Letters from God
Reviewed by Richard R. Blake for Reader Views (07/14)
Article first published as Book Review: ‘Letters from God’ by Lindsay Cole on Blogcritics.
At the time of the death of his father in 196l Lindsay Cole came into possession of his father’s King James Bible and hundreds of pages of his Bible study notes. It was 1970 when Lindsay began the monumental task of sorting the material into a wide scope of subject matter, topical studies, classifications, and groupings, which would later become “Letters from God.”
The notes reveal an intricate undertaking; numerical values are assigned to each of the letters of the English or Universal Alphabet. Using the authorized King James Bible as the definitive “word of God,” Cole demonstrates how God revealed truth in the authorized King James Version (KJV) of 1611 in the account of creation as recorded in Genesis. This numbering system is consistent with the KJV only.
Select passages from Old Testament historical and prophetical books are chosen to validate key tenants of the faith, i.e., Christ as Messiah, the prophetic warning and revelation of the Anti-Christ from the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament, and from the Book of Revelation in the New Testament. The nature of the elaborate coded charts of these passages, including explanations, conclusions, interpretations, and revelations are complex and amazing in scope. I found the references in Ezekiel to the revelation and prophecy of the Holocaust and the leadership under Nazi Germany especially astounding.
Lindsay’s next step was the compiling these remarkable charts, tables, and narratives into a Chronological sequence. “Letters from God” is the result of the years of sacrificial love that went into this project. Extensive selections from the book of Exodus, the Psalms, Isaiah, Ezekiel, and Jeremiah, the prophecies of the Minor Prophets, and the Gospels are heavily drawn on to confirm Cole’s analyses.
I was surprised to learn of the widespread interest and fascination with using numbers as a significant basis for the study of the Scriptures. This method is often met with controversy and skepticism. Cole’s firm position refuting recent popular translations while taking the stand that the KJV is the only accurate translation of the Bible may become a point of concern for others.
Readers will benefit from a personal commitment to the careful, intense, study of Lindsay Cole’s “Letters from God.” The book is not for the casual or curious, but is for the serious student of biblical end-times theology and apocryphal study. Many serious students of prophetic end-time themes should find Cole’s chronological research to be a powerful study tool and an important addition to their reference library.