Bible Numerology and The Number 8

Controversial as it may be, the significance of numbers in the Bible can’t be ignored. There are multiple repeating patterns of numbers and if there was no significance to them then why are they so prominent? The number 8 in Biblical numerology means new beginnings, as well as one who abounds in strength. It is a very powerful number in numerology and lets us see that each new day is a new beginning for us. There are 7 days in the week and the 8th day is a new beginning. God created the world in 6 days and on the 7th he rested so the 8th day was a new beginning. Many people associate the number 8 with luck perhaps …

Numerology – New Age or Old Age

There are some people who believe numerology is a New Age science and therefore should be viewed with suspicion, even disquieting concern. Really? Actually, and quite factually, this is an erroneous belief totally unfounded in logic, reason and fact. Quite truthfully, numerology is as old as time itself, as old as creation itself, far older than man or any living thing. When we take a simple, clear and unbiased look into the reality of numerology, its truth is beyond question. Numerology is the science of numbers as they relate to life. Numbers are the most universal language of all. Numbers existed before man, before life. Numbers are simply labels for energy. They are, quite frankly, one of the purest forms …

Jesus Loves Me

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, “When you get this concept into your mind and heart it will totally revolutionize your life.” That’s just the way the Lord said it to me. And just what is this revolutionary concept? His all-consuming, unconditional love for me. (And each of you can say the same.) Jesus loves me! This I know For the Bible tells me so. Little ones to Him belong. They are weak but He is strong. Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so. (Words by Anna B. Warner 1860; Music by William B. Bradbury 1861) Is this simple song familiar to you? Did you ever sing it as a …

Dumb Things People Say about Preaching on Stewardship

We had just begun to pass the food around the table at Thanksgiving dinner last year when a friend of the family said, ‘The reason our church’s giving is good is because our pastor never preaches about money.’ I responded as casually as I could, ‘So you’re saying that your church’s giving is good because your pastor never preaches any of the countless biblical passages about money?’ She didn’t answer me and I let the conversation flow in other directions. But I was struck with the absurdity of her statement. Assuming that a church’s giving is good because the pastor neglects to preach any of the 2,350 Bible verses on money is like saying, ‘The reason our people are honest …

Curious? Do A Bible Search!

As a seminary student, I am always looking for more information about the Bible. As I study to become a pastor for other people, it is extremely important that I learn all I can about the Bible and that I utilize all of the resources that are available to me. I had never heard of a Bible search until recently, but doing them has radically changed my ability to learn and process information about the Bible. What I love about studying the Bible is that I am always curious and hungry to learn more. I am a firm believer that people should spend their lives doing things of value that they deeply enjoy. So when the change came for me …