shall be King over all the earth: in that day shall Jehovah be one, and his name one”. Sure, we have God the Father in addition to Jesus Christ, the Son of God, our Lord, and also the Holy Spirit of God.

     

    Number 3

    3 is the number of Divine completeness, which is called the Trinity. The proof is said to be found in Mat 28.19: ”Therefore go, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”, implying three persons in one.

    According to Matthew, this is what Jesus said to his disciples in Galilee where they met when Jesus was resurrected. What a wonderful proof of trinity. Pity it is a forgery. See my justification in an article about baptism: ”Babtism in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit”.

    God has three over all qualities; he is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent. When speaking of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, do they all meet these three attributes? This is also to be considered on the basis of the writings on this site. What did Jesus say about himself? Did he claim to be almighty or did he just say and do what God commanded him to do? Did God raise him above all creation, did God give him eternal life? Jesus said before his ascension to heaven that God has given him all the power in heaven and on earth. Should not the Almighty have such power without being given to him?

    In fact, God has given the power over the earth to Satan. Not permanently, but for a definite time until the coming of the millennial kingdom of God, whose king is Christ. Sure, God is almighty and he could interfere with Satan’s administration at any time, but he will not do it. Why? Because he has given the earth to Satan. Luk 4:6 He [Satan] said to Jesus, “I will give you all this authority and the glory of these kingdoms. For it has been given to me, and I give it to anyone I please.

     

    Number 4

    4 is the number that describes the world. In the world there are four cardinal directions. Even in ancient times, four elements were identified: land, air, fire and water. There are four seasons: spring, summer, fall and winter. The day has four parts: morning, day, evening and night. God decided, after having created the material world in four days to create the animals on the fifth and man on the sixth day.

    Prophet Daniel saw the vision (Dan 2:37) of four consecutive world powers and the four beasts that describe these powers (Dan 7: 1).

     

    Number 6

    From number 6 it is said that it is the number of the an incomplete human. Seven reflects perfection, but number 6 expresses sin and Satan’s impact on human life. This sin brought by Satan culminated in the early days of the Bible when Cain killed his brother Abel. The 6 th commandment says “You shall not murder” (KJV ”kill”).

    The greatest beast that has not yet emerged is the Antichrist according to the Revelation. The Antichrist is a direct translation of the Greek word ἀντίχριστος antikristos. This Antichrist is a man to whom Satan gives his great power. The number of the Antichrist is 666, it is the number of the Beast. Revelation therefore calls upon the one who has the understanding to count the number of the beast. Rev 13:18 Here is wisdom. He who has understanding, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. His number is six hundred sixty-six.

    In six different parts of the Bible (Mar 3:22, Luke 11:15, John 7:20, 8:48, 8:52, 10:20), Jesus was claimed to be possessed by Beelzebub or that Jesus casts out the demons by the help of the ruler of the demons.

    When Jesus was crucified there was darkness over all the land from the sixth hour unto the ninth hour (Mat 27:45)

     

    Number 7

    Number 7 describes spiritual perfection. The Word of God is seven times purged complete. Psa 12: 6 The words of Jehovah are pure words; As silver tried in a furnace on the earth, purified seven times. Isa 34:16 says, Seek you out of the book of Jehovah, and read: no one of these shall be missing, none shall want her mate; for my mouth, it has commanded, and his [my] Spirit, it has gathered them.

    “According to Jesus’ words: … until heaven and earth disappear, not one letter [Lit. one iota] or one stroke of a letter will disappear from the Law (Mat 5:18).

    Number 7 is repeated several times in the Book of Revelation; seven golden candlesticks, seven letters to seven congregations, a book scroll sealed with seven seals, seven angels standing in front of God, seven trumpets, seven thunder-like spirits of God and the last seven scourges. In the Book of Revelation there are more than fifty such occurrences of number 7.

    God created the world during seven ‘days’. The word day ‘yowm’ can mean more than just a normal day, but a time span. When God’s calendar tells us that one day is like a thousand years, some Christians believe in God creating the world in 6,000 years. “Like a thousand years” is, however, only a figurative expression when it comes to creation. However, from Adam, the first person of the Bible to Jesus, it has passed 4,000 years and from the death of Jesus almost 2000 years, or altogether 6,000 years or six ’days’. At the end of the sixth day there are many events that I write about in the ‘end time’ articles. Day 7 is the holy day of rest of God and the day of the Kingdom of God (millennial Kingdom), which is reigned by Christ and by the saints.

    Day 7 was the day of God’s rest, and he also showed that day to people as a day of rest, Sabbath. Every 7th year was a special year: 5 Moos 15: 1-15 1 At the end of every seven years you shall make a release. 2 And this is the manner of the release: every creditor shall release that which he has lent unto his neighbour; he shall not exact it of his neighbour and his brother; because Jehovah’s release has been prolaimed.

    The occurrence of number 7 in the symbolism of the scriptures is very common. There are some thirty combinations of seven in the Bible’s first paragraph alone.
    One more point is to be noted; the numeric sum of the three nouns in the opening sentence of the Bible i.e. God, heaven, and earth is 777. The spiritual completeness in the sum of the three sevens discloses most strongly God’s purpose.

     

    Number 8

    New beginning. In the word Χριστός Christos i.e. Christ the sum of the numeric values is 1480 or 8 x 185. Jesus was also a Savior, the sum of the numbers of the word ”Savior” is 1408 or 2 x 8 x 88. Jesus is the Messiah: 656 or 8 x 82. Jesus is the Lord: 800 or 8 x 100. The Son of Man: numeric value is 2960, or 8 x 370. The Son of Man appears in the Bible 88 times.

