There are many types of codes in the Bible. One of the most controversial in discussion in recent years are the equidistant letter sequences that some claim demonstrate a divinity in the words as well as the structure of the Bible. Sir Isaac Newton believed in them. Today, millions believe that it’s real as well.
This brings up two questions:
- Is the phenomenon something that can be duplicated in other books? In other words, is it really a divine code?
- If it is a code, what does it mean to us?
Rather than being informative or teaching about it, we’re asking for help. What is the reality of these Bible Codes?
For those who don’t know about them, the idea is that by skipping set numbers of characters in the Hebrew Bible, particularly in the Torah, certain messages can be found. For example, one of the most famous and simple ones shows that the first two books of the Bible have an equidistant letter sequence that spells the law, Torah, while the same skip pattern in books 4 and 5 work, only in reverse. Much like a menorah, the four books on either side of Leviticus point to it with an equidistant letter sequence spelling the name of God.
It’s an interesting and provocative occurrence, but is it coincidence? There are plenty of other examples and the scientific community is torn on whether it’s valid or not.
The first question is obvious – real or not. The second question, in our opinion, is simple as well, though more profound. If it really is a code, is it something that we’re supposed to decipher in an effort to read more about our Lord, or is it a sign of validation, a final proof of creation that God put in there for the sake of allowing the information to come out at the right time immediately before the end times.
Again, we want feedback on this one. The video below is old and definitely leans towards making the Bible Code a real phenomenon, but it’s still relevant. What do you think?