He said to them But who do you say that I am

The most important question The Da Vinci Code raises is this Who really is Jesus Christ Dan Brown would have us believe that Jesus was just a man a very special man, but just a man. For example, here is some of the dialogue in the book between Leigh Teabing, the historian expert, with Sophia Nevue, a French cryptologist with the police force. They just referred to the Nicene Council of 325 (which produced the Nicene Creed) My dear, Teabing declared, until that moment in history, Jesus was...

Endnotes

1 Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code (New York, et al. Doubleday, 2003), 1. 2 Roelof van den Broek and Wouter J. Hanegraaff, ed.s, Gnosis and Hermeticism from Antiquity to Modern Times (Albany State University of New York Press, 1998), 9. 4 James M. Robinson, gen. ed., The Nag Hammadi Library in English (San Francisco HarperSanFrancisco, A Division of HarperCollinsPublishers, 1978 1990), 5. 5 Epiphanius, quoted in ibid., 5. 6 Irenaeus, Traditions of the Elders, Against Heresies, IV.32.1, quoted in...

How Firm 9 a Foundation

To whom He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days. If Jesus Christ rose from the dead in time, space, and history, that would settle the question about His divinity once and for all. That is to say, the evidence is overwhelming unless you reject the miraculous a priori, before you study the facts, but that is not a very objective way to approach anything. Christianity is based on a deep foundation a foundation which...

Jesus Gives Us Two Options

Those who are trying to work their way into Heaven and those who have trusted in Christ alone for the salvation of their eternal souls. In which group are you You cannot escape, my friends. There are some decisions that are impossible not to make. This is one of those. You will decide this day. You cannot avoid it. There are some decisions in life with two options. While we are deciding which of those options we will choose, we discover that we are already in one...

Why The Da Vinci Code Is So Popular

The solid foundation of God stands, having this seal 'The Lord knows those who are His,' and, 'Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.' How is it that The Da Vinci Code has taken off and sold so well Why are millions reading it some of whom actually believe its alleged historical facts Obviously, some just want a page-turning thriller. But it is much deeper than that. Dan Brown has tapped into a reservoir of discontent against the Church, in particular the Catholic...

The Bibles Indestructibility

The indestructibility of Scripture is another proof that it is divinely inspired. For 2,600 years all the powers of this world have combined to destroy this book, and yet it still remains. The Da Vinci Code is simply the latest attack. I doubt it will be the final one. One person has said that the indestructibility of the Bible is like the Irishman's wall. One Irishman built a wall four feet high and five feet thick around his farm. Someone asked him why he made it so thick. He replied, If...

The Spiritual Resurrection Theory

Then there is the view of the Jehovah's Witnesses, which is the spiritual resurrection theory. This theory also seems to be gaining currency with some theological liberals today. They say that Jesus' resurrection was not physical, but it was spiritual, and that He was just a spirit. But the Bible directly refutes this Now as they said these things, Jesus Himself stood in the midst of them, and said to them, 'Peace to you.' But they were terrified and frightened, and supposed they had seen a...