    Jesus said: I am the truth: the truth is 64 (8 x 8).

    The Book of Revelation has 888 words.

    The Book of Revelation tells about the beast and challenges to calculate its number: Rev 13:18 ”Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six”.

    In the word Χριστός Christos i.e. Christ the sum of the numeric values is 1480 or 8 x 185. Jesus was also a Savior, the sum of the numbers of the word ”Savior” is 1408 or 2 x 8 x 88. Jesus is the Messiah: 656 or 8 x 82. Jesus is the Lord: 800 or 8 x 100. The Son of Man: numeric value is 2960, or 8 x 370. The Son of Man appears in the Bible 88 times.

    Jesus said: I am the truth: the truth is 64 (8 x 8).

    The Book of Revelation has 888 words.

    The Book of Revelation tells about the beast and challenges to calculate its number: Rev 13:18 ”Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six”.

    When you add 1 to the number of perfection i.e. 7, a new number that reflects a new beginning, new birth is obtained. Originally, the last day of the week was Saturday and Sunday was the 8th day and the first day of the new starting week.

    Number 8 relates specifically to Jesus. The numeric sum of the Greek name of Jesus is 888, i.e. eight expressed in the strongest possible terms. 888 consists of two parts, that is, 24 x 37. 24 is divided into 6 x 4. 6 depicts that Jesus became as a human and 4 means in the world. In this way, Jesus manifests two characteristics; the man and the world.

    The sum of the letters in the word Christ is 1480 or 8 x 185.

    Jesus was also a Savior, the sum of the numbers is 1408 or 2 x 8 x 88.
    Jesus is the Messiah: 656 or 8 x 82.
    Jesus is the Lord: 800 or 8 x 100.
    The numeric value of Son of Man is 2960 or 8 x 370. The Son of Man appears in the Bible 88 times.

    Jesus is called: Lord, the numeric sum of the letters is 800; Jesus, the sum is 888; Christ, the sum is 1480; Total sum 3168

    This figure appears in various writings, but always emphasizing the characteristics of Jesus Christ. 1 Timothy 2:5 says: ”For God is one, also there is one Mediator of God and of men, the Man Christ Jesus”. The numeric sum of the phrase “one mediator between God and of men” is 3168.

    Isa 53:11 tells of Jesus’ forthcoming role: ”He shall see the fruit of the travail of His soul; He shall be fully satisfied. By His knowledge shall My righteous Servant justify for many, and He shall bear their iniquities”. — The sum of the values of the Hebrew letters in this verse is also 3168, which confirms the role of Jesus as a sacrifice for mankind and the high priest.

    Jesus said: I am the truth: the truth is 64 (8 x 8).

    Psa 98:3 ”He has remembered His mercy and His faithfulness to the house of Israel; all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. In Hebrew this is “Yeshoth Elohenu” which sums to 888! An important but ambiguous question is: does the “salvation of our God” refer to Jesus or Jehovah? The numeric value of this phrase is 888 and it could refer to Jesus as Jesus made salvation for all believers. But, does “our God” refer to Jesus, not necessarily. Salvation comes ultimately from God the Father, who gave Jesus the task of redeeming mankind from sin.

    Noah’s Ark saved 8 people in the destruction of the entire humanity. These 8 started a new episode in the new beginning of mankind.

    The OT tells that if a leper was cleansing, he should be brought to the on the eighth day (3 Moos 14: 10,23). 10 And on the eighth day he shall take two flawless lambs … 23 And he shall bring them unto the priest for his cleansing on the eighth day.
    – When Jesus and Nicodemus discussed salvation, Jesus mentioned rebirth as a condition of salvation, 8 times during the conversation (Joh 3: 1-8). When Jesus spoke of living water with the Samaritans, Jesus mentioned the word water 8 times (John 4: 4-15).

    Jesus was born in Bethlehem, and his birth brought new hope to mankind. Bethlehem is mentioned in NT 8 times (Mat 2: 1, 5,6,8,16 Luk 2: 4,15, Joh 7:42) in connection with Jesus. Bethlehem is mentioned 37 times at VT.

     

    Number 9

    Nine is the number of finality or perfection itself. The number is so special that if it is multiplied by any another number, the sum of numbers is always 9. For example: 9 x 8 = 72 and 7 + 2 = 9. In the first sentence of the Bible Moses writes: “In the beginning God”. The sum of the numeric values of these words is 999.

    The next sum of the word ”heaven” is also 999.

    The fruits of the Holy Ghost for believers are listed in the Bible nine different kinds: Gal 5: 22-23 ”But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”

    The sums of numeric values of the words “amen” and “true” are 99 and these appear in the Bible 99 times.

    Jesus’ work was completed when he died on the cross on the ninth hour of the day.

     

    Number 13

    Satan has many names:

    Dragon has a numeric value 975 or 13 x 75 (is mentioned in Revelation 13 times)                                                                      Tempter 1053 13 x 81                                                                            Belial 78 13 x 6                                                                                Serpent 780 13 x 60                                                                        Murderer 1820 13 x 140                                                                  Antichrist 1911 13 x 147                                                            Demon 975 13 x 75                                                                        Adversary 364 13 x 28

    Mark lists 13 evil attributes which Jesus spoke of and which come from the hearts of people: Mar 7:21 For it is from within, from the human heart, that evil thoughts come, as well as sexual immorality, stealing, murder, 22 adultery, greed, wickedness, cheating, shameless lust, envy, slander, arrogance, and foolishness.

