## 123 ABC Numbers and the Bible Simply Amazing

Written by Paul Griffitts

Underneath Hebrew and Chaldee of Old Testament and Greek of New Testament there is hidden an extraordinary disposition of numbers which cannot be explained away by human intelligence. In order to understand this we must remember that none of these languages had symbols for numbers such as we have (1,2,3,4, etc). Instead of numeric symbols they made use of letters of their alphabet so that a = 1, b =2 etc. One can easily see then that a word could be looked at in two ways, either as a word or as a series of numbers which could be added up to a total. For instance, Greek word for “word” is “logos”. If looked at from a numerical standpoint its value would be l =30, o – 70, g = 3, o = 70, s = 200; total 373. The numerical value of “logos” is therefore 373.

If we were to look at Greek text of first eleven verses of New Testament (Matt. 1:1-11), we would find an elaborate scheme of sevens underlying words, which could not have been put there by chance, or even arranged by any human cleverness on Matthew’s part. These verses contain 49 words (7x7). Of these 49 words, 28 (4x7) begin with a vowel, and 21 (3x7) begin with a consonant. These 49 words have 266 letters (7x2x19); this number is itself 38 sevens, and sum of its factors is 28 (4x7). Of these 266 letters, 140 (20x7) are vowels, and 126 (18x7) are consonants. Of these 49 words 35 (5x7) occur more than once in passage and 14 (2x7) occur only once. Seven occur in more than one form and 42 (6x7) occur only in one form. The 49 words are divided thus: 42 (7x6) are nouns (the name of something) and seven are not nouns.

## Why Do Christians Get Sick

Written by Dean Martin

Why Do Christians Get Sick? Part 1

In today’s world we seem to blame God for everything. We say disease, sickness, and even death is an act of God or it is God’s will. Shouldn’t we stop blaming God for everything and turn to Bible to see what it has to say about why Christians get sick? The Bible gives three reasons for sickness and physical problems; all of our afflictions fall into one of these categories.

1. To Glorify God In Gospel of John, Chapter 9, verses1-3, we read of a man who was blind from birth. Neither he nor his parents had sinned. The Bible asked: “Who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, ‘Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that works of God should be made manifest in him.’”

The apostle had a thorn in flesh. “He prayed three times for healing but Lord said: ‘My grace is sufficient for thee.’” II Corinthians 12:7-9. If this is our lot in life and we are sick or dying, we can say as Paul said: “For I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.” If our affliction is for glory of God, all prayers in world will not remove it.

2. Sins Unconfessed In 1 Corinthians 11: 28-32, we read about weakness, sickness, and an early death coming upon believers when they would not confess their sins. They were judged by God. “For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened of Lord, that we should not be condemned with world.”

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