Christianity and Math

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The concept of Math and Christianity are well known when they are discussed separately, as two unequal individual, but what if they belong together? Most people consider it impossible to have God’s work matched with something on a scientific base. But as it says in the Bible in Colossians 1:16, “For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.” The first concept that connects the two is order. Math is based on order, the entire sequences in math have certain processes you have to abide by or you will end up with the incorrect answer. Take PEMDAS for an example, when you are doing an equation such as: 7+ (6 * 52 – 12), you have to do the order of operations (Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, and Subtract) to find the accurate answer, without losing the correct order along the way. God is also order which makes math God’s creation. In the book, Intellectual, Relational, and Spiritual Integrity it states, “Symbolic manipulations ended up disconnecting from any truth besides the idea that God is a God of order.” (pg.5) This states that there is no way that you can deny that God created order. He created the entire universe in seven days and seven nights, He flooded the earth and made the sky rain for forty days and forty nights, He led the Israelites to wander in the deserted wilderness for forty years. He made the plan perfectly to have Jesus rise from the dead three days after his crucifixion. God is a God of order, having the plan for life perfectly in a line. Even though it may not be the time you need it, His order is always and will forever be perfect. Seco... ... middle of paper ... have highly religious backgrounds. Also, God and math are infinity. They are never ending, going on for eternity. No a human mind can fully grasp that knowledge. God created math. He created everything, so everything in this world has God in it. Works Cited Barker, Kenneth L. Bible . Grand Rapids: NIV Study Bible , 2002. Print. Cohen, Daniel J. Equations from God: Prue Mathematics and Victorian Faith. New York and London: John Hopkins University Press, 2007. Print. Ferguson, Everett. Numismatics. New York and London: Garland Publishing Inc., 1997. Print. Gormas, Jan. Intellectual, Relational, and Spiritual Integrity. Journal of Education and Childern Belief, 2005. Print. Bray, Gernald. "The Churchman." Institue at Flushing (1835): 841. Print. Wentzel, J and Vrede Van Huyssl-en. Mathematics as a Human Endevavor. New York: Macmillian Reference USA, 2003. Print.
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