Bible Code Predictions Bomb Again
As I write these words, several Bible Code promoters are remarkably silent. They are 'laying low' because they issued predictions and cautionary notes just before the 4th of July holiday concerning terrorist attacks on specific US cities. The first prediction, offered on the Internet by a Bible Code enthusiast named Tom Gaston, claimed that Chicago would be dealt a significant destruction. Gaston even emailed the print out of the "codes" with the now familiar "matrix" where the "interpreter" scribbles the various words in English showing where the secret messages supposedly intersect.
Since his email address includes the word rapture, we can presume that Gaston's scriptural knowledge is as deficient as his discernment of the obvious occultism involved in the Bible Codes. His alarmist emails claimed the "codes" included the words radiation, poisoning, terrorist, city, Chicago, etc.
Because this individual has claimed to run up to 250 codes in a single day as he's being "carried about with every wind of doctrine" (Ephesians 4:14), it's unlikely he'll actually abandon this foolish manifestation of Satanic high-tech soothsaying. No doubt he's now on to his next project as he continues "deceiving and being deceived" (II Timothy 3:13).
While the Rapture Cult has obviously been caught up in the silicon stupidity of the Bible Codes through better known false prophets such as best selling author Grant Jeffrey, the Catholics were not to be outdone during this tense time of potential terrorism. At the same time Tom Gaston was promoting his Chicago predictions of massive death and destruction based on his read of the "codes," Catholic mystic Kathleen Keating was warning that the codes said Boston would be the recipient of a terrorist hit over the just elapsed holiday.
Keating issued a Bible Code based warning that claimed the words Boston, Terror, Target, July, Fourth, etc were in the codes that she ran. This was only the latest miss from this false prophetess as she has already issued code based prophecies that have clearly failed. A promoter of the goddess worship known as Mariolotry, Keating's website also includes information from Veronica Lueken, a leader in the worship of that certain spiritual being masquerading as the goddess via the so-called apparitions of Mary.
Bible Code babbler Tom Mack is another false prophet that has issued relatively high profile predictions based on the codes and then quietly retreated when they failed. For instance, prior to the US Presidential election, he repeatedly predicted that Al Gore would be placed in the White House. After the election, the Gore "codes" were quickly pulled from his website and replaced with hastily produced codes that showed the winner would be George Bush.
Posing as a "professor" in an apparent gambit to shroud his occultic prognostications with a scholarly legitimacy, Mr. Mack is a frequent on air guest of radio quack Steve Quayle of the Q Files program. Indeed, less than 2 weeks before the election, in a national radio interview with false prophet Quayle, Mack stated that Gore's name showed up in the "codes" so many times it was "all over the Bible." Mack stated there was no doubt that the Bible Codes referred to Gore as he confidently stated "he's gonna be running things." (Q Files radio program, 10/24/2000).
It's instructive to note that the so-called "professor" has taken the codes even further than the others. For instance, during his interview with "slippery" Steve Quayle, Tom Mack claimed that Al Gore's name connected 9 times to the name Lucifer in the Bible codes. While he isn't the only false prophet pointing at the former Veep as a prime suspect for the office of Antichrist, Tom Mack has been manipulating the Bible Codes in a far more sinister fashion.
Mack has determined that personal flattery is the most effective way to manipulate people into doing his will (see Daniel 11:34), so he has adapted the Bible Codes to provide the equivalent of personal palm reading for any Christian that is foolish enough to listen to him. By telling various Christian leaders in the media that he has located their name in the codes that depict them in a flattering role during the last days, Mack has been able to build in a dependency upon his continued research on his hapless subject's behalf. This is, of course, the classic definition of witchcraft. One writer had this to say about witchcraft:
"Witchcraft develops a dependency relationship between the teachers, gurus, and other instructors, and the initiates or laity. True Christianity disdains dependency relationships and works to make its laity dependent on God alone."
Ironically, these words were written by Tom Mack himself. Using the Bible Codes in a fashion that is not dissimilar to a tarot card "reader," by our count, Mack's interpretive abilities have now ingratiated him with no less than six nationally known "Christian" leaders. This is an extremely serious matter as this disguised form of witchcraft is spreading like wildfire under the facade of a scripturally sound version of secret knowledge.
