Bible Codes and DNA


Background: I will never forget the day. I was hiking the 2600-mile Pacific Crest Trail in 1997. Midway through California I stopped in South Lake Tahoe for a much needed break. I headed straight for my favorite spot, the book store. There it was, sitting on the “just released” table–Michael Drosnin’s “The Bible Code.” Holding the book, I could feel the electricity.

    But I still had 1000 miles to go. I couldn’t buy the hard cover book and lug it along. After soaking up as much as I could, I put the large book down and resolved to buy it as soon as I got home.

    Codes are nothing new to my family. Before Mom was sent overseas with the Red Cross during WW2, she worked out a code with her dad. The first letter sent from her mystery island destination would reveal her whereabouts. My grandpa was to look at the last sentence of each paragraph, circling the third letter in. Sure enough, N-E-W C-A-L-E-D-O-N-I-A quickly took shape.

    The censors never suspected a thing.

Story: I hold a high view of the bible. To quote Chuck Missler, “Every passage, every word, every number, and every place name is there for a specific reason. A skillful design pervades the whole.” Considering it was written by more than 40 authors over several thousand years, such consistency is amazing!

    But that’s not all. Moses wrote the first five books, the Torah. Rabbis believe God dictated the Torah to Moses one letter at a time. Why such painstaking accuracy? Because the Torah, if not the entire bible, functions as the DNA of the universe.

Jesus revealed this secret to Satan in Matthew 4:4 “Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” God’s Word is directing each and every moment of each and every life. It’s the master computer program assigned to every thing.

    In the 1700s the Genius of Vilna wrote, “The rule is that all that was, is, and will be unto the end of time is included in the Torah, from the first word to the last word. And not merely in a general sense, but as to the details of every species and each one individually, and details of details of everything that happened to him from the day of his birth until his end.”

We’re talking about layer upon layer of information encoded in the bible. This information is used to direct the function of the universe, just as DNA’s information directs the creation and function of one’s life. After all, a “real” digital world can be created using only 1s and 0s. That’s what audio CDs and DVDs are–just torrents of ones and zeros streaming through a processor.

    How might this be done? I’m a videographer so my tiny brain can only conjure up this simple mechanism. Could there be a light that projects through a medium and casts its image on a screen? Exodus 24:9-11 shows God standing on “a pavement of sapphire stone, like the very heaven for clearness.” God’s light is “unique,” according to Zechariah 14:7, generating “neither day nor night.” Revelation 21:23 says of the New Jerusalem “the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb.”

    That “glory light” shines through the sapphire stone which is the Word consisting of Hebrew letters in various coded strings. The code-modified light creates and controls the very subatomic/atomic particles that make up everything we see. (The world we don’t see is obviously operated on a different wavelength, frequency or even an entirely new set of physical laws we haven’t discovered yet.)

    Some bible students have envisioned the priest’s breastplate working this way. It was attached to the priest’s chest like a plate and held 12 stones, each of a different color. Could each stone have been inscribed with letters of the alphabet? Could the light from the lampstand reflect off a facet and project letters on the wall, revealing God’s will? If that sounds too     complicated, perhaps the Urim and Thummim stones projected a simple “yes” or “no.”

    Now, the bible codes currently under intense study are found by looking for ELS–equidistant letter sequences–in one dimension. If the Torah was written on a long string, one letter after another, an ELS might be, say, every fifth letter. A one dimensional code might read “Lynne Whelden is born May 17, 1953.” A two-dimensional code–two long Torah strings side by side–might read “Lynne Whelden is going to sneeze at 15 hours 24 minutes 3 seconds on 12/20/17.” A three-dimensional code and now you’re talking crystalline-like structure of parallel row upon row. Can you see a sapphire lattice structure emerging from this conjecture? Is there a Torah string assigned for every atom of the universe? Could this be the “ultimate” string theory?

    Jewish physicist Gerald Schroeder writes in his book “The Hidden Face of God” that “information is the actual basis from which all energy is formed and all matter constructed. It sounds, at first cut, bizarre. But then, before Einstein’s E=mc2 who would have guessed that the basis of all matter, solid, liquid, gas, in every corner of the universe, is something as ethereal as energy, the totally intangible, completely massless, wave/particle duality we label as a photon?

    Like DNA in a cell’s nucleus, is there an intermediary step like RNA that translates code from one form to another? Could the Holy Spirit’s function be to read the Hebrew letters, change them into the appropriate 1s and 0s and in essence process and create reality? Psalm 33:6 says “by the word of the Lord the heavens were made.” Words as spoken energy frequencies and/or words as strings of Hebrew letters.

Comments: Obviously, the Torah string that drives the universe’s atoms has its perfect version safely residing in heaven under God’s feet. But what we have here on earth are pretty close copies. The accuracy of Jewish scribes is legendary but not infallible. For that reason some code researchers limit their searches to shorter sections of scripture. While almost all research has focused on the Old Testament (Masoretic Text), studies of Greek texts hasn’t enjoyed the same success. Evidently more errors have crept into those texts. A search is on to discover Greek texts closer to the original, such as the Peshitta Aramaic New Testament.

    The method used by Isaac Newton Bible Research Society ( produces what looks and sounds like snippets of conversation, not unlike the Psalm 2 dialogue between the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Perhaps the earthly stream of 1s and 0s is really just heavenly conversation!

    Chuck Missler connects the dots between the glassy floor of heaven and the Word this way. Ephesians 5:26 speaks of “washing with water through the word.” He notes that the brass laver in the Tabernacle which priests used to ceremonially wash in was called a “molten sea.” Finally, Revelation 15:2 mentions the same “glassy sea” seen in heaven. Chuck laughs and says the Holy Spirit enjoys puns as much as we do.

    The take-home message: revere and respect the bible because it’s your very life.

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