In the New York stock exchange and in the worldwide market, the statistics and global trends are the dominating least common denominator. These are all governed by mathematical figures. A little knowledge of arithmetic will help us understand the simplest and most intricate truth about businesses all over the world. They depend on mathematics.
Incidentally, the Bible is not a book of mathematics but it tells us that to know how to count is wisdom.
Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
The Bible does not even require us to do numerical multiplications but simply to count. The only multiplication required in the Bible was for the first couple, Adam and Eve, and eight souls that were left alive after the global flood! And such multiplication is not tedious but carnally easy!
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
Do you agree that it’s not so hard to multiply? The fact is that Adam and Eve and the eight souls are just instruments to attain multiplication but the reality is God Himself as the multiplier of the multiplicands.
And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.
When I said in my previous blog that I am the most maligned person in the history of Christianity, I said this as basis that, “I believe using mathematical and logical calculations that, I am the most slandered man in the history of Christianity. The defamations being thrown to my person go beyond borders.”
If we consider statistics and a little of arithmetic plus logic, this comes to an equation that (=) I have said the truth!
A Catholic fanatic asserted that what I said is not true but that the Pope is the most slandered man. Knowing the meaning of the word slander, I know it will not apply to any Pope in the entire history of the Catholic Church. The Microsoft Encarta has this to say:
noun (plural slan·ders)
1. Saying of something false and damaging: the act or offense of saying something false or malicious that damages somebody’s reputation
2. False and damaging statement: a false and malicious statement that damages somebody’s reputation
[13th century. Via Old French esclandre < ecclesiastical Latin scandalum “cause of offense” (see scandal)]
Microsoft® Encarta® 2009. © 1993-2008 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
If there are things said, printed and broadcast against the person of any Pope of the Roman Catholic Church by detractors, historians and anybody or even me, and they are proven to be the truth, these do not constitute slander; more so if the Catholic Church itself is the one revealing them. Here’s a good example:
In a magazine printed by members of the Catholic Church, read this closely!
If in any of my preaching and writings I have said anything against any Pope of the Catholic Church, I am not slandering nor maligning his person. I always discuss matters of doctrines and faith, for it is Biblical to investigate such things rather than to simply accuse anybody of anything just like what Catholic fanatics are doing to me.
If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.
I said once in my Bible expositions that, “If you are going to believe the present Pope Benedict XVI, you have to disown all the previous popes before him who claimed infallibility in their teachings.” Why? They all taught that there is limbo where babies who died unbaptized will go because they cannot go to heaven.
I also said, “If you are going to believe the 263 Popes before Benedict XVI and believe in the infallibility of all of them, then, you have to disown Benedict XVI who says that there exists no limbo and unbaptized children will go to heaven.
Pope revises ‘limbo’ for babies
By Nicole Winfield / Associated Press
Last updated 11:52am (Mla time) 04/21/2007
VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI has revised traditional Roman Catholic teaching on so-called “limbo,” approving a church report released Friday that said there was reason to hope that babies who die without baptism can go to heaven.
Benedict approved the findings of the International Theological Commission, which issued its long-awaited document on limbo on Origins, the documentary service of Catholic News Service, the news agency of the American Bishop’s Conference.
“We can say we have many reasons to hope that there is salvation for these babies,” the Rev. Luis Ladaria, a Jesuit who is the commission’s secretary-general, told The Associated Press.
Although Catholics have long believed that children who die without being baptized are with original sin and thus excluded from heaven, the church has no formal doctrine on the matter.
Theologians have long taught, however, that such children enjoy an eternal state of perfect natural happiness, a state commonly called limbo, but without being in communion with God.
Pope John Paul II and Benedict had urged further study on limbo, in part because of “the pressing pastoral needs” sparked by the increase in abortion and the growing number of children who die without being baptized, the report said.
In the document, the commission said there were “serious theological and liturgical grounds for hope that unbaptized infants who die will be saved and brought into eternal happiness.”
It stressed, however, that “these are reasons for prayerful hope, rather than grounds for sure knowledge.”
Ladaria said no one could know for certain what becomes of unbaptized babies since Scripture is largely silent on the matter.
Catholic parents should still baptize their children, as that sacrament is the way salvation is revealed, the document said.
The International Theological Commission is a body of Vatican-appointed theologians who advise the pope and the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Benedict headed the Congregation for two decades before becoming pope in 2005.
Will these be slander or obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ who instructed His apostles to preach the truth without fear!
26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.
27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.
28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Anyway, I can prove among an unbiased jury that I am slandered and maligned without a scintilla of a doubt!
To my detractors in the web and in this particular blog, I acknowledge your contribution to the statistics that prove the veracity of my statements! “I am the most slandered person in the history of Christianity, statistically, mathematically, and logically speaking”!
And before I forget, I’m not exalting myself. To accept and to herald that I am the most slandered person is practically and logically an act of humiliating oneself!
I CORINTHIANS 4:13
Being defamed, we entreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.
Did the Apostle Paul exalt himself when he said this of himself?
Ohhhhhh… come on!
God Bless you!