George and John,
Just two points:
(1) In his reply (7 Aug) to Richard McGough (who finds it strange that a
Physics PhD is unable to appreciate the profound significance of the
symmetries revealed in a study of the numerics of God's Word), George
"Probably because this particular physicist is also a theologian &
want's to see some theological content. Not all math symmetry is
embodied in the real world, & the fact that your classification scheme
has some synmmetry doesn't mean that it corresponds to anything of
"But let's follow up the physics analogy. Where the Omega-minus?
I.e., does your scheme predict any novel theological result?"
Upon which, John Burgeson comments:
"I had not thought of that angle. Good point."
Isn't it pretty obvious that He who engineered these remarkable
numerical phenomena now coming to light had no intention of _adding_ to
His Word, but rather of _underlining_ the truth of what is already there
- and of reminding us all of His Being and Sovereignty. This, surely, is
_real_ Christian theology - far removed from the realm of imagination -
and I commend it to George. It is abundantly clear that many followers
of Christ have become slipshod in respect of these fundamentals, having
by a process of arbitrary selection created for themselves a bespoke
'gospel' - foolishly believing that God must indulge such behaviour.
Clearly, the Lord expects His people to apply their minds to these
phenomena. The facts - fused into His Word - are beyond dispute. They
have much to teach us - if we will but allow.
(2) I join Richard in expressing astonishment that George appears not to
understand that God's purposes vis-a-vis the world are fulfilled
primarily through human agency. What could be clearer than the example
of Joseph? Speaking to his brothers, who had sold him into slavery in
Egypt, he says, "Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with
yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to
preserve life...And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity
in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance. So now it
was not you that sent me hither, but God:..." (Gen.45:5,7,8). Here is a
key link in the chain representing the history of the 'chosen people'.
Similarly, the structure of the Bible as we find it today is the end
product of a divinely-ordained and -directed process that has clearly
involved the prayers of countless saints and embraced a multitude of
In this context, Chuck Vandergraaf (2 Aug) raised the question:
"... If, as you suggest, the supernatural structure of the 66 books is a
clear indication that there's 'something to it', where does this leave
those branches of Christianity that don't accept the 66 books?"
I suggest the validity of any departure from the God-ordained structure
(now confirmed by the numerical symmetries) must be seriously
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