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Summary: Last of a 3 part series on the Da Vinci Code

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Part 3

Breaking the Da Vinci Code

More Errors In Brown’s Research

- Review some of last weeks points

+ The Pyramid outside the Louvre in Paris has exactly “666” panes of glass. (21)

>Designed by the famous architect I. M. Pei (who also designed the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!), the pyramid has 603 diamond-shaped and 70 triangular panes. It’s total is 673 panes of glass

+ The Olympic Games were held as a

tribute to the planet Venus. (36)

> > The Olympics were held in honor

of Zeus on a four year cycle.

+ The Pentacle almost became the

Olympic seal. Its five points were

exchanged for five inter-locking rings.(37)

> The familiar five-ring Olympic symbol design was created during 1913-1914 by the founder of the IOC, Baron Pierre de Coubertin. He wanted it to represent the first five Olympic Games

+ Mona Lisa is neither male nor female. It carries a subtle message of androgynous (120)

> Mona Lisa is a painting of a woman

- Madonna Lisa, wife of Francesco di Bartolomeo del Giocondo

+ If Brown Is Wrong On Other Things He Will Be Wrong On The Church & Bible

> THE GOSPELS

+ From Teabing: “The Bible did not arrive by fax from heaven. . . . The Bible is a product of man, my dear. Not of God. . . . it has evolved through countless translations, additions, and revisions. History has never had a definitive version of the book.” (231)

+ Teabing: “. . . any gospels that described the earthly aspects of Jesus’ life had to be omitted from the Bible.” (244)

> “Constantine commissioned and financed a new Bible, which omitted those gospels that spoke of Christ’s human traits and embellished those gospels that made Him godlike. The earlier gospels were outlawed, gathered up, and burned.” (234)

+ The Bible

> 2 Tim 3:16

> 2 Pet 1:21

+ Some of the Bible periods

> New Testament Period – 35-90

> Accepting the Writings – 90-160

> Canon Awareness – 160-250

> Council of Nicaea – 325

> “Nobody is saying Christ was a fraud, or denying that He walked the earth and inspired millions to better lives. All we are saying is that Constantine took advantage of Christ’s substantial influence and importance. And in doing so, he shaped the face of Christianity as we know it today. . . . Constantine upgraded Jesus’ status almost four centuries after Jesus’ death.” (234)

+ The royal bloodline of Jesus Christ has been chronicled in exhaustive detail by scores of historians (253)

Brown’s experts

> The Templar Revelation” – Lynn Picknett, Clive Prince

- Both Involved in Occult & Paranormal

x

> “The Woman With The Alabaster Jar”

“The Goddess In The Gospels”

- Margaret Starbird

- MA in Comparative Literature

- MA in German

x

>“Holy Blood Holy Grail”

- Michael Baigent

- BA Psychology, Mysticism

- Richard Leigh

- Novelist, Short Story Writer

- Henry Lincoln

– Actor, Screen Writer

> None of These Are Historians

+ Bible - Jesus Is God

Philip 2:5-6

+ Col 1:13-17

+ Heb 1:1-4

- Brown reaches to the Gnostic Gospels for his information

+ The Gnostic Gospels are reliable

sources of information (246)

- [Gnostic - possessing intellectual or

spiritual knowledge]

> Gospel of Phillip written in Aramaic (246)

– Not written in Aramaic

- But Coptic Gk/Egyptian

- Misquotes -- Gospel of Philip

> "And the companion of the [...] Mary Magdalene [...loved] her more than [all] the disciples, [and used to] kiss her [often] on her [...]. The rest of the disciples....They said to him "Why do you love her more than all of us?" The Savior answered and said to them, "Why do I not love you like her?"

- [....] Missing information

- Brown makes his own interpretation

- If Brown wants to use the Gnostic’s

- “Gospel of Thomas” #12 James is to be the leader of the church not Mary Magdalene

- Fails to note this

+ Gospel of Mary Magdalene

3) Peter answered and spoke concerning these same things.

4) He questioned them about the Savior: Did He really speak privately with a woman and not openly to us? Are we to turn about and all listen to her? Did He prefer her to us?

5) Then Mary wept and said to Peter, My brother Peter, what do you think? Do you think that I have thought this up myself in my heart, or that I am lying about the Savior?

6) Levi answered and said to Peter, Peter you have always been hot tempered.

7) Now I see you contending against the woman like the adversaries.

8) But if the Savior made her worthy, who are you indeed to reject her? Surely the Savior knows her very well.

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