Saturday, December 24, 2005

The DaVinci Deception

With the wide commercial success of the Dan Brown book and the upcoming theatrical release of the Ron Howard movie, the DaVinci Code is sure to remain a relevant topic of spiritual conversation among Christians and non-believers alike. As a Christian, my main position on the book’s content is simply this: it takes a decidedly non-biblical view of biblical events, and perverts it in the name of supposedly true history. Some of the book’s details are so lurid as it relates to Jesus Christ (who the Bible presents as God in human form), that any credibility given to it especially by Christians is patently blasphemous.

God’s authorship of the Bible is clearly conveyed in 2 Timothy 3:16 - All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. (KJV) Here God is saying to us that everything written in the Bible is inspired by Him (not by the singular efforts of the human authors.) The DaVinci Code attempts to rewrite God’s written account in major ways, the details of which are not worth reprinting on this website. Suffice to say, it is yet another attempt by ungodly people to deceive as many as they can, and call Jesus’ finished work on the cross into disrepute.

The commercial success of the DaVinci Code does not give it credibility. In fact, it neatly fits into God’s paradox of calling people to focus on the few and not the many. Ultimately in this life God says to us in Matthew 7:13-14 - “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” (NIV)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Another excellent blog.....

rel said...

The Discovery channel had a good program on the other day called 'The Real Da Vinci Code." It was pretty good, and pretty much debunked the "truths" in the book. I was actually kinda surprised, being that it was a Discovery channel show.

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Anonymous said...

This is funny. The DaVinci code is a work of fiction, and clearly states that at the beginning of the book.

To say that anything written in it is absolute truth, or factual history, is funny to me.

Next you'll be saying that since Asimov wrote fictional books about humans traveling to other planets, that they must be out there. We're just not aware of it.

hahaha

A God who sends people to Hell?