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Bible Code Joke

A new pastor was visiting in the homes of his parishioners.
At one house it seemed obvious that someone was at home, 
but no answer came to his repeated knocks at the door. 

 Therefore, he took out a card and wrote 
"Revelation 3:20" on the back of it and stuck it in the door.
 When the offering was processed the following Sunday, 
he found that his card had been returned.
 Added to it was this cryptic message, "Genesis 3:10."

 Reaching for his Bible to check out the citation,  he broke up in gales of laughter.

 Revelation 3:20 begins "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.."
Genesis 3:10 reads, "And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself."
In this joke, both the pastor and the parishioner used the same code book.  Any book can be used as a code book so spies can communicate quickly.  In this joke the pastor laughed when he read the code. This means he had memorized his code book. Memorizing can be a useful skill for a spy.

The word cryptic means having a secret or hidden meaning.