I had previously perused your page on the number 666. I agree, it is quite
remarkable. And this exposition of pi is also. Plainly numbers are
incredible. They can be manipulated in the most exciting ways. But I
hesitate to use these things as proof that the Bible is the word of God. I
mean this in several senses: That the bible is true, That God inspired
writers recorded a spiritual history, or that God revoked certain men's free
will and made them write down every word as he dictated (and further, the
That isn't the stuff which is proof of the Bible. The Bible can't prove
itself. You are a great mathmatician. Don't you think someone else could
have come up with that by themselves? Only the Spirit can prove the Bible.
Everywhere we turn are natural numbers, even in the way branches grow on
trees, and spots on leopards. Does that prove that they were made by God?
It takes faith. It takes prayer. It takes listening to the Holy Spirit.
It takes vision beyond material proofs.
> > So an eye-catching 'recreation' emanating from a first approximation of
> > Pi leads to something rather significant. From many points of view, the
> > Bible's opening words are observed to be centred on the surest of all
> > earthly foundations - the natural numbers! Clearly, such 'coincidences'
> > do not evolve! However, there are many more.