Appendix A: Mathematics from a Theistic Perspective

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  1. From the book of Scripture:

    The worlds were created, beautifully coordinated, and now exist at God’s command (Hebrews 11:3). Christ continues to uphold the universe by His mighty word. (Hebrews 1:3).

  2. From the book of creation:

    Mathematics is the language fabric in which are woven the forces and relationships governing the tangible creation.

  3. Conclusion:

    Mathematics, an entity which always exists in the mind of God, is for us the universal expression of His creative and sustaining word of power.

  4. From the book of Scripture:

    Ever since the creation, God’s eternal power and divine nature have been clearly visible by His works (Romans 1:20). From Him everything comes, through Him everything lives, and for Him everything exists (Romans 11:36).

  5. From the book of creation:

    Mathematics exhibits unity, infinity, universality, power, and beauty.

  6. Conclusion:

    The nature of mathematics is revelatory of God and the purpose of mathematics is to glorify God.

  7. From the book of Scripture:
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  8. From the book of creation:

    Mathematics is its language.

  9. Conclusion:

    As Christians, through the eyes of faith, behold the glory of God reflected in mathematics, the Holy Spirit changes them by degrees into the image of Christ, which is their destiny as Christians.

  10. From the book of Scripture:

    God commands: “Subdue and replenish the earth.” (Genesis 1:28)

  11. From the book of creation:

    Mathematics is the basic tool of science and engineering.

  12. Conclusion:

    Mathematics is essential to the implementation of God’s command to subdue and replenish the earth.

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