The Expository Files


Inversion Therapy
Or The Testimony Of The Apostles?

The Da Vinci Code book and movie supply to our culture just what so many people are looking for: radical feminism is promoted in the plot; it is a story of sexual intrigue; it has no regard for the New Testament account of Jesus Christ; and it is filled with story lines critical of the Bible. The movie pushes all these buttons. So all the hype is not surprising.

For some people this may be just what they have been waiting for - something everybody hears about that cast doubt on the Bible. It is an entertaining public video drama that says, "Maybe the Bible doesn't have it right." Just the celebrated refrain so many have welcomed.

The book by Dan Brown has been out for some time. The movie will be released later this month. On Monday Messages, I'll have something to say about this today and next week (after I have viewed the movie).

The bottom line is, who will you believe? The writings of Dan Brown, or the writings of the apostles of Jesus Christ?

Here is one observation you can think about before the movie comes out.

Dan Brown has told his fans that when he has "writer's block" he uses inversion therapy to get his mind started again - - What is "inversion therapy?" Hanging upside down!


I'll take Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

The apostle Peter said, "...we did not follow cleverly devised tales when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty," (2 Pet. 1:16).

Dan Brown was not there; he didn't come along until 1964 - and by his own admission, he had to spend some time hanging upside down to write the book.

By Warren E. Berkley
The Final Page
From Expository Files 13.6; June 2006