Babel

the ancient city of Babel was an attempt to reach the heavens

September 5

Now the whole earth had one language and one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there. Then they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They had brick for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar. And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.”

(Genesis 11:1-4) NKJV

We’re told that, after Noah’s flood, the people decided to stay together as a community and build a city. That wasn’t what God had in mind. He was working with a deadline.

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How Deep was Noah’s Flood?

August 3

The waters prevailed and greatly increased on the earth, and the ark moved about on the surface of the waters. And the waters prevailed exceedingly on the earth, and all the high hills under the whole heaven were covered. The waters prevailed fifteen cubits upward, and the mountains were covered.

(Genesis 7:18-20) NKJV

A lot of people say that there’s not enough water on Earth to flood it to a depth of 15 cubits above all mountains. They use math to do this so, naturally, everybody believes them because, hey, it’s math.

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Math in the Bath

When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:

(Proverbs 8:27) KJV

Also he made a molten sea of ten cubits from brim to brim, round in compass, and five cubits the height thereof; and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about.

(2 Chronicles 4:2) KJV

Proverbs 8:27 is an example of the use of the word compass to describe a circumference. With the information in 2 Chronicles 4:2 we may derive a value for the volume of a bath, so long as we know what a cubit is.

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Accurate Math

And the thickness of it was an handbreadth, and the brim of it like the work of the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies; and it received and held three thousand baths.

(2 Chronicles 4:5) KJV

Another way to resolve the Biblical value of Pi uses more mathematical information than we thought we had: the thickness of the brim of the molten sea. Let’s look at a logical way to solve this issue.

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Rounding Numbers

Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye have: I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt.

(Leviticus 19:36) KJV

Some people, in particular atheist science trolls (ASTs), claim that there’s incorrect math in the Bible are using incorrect math: They’ve forgotten the basic principle of rounding numbers.

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Happy Π Day!

Then he made the sea of cast metal. It was round, ten cubits from brim to brim, and five cubits high, and a line of thirty cubits measured its circumference.

(2 Chronicles 4:2) ESV

It’s March 14 which could be written as 3.14, the mathematical constant Π which expresses the relationship between circumference and diameter. Atheist science trolls (ASTs) dismiss the Bible because, supposedly, it has the wrong value for Π.

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Math = Faith

And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

(Isaiah 8:19-20) KJV

Faith is believing in something that you can’t see. Math requires believing in concepts that you can’t see and relating them to each other in ways that can’t be seen. Math is the language of faith.

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Theory is the SciPop Word for Faith

Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

(Hebrews 11:3) KJV

We all have exactly the same evidence.
Our choice of paradigm determines what we believe it’s evidence of.

– Matty’s Razor

We show that the words faith and theory are synonyms. Sight and empirical are also synonyms. Empirical evidence is what we see. What we choose to believe about it is our faith.

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