    In the biblical gematria number 13 may also occur against Satan. The words “Jesus of Nazareth” were contained in a table set above the crucified Jesus, where there was written “Jesus the Nazarene King of the Jews.” Jesus of Nazareth has the numeric value 2197 or 13x13x13. It’s just a coincidence?

     

    Number 17

    17 is the number of victory and salvation. Gen 8:4 The ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the mountains of Ararat.

    The Acts list the events of the Pentecost when the apostles came all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, according to what the Spirit gave them. The Bible lists 17 different areas and tongues when the Holy Spirit came upon them. Act 2:8-11 8 So how is it that each one of us hears them speaking in his own native language? 9 We are Parthians, Medes, Elamites, people from Mesopotamia, Judea, Cappadocia, Pontus, Asia, 10 Phrygia, Pamphylia, Egypt, the district of Libya near Cyrene, and visitors from Rome. 11 We are Jews, proselytes, Cretans, and Arabs. Yet we hear them telling in our own tongues the great deeds of God!”

    The name of the holy city of Jerusalem or Jerusalem is mentioned in the Psalms 17 times (Psa 51-147).

    1 John 5:4 because everyone who is born from God has overcome the world. Our faith is the victory that overcomes the world.

     

    Number 37

    Number 37 is the number of God’s Word. Jesus is the image of God according to the Scripture. 2 Cor 4:4 … Christ who is the image of God. Col 1:15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn above all of creation. – The sum of the numeric values of the letters “God’s Image” is 1369 or 37 x 37. The sum of the numeric values of the first verse ” In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth ” is 2701 or 73 x 37. “the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters” is 1369, or 37 x 37.

    Number 37 signifies the word of God and number 24 refers to the priesthood. Jesus, therefore, is not only the word of God, but also the high priest. Heb 5:5 So also Christ did not glorify Himself to become a high priest, but He speaking to Him, “You are My Son; today I have begotten You.” 6 As He also says in another place, “You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek,”

    In certain verses the numeric sum of 37 is the sum for God, only Son and only begotten. 2 × 37 = 74 is the sum of a great God, their Redeemer, and everlasting. 3 × 37 = 111 is the sum of wonderful and the Most High, Son of the Living God and Lord of all. From these examples, we see that number 37 and its multiples always refer to God or the attributes of God.

     

    Number 40

    Number 40 embodies the trial or testing period. Everyone knows the 40-year-old Israeli peregrination in the wilderness after leaving Egypt (5 Moos 8). Several shorter 40-day trials are known in the Bible: and [Moses] went up on the mountain; and Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights (2 Moos 24:18). Jonah preached; “Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” (Jon 3:4). However, the destruction did not come at all because they repented of their deeds.

    Jesus went to the wilderness to fast. He spent 40 days in the wilderness where he was tempted by Satan (Luke 4:1-2).

    Jesus spent after his resurrection 40 days on earth before he ascended to heaven (Acts 1:3).

    Number 40 is obtained when the number of the world 4 is multiplied by the number of law 10. The number reflects people fallen in most varied temptations and trials. The same figure is obtained when the number 8 which tells of the new person is multiplied by 5, the number of mercy; the result 40 describes a person who can endure the trial.

    1 Corinthians 10:13 says that … God is faithful, and he will not allow you to be tempted beyond your strength. Instead, along with the temptation he will also provide a way out, so that you may be able to endure it.

     

    Number 50

    Number 50 is the number of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit was shed on Pentecost in Jerusalem. The Apostles saw fiery tongues that set above each one of them. The Apostles were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different languages (Acts 2: 1-4).

    Every 50th year was in Israel a year of jubilee. 3 Moos 25:10 25:10 and you shall make the fiftieth year holy, a year. And you shall proclaim liberty in the land to all its inhabitants; it shall be a jubilee to you. And you shall return every man to his possession; yea, you shall turn back each to his family.

     

    Number 153

    The number is obtained by multiplying 17 by the number 9. 17 is the number of the victory and the number 9 describes the fruit of the Spirit. The figure 153 is also obtained by summing all numbers from 1 to 17. The sum will be 153. Do you remember from where the number 153 is known? That is the number of fish the apostles got with the net. The Apostles were fishing but did not receive any fish. Jesus cried to them for instructions on throwing the net and the fishnet began to fill up (Joh 21:11). Jesus said earlier to Peter and his brother Andrew: Mat 4:19 “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” The Greek word ἰχθύς Ichthys means fish and its numeric value is 1224 or 8 x 153. The value of the fishnet δίκτυον is the same.

    Fishing for people, of course, means proclaiming the gospel and turning people into followers of Jesus. At best, “fishing” people can produce big catch; For example, in Pentecost, the apostles received three thousand men to be baptized.

     

    What should we think about gematria?

    In addition to the numbers and figures I have just written of, there are many other numbers with symbolic significance. Many are against the mere idea of numbers in the Bible. However, we must admit the numbers found in the Bible are real. There are so many of them that their presence cannot be considered as a coincidence.

    When we think about the occurrence of these numbers and their symbolic significance and the whole mathematical code that passes through the Bible – the questions to the very existence of the code and the significance of it are exactly the same as the ones I have just mentioned regarding these symbolic numbers. Are all these numbers and mathematics in the Bible from God? The Bible is God’s Word, therefore, should not all the contents of it be from God?

    One of the Bible scholars I esteem is seriously of the opinion that some books should not be included in the Bible. In any case, some books are less valuable and significant than others. In addition, there is falsified text and additions in the Bible. In his opinion, if I understand correctly, only the text of the Bible is important and you should pay no attention to the numeric mumbo jumbo. A Jehovah’s Witness I know would not even open my email when I told him about the article I had sent him.

