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Friday, January 05, 2007

No codes

2 Peter 1:20 - Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

"Here in the last few years we have seen and heard of books and so called theologians that have made claims that there is a code in the Bible. There are any numbers of books out now that claim there are several Bible Codes. They say that somehow in the Torah, the Hebrew version of the Old Testament, if you skip 3 letters and pick up the next one you will come up with hidden messages in the Bible. And also claim that the people that wrote those books put a code in there with hidden messages. There are a few problems with that. One, The Torah was not written in English. It was written primarily in Hebrew. So how do these people claim to find a code from an English translation of the Bible? Second, which English version of the scripture do you need to use to get the right code? If you use NIV or NAS you will have different words. Third, if you'll use the King James Bible you will find in 2 Peter 1:20 that there is no prophecy of the scripture that is of any private interpretation. In other words it says, 'There are NO CODES'." -- Franklin Senters,
Living in His Word Devotions, Tuesday, December 12, 2006

2 comments:

Jim1927 said...

The longer I live and study the word, the more I am convinced that the most important course of study is a course on biblical hermeneutics!

More marvellous preachers find more marvellous teaching in the marvelous word that tends to stand on its own.

Cheers,

Jim

clinch64 said...

I feel that if someone spent enough time at it, they could find all sorts of codes,theories, etc. It's one thing to have a theory, and another to prove it. That's not to say that none of these theories are true. There seems to be a large wave of interest in these kinds of studies at the present.

Neil