The Secret Code of the Bible
There is a book currently popular that explores the possibility that God used a kind of "Morse Code" that hides popular names and dates in the layout of the words of scripture.
This is said to be a code that can only be deciphered using sophisticated computer generated computations.
The writer who has explored this possibility has found nothing about Jesus being the Christ, but, using his specially formulated computers, he has reported to have found a crossword puzzle-like design of celebrity names (mostly 20th Century figures) like Marilyn Monroe, John Kennedy and former Israeli Prime Minister Begin, etc.
Critics say that the same results can be achieved using any long book, 'War and Peace', for instance.
A much more serious criticism is that in all the scores of words alleged to be found by this method, there is nothing about the Savior, Jesus Christ. Zero. There is nothing about the Son of God, no resurrection, no salvation, no Son of Man releasing mankind from sin by going to the cross; in fact, nothing Christian at all.
Finding a code that generates the names of celebrities, especially modern ones, would certainly spark the interest of the citizens of the world. 'People' magazine is much more popular than traditional Bible study guides.
But to have a code that neglects God's Only Son or the salvation He brought down from heaven, is no code at all. it is a sham. And a fraud.
There is a true code in the Bible, however. Not the celebrity-oriented travesty described above. Instead it is the one the Book of Revelation talked about -- the scroll sealed by seven seals which Jesus took from the hand of God and opened before the eyes of mankind:
"Then I saw a powerful angel who called with a loud voice, 'Is there anyone worthy to open the scroll and break the seals of it?' But there was no one, not in heaven or on the earth or under the earth, who was able to open the scroll and read it. I wept bitterly because there was nobody fit to open the scroll and read it, but one of the elders said to me, 'There is no need to cry: the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed, and he will open the scroll and the seven seals of it'. " Rev. 5
Only Jesus has the kind of power necessary to break the seals which encrypt God's Bible. Sophisticated electronic equipment is useless. Deciphering a language of spiritual metaphore, Jesus has made God's word accessible to all mankind. It is a simple code that the common man can decipher. It doesn't require a computer, nor even an education to understand.
"You do not need anyone to teach you; the anointing he gave teaches you everything." -1 John 3:3
"No, this is the covenant I will make with the House of Israel when those days arrive: Deep within them I will plant my Law, writing it on their hearts. Then I will be their God and they shall be my people."
"There will be no further need for neighbor to try to teach neighbor, or for brother to say to brother, 'Learn to know God!" No, they will all know me, the least no less than the greatest since I will forgive their iniquity and never call their sin to mind." (Jer.31:33-34).
God's code is hidden in spiritual analogies called allegories and parables. Allegories differ from the parables in the fact that the former involve the history of the House of Israel and the stories of the development of mankind described in the earliest pages of scripture.
These metaphores of scripture are salt and peppered throughout both Testaments of the Bible, unifying what would otherwise be a large collection of diverse and unrelated manuscripts into a single and consistent theme: the reconciliation of man with God through the intercession of His Son.
Jesus insisted that it was imperative that the people understand how to interpret these metaphores, because they hide the spiritual language of God, and they reveal the past and the future in ways that can be found nowhere else.
"If you do not understand this parable", Jesus asked His disciples, "how then will you understand any of the parables?" (Mk.4:13-14).
The Book of Proverbs defines the essential need for exploring scripture's allegories and understanding them through the eyes of God:
"The Proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:
for learning what wisdom and discipline are,
for understanding words of deep meaning,
for acquiring an enlightened attitude of mind --
virtue, justice and fair-dealing;
for teaching sound judgment to the ignorant,
and knowledge and sense to the young;
for perceiving the meaning of proverbs and obscure sayings,
the sayings of the sages and their riddles.
Let the wise listen and he will learn yet more, and the man of discernment will acquire the art of guidance." (Prov.1:1-6).
The allegorical analysis of the Bible involves the type of information Jesus relayed to Cleopus and his friend on the road to Jerusalem,
"Jesus turned to them (Cleopus and his friend), 'You foolish men! So slow to believe the full message of the prophets! Was it not ordained that the Christ should suffer and so enter into his glory?'
"Then, starting with Moses and going through all the prophets, he explained to them the passages throughout the scriptures that were about himself." (Lk.24:13-27).
Jesus said that anyone who cannot understand these metaphores is not equipped to understand God. (Mk.4:13-14). Despite this, the allegorical analysis of scripture lost its appeal to scholars very early in the history of the Church.
A second approach is far more popular with church theologians. It involves scholastic or historical analysis. i.e., Tertullian, Augustine, Jerome, Origin, Aquinas, Luther, etc.
Both are important, but since allegorical analysis (which Jesus enthusiastically supported) has been so completely ignored in this scholastic age, we have chosen to specialize in that.
Allegorical analysis, a study closely in tune with prophecy, offers an independent proof of Jesus Christ and unlocks a great many secrets hidden in the scriptures that would otherwise remain unknown to the Church.
God directed Jesus to fulfill all the allegories that pertained to Him in the Bible. Knowing this, and trusting it to be true, hundreds of important facts and prophecies about the ministry of Jesus have been brought to light, broadening significantly our understanding of the purpose and plan of God.
These mysteries include information relating to both the past and the future. And, in the parables of Christ, they unlock the gates to salvation itself. Such mysteries are revealed by the Holy Spirit, not by scholarship.
This information is given by God freely to the common person through the teaching of Jesus Christ. It doesn't require an education. It has nothing to do with scholarship or deep theological treatises. It requires only faith. And it imparts as much knowledge about God and His purpose as all the scholarship on earth has communicated to the most brilliant scholars of the Church (Jer.31:33-34). Probably even more.
1. The Language of God
2. 'The Clock of God', Chapter 21, 'Removing the Veil'
3. 'The Clock of God', Chapter 22, 'The Template of Moses'
4. 'The Clock of God', Chapter 25, 'God Speaks Greek to Israel'
5. 'The Last Days of Babylon, Chapter 1, 'Code of the Apocalypse'
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