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The Prophecy Enigma Solved

The Prophecy Enigma Solved

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Published by Anthony E. Larson
Prophecy in the scriptures is full of peculiar images–so peculiar in fact as to seem like they’ve been preserved in some sort of secret code. What if these mysterious images are simply references to remarkable things observed in the heavens in ancient times? Cosmology, then, would become the key that unlocks the code of prophecy.
Prophecy in the scriptures is full of peculiar images–so peculiar in fact as to seem like they’ve been preserved in some sort of secret code. What if these mysterious images are simply references to remarkable things observed in the heavens in ancient times? Cosmology, then, would become the key that unlocks the code of prophecy.

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THINGS ASTHEY ARE,WERE
 
 
ARE TO COME
Te ProphecEnigma Solved
 
ANTHONY E. LARSON
 
 
THINGS AS THEY ARE,WERE AND ARE TO COME
Te Prophecy Enigma Solved
Copyright © 2013 Anthony E. Larson
Prophecy in the scriptures is full of peculiar images–so peculiar in fact as toseem like they’ve been preserved in some sort of secret code. What if thesemysterious images are simply references to remarkable things observed in
the heavens in ancient times? Cosmology, then, would become the key that
unlocks the code of prophecy.
Decoding the Prophets’ Symbolism
You may have heard o the Bible Code. Tis is not about that. In act,the Bible Code, as portrayed in Christian and pop literature, is a allacy.
Tis essay is about a very real code, though it was never meant tobe such. It happened quite by accident. You are probably very awareo it, though you’ve probably never thought o it as a code.Tis is about the rophets’ Code: the vocabulary or lexicon usedby the prophets that I call the “language o the prophets.” It is char-
acterized by the odd and oen bizarre imagery ound everywhere in
scripture, including latter-day revelation. Examples o this imagery aresuch things as wheels, candlesticks, monsters or beasts, stars, trumpets
and reerences to arcane ideas such as re rom heaven, the heavens
reeling to and ro, the moon turning to blood, Alpha and Omega, the
Son o Man and so orth.
So we must ask: Why the use o such symbolic or coded language?
Why a Prophets’ Code? Why mystiy any o the gospel? Why not
simply speak plainly so all can understand?
I maintain that the prophets’ imagery was “plain language” as it was
rst used and understood. From the days o Adam until the demise
 
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o the Savior and his Apostles, it was a common denominator in allancient cultures, easily comprehended by people who could neitherread nor write. But because the means to understand that language
has since been systematically erased or expunged rom our culture
over time, it has become an enigma rather than a teaching tool.Terein lies a remarkable story.
Codes and keys: deciphering a lost language
A code can be simple or complex. A game o language called “igatin” is an example o a simple code. o use it or understand it, youmust have this key: Move the rst letter or consonant o each word
to the end o that word, and then add an a” (pronounced ay”). Tus,
the word “store” becomes “orestay,” or the word “happy” becomes
“appyhay.” And unless bystanders can gure out the key 
that is, de-cipher the code
they will not understand what is said by those whodo have the key.So the code’s key becomes the solution to the puzzle.For the sake o clarity, here’s a simple encoded or encrypted textthat is sometimes used to bae the uninitiated.
“How are you? Everything here is ne. Let everyone know that I
am well. lease ease their concerns.”On the ace o it, this message seems to indicate that the writer isin no danger and there is no cause or alarm. But once you decipherthe code, using the key, it conveys an entirely dierent message.ave you detected the key? Can you decipher the message? I so,you know the message is actually a cry or help
literally! By takingonly the rst letter o each sentence and putting it in the same orderit appeared in the original note, we get the word HELP.O course, coded messages are typically more complex than that.
Some messages are obviously a code because the symbols used are
unamiliar and cryptic, or the text appears scrambled. Others appearto be legitimate texts, like our little example, because they can be read
quite easily. In that case, it isn’t even obvious that it is an encoded
message at all, as is the case with the rophets’ Code.

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