Bible Code Prophecy
See also, "Dealing
Your letter touches a cord in my heart.
I can relate to his doubting; however, you are correct when you insist that the God of the bible is either the true God, or He is not.
One cannot have it both ways. Jesus claims to be the only Way to God. Either He
is what He says He is, or He is a liar, or a madman, or the delusion of His
wishful followers. However, in our hearts, we know that Jesus is the Truth; and as
for me---to my shame---I had to put my hands in His nail prints (so to
speak), but now I know that I did and do truly known Him. Hopefully your friend
wonít have to come to that extreme point as I did---for I came well nigh to
putting the Lord to the test. But God was patient with me---and heard my sighs
and cries, and saw my years of tears.
In my own earlier struggles as to Godís very
existence, it really came down to realizing this, that my struggle was against unseen
evil spirits that were constantly saying, "Hath God said?" In other
words, it was the same old lie that the devil gave to Eve in the garden. It
worked then, and it works now. But, there is no basis of truth in it! The bible
is both logical, verifiably accurate, and true in every aspect of life. In
short, there is nothing in it that should make us doubt. The real problem is the
whisperings of devils.
Moreover, the Scriptures declare that the heart of man is
desperately wicked. Sometimes (like Eve) we are listening to his lies because
there is something in us that wants to believe the lie. Maybe it is because we
donít want God telling us what to do. Perhaps it is because we want to please
others, and do not want to be persecuted. But, for whatever reason, usually
there is a sinful root in us, such as pride, that is giving room for the devil.
However, your friend may be oblivious to what that root-cause is. I mention it
only so that you may understand. Your friend should be treated with respect and
love, giving him all the benefit of the doubt as to his motives. He has to come
to understand what his real battle is against---the devil---and his own sinful
nature. We are all made of the same stuff, so there is no reason for us to
Ironically, my own Web sites offer, what I consider to
be, irrefutable evidence for the Lord Jesus Christ. However, until the heart
is ready to receive evidence, the mind is not either. So pray for
him. There are many other good sites on apologetics for the Christian faith, and
books at your local Christian bookstore---but ultimately it is a spiritual
battle of the heart that he is in. Whatever the outcome of this battle, do
remember this scripture, "Let God be true, and every man a liar."
As for my own work, I suggest that an honest reading of
the first two chapters of, "The Writing on the Wall" book on bible
numbers at http://www.netrover.com/~numbers/
should be enough to satisfy any logical and honest thinking mind. I suggest this
to you above the bible codes simply because there is so much dirt flying on the
subject of the bible codes that, yes, even I have been caused to waver at times
on what I now hold to be self-evident. So I suggest that the bible numbers are,
for this reason, more solid in there effect of convincing the wayward of the
exclusivity of Jesus as Messiah. If he is sincere, I think that it will impact
and strengthen him, and put a shield in his hand to quench all the flaming
arrows of the devil. However, whatever the case---do pray for your friend with
all patience, watching yourself, for we are all made of the same dirt of the
earth, and we who believe are redeemed from the bondage of sin, and from the bondage of dead religion.
And God is very able to make him stand---that is, if he wants to stand. However,
sometimes He must bring us very low, and we must pass through terrible trials,
before the heart is tender enough to humbly trust the unseen Almighty God,
(whose handiwork is seen everywhere), and crawl out of our deep pit, which the
devil has enticed us into.