The WTS is right that the "Bible code" bunk is pure drivel, and the WTS misses the plank in its own eye by creating out of Bible vacuous doctrines such as 1914. But notice this too:
How happy we are to have the Bible's clear message and instruction, which can help us to know God! This is far better than trying to learn about our Creator by searching for hidden messages that are the products of private interpretation and computer-assisted imagination.—Matthew 7:24, 25.
"Private interpretation" is what apostates do. This is a buzz word (based on 2 Peter 1:20-21, in conjunction with "those who quietly bring in destructive sects") used in earlier WTS statements about those wiley 'postates and "religionists" of Christendom:
***w79 9/1 p. 30 The Royal "Shepherd" of Bible Prophecy***
People disrespectful of Jehovah do not like to accept what the Jeremiah class declare to be "the burden of Jehovah." So they do not like to remember it as something really serious. By way of a counter-proposition, they follow their prophets and priests in presenting what they insist is the real "burden" of God’s Word. But their counter-proposition is not based on the Holy Scriptures. It is of private interpretation, and so it "becomes to each one his own word." To such self-opinionated religionists, the Jeremiah class say: "You have changed the words of the living God, Jehovah of armies, our God." (Jer. 23:33-36) But can they change the calamity about which the "burden of Jehovah" warns us? Aha, No!
***yb83 p. 141 Portugal ***
These studies began to be held with greater frequency. But a tendency arose to deviate from the published material and to give private interpretations. Finally, young Garrido spoke up: "Why don’t we hold to the material published in the magazines instead of introducing other information? After all, is not everything we need published by the Society? We have already confirmed the fact that we can put full trust in Jehovah’s organization."
***w84 5/15 p. 18 Empowered With Strength Beyond Normal ***
They would allow each one to be guided by his own private reading and interpretation of the Bible instead of being brought into a unity of people trained to live and act according to the lofty principles and reminders of God’s Word. (Psalm 133:1-3; 1 Corinthians 1:10) They would mislead others into believing that Jehovah will indefinitely keep on forgiving sinners as long as they make an outward show of repentance. Interesting in this regard is what Isaiah 32:7 says about apostates of ancient Israel: "As for the unprincipled man, his instruments [means of accomplishing his purpose] are bad; he himself has given counsel for acts of loose conduct, to wreck the afflicted ones with false sayings, even when someone poor speaks what is right."
***km 9/95 p. 6 Maintaining a Balanced View of Computer Technology ***
Just as an unscrupulous individual can place on a bulletin board a virus—a program designed to corrupt and destroy computer files—apostates, clergymen, and persons seeking to corrupt others morally or otherwise can freely place their poisonous ideas on bulletin boards. Unless a bulletin board, even one labeled "JW Only," is properly supervised, with its use being limited to those who are mature, faithful servants of Jehovah, it could expose Christian users to "bad associations." (1 Cor. 15:33) The Society has received reports that such so-called private networks have been used not only to speculate regarding spiritual matters but also to give bad advice, spread gossip and false information, plant negative ideas, raise questions and doubts that subvert the faith of some, and disseminate private interpretations of Scripture. On the surface, some information may appear to be interesting and informative, and yet it may be laced with poisonous elements.
*** km 12/03 p. 5 Theocratic Ministry School Review ***
To ‘handle the word of the truth aright,’ we must explain the scriptures in harmony with what the Bible itself teaches. This requires that we take into account the context and avoid private interpretation based on personal ideas or worldly philosophy. This is important because God’s will is that people come to "an accurate knowledge of truth." (1 Tim. 2:3, 4)
For the Witness who knows nothing but what the WTS teaches, the Drosnin "Bible Code" drivel is just the sort of wacky misinterpretation of the Bible that occurs outside of "God's organization"....thank God we have God's organization to tell us what we should believe....