Yes, He does! And that’s great, because I love math too, and I love God. It’s a perfect triangle 😉
There are two instances that I want to discuss here, and then give some thoughts about these.
Instance 1: Genesis 1:1
As you may know, Hebrew letters have numerical values. If you examine the numerical values of each of the Hebrew letters, and the numerical value of the words, and apply them to this formula: (The number of letters * the product of the letters) / (The number of words * the product of the words), then the result is 3.1416 x 10-17. The mathematical value of pi to four decimal places! Coincidence? Maybe. The ancient Hebrew sages believed, of course, that God created the heavens and the earth. However, some of them believed that the Word of God was the very template with which He did it. This strikes some of us as simply a colorful exaggeration that goes beyond any direct evidence. But there are hints here and there…
Instance 2: John 1:1
Also Greek letters have numerical values. And so let’s examine the numerical values of each of the Greek letters as well, and the numerical value of the words, and apply the same formula as above. The result is 2.7183 x 10-65. The mathematical value of e to four decimal places! Curious to say the least.
Each of these is another of those puzzling ostensible “coincidences” that are too astonishing to dismiss, and yet present challenges in suggesting any real significance. And taken together, they do evoke some conjectures. There are, however, at least two problems: why just four decimal places (they both deviate from the fifth place onwards) and what do you do with all the “extra zeroes”? It could be a hint of something deeper maybe.
OK, enough math… What does this all signify? Simple. It signifies the beauty of God! Let’s see what the mathematicians say about pi (quotes taken from the above mentioned source):
“pi is an irrational number, meaning that it cannot be written as the ratio of two integers.”
Integers are mathematically the natural numbers. They are numbers that can be written without a fractional or decimal component. They are the “simple” numbers. God is irrational in the sense that you cannot just get a clean picture of Him by just working with some simple things. You can in the way of just believing in Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection, but then you conclude that God is 3.14. Yet there are so many more digits to take into consideration when trying to get a full picture.
“pi is also a transcendental number, meaning that there is no polynomial with rational coefficients for which pi is a root. […] An important consequence of the transcendence of π is the fact that it is not constructible.”
God is also transcendental in that He is superior, supernatural, one, true, good, etc.
Let’s see what the mathematicians say about e (quotes taken from the above mentioned source):
“The mathematical constant e is the unique real number”
God is also unique and real.
“e is one of the most important numbers in mathematics”
God is the most important person in the universe.
“The number e is irrational; it is not a ratio of integers. Furthermore, it is transcendental”
Same explanation applies here as with pi.
So, in summary, what does it signify? That everything, absolute everything in our universe points to God. “For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities–all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” (Colossians 1:16-17)