In the fall of 1976, I was impressed to memorize some Psalms. Since I already knew Psalm 1, my journey began with Psalm 2. It was very hard work, but I persevered, even though I didn’t understand much. “Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in Him.” Psalm 2:12. I knew this was referring to the Son of God, even our Lord Jesus Christ, but I could not understand why the Scripture would state that our gentle Lord Jesus of the New Testament would be angry at us if we did not kiss Him. It was completely out of character for Him. *See Additional Note #17.
The next Psalm didn’t help me. In fact it deepened my confusion. “Arise, O Lord; save me O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.” Psalm 3:7. Now, I was really confused. David, under the inspiration of God’s Spirit tells us that God smashes the faces of His enemies. He even knocks out their teeth. Yet, Christ, in the New Testament tells us to “love our enemies,” and to “turn the other cheek.” I could not understand why God was apparently contradicting Himself. Or was He? Was there a secret code language or a special concept that runs throughout the Bible which would explain this paradox? I continued to memorize, prayerfully seeking the answer.
Finally, I came to Psalm 5:10 and the light broke through. “Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels;” Here then was the key. The Bible truly was written in a special code. There was a hidden concept about God, but only those who truly seek to know Him (Jeremiah 29:13) would ever discover it and be able to go “Into the Father’s heart.” God takes the blame for everything that happens, as Judah was willing to do, Genesis 43:9. He claims to destroy a person even when the person, like Saul, (1 Chronicles 10:4, 5, 13, 14), and Judas, (Matthew 27:5) commit suicide. As I continued to study, all of my research confirmed this truth. At the urging of friends, I put the basic concept in manuscript form in 1977. Two more manuscripts were subsequently written between 1978 and 1981. This book is a combination of those manuscripts.
No claim to infallibility is made by this author. This book, in my humble estimation, has only scratched the surface. There is much more for the serious student who will earnestly study and pray. All suggestions, ideas and criticisms are welcomed. I have always learned more from my critics than my adulators. My only desire is for you, the reader, to gain deeper insights into our wonderful Heavenly Father’s great and magnificent heart of love. That the same joy and ecstasy which came to this poor writer’s heart be experienced by the reader is the sincere desire of the author. June 1982.