A few days ago I left a comment on Rob and Trish's blog Synchrosecrets. I mentioned how I had a vivid dream about an old man handing me a book with an orange cover called the The Bible Code. In the dream he told me to read it as it could be important.
I must admit - though I intended to look for the book - I thought no more about it. Yesterday I went to my local town and while there went into a shop called Poundland - it's where everything costs £1 (about $1.40).
I was wandering round while my wife was in another store. And there it was - a book with an orange cover and titled The Bible Code 2. So I bought the book.
It's an interesting enough book but the facts aren't something I can easily verify for myself. The gist is that within the Bible there is a code and these can be deciphered from the original script.
The author claims that this is some sort of precognitive code - and tells us of our future. Unfortunately, at the moment, this can only be verified by things that have happened in the past. Here's an example, which is on the book's fly cover:
The above is an example of the code and the author describes this:
"At 8.48am on September 11, 2001 I was awakened by the sound of an explosion that changes the world forever.
I ran to my roof just in time to see a second Boeing 747 fly right into the second of the Twin towers, setting it ablaze. It was obviously no accident ...
I ran down from the roof and immediately searched the ancient code on my computer, the Bible Code. 'Twin Towers' was encoded in the 3000 year old text. 'Airplane' appeared in exactly the same place. 'It caused to fall, knocked down' crossed 'airplane' and 'towers.'
What I saw happen with my own eyes on September 11, 2001 was encoded in the Bible 3000 years ago. It was not the terrorist attack that really shook me. It was what the Bible Code predicted was yet to come."
Think of that as you will. Would you have rushed to your computer if you had witnessed such an event nearby?
So what else does this Bible Code Book 2 say? Lots of stuff, too much to mention in a blog post, but here's a couple of examples:
One of the Codes states that our 'DNA was brought in a vehicle' and that the code of life was sent to Earth in a 'spaceship'.
Though to many this may seem far fetched, it is a possibility that our beginnings did come from outer space or from another planet. Even some scientists hold such theories.
Seemingly in Genesis the Code talks of 'In steel obelisks'. Could this refer to spaceships? Genesis also states that 'In the image of God he made him, male and female he made them.' Similar words are in the modern version of the Bible Genesis 1:27. I mentioned this in my post The Suffering Created By Eve And Pandora
The Bible Code also shows the words 'Time machine' and 'It might come at any time.' Could this mean a spaceship may arrive - from the same 'people' who brought the Earth's first DNA? Is this the real second coming?
I'm not sure what to make of the Bible Code mainly because I have to take what is written on trust. I like to be able to verify things myself if at all possible. One thing though the book has made me want to do is to read the Bible again to see what I can discover. Not from a traditional Christian point of view but to see what I can make of it all. Myths? Legends?
I know there are some 'truths' within the New Testament but the Bible in general has been amended and altered through the years to suit the people of the time. But there could still just be something of the original version remaining that is extra meaningful.