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Dan Brown - Da Vinci Code

I listened to Dan Brown talk about his book after reading James White point out how big it has become. Mr White is going to address some of the claims from his book soon.

Dan Brown is a brilliant speaker and humanist with the drive to stamp out fundamental Christians and lift up humanitarianism.

Dan Brown: "There is enormous danger in believing we are infallible that our version of the truth is absolute that everyone who does not think like we do is wrong and therefore an enemy ... (huge applause) ... I really wish I had the luxury of absolute unquestioning faith. I do not and am still searching." Listen in Context

The above statements is the wisdom of this world. There was someone who claimed to have infallible truth and he proved it by rising from the dead. Jesus

Jesus: "Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven."

This is what Dan Brown admits he lacks but is still searching for. To believe that all scripture is God breathed, and to be totally reliant on Jesus.

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Dan Brown - Da Vinci Code
Posted by Correy Edmed Wednesday, March 15, 2006

24 Comments:

Blogger elessi said...

Glad I'm not the only one still searching.

March 15, 2006 7:39 PM   Edit
Blogger Puritan Belief said...

Elessi:
Thanks for your comment. The only one worth searching for is Jesus. Perhaps you will enjoy memorising this verse and one day it will come in handy.

John 11:24
"Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die."

March 15, 2006 8:05 PM   Edit
Blogger Michael Pendleton said...

Mr. Brown and the people who take the Da Vinci Code as fact seem so willing to accept anything at all that is outside the bible but when it comes to the bible they can't seem to accept anything.

I read the Da Vinci Code. It was a well written, entertaining STORY. It's FICTION.

I also have the Gnostic Bible and Lost Books of the Bible so I know what he is supposably basing his STORY on.

Years ago I read Holy Blood, Holy Grail. What Mr. Brown does is take that book and ad a STORY.

I haven't read any of the books
that are against Mr. Brown and/or the Da Vinci Code yet. I probably won't. All one has to do is read Holy Blood, Holy Grail to know that Mr. Brown went no further than this book to "research".

Just so no one is confussed here. The Gnostic Bible is NOT the Bible.
The Lost Books of the Bible are NOT the Bible. Holy Blood, Holy Grail is a bad theory. The Da Vinci Code is a good STORY based on wrong and/or bad information.

March 15, 2006 9:24 PM   Edit
Blogger elessi said...

Thanks for the verse... unfortunately I memorised such verses from 5 years old and it's done nothing for me except give me an extensive theoretical bible education.

March 15, 2006 9:34 PM   Edit
Blogger Puritan Belief said...

Elessi:
Yes you are right many people never came to know Jesus though they knew scripture back the front.

Jesus himself said:
"You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me and you are unwilling to come to me that you may have life." John 5

Jesus also says:
"the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out." John 6

To think that not one person who came to Jesus was ever thrown away, not one. All those that received him even to them that believe on his name are saved. For they are born again of the Spirit. (John 1:12-13)

Why are you searching? Why has He made you thirst for spiritual things? Could this not be the Lord Himself drawing you?

"He is able to save to the uttermost them that come unto God by him." Hebrews

"Come unto God by Him". It's by Jesus, salvation has no sweeter name. His death bought life to those that call on his name.
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The above is not to give you a better theoretical bible education it is simply to show you that if the scripture is true and Jesus did conquer death despising it's shame and became sin on our behalf. If this be true then it is true that Jesus is alive not in theory but for real.

March 15, 2006 11:00 PM   Edit
Blogger Modern Day Magi said...

The Da Vinci Code is one of the best novels I have read in a while. It is good becaause it has intrigue, is fast paced and is believable. It still is simply a fictional novel though. What it most heavily relies on for 'proof' is Holy Blood, Holy Grail written in 1982 by Michael Baigent (A conspiricy theorist), Richard Leigh(a novelist), and Henry Lincoln(a writer and TV actor). Even then, secular historical critics. argued that the bulk of the claims, mysteries and conspiracies presented as fact were concocted by the authors, making Holy Blood a work of pseudohistory, and thus so is the Da Vinci Code, as Holy Blood, Holy Grail is its strongest 'evidence' text.

Credible, mainstream historians and archeologists work according to established standards of academic research. They publish peer reviewed journals. They debate each other on many matters yet they agree about what constitutes legitimate research methods.

Pseudohistory exists outside that mainstream. It can take many forms but usually follows familiar patterns. Rarely does it go the route of peer reviewed publication. A person who engages in pseudohistory typically makes a direct appeal to the public. Citations will be absent, inadequate, or unreliable. Pseudohistory does not do justice to mainstream interpretations.

