Would you rather have a million dollars or the sum of a penny that doubles every day for a month? Some might quickly say, “a million dollars!” without realizing the exponential growth of doubling pennies would produce $10.7 million dollars on the thirty-first day! So it is with the exponential weight of evidence that the Bible is God’s truth. Renowned mathematicians have carried this to the next level and uncovered astonishing mathematical sequences and patterns throughout nature and Scripture.
- Multiple layers of verifiable evidence exponentially add weight to the proof
- Astonishing mathematical sequences and patterns in nature and Scripture
- The “burden of proof” versus the “burden of belief”
Exponential and Mathematical Proof Quotation
Panin calculated that the laws of probability exceeded into the billions
against trying to rationalize the numerical sequences of the Bible as the work of man. Some of Panin’s overall conclusions include:
“If human logic is worth anything at all we are simply driven to the conclusion that if my facts are true, man could never have done this.”
“The laws of probability are exceeded into the billions when we try and rationalize the authorship of the Bible as the work of man.”
“We must assume that a Power higher than man guided the writers in such a way, whether they knew it or not, they did it and the Great God inspired them to do it”.
Ivan Panin – ‘Structures of the Bible’
Mathematical evidence of design and creation is almost beyond question
“A common sense interpretation of the facts suggests that a super-intellect has ‘monkeyed’ with physics, as well as with chemistry and biology, and that there are no blind forces worth speaking about in nature. The numbers one calculates from the facts seem to me so overwhelming as to put this conclusion almost beyond question”
Fred Hoyle –Scientist – Astrophysicist; Cambridge Universityastrophysicist and mathematician commenting on the incrediblefine-tuning necessary for life to exist (as quotedin The Creator and the Cosmos by Hugh Ross)
God numbers the stars and His understanding has no limit
“He determines the number of the starsand calls them each by name. 5 Great is our Lord and mighty in power;his understanding has no limit.”
Psalms 147: 4-5
The Mathematics of universe evidence God
“The more I look out into the cosmos, the more I examine the vast expanses of space and the tremendous complexity of these things, the more the universe seems to be one gigantic thought of a pure mathematician”
Sir James Jeans –Scientist – Astronomer – 1877-1946 British astronomer, physicist and mathematician
You can’t argue with Panin’s mathematics
“Mr. Panin’s discovery, as astounding as any discovery that could be made, is one of God’s solvents for the final crisis. It is the deathblow of all disintegrating criticism, not alas, that the critics will be convinced, for the foundations of their doubt lie far deeper than the intellect, andwhere confirmed belief is confuted, it merely shifts its 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 Scripture discloses itself as a parchment which, when held up to the light, reveals
the autograph of its Maker; a script that bears 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, whereare they wrong? If not, his inferences are indisputable. You cannot argue with mathematics’.”
Dr. D. M. Panton, editor of The Dawn and a well-known Bible teacher of London, circa 1895:
God’s ways and plans are infinite and beyond man [God answers Job]
“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand.5 Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it?6 On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone—7 while the morning stars sang together and all the angels[a] shouted for joy?8 “Who shut up the sea behind doors when it burst forth from the womb,9 when I made the clouds its garment and wrapped it in thick darkness,10 when I fixed limits for it and set its doors and bars in place,11 when I said, ‘This far you may come and no farther; here is where your proud waves halt’?12 “Have you ever given orders to the morning,or shown the dawn its place,13 that it might take the earth by the edges and shake the wicked out of it?
Job 38:4-13 – NIV
Even the hairs on our head are numbered by God
“Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. 7 Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”
Jesus – Luke 12:6-7 – NIV
Mathematical principles and order in creation evidence God
“There are good reasons to believe in God, including the existence of mathematical principles and order in creation. They are positive reasons, based on knowledge, rather than default assumptions based on a temporary lack of knowledge”
Francis Collins -Scientist – Geneticist – Discoverer of disease genes and leadership of the Human Genome Project. – Director of National Institutes of Health
Exponential and Mathematical Proof Examples
“Do the math!” is often used as a euphemism for, “Add-up all the facts and evidence and you will reach the inescapable truth.” This is certainly applicable to the multiple layers of “Verifiable Proof the Bible is God’s Truth.” Two renowned scientists and mathematicians, Leonard Fibonacci and Ivan Panin, have literally “done the math” for creation and Scripture and reached some astonishing conclusions.