    It is true that the Bible has been subject to unauthorized additions. It could have been, say, the Catholic monks, who have considered some clarification have been necessary in the Bible. However, there are controversial and difficult interpretations in the Bible. Can you imagine a time when reading the Bible in English was illegal and led to legal action and even be burned? Today we have computer programs for studying the Bible and every word in it. I know that modern computer programs bring forth new startling revelations for the clarification and testimony of God’s word.

    My own perception and belief is that God is behind all the Scriptures and the writers have, by the guidance of the Holy Spirit, written the Bible text. God has deliberately chosen his word so that finding His true will is behind hard work. But as Jesus said in Mat 5:18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not one letter or one stroke of a letter will disappear from the Law

  • The Concealed Mathematical Code of the Bible

    Throughout the Bible, there is a complex, multilevel and coherent mathematical code that would have been impossible to produce by human means.

    Ivan Panin, one of the most famous mathematicians of his time, found a Hebrew and Greek numeric value encoding, whereby the entire text of the Bible is “sealed” so that no letter can be changed without breaking it. This code is included in the entire Bible – having 33 authors in about 1500 years

    No other existing text, such as apocryphal books, some of which is included in the Catholic Bible, has not found a similar attribute. The code presented by Panin can not be denied. Surveyors have, however, argued that any number of words can be calculated from any book.

    I guess so, but no other book has a consistent and repetitive code running through the whole book confirming the accuracy of the biblical text like a confirmatory seal.

    2 Tim. 3:16 sanoo: All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness 2 Pet says: 1:20-21 But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.

    I must emphasize that Panin does not try to predict anything with these codes. It is not a doctrine based on number mysticism, nothing like Kabbala. No other existing text, such as apocryphal books, some of which is included in the Catholic Bible, has not found a similar attribute. Panin’s main message is in my opinion, that God is the writer of the Bible; He has used the prophets to deliver the divine message exactly as God has dictated. The prophet held the pen in hand but it was God who dictated the message. How is it possible that 33 different writers over 1,600 years followed the code in a way that the code remained unchanged from one book to another. For God it has only been possible.

    Ivan Panin was born in Russia on December 12, 1855 and as a young man he was an active Nihilist, one who was so “turned off” by the inane circumstances surrounding him that he adopted the attitude that all values were worthless and nothing was knowable or communicable. He apparently detested the Czarist government so much that he participated in various plots against it and eventually was forced into political exile. From there he moved to Germany where he spent a number of years furthering his education. When he left Germany he immigrated to the United States and soon entered Harvard University.

    Ivan Panin became widely known as a confirmed agnostic, so well known, in fact, that when he renounced agnosticism and embraced Jesus Christ, several newspapers carried banner headlines announcing his conversion! Upon hearing of this remarkable turn of events, Professor James, who was reputed to be the greatest Metaphysician of his day remarked, “What a pity that Mr. Panin is cracked on religion. A great philosopher was spoiled in him.”

    What event made this brilliant and gifted man, one firmly convinced that absolute truth (“God”) was unknowable, change his mind? What so challenged his intellect and shook him to the very core of his being that he was left with no alternative but belief in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior? The answer is this: He made the scientific discovery that should have shaken the entire world! (The fact that it has not yet done so and has been quietly disregarded by those who should have been its greatest advocates is one of the great mysteries of our time!)

    One day in 1890, Mr. Panin was casually reading the first verse of the Gospel of John in the original Koine Greek. This verse, in the original, says: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with the God, and the Word was God.” And as he read this sentence, his curiosity was stirred by the fact that the definite article “the” preceded “God” in the first instance, but not the second. Why the difference? To analyze this apparent discrepancy, he made a parallel list of all verses in the New Testament in which the word “God” occurs with the article “the” and all those without it. Then when he compared the two lists he noted that there was a mathematical relationship between the two sums. Next, he went through the same procedure for the word “Christ” and on through several other words. each time taking note of the amazing numeric relationships hidden beneath the surface of the text. This “chance” observation would later prove to have been a life-changing event as Ivan Panin enthusiastically pursued the newly-found and exciting discovery he later named “Bible Numerics.”

    As these discoveries began to unfold, one after another, Dr. Panin quickly came to the realization that they were far more than just coincidence. There was a mathematical precision inherent to the entire Bible that no mere mortal could have devised and his intellectual objections relative to an unknowable God were overruled! Jesus Christ revealed Himself through His Word to this “chosen vessel” and, like the apostle Paul and a host of others, Ivan Panin was never the same man again.

    From that day in 1890 until he died on October 30, 1942, Ivan Panin literally devoted his life (over 50 years) to fully developing this discovery and preserving it for the world. The following is a description of Dr. Panin by Mr. Karl Sabiers, in his book “Mathematics Prove Holy Scriptures.” It was originally published in 1941, while Mr. Panin was still alive:

    “This distinguished person is a man of extra-ordinary resources in scholarship. He is keen-minded and alert and possesses amazing analytical and dissecting ability. He is eminently open and scientific. He assumes nothing, but bases all on observed facts. …”This man chose a life of frugality in order to serve his Master by counting words, letters, syllables, and Bible numbers, preserving his findings in neat, hand-written notes now yellowed with age, all 40,000+ pages of them! Mr. Panin … points out that the Apostles left little or no life stories of themselves, but exalted Christ instead”.

