Summary: In today’s diverse society and brilliant technology, a lie can spread around the world before you can even tie your shoes! This is certainly true with the slick selling of this book, “The Da Vinci Code”.

Exposing The Da Vinci Code, Pt.1

1 John 2:22-23,26

You may be asking, “Why does all this matter?” 2 words – “Mass Marketing”. In today’s diverse society and brilliant technology, a lie can spread around the world before you can even tie your shoes! This is certainly true with the slick selling of this book, “The Da Vinci Code”.

The times that we live in are full of people that have departed from the truth and are actively deceptive with truth. More than ever do we need truth detectors that expose the deceivers and distorter for who they are – liars and antichrists!

Attempts to demolish the Christian message are nothing new. But what’s amazing with these times we live in is how much mileage a very small group of scholars, authors and theologians get peddling their new brand of Christianity!

You might say that they are getting great gas mileage from their vehicle of deception!

The newest vehicle that these theological heretics and theological lunatics are traveling in is what I call - “Gospel Replacement”. The traditional gospels in their view can no longer be trusted. So let’s throw out 2000 years of trusted scholarship and depend on the “new gospels” for our understanding of Jesus Christ the Son of God.

This is now being done on a regular basis on college campuses and seminaries across this nation.

A group in the United States called “The Jesus Seminar” is pressing their brand of Christianity on a regular basis every chance they get. They have become the “media’s darling” because it fits with their mostly non-existent theology.

According to the Jesus Seminar and Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code”, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John can no longer be trusted as the historical records of Jesus, instead “The Gospel of Thomas” and others now present authentic scholarship for Christianity!

Over the past 40 years much of Christianity has been subject to a diet of mushrooms. If you want mushrooms to grow, you keep them in the dark and feed them garbage. What millions of Christians believe today is the result of having been fed religious garbage in the name of Jesus!

As I speak, “The Da Vinci Code” has been on the New York Times Best Seller List for most of 2004. In this book, we hear of a secret society made up of Sir Isaac Newton, Leonardo Da Vinci, Victor Huge and the Opus Dei, a Catholic organization, that have uncovered the centuries old cover up of true Christianity. But on one hand Dan Brown says that his book is just fiction, and like those pesky “pop-up ads” on your computer, on the last page and the last sentence Dan Brown writes, “All descriptions of artwork, architecture, documents, and secret rituals in this novel are accurate.”

In an interview on “Good Morning America” Brown said before millions of viewers, “I began as a skeptic. As I started researching “The Da Vinci Code” I really thought I would disprove a lot of this theory about Mary Magdalene and Holy Blood and all that. I became a believer.”

The Los Angeles Times Book Review said of this book, “…Seriously challenges many traditional Christian beliefs, if not alter them.”

So kind of like Indiana Jones, we’re going on an adventure for truth, a journey that takes us through virtual reality to end up with historical reality.

1. False Code #1: Mary Is Jesus’ Wife.

In This book, she is the secret wife of Jesus and the mother of His children!

On page 244, this book also says that Mary Magdalene is in Leonardo Da Vinci’s painting “The Last Supper”. By putting her there Jesus is giving her honor. It’s as if Da Vinci was giving us a clue to this special lady in Jesus life.

So Who Is This Woman? Let’s find out.

a. Mary is one of 7 with this name in the Bible.

In Luke 8:2 we find that she is from the city of Magdela. A small city located near the Sea of Galilee.

b. Mary had a demon cast out of her by Jesus.

Luke 8:1-3

c. Mary was present at the cross.

Matthew 27:55-56

She was there with Jesus mother, John and others.

d. Mary was at the tomb as Jesus was buried.

Matthew 27:61

e. Mary was a witness of the resurrection.

Matthew 28:1

She returned with the other woman to anoint his body but he was raised from the dead already. Then they run back to the apostles and no one believes them. For several reasons, but the most important is the fact that in Jesus day Woman were not allowed to be a witness in a court of law, because they were seen as not reliable!

f. Mary clings to Jesus after He appears to her.

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