James Kennedy

Every time I see people reading The Da Vinci Code, I have to restrain myself from running up to that person and saying, If you think that's interesting, wait till you read the rest of story-the real story of Jesus. That's why I'm delighted to recommend this new book, The Da Vinci Myth vs. The Gospel Truth by Dr. D. James Kennedy and Jerry Newcombe. They counter all the lies propagated in the runaway best-seller. -Janet Parshall, Host of Janet Parshall's America I have learned that when Dr....

Errors in jE The Da Vinci Code

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. The Da Vinci Code is a novel, but it claims to be based on facts. Dr. Paul Maier makes a great point What if you had a novel allegedly set with a World War II backdrop only in this novel, Germany won the war That doesn't work because that is...

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...

But the word of the LORD endures forever

In The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown implies that the Christian Church rests on a shaky foundation, and that the Church by which he means the Roman Catholic Church will actually commit murder to keep certain things secret. He means things which could shake its foundation to the very core things like Mary Magdalene was Christ's secret bride. Again, if there were some strong evidence to come to light that Christianity was untrue, I would renounce it. The fact is, the Christian Church rests on a firm...

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...

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For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing but to us who are being saved it is the power of

Unless you have been living on Mars, you certainly have heard of the runaway best-seller, The Da Vinci Code. It has dominated the New York Times best-seller list for more than 150 weeks often in first place. This book has sold more than 40 million copies. Now comes a movie based on the book, almost guaranteed to be a blockbuster hit. This major motion picture, directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks (the Jimmy Stewart of our day) will no doubt get its message across to millions and...

Theories That Try To Explain Away The Resurrection Of Christ

As apologist Josh McDowell points out, some theories to explain away the resurrection of Christ take as much faith to believe as the Resurrection itself.124 He has debated the Resurrection with skeptics more than just about anyone alive. He writes After more than 700 hours of studying this subject, and thoroughly investigating its foundation, I have come to the conclusion that the resurrection of Jesus Christ is one of the most wicked, vicious, heartless hoaxes ever foisted upon the minds of...

Contrast With Gnostic Writings

While the New Testament faithfully recorded the sayings and deeds of Jesus Christ, Dan Brown and others today are holding the Gnostic writings again second, third, and fourth century writings as superior to the first century Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John). Note what Dr. Erwin Lutzer, author of The Da Vinci Deception, has to say .these Gnostic gospels are so fraudulent. They are late dated, they are not written by the person who they are purported to be written by, and consequently, we...

Conclusion

God's Word is 100 percent inspired, reliable, and unchanging. We can count on it at all times. If we follow it, we will not be disappointed, defrauded, or destroyed. I close with what the Bible says about itself. This is from Peter's second epistle and in the specific context, he is writing about prophecy, but what he says here applies to the whole Bible Knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men...

Chapter

The Da Vinci Errors in The Da Vinci Code 29 Is So The Gospel How Firm a Who Is This There are so many to thank .and so little time, but let us try. First of all, we are both grateful to our wives for all their help and their patience as we labored on the book. So thank you, Anne and Kirsti (who also edited an early version of the manuscript). Also, I must thank my ever-efficient secretary, Mary Anne Bunker, for everything, and also we thank Nancy Britt for her help with the editing....

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...

The Meaning Of Inspiration

Jesus, the apostles, and God Himself, all declare that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. But what does inspiration mean Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield of Princeton, one of the greatest Greek scholars of all time, put it this way By it inspiration , the Spirit of God, flowing confluently with the providentially and graciously determined work of men, spontaneously producing under the Divine directions the writings appointed them, gives the product a Divine quality unattainable by human...

Distortions Of Christianity

Unfortunately, through the ages, the devil has distorted Christianity so much that the Gospel has often been obscured. People, even lifetime churchgoers, often don't have a clue as to what real Christianity is all about. So just exactly what is Christianity Sometimes, the Christianity being attacked by our culture today is such a false, twisted caricature that it bears little resemblance to the true faith. Indeed it ought to be attacked. Recently, a lesbian who claimed to be a Christian came...

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...