    Ivan Panin found the numeric seal with which God has sealed the texts of the Bible so that no letter can be changed in texts without breaking the seal. The seal also works in the opposite direction. It can be used to check whether the copier has made any mistakes! Ivan Panin used a Greek manuscript written by Westcott & Hort. From the alternative interpretations given by Westcott & Hort, Ivan Panin was able to select the one which carried out the numerical system of the devine text. This revised Greek manuscript, Ivan Panin published with the name “Numeric Greek New Testament” with 514 pages and printed by the Oxford University Press. “Numeric English New Testament” (can be read online) is his translation from the Numeric Greek New Testament. It is the most accurate translation of the New Testament available.

    Panin said: When I had made this observation, I was of course exceedingly enthusiastic as was Arkhimedes who after resolving a great mathematical problem while taking a bath, rushed into the street naked shouting ‘I solved it.’ “I thought people would be happy about my new observation, but I found that human nature has not changed anymore. So I continued my work quietly alone”

    Panin gave his work to nine major scientists to criticize; he did not receive any answers from any of them. None of the scientists wanted to look at his observations publicly. Over a hundred years have now passed since the publication of the article. It can be said that it is almost completely forgotten. Not a miracle in itself; most people, though, do not study the Bible, even as they are so called in the Bible. It seems to be enough for people to visit church sometimes, perhaps at Christmas or on Easter. Those who are more active and are visiting their church weekly do not actively seek Bible truth in the scriptures. They are content with what they get from their priests. Who is looking for the original apostolic word of the Bible?

    Letter to the New York Sun –  By Ivan Panin

    For some months proceeding Sunday, November 19, 1899 the New York Sun had been devoting the better part of a page of its Sunday edition to the discussion of the truth of Christianity. On that date it printed a letter from one W.R.L., in which he denounced Christianity, using the old oft-refuted “arguments,” and challenged “some champion of orthodoxy to come into the arena of the Sun,” and give its readers some “facts” in defense of the Christian religion. The writer had not seen the N.Y. Sun for years; but on his way from South Framingham to Grafton, Massachusetts, a copy of the Sun of that date, left on a vacant seat in the train, ‘fell into his hands.’ The following letter met that challenge.

    The letter was reprinted by the writer himself in a pamphlet of some fifty pages with the Greek text of Matthew i, 1-17 and the vocabularies thereto, enabling the scholarly reader to verify his statements for himself.

    Sir: – In to-day’s Sun Mr. W.R.L. calls for a “champion of orthodoxy” to “step into the arena of the Sun;’ and give him some “facts.” Here are some facts:

    The first 17 verses of the New Testament contain the genealogy of the Christ. It consists of two main parts: Verses 1-11 cover the period from Abraham, the father of the chosen people, to the Captivity, when they ceased as an independent people. Verses 12-17 cover the period from the Captivity to the promised Deliverer, the Christ.

    Let us examine the first part of this genealogy.

    Its vocabulary has 49 words, or 7 x 7. This number is itself seven (Feature 1) sevens (Feature 2), and the sum of its factors is 2 sevens (Feature 3). Of these 49 words 28, or 4 sevens, begin with a vowel; and 21, or 3 sevens, begin with a consonant (Feature 4).
    Again: these 49 words of the vocabulary have 266 letters, or 7 x 2 x 19; this number is itself 38 sevens (Feature 5), and the sum of its factors is 28, or 4 sevens (Feature 6), while the sum of its figures is 14, or 2 sevens (Feature 7). Of these 266 letters, moreover, 140, or 20 sevens, are vowels, and 126, or 18 sevens, are consonants (Feature 8).

    That is to say: Just as the number of words in the vocabulary is a multiple of seven, so is the number of its letters a multiple of seven; just as the sum of the factors of the number of the words is a multiple of seven, so is the sum of the factors of the number of their letters a multiple of seven. And just as the number of words is divided between vowel words and consonant words by sevens, so is their number of letters divided between vowels and consonants by sevens.
    Again: Of these 49 words 35, or 5 sevens, occur more than once in the passage; and 14, or 2 sevens, occur but once (Feature 9); seven occur in more than one form, and 42, or 6 sevens, occur in only one form (Feature 10). And among the parts of speech the 49 words are thus divided: 42, or 6 sevens, are nouns, seven are not nouns (Feature 12). Of the nouns 35 or 5 sevens, are Proper names, seven are common nouns (Feature 12). Of the Proper names 28 are male ancestors of the Christ, and seven are not (Feature 13).

    Moreover, these 49 words are distributed alphabetically thus: Words under A-E are 21 in number, or 3 sevens; Z-K 14, or 2 sevens; M-X also 14. No other groups of sevens stopping at the end of a letter are made by these 49 words, the groups of sevens stop with these letters and no others. But the letters A, E, Z, K, M, X, are letters 1, 5, 6, 10, 12, 22, of the Greek alphabet, and the sum of these numbers (called their Place Values) is 56, or 8 sevens (Feature 14).

    This enumeration of the numeric phenomena of these 11 verses does not begin to be exhaustive, but enough has been shown to make it clear that this part of the genealogy is constructed on an elaborate design of sevens.

    Let us not turn to the genealogy as a whole. I will not weary your readers with recounting all the numeric phenomena thereof: pages alone would exhaust them. I will point out only one feature: The New Testament is written in Greek. The Greeks had no separate symbols for expressing numbers, corresponding to our Arabic figures, but used instead the letters of their alphabet: just as the Hebrews, in whose language the Old Testament is written, made use for the same purpose of theirs.

    Accordingly, the 24 Greek letters stand for the following numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800. Every Greek word is thus a sum in arithmetic obtained by adding the numbers for which its letters stand, or their numeric values. Now the vocabulary to the entire genealogy has 72 words.

