We need the Holy Spirit because He teaches us and illuminates Scripture
The Bible tells us that the Holy Spirit teaches us and reveals the truth of Scripture (John 14:26, 1 Corinthians 2:10-14). This teaching and revealing
work of the Holy Spirit is often described as Illumination. Illumination does not concern the impartation of new knowledge, but a clarification of the
text as it stands revealed and inspired by God. I believe that it is especially important for the new Christian to understand this teaching and
illumination role of the Holy Spirit because the Bible makes it clear to understand the “deep things of God” we need the wisdom, teaching and
illumination of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:6-16).
The authenticity of the Holy Bible has been attacked at regular intervals by athiests and theologians alike but none have explained away the
mathematical seal beneath its surface.
It would seem the divine hand has moved to prevent counterfeiting in the pages of the Bible in a similar manner to the line that runs through paper
money. Bible numerics appears to be God's watermark of authenticity.
Dr Panin found his proof in the some of the oldest and most accurate manuscripts - the Received Hebrew Text and the Westcott and Hort Text.
In the original languages of the Bible, mostly Hebrew and Greek, there are no separate symbols for numbers, letters of the alphabet are also used to
The numeric value of a word is the sum total of all its letters. It was curiosity that first caused Dr Panin to begin toying with the numbers behind
the texts. Sequences and patterns began to emerge. These created such a stirring in the heart of the Russian that he dedicated 50 years of his life to
painstakingly comb the pages of the Bible.
This complex system of numbering visibly and invisibly saturates every book of the scriptures emphasising certain passages and illustrating deeper or
further meaning in types and shadows. The 66 books of the Bible 39 in the Old and 27 in the New were written by 33 different people.
Those authors were scattered throughout various countries of the world and from widely different backgrounds. Many of them had little or no schooling.
The whole Bible was written over a period of 1500 years with a 400 year silence apart from the Apocrypha between the two testaments. Despite the
handicaps the biblical books are found to be a harmonious record, each in accord with the other.
Dr Panin says the laws of probability are exceeded into the billions when we try and rationalise the authorship of the Bible as the work of man. He
once said: "If human logic is worth anything at all we are simply driven to the conclusion that if my facts I have presented are true, man could
never have done this.
Inspiration from on high
"We must assume that a Power higher than man guided the writers in such a way, whether they knew it or not, they did it and the Great God inspired
them to do it''.
The Bible itself states clearly that it is the literal God-breathed'' living word of the Creator. The words "Thus saith the Lord"' and "God
said"' occur more than 2500 times throughout scripture.
In 2 Timothy 3:16 it states "All scripture is given by inspiration of God". Then in 2 Peter 9:20-21 it plainly states: "No prophecy of the
scriptures is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by
the Holy Ghost".