Numerology – New Age or Old Age

There are some people who believe that numerology is a New Age science and therefore should be viewed with suspicion, even disturbing concern. Really? Actually, and quite factually, this is a false belief completely unfounded in logic, reason and fact. The truth is that numerology is as old as time itself, as old as creation itself, much older than man or any living thing. When we take a simple, clear and unbiased look at the reality of numerology, its truth is beyond doubt.

Numerology is the science of numbers as they relate to life. Numbers are the most universal language of all. Numbers existed before man, before life. Numbers are simply energy labels. They are, frankly, one of the purest forms of communication that God uses to connect with man.

The first pure mathematician was Pythagoras who lived approximately 500 years BC. He stated, Numbers rule the universe. Everything is ordered according to number and mathematical form. It was this remarkable mathematician who first noticed the relationship between numbers and life. In fact, Pythagoras is considered the first numerologist. 2500 years ago is a long time. So how can numerology be a “New Age” invention?

The great scientist, Sir Isaac Newton, said: God created everything in number, weight and measure… It is the perfection of God’s works that they are all done with the utmost simplicity. He is the God of order and not of confusion. These esteemed scientists understood the reality of numbers as the cornerstone of the foundation of the universe. Therefore, numbers existed before man, before life.

Think of the periodic table of elements, each associated with letters and numbers. For example, gold has the letter symbol “Au” and an atomic number of 79. Silver has the letter symbol “Ag” and an atomic number of 74. The symbol for oxygen is “O” and its atomic number is 8. Therefore it is with all the elements, each identified by letter and number.

Also, consider sound, light and electricity. All can be measured with numbers. Indeed, what is there that cannot be reduced to numbers? When someone claims that numerology is “New Age,” it may be because the reality of numbers is new to them, but obviously numbers…and their relationship to life itself…are not new.

Christians and numerology

There is a belief among some Christians that numerology is demonic, and because it is “New Age” it should be avoided. How can this be? Despite the reality of science and numbers, Christians use the number 666 to define the “mark of the beast.” Defining a person by numbers while denouncing numerology is like worshiping the sun while not only believing it doesn’t exist, but labeling it demonic.

In fact, all Christians need to do to demonstrate that numerology is a divine system of communication, look no further than the Bible itself, which is the richest numerology work on the planet. In truth, the first line of the first chapter of the Bible, Genesis, states: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” The number 1 in numerology is the cipher that represents new beginnings, new beginnings, creation… genesis. No wonder the first line of the first chapter of the Bible declares creation.

As one continues to read the Bible, the reality of numbers is so evident that anyone, especially a Christian, cannot deny the reality of numbers without denying the Christian faith and even the Bible itself. The numbers 3, 4, and 7 are so common in the Bible that they cannot be overlooked, nor can the way they are used be overlooked. To deny numerology, let alone deny, discredit or degrade it, is to deny the divinity of life itself, the Bible itself, and more specifically, to deny God Himself.


The truth of numerology is that it is not “New Age” but “Old Age”, as old as creation itself. Numerology is the divine science of numbers and their relationship to life and destiny. It should not be feared. It’s to be hugged. Through numerology, God gives us the ability and privilege to know our lives and destinies so that we are not ignorant, and by losing our ignorance we can make spiritual steps and gains towards our ultimate freedom and soul liberation . Numerology is a great gift to humanity. There is no doubt about that. But if one wants to believe that numerology is “New Age” and should be avoided or discarded, one will live the life of those who once ignorantly clung to the illusion that the world was really flat when, of done, had been scientifically proven to be round by direct perception.

~ Until Copyright 2011 by Richard Andrew King