Yes. I think there is a hidden code in the Bible.
And so did Isaac Newton, if you can believe what some people report.
I can actually feel most of you rolling your eyes and throwing my credibility right into the trash, but let me explain…
Back in 1997, I stumbled across the book, The Bible Code, by Michael Drosnin, and I was instantly fascinated. In a nutshell, I had absolutely no problem whatsoever believing that the God of Universe could splatter different words throughout a book written by several different writers over centuries. Because He was the one giving His creation the words to write down. When I held up the theory in the light of what I know about God, it fit some pretty undeniable truths I have found out about Him throughout my life.
First, God is the Author of the Bible — It would have been absolutely impossible for multiple writers to have accomplished this, simply because none of them would have even known back then what Equidistant Letter Sequence was, much less how to implement it throughout their writings.
Second, God specifically warns us not to seek out fortune-tellers, or dabble in witchcraft, or try to set dates for Jesus return — No matter how hard scientists have tried, they simply can’t find out future happenings from the codes. You simply have to know what you’re looking for before you can find it.
Third, God obviously has a sense of humor — Probably the characteristic that I love the most about God — He is the author and designer of laughter, and the codes feel a little like God gently showing us that we aren’t as smart as we’d like to think we are. When scientists rushed to disprove this code, I had to chuckle a little at the somewhat desperate feel of their criticisms. If you truly don’t believe there is a God, why freak out about something like this? Atheists always rush to point out that science proves there is no God, and if this code proved true, that would blow a really, really big hole in that theory. Not that I’m buying that science has proved no existence of God. Science proves to me the I am fearfully and wonderfully made...by God.
Fourth, God didn’t make it an important message until it was necessary — The question of whether or not God hid a message in the Bible is a “belly button” question. In my family, a “belly button” question is a question about God or the Bible that while interesting, the answer isn’t necessary. For instance, did Adam and Eve have belly buttons? They were never in a mother’s womb, so did they? The Bible leaves a lot of general questions out there that people ponder. But, they aren’t questions that matter one way or another to our salvation. I personally like running across “belly button” questions in life….But as mankind builds its metaphorical tower of Babel with science and technology, I don’t worry….Mankind is never going to out-smart God.
The creation will never be greater than the Creator.
I like to think God chuckles a little when people freak out about the codes…and it is just one more reminder to me that God is capable of anything!