March 15, 2006 11:27 PM   Edit
Blogger Puritan Belief said...

Magi:
Thanks for the in-depth run down of the book. I am sure it is an appealing book perhaps he will even do better then Rick Warren.

March 16, 2006 12:02 AM   Edit
Blogger Modern Day Magi said...

It is amazing how hard the world will cling to a lie so that they can further excuse their distrust of God.

Evolution is another example.
"To suppose that the eye with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree." - Charles Darwin in The Origin of Species, J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd, London, 1971, p. 167

March 16, 2006 12:02 AM   Edit
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March 16, 2006 12:06 AM   Edit
Blogger Modern Day Magi said...

The Da Vinci Code movie is in production at the moment with Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon Due to be released in Australia on May 18 this year. Rick doesnt have a Tom Hanks movie on the way.

March 16, 2006 12:07 AM   Edit
Blogger Modern Day Magi said...

Dan does have a plagerism trial at the moment to deal with though. It appears the the authors of Holy Bloog Holy Grail dont like their ideas being stolen. Notice how this NEVER happens with non-fiction titles. You cant steal historical fact, but you can steal a fabricated story idea.

March 16, 2006 12:11 AM   Edit
Blogger Daniel said...

Puritan,

It's not really fair to compare Rick Warren with Dan Brown. That's a joke.

Hey, I don't agree with Warren on everything but at least he's a believer and trying to strengthen the faith of others.

Brown is a lost man and wants to destroy the Christian faith.

March 16, 2006 1:12 AM   Edit
Blogger Cameron Cloud said...

The Da Vinci code is to history what the Loch Ness creature is to zoology. (Except there is a possibility for Nessie...)

It is a well-written FICTION (as has been noted) book. Unforunately, too many people are content to learn their history from Hollywood. They take whatever is fed to them as fact.

My prayer is Dan Brown finds the truth that underlies an "absolute unquestioning faith."

March 16, 2006 4:11 AM   Edit
Blogger Puritan Belief said...

Daniel:
I think you are reading into what I said. I wasn't comparing their content I was comparing their booksales hence I said "perhaps he will even do better then Rick Warren" As you may not know Rick Warren has been on Operah and has sold millions of copies.

March 16, 2006 8:18 AM   Edit
Blogger Daniel said...

My apologies. I'm sorry that I misread you.

March 16, 2006 9:26 AM   Edit
Blogger Gordon Cloud said...

"The Davinci Code" is the evidence of people who wish to have just enough religious philosophy to make them feel good about themselves, but yet not have a genuine experience that brings transformation to their lives.

March 16, 2006 1:02 PM   Edit
Blogger Puritan Belief said...

Yes Gordon, Salvation is when the creator himself, Jesus makes himself known to you. When we are born again of the Holy Spirit. When our sins are covered. When we stand without spot or wrinkle by the grace he has given us. When we become like a little children and inherit the kingdom of heaven.

March 16, 2006 2:14 PM   Edit
Blogger Dave said...

P.B. states: "Dan Brown is a brilliant speaker and humanist with the drive to stamp out fundamental Christians and lift up humanitarianism."

Sounds like Dan "the-man" Brown is getting tired of what he considers "fundamental" (I would say "conservative") Christians defending our faith, like James White.

The "Duhhhh Vinci Code" and neo-gnosticism has infected its way into the more main-stream evangelical circles and it's just one more evidential sign of the apostasy that is happening in the evangelical church.

There are so many historical errors in this book that it isn't even worth the time to get into it. It's sad to see that it has become so popular.


John 14:6 says:

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

John 3:3 says:

3Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

and John 3:15-21 says:

15That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

17For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

18He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

19And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

20For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

21But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

Soli Deo Gloria,

Dave

March 16, 2006 3:23 PM   Edit
Blogger Modern Day Magi said...

"There are so many historical errors in this book that it isn't even worth the time to get into it. It's sad to see that it has become so popular."
I can't think of many fictional books which have detailed historical accuracy. Even so called Historical-Fictions usually take great liberties with the truth.
Can't let the truth get in the way of a good yarn (Aussie slang for story) and all that.
That said the book is popular because it is well written and a good NOVEL. I would recomend Da Vinci Code to anyone looking for a new book to read. The only exception being someone who is either a new Christian or newly searching Chritianity. Those people may not have the strength of faith to see the fiction for what it is. For anyone else, well worth the read.
The main reason this book has recieved so much success and publicity is all the negative reaction from the church, just like the Harry Potter series. Negative reactions usually from people who have not read the books in question.

