The De Vinci Code
When the De Vinci Code came out a couple of years ago, I didn’t pay much attention to it. I ran across it several time on Audible.com and read the first couple lines of the summary but went no further. From what I gathered, it was just another way of man trying to tell us how to interpret the Word of God through something else that was discovered which may, or may not, have any value. My attention was then caught again by it when an email came my way advertising a video refuting its claims. Since this was a reputable source, I decided I need to learn a little more about this book that has seemed to captured the attention of millions, to where it will be released as a movie come May 19 of this year.
To sum it all up and put it simply, the message in this book, which is a novel, is that Jesus Christ was a fabrication of Constantine and the fourth century church. There are other claims such as the Bible not being real, there being a gospel of Judas and other outlandish things. To put it quite bluntly, this book is trash! You may ask if I’ve read it or will I. The answer is no! I can smell garbage without getting to close.
Christ and the Gospel, the Word of God, and God himself have been here before Dan Brown and he’ll be here after he’s gone. While this is disgusting to say the least, his is not the first attempt to undermine the Bible and it won’t be the last. The problem is that America is swallowing it in like candy. The church doesn’t seem to have enough power to stop the tide of deception, but is standing by while Hollywood takes it’s hand of deception and sacrilege.
If you think I’m being hard, I am. Not maybe at Dan Brown and the rest of those who will continue to wander down the path of destruction, as well as those teetering on deception and thus falling over the edge: but at our whole social fiber in America which used to be built on the basic teachings of the Bible. It’s no more, and I’m convinced that America is no longer a Christian nation. Does that mean we quit praying for her? No! I am grieved for all of this and I hope you are too. If you are one of those being taken in by Dan Brown’s deception, remember what the great Apostle Paul said: And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love. Ephesians 4:11-16, KJV
There are those who have been slain and being persecuted for even owning this great Book. In America, we can own all the Bibles we want without interference. Satan has other ways of taking our eyes off Christ. Watch your step! The Lord is at hand!