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To: GourmetDan

It is numerology when you take it out of the Biblical context and try to use it with every form it takes if it suits your purpose.. but hey, that’s cool.. if that’s your form of religion, we are all free. I know some ‘Christians’ who even use Tarot cards just like you use number, and find Biblical justification for it..

I am laughing you brought up 153 because I’ve seen a lot of people who use numerology use this, just like 11:11. 153 is one of those mathematical numbers that have unique attributes (look up “happy cube”) Some people like to make a Biblical symbol out of it because in John, that is how many fish where caught.. when, instead of a symbol, it could just happen to be how many fish where caught.

If you start getting into the whole 9 is the Holy Spirit, 17 is the earth, 153 is 9 x 17, then you have reached into well beyond Biblical territory and into, sorry to tell you, pure numerology. Just because you stick God’s name on it doesn’t make it any less so.

But all that is between you and God.. for folks on a forum, it is just an indicator on how seriously to take your posts in the future.


40 posted on 07/10/2009 7:00:56 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring
"I am laughing you brought up 153 because I’ve seen a lot of people who use numerology use this, just like 11:11. 153 is one of those mathematical numbers that have unique attributes (look up “happy cube”) Some people like to make a Biblical symbol out of it because in John, that is how many fish where caught.. when, instead of a symbol, it could just happen to be how many fish where caught."

Yes, 153 is an important Biblical number because the fish that are caught represent Gentile 'sons of god' that will be brought into the Kingdom of God by the gospel. It is the numerical value of the term 'sons of god' in Hebrew and is important for that reason.

But all that is between you and God.. for folks on a forum, it is just an indicator on how seriously to take your posts in the future."

And all that is between you and God as well.. and thanks for letting me know that you have been appointed the final arbiter of the value of posts for the forum.

44 posted on 07/10/2009 5:22:38 PM PDT by GourmetDan (Eccl 10:2 - The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.)
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