Some claim to have discovered a secret mathematical code in the Bible that reveals some hidden information. It is true that the Bible has some difficult passages to understand, but the Lord promised that everyone who sincerely seeks to know the truth that he will find it “the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth” (John 16:13).
Jesus, in all of the times that He quoted Bible passages, never made a use of a Bible code to decipher a meaning. Likewise, Paul and all the Bible writers in all the times they referenced Old Testament passages, never used a “Bible code” to reach an interpretation.
It is only through the guidance of the Holy Spirit that God’s mysteries can be revealed. The unconverted individual cannot by his own intellect understand the scriptures “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God…nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Corinthians 2:14). And the gift of the Holy Spirit is promised only to the obedient “the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him” (Acts 5:32).
Everyone can understand the Biblical truths, and not because they discovered a secret code by mathematical formula, but rather because God opens their minds. All we need to understand from the scriptures can be gained from a straight study of its content by the guidance of the Holy Spirit (2 Timothy 2:15; 3:16-17).
In His service,
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