Judson T. Pewther (28 June 2011)
"Heaven is for Real"

Hi John.

Are you familiar with the recent book Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo?  It has become a best seller.  It's about a four year old boy who had a NDE (near death experience), went to heaven, and saw Jesus.  Since there is a lot of gematria at your website, I thought you might like to see what I have discovered about Colton Burpo, the boy who had the vision of heaven.

925 = Colton Burpo   (Using Gk-Hb style gematria with A=1 to Z=800 in English)
      = Jesus Christ

151 = Colton Burpo   (Using the counting values A=1 to Z=26)
      = Jesus Christ

And the two names each have 11 letters.  I think these numerical coincidences tend to corroborate that Colton Burpo really did have a close contact with Jesus.  Of if you believe his vision was a lie, it would appear that the same Liar chose Colton because the gematria of his name seems to corroborate his story.

Of course, the two methods of gematria I am using above are not completely independent.  Technically, they are "congruent modulo 9."  That means that once I know the two names are equal by one method, I know that the difference (if any) by the other method must be a multiple of 9.  For example, knowing that both names add up to 925 by the first method, and knowing that JesusChrist=151 by the 2nd method, I know without adding it up that Colton Burpo must be equal to a number N such that

N = 151 plus or minus 0, 9, 18, 27, etc.

And it shouldn't be too far away from 151, because both names have 11 letters.  Just as a guess-estimate, the probability of hitting 151 should be something like1/7 or 1/10.  Still, it's neat that the numbers match in two ways, plus the number of letters being equal.

Judson T. Pewther
Thanks, Judson.
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