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BAPTIST DISTINCTIVES

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WHO IS JESUS CHRIST?

Mt 22:42 Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David. (KJV)

Mr 1:1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God; (KJV)

Pr 30:4 Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son’s name, if thou canst tell? (KJV)

INTRODUCTION: I have a purpose tonight in giving you this message. I want to give you some ammunition with which to counter any attack that may come to you as you are in the public places, or even from other sources. Also, I am introducing my next series of messages on Baptist Distinctives.

“Who Is Jesus Christ”? Before anyone can be biblically correct they must answer this question correctly.

There has been two battles in religion for many decades. They are:

1. Is all of the Bible inspired;

2. Is Jesus Christ the only Begotten Son of God?

There are those who teach that the Bible is inspired only in spots, and that they are inspired to spot the spots.

When doubt is cast upon either of these questions many people will follow the doubt. Most of the attack comes against the Baptist doctrine. If the Baptists are defeated by the satanic attacks than the other religions will make very little noise.

The humanists have been successful in making much of our school system into an atheist training camp for the younger people. Without a strong Christian family background not many of the public school children will come out of the school believing that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

I do thank God that there are still some born again teachers that are teaching in the public schools. At least there is a little core of believers that will do some good.

The movie “The Da Vinci Code” is opening soon in theaters across America, directed by Ron Howard (Opie Taylor). This movie will present the history of the N.T. as being questionable if not doubtful, or even heresy. It is taken from the novel by the same title written by Dan Brown. The book has sold millions of copies. It presents Jesus Christ as human only an not deity. It will also maintain the false idea that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene, and they had a child named Sarah. Then from the child Sarah there are thousands or even millions of direct decedents of Jesus Christ on the Earth today. The purpose of the DaVinci Code is to remove the deity of Christ, because if the name and person of Jesus Christ is taken away – what do we have left? Nothing! The whole substance and strength of the Christian faith centers in Jesus Christ. Without Him as the Son of God we have nothing.

I haven’t done a detailed study on this and neither do I need to – to know that it is full of lies and false assumptions. All of the years of claiming that the Bible wasn’t the true Word of God has given us several generations of intellectual idiots, who think they are the authority on the person of God, Jesus Christ, and the Bible. For the dedicated and learned Christian this movie will do no harm, but to those who have had no training in biblical truths they will accept the movie as truth or partial truth and applicable picture of the N.T. history.

Dan Brown, has attacked Early History. Not just from the Bible aspect, but the secular history as well. He attempts to get us to question all history. If nothing in the past is concrete, then how can we be sure that the N.T. Age and the Biblical history are accurate.

In the book, Dan Brown says that Jesus assigned the building of the N.T. Church to Mary Magdalene, and that there was various struggles between she and the disciples during those years following His ascent back to Heaven. I am not sure if in this book or another where the author declares that in the picture by Leonardo Da Vinci, the Last Supper, that the person seated on the right side of Jesus is Mary Magdalene, and that Jesus wanted to honor her by having her at the Last Supper.

Various historians claim fanciful details and false assertions are presented as historical facts. Dr. Paul Maier, a well known historian and best selling novelist states Dan Brown’s approach to the historical view is wrong simply because he lies about facts.

The book is supposedly a novel, yet Mr. Brown claims its contents to be fact. A lot of people who don’t know biblical history will take Mr. Brown’s book as fact, and the movie even more so. He attempts to discredit the Four Gospels by superceding them with other writings that were not written until 300 years later.

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