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Summary: Dan Brown’s book, The Da Vinci Code, purposely blurs the lines between history and fiction.

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20Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation. 21For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

1But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves. 2Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. 3In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping. (2 Peter 1:20 - 2:3)

Should I Read the Da Vinci Code?

In a couple of weeks the movie The Da Vinci Code will come to a theatre near you. The book has had a huge impact the on America. The numbers are staggering, perhaps as many as a third of the population has read the book. Since the book portrays Jesus not as God but as a good man and married, Christians must be ready offer a testimony of truth. Christians must know what they believe and be ready to help others discover truth about Jesus Christ and God’s Word. Wherever you cut into the God’s Word it bleeds Jesus.

Dan Brown’s book, The Da Vinci Code, purposely blurs the lines between history and fiction. On the back of the book it is classified as fiction. But just a few lines down on the back of the book you find this statement, “an astonishing truth concealed for centuries…unveiled at last.”

The veil between fact and faction in The Da Vinci Code is razor thin. The result is that many are wondering what the real truth is about Jesus, the Bible, and the Church. The book is far more than a literary blockbuster and a number one worldwide bestseller - don’t be fooled! You will be called upon to decide if the book challenges the veracity of God’s Word. In our text today Peter said these things would happen in the last days.

20Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation. 21For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

1But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves. 2Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. 3In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping. (2 Peter 1:20 - 2:3)

One of the great benefits of Brown’s book is, it will force the church to become more apologetic in defending their faith and more alert to the issues concerning a historical basis for early Christianity. A win for the church!


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