God@School - Mathematics - John Van Sloten

November 17, 2013

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Media @ New Hope CalgaryWe continue our God@School series with understanding God through the language of mathematics. God spoke the order of the universe. Jesus is the ultimate axiom, the proof and the truth. Everything adds up in him.

“[Mathematician] Keith Devlin evocatively describes the mathematical process as ‘making the invisible visible.”
James Bradley and Russell Howell in Mathematics through the eyes of faith, Page 196

“God’s invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made.”
Romans 1:20, NIV

“God’s attributes are perfectly shown in math… the bible tells me that God is dependable… but for me to understand what dependable is,
I need to go to math.”
Zaak Robichaud, High School Math Teacher (and math geek!)

Galileo had a 5 point perspective:
“‘(1) God has written the book of nature … in the language of mathematics. (2) Man can learn this language.’
(3) Man can ‘apply it to the study of nature’ due to its logical structure. ‘
(4) [H]andled with care, this language cannot err or go astray.’
(5) This language is ‘not only the most certain epistemological tool, but’ in fact is ‘the most perfect one capable of elevating the mind to divine knowledge.’”
James Bradley and Russell Howell in Mathematics through the eyes of faith, Page 23

“Gottfried Leibnitz (co-founder of calculus) “thought that most scientific problems need infinitesimal calculus because everything in nature bears the signature of an infinite author…”
James Bradley and Russell Howell in Mathematics through the eyes of faith, Page 25

“Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.”
Psalm 147:5, NIV, italics mine



Songs for this service, click to listen/watch.

Music

Power of Your Love

All Creatures of our God and King

You are my Hope

The Scientist

Beautiful God



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March 21, 2016
Where does the Word say the YHWH is "infinite"?
How do you know that "infinity" exists at all?
This talk is a complete rubbish. It is a great shame to speak of things that are not understood!

Hey boy get theis: "infinity" does not exist! The great mathematicians such as Gauss referred to it as a "figure of speach" which may never be used in a proof or a formal discussion. Cantor was a mad man, possibly posessed. It is easy to prove that "infinity" does not exist. "Ma(g/themat)icians today use it because without it most of them will have nothing to imagine about, and would actually need to do something useful such as work!

Infinity exists no more than a married bachelor.
YHWH is COMPLETE!

Has "no limit" means not "infinite". His comprehension has no limits means that He knows everything, and this flatly denies infinity, if you knew what "infinity" implies. "This Universe cannot contain You." means He is outside of it.

MBBSoftware2 (via YouTube)
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February 22, 2016
I think god is telling us something like this"I am mysterious folks! live with it!"
brian wong (via YouTube)
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December 06, 2015
Most might think science is the enemy of god , bu actually through quantum physics god is now being revealed to me
Dilrukshi Perera
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March 18, 2015
I am a mathematician and thank God i am. Mathematics is the closest we will get to God's handwriting.
mitino aiken (via YouTube)
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August 26, 2014
I'm a mathematics major recently reconverted to Christianity. If anyone is watching this and would be willing to buy me these books by Jim Bradley, I would greatly appreciate it. This is my wishlist: http://amzn.to/1lf5kxi
Brandon Hoffman (via YouTube)
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April 22, 2014
Great thought Anthony. Kind of makes the point of the sermon as well. There is a mystery that is even greater than the universe. :)

JVS
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April 21, 2014
No one can really fully comprehend infinity, however many people do have a better understanding. When you have real good understanding it becomes even more fascinating and a thousand times more frustrating to even wrap your head around it. Infinity is more perplexing than the universe itself.

Anthony Vincent (via YouTube)
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