Creation … Pt. 3: Mathematical Perfection

Genesis 1:1 in God’s language (Hebrew)… read right to left… creation made perfect.

Now that we know why creation exists in previous post, let’s return to Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Creation is no accident and the first verse is full of mathematical perfection. “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16).

Let’s break down the math. Scripture was first penned in the Hebrew language. In the English language, verse one contains ten words. But in Hebrew, there are seven (7) words. “Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made” (Genesis 2:3). Used 603 times (59 times in the book of Revelation alone), the number 7 is the foundation of God’s word. Seven is the number of completeness and perfection (both physical and spiritual).

To break down verse one even further, there are twenty-eight (28) Hebrew characters that make up the first verse. Revelation 7:1 reveals “the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth.” Throughout the Bible, the number 4 is associated with the earth and the number 7 with completion. So in summary Genesis 1:1 has seven words and twenty-eight characters. Seven times four is twenty-eight (28), God’s creative power of the heavens and earth completed in wisdom, knowledge and perfection. “The Lord by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding He established the heavens” (Proverbs 3:19). “The earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord” (Isaiah 11:9).

Verse one is a declarative supernatural theological bombshell. From there God explains in detail how it came about. Note that man had nothing to do with the creation process, but instead is part of creation itself. “I have made the earth, and created man on it. I—My hands—stretched out the heavens, and all their host I have commanded” (Isaiah 45:12). But for mankind to survive on earth, the creation process had a certain order. Without it, life as we know it could not exist. “This is the history of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens, before any plant of the field was in the earth and before any herb of the field had grown” (Genesis 2:4-5).

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NOTE: The preceding excerpt was taken from the book, “God on Climate Change: Worshipping creation instead of the Creator” by Jim Wear (the author of this blog)… available in paperback at Amazon.

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