The Fibonacci Sequence has been confirmed, but lacks explanation
Precise calculations by advanced mathematicians have conclusively affirmed the existence of the Fibonacci sequence, yet, lack any explanation of why it exists. The consensus is that randomly “evolved” or spontaneously “combusted” things simply do not exhibit consistently identifiable mathematical patterns in their construction! Yet, the mathematical precision found in these shapes, numbers, spirals and proportionate symmetry have been documented throughout nature. This provides compelling evidence of “intelligent design” and all but rules-out explanations of blind chance, random selection or incremental evolution’ as impossible, if not irrational.
Planet Revolution around the Sun
The revolution of the planets in days correlates to Fibonacci numbers and spiral arrangement of leaves on plants. –When the time of each planet’s revolution around the sun is compared in round numbers to the one adjacent to it, their fractions are Fibonacci numbers! Beginning with Neptune7 and moving inward toward the sun, the ratios are 1/2, 1/3, 2/5, 3/8, 5/13, 8/21, and 13/34. (These are the same as the spiral arrangement of leaves on plants!)
DNA, Cells and Atoms
Consistent structures and patterns matching the Fibonacci Sequence have been documented by geneticists in DNA sequences, atomic scientists in subatomic particles and molecular biologists in cell structures. None have explained these sequences … beyond intelligent design. Nobel prize winning scientists have consistently documented inexplicable mathematical relationships throughout the universe and life itself.
The number seven occurs in Scripture (Greek and Hebrew texts) in multiples of seven.
(the word seven appears 287 times in the Old Testament, while the word “seventh” occurs 98 times and the word “seven-fold” appears seven times and the word “seventy” occurs 56 times. Each of these and the cumulative total is a multiple of seven (amazing, considering Scripture was written by 40 writers over 1,500-years!). This is only an inkling of the “hidden” pattern of sevens (discovered by Ivan Panin) providing mathematical evidence of the verbal and plenary inspiration of Scripture (in the original Greek and Hebrew languages). Like Fibonacci’s sequences in nature, Panin provided significant mathematical proof of God’s divine inspiration of Scripture.
“In the original languages of the Bible, mostly Hebrew and Greek
there are no separate symbols for numbers, letters of the alphabet are also used to indicate numbers. The numeric value of a word is the sum total of all its letters. It was curiosity that first caused Panin to begin toying with the numbers behind the texts. Sequences and patterns began to emerge. He soon discovered that the complex numeric patterns saturated every book of the Bible. However, the patterns were not found anywhere outside of the Bible or anywhere in the Apocrypha.
Professors on the mathematics faculty at Harvard University attempted to disprove the significance of Panin’s discovery
as proof of divine authorship, but were unable to refute or replicate it. The Harvard scientists even artificially assigned numeric values to the English alphabet, giving them a potential vocabulary of 400,000 available English words to construct a sentence about any topic that could match the Bible’s patterns. (Comparatively, the biblical Hebrew language had only forty-five hundred available word choices the Old Testament writers could use). Despite their advanced mathematical abilities and access to computers, the Harvard mathematicians could not come close to incorporating 30 mathematical multiples of 7 as found in the Hebrew words of Genesis 1:1. Panin’s phenomenal numbers pattern has been examined by numerous scholars over many years who have verified the figures. The phenomenon becomes even more astonishing (if possible), when one realizes the change of asingle letter or word in the original Hebrew or Greek languages would destroy the entire pattern! [Perhaps this was the preservation of God’s inspiration of Scripture Jesus spoke of:“For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.” (Matthew 5:18 – KJV).]
Mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci (1170-1240 AD) first documented consistent numerical sequences in 1200 AD. The numerical patterns or sequences follow a series of integer numbers: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, ad infinitum. Each number in the Fibonacci Sequence is the sum of the previous two numbers.These numerically-based sequences are universally consistent through out nature. They are evident in the measurement of things as diverse as hurricanes, spiral seed pods, the cochlea of the human ear, a ram’s horn,a sea horse’s tail,beehives, DNA molecules, tornado’s, galaxies, petals and seeds in sunflowers, dandelions and the rotation of planets around the sun,etc.