The Bible Codes are essentially a modern reversion to the ancient heresy known as gnosticism. For the benefit of those that are unaware of various aspects of early Christian history, the Gnostics (from the Greek word gnosis, for knowledge) were acknowledged occultists (from the Latin word occultus, for secret) that taught God favored those that held secretive knowledge based on ancient mystical understanding. Gnosticism has roots in Freemasonry and other secret societies, as well as Egyptian black magic that the early Alexandrian Christians imported into their version of "Christianity."
During a recent radio interview with another of his occultic code converts named Chris Blodgett, radio host Blodgett and Mack openly admitted the gnostic connection to the Bible Codes:
Chris Blodgett: "So it's more of the Gnostic thought process then?"
Tom Mack: "Exactly."
These statements are simply astonishing, for Biblically centered Christians have long known of the occultic nature of gnosticism. Although others like Keating, Jeffrey, Gaston, TBN and other blind guides are utilizing the Bible Codes in a misguided effort to predict last day's events, their buffoonery is self evident as their public prognostications have consistently failed.
"Professor" Tom Mack is much more dangerous as he has learned how to use the codes as a tool to manipulate people secretly behind the scenes in order to further a commercial agenda. He has now gone into completely uncharted territory with these tactics.
Not only has Mack used the "codes" as a way to recruit allies, he's now begun to attack enemies utilizing the codes as a weapon. In my case, I apparently have the dubious distinction of being the first Christian leader to be publicly maligned by the instrumentality of the Bible Codes.
Some months ago, the Christian Media ministry began to examine "professor" Mack and the various Christian leaders in the media that he has quietly assembled into a secretive cabal. After Tom Mack learned that his talk show host allies Steve Quayle and Chris Blodgett were being scrutinized by Christian Media, he sought to provide validation for their side of the conflict using the codes. In every other case we've been aware of, Mack has told his "associates" that their names are in the Bible Codes in a flattering light. However, in order to buttress the ministry efficacy of Blodgett and Quayle, Mack needed to find my name in the codes in an unflattering light.
On a nationally broadcast interview on Quayle's show the Q Files, Steve Quayle brought on Tom Mack and he did just that. On national radio, Quayle and Mack proceeded to claim that the Bible Codes overwhelmingly demonstrate that I am in league with Lucifer. Indeed, they poured it on and claimed that the evidence was so conclusive that the "Bible Codes" prove that I am functioning in the power of the Devil.
The very idea that inside information concerning spiritual and prophetic matters exists for the select few that are privy to the codes is obviously occultic. Again, the very term occult means "secret." However, the Bible itself declares that prophetic understanding and discernment of the times in which we live are spiritual gifts. The Apostle Peter says
"For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost." (II Peter 1:21).
This "will of man" is itself the catalyst to the codes. Modern men decide they must have a prophecy NOW - and demand it of the Lord via the codes based on their own timetable of convenience. But the Bible makes no provision for such things as the Word of God declares such behaviour - clothed in malicious spirituality as it is - to be an outgrowth of the natural man's carnal mind. The scriptures plainly state that the Lord "will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the heart...." (I Corinthians 4:5).
The practice of high-tech gnosticism would have been immediately rebuked by the church at large if the church were not already near drowning in apostasy. Very few truly understand that the Bible flatly informs us that "certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation...." (Jude 1:4). This must occur that the scriptures be fulfilled.
Although many believe as long as they avoid such controversies and maintain a simple faith they'll fare just fine, the scriptures instead tell us we must renounce "the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully." (II Corinthians 4:2). This word renounce has a decidedly combative connotation to it. This means conflict will be the inevitable result as the light clashes with the darkness. Jesus plainly taught,
"Think not that I am come to send peace on Earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household." (Matthew 10:34-36).
The battle is definitely raging here at the Christian Media ministry. We'd like to tell everyone a great deal more about this spiritual war (particularly the occult threat of the Bible Codes), and the forces that have been arrayed against us as we've sought to tell the truth to any that will listen. To further that mission, we have a new website that we'd like you to visit. The link is below. Once you've seen it, we ask you to please forward this information to every Christian you know so they can be aware of what is occurring as well.
In the meantime, please pray for us and we will pray for you.
July 8, 2002 -- James Lloyd
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