    If we write its numeric value over each of these 72 words, and add them, we get for their sum 42,364, or 6,052 sevens, distributed into the following alphabetical groups only: A-B, have 9.821, or 1,403 sevens: G-D, 1904, or 272 sevens; 3,703, or 529 sevens; TH-R, 19,264, or 2,752 sevens; A-X 7,672, or 1,096 sevens. But the numeric value of the 10 letters used for making these groups is 931, or 7 x 7 x 19, a multiple not only of seven but of seven sevens.

    Let Mr. W.R.L. try to write some 300 words intelligently like this genealogy, and reproduce some numeric phenomena of like designs. If he does it in 6 months, he will indeed do a wonder. Let us assume that Matthew accomplished this feat in one month.

    2. The second part of this chapter, verses 18-25, relates the birth of Christ. It consists of 161 words, or 23 sevens; occurring in 105 forms, or 15 sevens, with a vocabulary of 77 words or 11 sevens. Joseph is spoken to here by the angel. Accordingly, of the 77 words the angel uses 28, or 4 sevens; of the 105 forms he uses 35, or 5 sevens; the numeric value of the vocabulary is 52,605, or 7,515 sevens; of the forms, 65,429, or 9,347 sevens.

    This enumeration only begins as it were to barely scratch the surface of the numerics of this passage. But what is especially noteworthy here is the fact that the angel’s speech has also a scheme of sevens making it a kind of ring within a ring, a wheel within a wheel. If Mr. L. can write a similar passage of 161 words with the same scheme of sevens alone (though there are several others here) in some three years, he would accomplish a still greater wonder. Let us assume Matthew accomplished this feat in only 6 months.

    3. The second chapter of Matthew tells of the childhood of the Christ. Its vocabulary has 161 words, or 23 sevens, with 896 letters, or 128 sevens, and 238 forms, or 34 sevens; the numeric value of the vocabulary is 123,529, or 17,647 sevens; of the forms, 166,985, or 23,855 sevens; and so on through pages of enumeration. This chapter has at least four logical divisions, and each division shows alone the same phenomena found in the chapter as a whole. Thus the first six verses have a vocabulary of 56 words, or 8 sevens, etc. There are some speeches here: Herod speaks, the Magi speak, the angel speaks. But so pronounced are the numeric phenomena here, that though there are as it were numerous rings within rings, and wheels within wheels, each is perfect in itself, though forming all the while only part of the rest.

    If Mr. L. can write a chapter like this as naturally as Matthew writes, but containing in some 500 words so many intertwined yet harmonious numeric features, in say the rest of his days – whatever his age now, or the one to which he is to attain: if he thus accomplish it at all, it will indeed be marvel of marvels. Let us assume that Matthew accomplished this feat in only 3 years.

    4. There is not, however, a single paragraph of the scores in Matthew that is not constructed in exactly the same manner. Only with each additional paragraph the difficulty of constructing it increases not in arithmetical but in geometrical progression. For he contrives to write numeric relations to what goes before and after. Thus in his last chapter he contrives to use just 7 words not used by him before.

    It would thus be easy to show that Mr. L. would require some centuries to write a book like Matthew’s. How long it took Matthew the writer does not know. But how he contrived to do it between the Crucifixion, A.D.30 (and his Gospel could not have been written earlier), and the destruction of Jerusalem, A.D.70 (and the Gospel could not have been written later), let Mr. L. and his like-minded explain.

    Anyhow Matthew did it, and we thus have a miracle – an unheard-of literary, mathematical artist, unequaled, hardly even conceivable. This is the first fact for Mr. L. to contemplate.

    A second fact is yet more important: In his very first section, the genealogy discussed above, the words found nowhere else in the New Testament, occur 42 times, 7 x 6; and have 126 letters, 7 x 6 x 3, each number a multiple not only of seven, but of 6 sevens, to name only two of the many numeric features of these words.

    But how did Matthew know, when designing this scheme for these words (whose sole characteristic is that they are found nowhere else in the New Testament) that they would not be found in the other 26 books? that they would not be used by the other 7 New Testament writers? Unless we assume the impossible hypothesis that he had an agreement with them to that effect, he must have had the rest of the New Testament before him when he wrote his book. The Gospel of Matthew, then, was written last.

    5. It so happens, however, that the Gospel of Mark shows the very same phenomena. Thus the very passage called so triumphantly in today’s Sun a “forgery,” the Last Twelve Verses of Mark, presents among some sixty features of sevens the following phenomena: It has 175 words, or 95 sevens; a vocabulary of 98 words, or 2 sevens of sevens with 553 letters, or 79 sevens; 133 forms, or 19 sevens, and so on to the minutest detail.

    Mark, then, is another miracle, another unparalleled literary genius. And in the same way in which it was shown that Matthew wrote last it is also shown that Mark, too, wrote last. Thus to take an example from this very passage: It has just one word found nowhere else in the New Testament, ‘deadly’. This fact is signaled by no less than seven features of sevens thus: Its numeric value is 581, or 83 sevens, with the sum of its figures 14, or 2 sevens, of which the letters 3, 5, 7, from both the BEGINNING and END of the word have 490, or 7 x 7 x 5 x 2: a multiple of seven sevens, with the sum of its factors 21, or 3 sevens.

    In the vocabulary it is preceded by 42 words, 7 x 6; in the passage itself by 126 words, or 7 x 6 x 3, both numbers multiples not only of seven, but of 6 sevens. We have thus established before us this third fact for Mr. L. to contemplate: Matthew surely wrote after Mark, and Mark just as surely wrote after Matthew.

