WHAT EXACTLY IS BIBLE NUMERICS?
Proof that shows the Bible is the inspired Word of God is the fascinating subject of Bible Numerics. Simply stated the Bible was originally written in Hebrew for the Old Testament, and Greek for the New Testament. The letters in these alphabets have numerical values. This is easy to understand if you think of Roman numerals, where a V=5, and a X=10, etc.
By Bible Numerics we do not mean numerology! Numerology is from the occult. It attempts to divine the future by drawing significance from numbers. In the Bible, God tells us NOT to embrace occultic practices!! (Deuteronomy 18:10-12)
In adding up the numerical value of the letters for different portions of scripture, the most amazing numerical patterns develop.
It is important to understand that these numerical patterns do not work with any other writings - ancient or modern - religious or secular. In fact, skeptics against the authenticity of the Bible, have even tried to write short sentences, to try to duplicate these numerical patterns, without success. Almighty God, in His unfathomable wisdom, has set His seal of Divine inspiration on The Holy Bible, where these numerical patterns work without fail. This sets the Bible, and its message of salvation only through faith in Jesus Christ, above all other religious writings. It shows that there is a Divine intelligence, and inspiration behind it.
What are these infallible numerical patterns? It is a subject that an atheist like Dr. Ivan Panin devoted a lifetime to study - resulting in his conversion to Christianity. Dr. Ivan Panin was a mathematician extraordinaire, a Harvard Graduate, Scholar, & Professor who actually tutored Albert Einstein!
His work has been investigated by the Nobel Research Foundation of Los Angeles, USA. Regarding Dr. Ivan Panin's conclusion that "the Bible could not possibly have been written, except by Divine inspiration of God Himself", their verdict is - "so far as our investigation has proceeded, we find the evidence overwhelming in favor of such a conclusion."