Wednesday, October 10, 2012

In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth...and MATH!

Sorry that I missed last week.  My classes have been winding down, which means cram time!  Most of my classes are online and the Math class required that we create posts in a discussion forum.  Some of the topics were very interesting.  So, I would like to share some of my school posts with you.  This was our first post. 

The discussion topic was: "Why is math important?"

Here is my response:

God created the heaven and the earth...and MATH!

Seriously! Math has always existed in the mind of God-and yet in a paradox to our finite minds (The Trinity).
But, from Genesis Chapter One, we see MATH!
Verse One: God created the heaven and the earth - from nothing we now have 2 (addition).
Verse Three: God said, "Let there be light..." and now we have more addition!
Verse Four: "...and God divided the light from the darkness..." Here God divided and separated!
Verse Five: "...And the evening and the morning were the first day." God created a system of measurement! Days!
Verse Six: "And God said, Let there be a firmament (the sky) in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters." So when we look at a horizon, we are actually looking at division.
Verse Nine: God made dry land appear, and "...gathered together unto one place," He sorted!
In verses nine through fifteen He keeps adding things.
Here's something interesting: In verse 16: God shows discrimination (ok-no one call the ACLU) "...And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night:"
And of course, God keeps adding all of the wonderful things, some of which we see today, and some that are now extinct-and finally...
In verse twenty-two, we read the Romance Writer's favorite part:
"...And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply..."Kinda makes you think, doesn't it? There is math all around us-some mathematical truths we may not even be aware of!
We use it everyday from the time we wake up in the morning, until we drop dead at night.

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