    6. It happens, however, to be a fourth fact, that Luke presents the same phenomena as Matthew and Mark; and so does John, and James, and Peter, and Jude, and Paul. And we have thus no longer two great unheard-of mathematical literati, but eight of them and each wrote after the other.

    7. And not only this: As Luke and Peter wrote each 2 books, John 5, and Paul 14, it can in the same way be shown that each of the 27 New Testament books was written last. In fact, not a page of the over 500 in Westcott and Hort’s Greek edition (which the writer has used throughout) but it can be demonstrated thus to have been written last.

    The phenomena are there and there is no human way of explaining them. Eight men cannot each write last, 97 books, some 500 pages cannot each be written first. But once assume that one Mind directed the whole, and the problem is solved simply enough; but this is Verbal Inspiration – of every jot and tittle of the New Testament.

    There remains only to be added that by precisely the same kind of evidence the Hebrew Old Testament is proved to be equally inspired. Thus the very first verse of Genesis has seven words, 28 letters, or 4 sevens: to name only two out of the dozens of numeric features of this one verse of only seven words. – N.Y. Sun, Nov. 21, 1899 – Corrected.

    To this letter several replies appeared in the Sun, but not a single answer. For in only three ways can it be refuted.

    (a) By showing that the facts are not as here given.

    (b) By showing that it is possible for 8 men to write each after the other 7; for 27 books, for some 500 pages to be each in its turn written last. (c) By showing that even if the facts be true, the arithmetic faultless, and the collocation of the numerics honest, it does not follow that mere men could not have written this without Inspiration from above.

    Accordingly, as many as nine noted rationalists (of whom Drs. Lyman Abbot and Charles W. Eliot are still living) [now in 1927 also gone to where they may know] were respectfully but publicly invited to refute the writer. One was not “interested” in the writer’s “arithmetical” doings; two “regretted” that they “had no time” to give heed thereto. Another “did not mean to be unkind,” but … The rest were silent.

    For the special benefit of these the writer printed the original data with numerous details, enabling them in the easiest manner to verify every statement made by him, if they wished. And to the best of his ability he has for years seen to it that no scholar whom surely these things specially concern remain in ignorance of the facts here recounted and of like cogency.

    A notable exception to the above is a lawyer of standing [now also dead], whose books on Law are deemed as of authority. He had intelligence enough and candor withal to confess that the case for the Bible as made out by the writer is impregnable, that the Bible is thus proved to be an “absolutely unique book.”

    This much the case itself exhorts from the but too well equipped writer on – EVIDENCE; and accordingly he henceforth reads the writer’s Numerics with intense appreciation. And then, fresh from this confession, he betakes himself once more to the circulation of his anti-Christian books in the writing of which he joys to spend his leisure hours.

    In the second letter to the N. Y. Sun the author, in discussing some irrelevant “answers” to his first letter, recited the three ways of refuting him and then continued:

    No sane man will try to refute me by the second method. To refute me by the first method I herewith respectfully invite any or all of the following to prove that my facts are not facts: namely Messrs: Lyman Abbott, Washington Gladden, Heber Newton, Minot J. Savage, Presidents Eliot of Harvard, White of Cornell, Professors J. Henry Thayer of Harvard, and Dr. Briggs, and any other prominent higher critic so called. They may associate with themselves, if they choose, all the contributors of the ninth edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica who wrote its articles on Biblical subjects together with a dozen mathematicians of the calibre of Professor Simon Newcomb. The heavier the calibre of either scholar or mathematician, the more satisfactory to me.

    They will find that my facts are facts. And since they are facts, I am ready to take them to any three prominent lawyers, or, better still, to any judge of a superior or supreme court, and abide by his decision as to whether the conclusion is not necessary that Inspiration alone can account for the facts, if they are facts.

    All I should ask would be that the judge treat the case as he would any other case that comes before him: declining to admit matters for discussion as irrelevant when they are irrelevant; and listening patiently to both sides, as he does in any trial.

     

  • The Testimony of the Bible as the Word of God?

    For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not one letter or one stroke of a letter will disappear from the Law until everything has been accomplished (Mat 5:18). This is the Bible’s testimony given by Jesus himself. The Bible is the Word of God,

    There were errors in translation of its Greek version and Panin corrected them using his method. Panin was accused of having translated the New Testament to his liking. This was not the question; Panin had to try to find the right Greek version that would implement God’s numeric code which goes through the entire New Testament in the Greek language. After having finished the Greek New Testament, Panin translated it in English. Ivan Panin has, according to his mathematical method, checked the entire New Testament and published it in English. The work is called Numeric English New Testament. There is no code in the English translation, only in the Greek (and Hebrew Old Testament). Its translation is based mainly on the American Standard Version (1901).

    If you had in your hand the scripture written in the original language, Hebrew or Greek, you could, like Panin, see it as mere numbers. Each Hebrew and Greek language letter has a corresponding numeric value. So Panin in a way turned the text into numbers and started looking into the code that they exposed. He found that the sum of the letters of each sentence or paragraph was divisible by seven. Every Bible book, every chapter and every verse exposed this very code. And if it did not, there was something wrong in one or several words used.

    Many may wonder about such an abundance of mathematical codes in each book of the Bible. Why would God have done so? Panin answered his friend with a question: why do the banknotes have different, often invisible security features? The friend immediately realized that they were included in the banknote printing process to prevent counterfeiting. Panin stated that for the same reason God has included in every Bible verse an invisible code that can be used to ensure that the text is correct. Examining the Bible this way helps to correct translation errors, helps to determine whether certain words or even verses belong to the original Bible and do the so-called Apocrypha Books belong to the Biblical Canon or not. In my opinion, the most important proof is that with biblical numerics it can be indisputably shown that God himself has inspired all the words of the entire Bible, the Old and the New Testament. Not one letter can be changed without the code being broken. I give you a couple of examples little later. Today, it may be possible to produce such text using computers. When writing the Bible during the 1500 years there was no such a possibility. All writers should have known about the code and should have been able to produce text according to the code.