March 16, 2006 4:45 PM   Edit
Blogger Michael Pendleton said...

I would have to say I concure with Magi. "Negative reactions usually from people who have not read the books in question."

When I want know about a topic I goto the source. I'm actually reading the Quran. Not books about it. Anyone that thinks the "terorist" are "radical muslims" should read the Quran. They are "radical muslims" like we are fundemental christians. We should all be glad that not every Muslim is a good one.

March 16, 2006 9:34 PM   Edit
Blogger Dave said...

Modern Day Magi says:

That said the book is popular because it is well written and a good NOVEL. I would recomend Da Vinci Code to anyone looking for a new book to read. The only exception being someone who is either a new Christian or newly searching Chritianity. Those people may not have the strength of faith to see the fiction for what it is. For anyone else, well worth the read.
The main reason this book has recieved so much success and publicity is all the negative reaction from the church, just like the Harry Potter series. Negative reactions usually from people who have not read the books in question.


I will try to reply to this type of reasoning by saying that I don't believe that the church as a whole has acted "negatively" about this book in as an attact against this author and his book.

Sure, there are "fundamental" circles within the evangelical church that are legalistic, but for the most part the church is just trying to protect itself from heresy.

The world likes to categorize all convicted, born again, conservative believers as "fundamentalists." But this simply is a miss underderstanding on the appropriate use of the term "fundamentalism." There is a difference between fundamentalism and conservatism.

Jesus calls us to be in the world but not of the world. Again and again we are told in the New Testament to guard against wrong doctrine and worldly wisdom.

Well I have a few "isms" to introduce like, pluralism, universalism, relativism and subjectivism. These are all "isms" that are constantly attacking the objective truths of Gods Word.

Conservative Christians are not being intolerant they are just mearly guarding themselves against every wind of wrong doctrine that can easily grow in any church.

As a born again Christian we are called to pursue holiness and righteousness, we are called to the fruits of the spirit and to keep our thoughts heavenward.

This is why the church encourages its members to stay away from literature that is unedifying. Because the church is does consist of new believers and also children whom need to be nurtured and built up by the Word of God and not confused and discouraged by heretical books.

Yes I realize that this book is "fiction." But this title or classification isn't the end all and be all of the concern that exists in the church. This seems to be the trump card that people use to those who are trying to protect the church from its heretical views. Hey, it's fiction so therefore it's ok, people will read it as "fiction." Unfortunatly in our post-modern world, people will not just read it as fiction. People will believe in its false truth claims.

This is neo-gnostacism wrapped up in a little pretty package that deceptively hides behind its "fictional" label. The church is currently fighting and will always fight heresy within its ranks and walls. Whether it be gnostacism, Pelagianism, universalism, Romenism or mysticism. These are all views that are anti-Christian and unbiblical. These are views that the church has to guard itself from.

This isn't a matter of intolerance, it's a matter of standing up for biblical truths.

As for the "everything" contains truth argument, well, I've heard that there have been good articles in "Playboy" magazine, but that doesn't exuse it and make it ok for a Christian to read. When there are harmful ideas and thoughts being presented in any form of literalture or media, then it should be something that Christians gaurd against. Its not edifying and it allows Satan to seduce us and desensitise us.

Soli Deo Gloria,

Dave.

March 16, 2006 10:57 PM   Edit
Blogger Michael Pendleton said...

Dave,

Maybe I'm reading your argument wrong but it sounds to me like the same one bad parents use.

My kid is bad because of tv, video games, music, ect, ect.

No, Your kid is bad because you don't take the time to raise them corectly.

People shouldn't blame a book for people not taking the time to read their bibles and know the truth. Anyone being "took in" by this book is probably lost to begin with. The book wasn't the problem. It's their spiritual condition that is the problem.

I don't mean to sound like I'm sticking up for Dan Brown here but I think it's just rediculous to wage a war against a book!

The problem isn't the book. The problem is the world is lost. Again, The problem isn't the book. The problem is a church full of bible ignorant christians.

If you really want to find a book that is damaging the church try reading Your Best Life Now
by Joel Osteen.

March 17, 2006 7:59 AM   Edit
Anonymous Wendy said...

I wouldn't really recommend the book -- except to people who want to comment on it! PLEASE Christians/church goers who want to wade into the debate read the book first. Too many times people react from rumours, anonomous fowarded-5000-times fake emails, or a story on today tonight -- these are all designed to stir us up to say stupid things!
Read it, then if you want to criticise, at least you have something to form an argument on.

March 18, 2006 7:21 AM   Edit
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