- Aug 29, 2000
- Basic Beliefs
- Probably in a simulation
Did you know that amazing, beautiful shapes have been built into numbers? Believe it or not, numbers contain a “secret code”—a hidden beauty embedded in them.
This would be yet another reason why creationists would have their faith strengthened by assuming these are good reasons to believe.Numbers have existed from the beginning of creation, yet researchers have only recently discovered the hidden shapes that the Lord placed within them. Such beauty defies a secular explanation but confirms biblical creation.
God alone can take credit for mathematical truths, such as fractals. Such transcendent truths are a reflection of God’s thoughts. Therefore when we discover mathematical truths we are, in the words of the astronomer Johannes Kepler, “thinking God’s thoughts after Him.” The shapes shown in the figures have been built into mathematics by the Creator of mathematics. We could have chosen different color schemes for the graphs, but we cannot alter the shape—it is set by God and His nature.
Evolution cannot account for fractals. These shapes have existed since creation and cannot have evolved, since numbers cannot change—the number 7 will never be anything but 7. But fractals are perfectly consistent with biblical creation. The Christian understands that there are transcendent truths because the Bible states many of them. A biblical creationist expects to find beauty and order in the universe, not only in the physical universe, but in the abstract realm of mathematics as well. This order and beauty is possible because there is a logical God who has imparted order and beauty into His universe.
55:34...there is no answer from the bankrupt evolutionary atheistic camp as to why the physical universe obeys mathematical laws but it is exactly what the Christian would expect....
....numbers are abstract conceptions of quantity - concepts require a mind - numbers are a reflection of the way God thinks. The secular worldview cannot account for the existence and properties of numbers or mathematical truths....