A Theory of Divine Intent

The proposition that the Creator would want to underwrite the truth of a statement that He foresaw would one day be flatly denied or watered-down by the majority of the world's intelligensia, seems eminently reasonable. There can be little doubt that the authority of the Bible as a whole ultimately rests upon the truth of its opening verse. Taken at face value, these are the received words of a Sovereign Being for whom nothing is impossible; a God more than capable of creating all things from nothing in six literal days some six thousand years ago.

To carry any weight with an establishment that is largely hostile to His message, the principle of verification would need to satisfy at least three important criteria, viz

(1) it would need to be universal in its scope, ie be completely independent of language, of intellect, and of place;

(2) it would need to appeal strictly to self-evident truth and logical argument, ie no step of faith would be required to grasp its import;

(3) it would need to be decisive, ie leave no room for doubt that the Creator is its author.

Clearly, only the language of number can fulfil these exacting requirements. But how can the words of an ancient language lead to a unique set of numbers? By what generally-acceptable method can this first and crucial step be accomplished?

By arranging that, at the appointed time, Hebrew letters would function as numerals!

And by what means can such numbers acquire a generally-acknowledged significance?

Simply by taking a prominent and absolute number structure as a basis, and guiding the development of vocabulary, syntax, and semantics to achieve coincidence with it!

Whether or not we believe that God plays such an active role in the affairs of mankind, we must squarely face the implications of the evidence now available.

Vernon Jenkins