    When Panin had completed his work, he was excited and believed that everyone else would be, the whole of Christendom. If he imagined that church bells would echo in the whole world and people would praise God for revealing his truth to the last letter, Panin was badly disappointed; nobody could have cared less! The result was an indifferent silence and disbelief. Even today, some one hundred years later, the most common comment is: hoo-ha!

    Isaiah (6:9-10) conveyed God’s message:

    He said, Go, and tell this people, ‘you hear indeed, but don’t understand; And you see indeed, but don’t perceive.’ Make the heart of this people fat; Make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; Lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and turn again, and be healed.

     

  • The Bible Numerics Prove the Right Translation

    1 Tim 3:16

    Which version of the translation is correct?

    Am. Std.: And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness; He who was revealed in the flesh, was vindicated in the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.

    KJV 1789: ”And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.”

    This is a very meaningful verse; it is not at all inconsequential whether it is God who has appeared in the flesh, or only a man. If the correct translation is God, it would mean that Jesus is God who has appeared in the flesh. The Catholic manuscript – Vatican MS – for an understandable reason – wants to interpret this “God appeared in the flesh …” but another one – Alexandrian MS, interpreted it as “He who …” Which one is right? There is a small difference between the two texts. Panin studied the matter with Bible numerics and found that the version “He who” implements the code correctly and is the correct translation. This verse does not take a stand for or against the divinity of Jesus.

    Another example:

    Rom 16:7 – Junia or Junias

    One of the Bible translations uses the name Junia but is uncertain giving a footnote: “According to another interpretation, the name in question is not a woman’s name, but a man’s name, Junias.” Panin removed the uncertainty in his numerics calculation. It is at the end of the Numeric English New Testament (NENT), in the annex “Paper VII”.

    PAPER VII

    ROMANS 16:7

    (Read Junia.)

    The hitherto uncertainty whether the Greek Ιουνίαν, Iounian is the accusative of Iounia, feminine, or Iounias, masculine, is now removed in favor of Junia by Numerics thus: Among the numerous persons saluted by Paul in Romans 16 are the following seven women.

    102 Πρισκίλλα Priscilla

    40 Μαρία Mary

    67 Ιουνία Junia

    101 Τρύϕαινα Tryphæna

    120 Τρυϕσα Tryphosa

    83 Περσίς Persis

    65 Ιουλία Julia

    578 or 17 x 17 x 2

    The figures in the seven place values preceding the names are seventeen (Feature 1), their sum is 578, or 2 seventeens (Feature 2) of seventeens (Feature 3), of which the first name has 102, or 6 seventeens, and the other six have 476, itself 28 seventeens (Feature 4), with the sum of its figures seventeen (Feature 5). This division, moreover, is by 2 seventeens; thus:

    578 is 17 x 17 x 2

    102 is 17 x 2 x 3

    476 is 17 x 2 x 2 x 7

    The numbers with two figures have 255, or 15 seventeens; those with three have 323 or 19 seventeens (Feature 6).

    The two women who are named together, Tryphæna and Tryphosa, have 221, or 13 seventeens, leaving for the others 357, or 17 x 3 x 7, or 21 seventeens (Feature 7).

    The three middle names have 288, leaving for those on each side of them 290, each neighbor of 289.

    288 is (17 x 17)-1 or 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 3

    290 is (17 x 17)+1 or 2 x 5 x 29

    so that this division is the nearest possible unequal division into two halves, each of seventeen (Feature 8) seventeens (Feature 9).

    This enumeration of the Numerics of the seven women (whose sole bond is that they are named by Paul to be greeted among many others) is in nowise exhaustive; but these suffice for the present purpose. The chance for these Numerics to be a mere coincidence here, undesigned, is (with due allowance for the neighborhood feature which has not as good a chance as the direct features of 17) one in 17 x 17 x 17 x 17 x 17 x 17 x 17 x 17 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 or 446,000,000,000 or 446 billions.

    An elaborate design of seventeens thus runs through the seven names possible only with JUNIA and is DESTROYED with its omission from the list.

    It may be that this very question about Junia is not of great importance to the whole of the Bible. What is remarkable is that Panin has developed a method that helps to ensure the correctness of the Bible text and to ensure that the wrangle between scribes will stop. Using the NENT translation, we get so close to the original Greek text of the Bible as it is possible. For Greek-speaking bible students there is the equivalent Bible text as the original version. Some hold such a statement as prominent and inappropriate. However, all things considered, the Panin’s Greek Bible fulfills the requirements of numerics. Of course, the English translation (NENT) aspires to be as close to the original as possible.

    But but. If the word of the Bible itself is now reliable and the errors in it are corrected, there remains an important question: what is the correct INTERPRETATION of each verse? In its turn, Panin used the modern phrase structures: The sentences begin in uppercase and end to the point. Subordinate clauses are separated by commas. It is Panin who has decided when the Bible talks about god and when about God. Would it have been better to write all the letters in either uppercase or lowercase letters? Well, that would not have been very readable to modern man. When reading Panin’s NENT, it is good to keep in mind that the commas and g:s are not necessarily the same as the apostle would have meant if they had used them. These questions are very difficult and demand interpretation. I have tried to shed light on alternative translations in the chapter “Translation and interpretation issues”.

     

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