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
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.
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