We had a gentleman visit our church, who was a guest of another long time attendee of the church. Very encouraged to see new people coming to church seeking for answers!
I was not actively participating in the conversation in a one-on-one way, but rather as a group of guys just chatting. The visitor was looking at a pamphlet of a recent movie , and he mentioned in passing about the ‘Bible Code’, and that he had seen The Passion of the Christ movie. My understanding of the ‘Bible Code’ is it’s a conspiracy-theory type thing, and so I did a quick search of Google and read briefly on Wikipedia and GotQuestions.org, but no further.
I know nothing about it, and have no real wish to pursue learning this direction at all - my question would be ‘How do I deal gently with people who’ve not read the Bible at all, and bring up this type of thing?’. The conversation didn’t go in that direction, but I was wondering how to have wisdom to steer the conversation away from conspiracy-theory pop culture type view of the Bible, and towards a more helpful discussion.?