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DaVinci Code

Discussion in 'News Stand' started by Chad, Apr 9, 2006.

  1. Amen brother. For all those who were part of creating the movie, book, and everything involved - they are in for a bad reward should they die in their sins and not repent of their mockery.

    What a shame that of all the "gods" out there, the fools who hate the One True GOD, Jesus Christ - will mock him in movies and books, but the other false 'gods' are not talked about at all.
     
  2. Indeed, such as the false god of money-worship, or the false god of sexual objectification (how can one walk down a street without being confronted with images of the most disgustingly provocative sexuality?) , or the false christ of atheism, which has become sadly popular nowadays. All of these supposed gods are not true gods, and they do not deserve capitalisation, as our GOD does, to him be glory now and for ever. Spreading the word of Christ to even one doubting or atheist friend can help enormously in combatting the effects of the DVC phenomenon; if enough Christians tell one friend each, who knows how many people we could help bring to Christ?
     
  3. It has been said that the reason the film is such an attraction is because the book has sold so well.

    MmMm

    What I do know is that this a money making excercise. Many live without any hope for the future. Hope for the future can only be known in Jesus.......We pray that His truth will shine through
     
  4. I saw the film yesterday, actually. Very badly done, I must say. I would not encourage anyone, even non-believers, to see it.

    On that same note, a priest who lives near me (he's the Rector of Carrigaline - not sure of his name, but I think it's Rev. Armstrong) released a pamphlet pointing out the inaccuracies in the book. These range from major flaws in the details (pointing out, for example, that the epistles of Paul, which identify Jesus Christ as both man and God, date from the late 1st Century) to minor details in timing (the two characters enter Westminster abbey at a quartet to nine, whereas it doesn't, in fact, open until 9:30 on Saturdays). It's so great that there are people out there who are committed to defending and spreading the truth. =)
     
  5. we should pray that God forgive tha ppl that made this film and for them to one day have Jesus in their life
     
  6. Thankfully, God is his greatest mercy has already given them the gift of forgiveness. All they have to do is ask. It's all on their shoulders now. My prayer is that our Lord will soften their hearts, and that they come to know Jesus, and then maybe see them on the talk show circuit proclaiming the faith and discrediting the very movie they made. How great would that be?

    God bless,
    Nigh
     
  7. that would be great. amen.
     
  8. Such a thing has happened before. The wicked Saul of Tarsus became Paul, follower of Jesus Christ. Let's hope and pray that Dan Brown can do likewise. =)
     
  9. Our God is Holy.God cannot be mocked.
     
  10. Chad, regarding the book The DaVinci Code, my pastor made a very telling comment this morning to wit, there are no footnotes in the book. It is a work of fiction. It was never intended to be a historical narrative.

    SLE
     
  11. SLE While that is completely true that it is a work of fiction and that is what Dan Brown has said and will probably continue to say does not change the purpose that was sent thru it(does that make sense).. We live in a society that will believe almost anything but the truth and that is what satan was/is looking for. ( this of course is my opinion)

    What I have heard lately is the reviews have been TERRIBLE that people are saying its one of the worst movies made. Glory to God! The reason why in my opinion that it is flopping and putting the trash where it goes is that Saints all over the world have been praying against this movie!

    Tell me that last time Ron Howard and Tom hanks made a terrible movie where critics where walking out? Yes maybe it has made some money but not like it could have, people are seeing the lameness and down right stupidity of it!
     
  12. As I said, I do not believe that people take a moral message (positive or negative) from a poorly made movie. I believe that, generally speaking, when viewers reflect on this movie, they will think only of the fact that it is a bad movie. They won't see it as movie with a bad message.


    SLE
     
  13. Unfortunately, I've already encountered someone on the internet who was astonished that I believe in Jesus. He chided me and ridiculed me saying I was a fool for being ignorant and uneducated in religious matters. When I spoke of Jesus, he responded by saying, "You mean the Jesus that was married to MM and had children with her?" as if it were proven fact. At the time, I wasn't familiar with D. Brown's novel and was confused about what this person was telling me. He never told me this book was a work of fiction. I was so upset by what he was telling me, I googled Dan Brown's DaVinci Code so that I could find out for myself and rebuke anyone I might encounter in the future who might attempt to spread these lies.

    It's happening. People are utilizing this book to spread harmful lies and D. Brown's book facilitates it. That's what I dislike about the whole ordeal. A lot of people won't do the research themselves. They'll easily believe these false teachings.

    I pray that the person who tried to convince me of these lies, whoever he is, D. Brown and the movie makers will personally experience the mighty and awesome will of God and that they each come to Christ. Amen.

    Amen!:love:
     
  14. While I agree with this statement entirely, I must also point out that the word..."FACT"...is seen in big bold letters numerous times on the screen. It, in much the same way all other films of fiction, is portrayed as fact throughout the film.

    I saw Independence day with Will Smith, you know the one with the aliens coming to earth and blowing up major cities, and the White House. It never said, "this is just a movie, it's not real". Until the end in very small print scrolling quite quickly up the screen. However, it was so incredible and outrageous, that no one would believe it was actually happening. Everyone knew they were going to a movie to be entertained. It was not like "war of the worlds" that was broadcast on the radio many years ago. This movie however has no unbelievable characters, or events. At least not to non-Christians. There are no laws of physics broken, nothing to challenge the reality that people have come to know everyday.

    The difference is that the Book by Brown was always presented, at least a little bit, as fact. It was done in order to create controversy and attention for the book.

    This is not a new idea that Brown had. The alleged connection of Jesus to the French royals is not new, the priory of Zion theory is not new. Nothing he wrote about is new at all, but old stuff rehashed, and maybe put together as never before. It has been brought up several times in the past, but never to this level of exposure.

    It reminds me a little of all the so called documentaries on the belief that we never went to the moon, and it was all done on a sound stage in Hollywood, or the many UFO documentaries, or the numerous shows I've seen on Area 51 and Roswell New Mexico. All portrayed as "FACT" by people other than those directly involved (in the case of Area 51, they never interviewed someone who works there). The point is, the viewer is led to believe that it is fact and not just entertainment. I visit a site that has many short movie clips that people submit, and people leave comments on the videos. I can't tell you how many times I see a UFO clip and someone says "that's not real", and someone else says, "I was there, I saw the whole thing..." (weather they did or not), but some then actually start to believe it. It's crazy.

    If you tell a lie loud enough, long enough, and often enough people start to believe it. Even the person saying it.

    God bless,
    Nigh
     
  15. It is an evil, evil book, and somebody should set up a website exposing it for what it is. "Exploring Da Vinci Code" or something, a name that would attract non-believer fans of the book. However, when they open the site, it contains a true testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ. Somebody should make a site like that! Just a suggestion for anyone who's good at that sort of thing...
     
  16. "Exploring the DaVinci Code" and "...Angels and Demons" both aired at least 3 times last week on satellite TV. I think it was the History Channel or something like that. I was so disturbed by the effort to send the message that "Dan Brown has it more right than you realize". Blech!

    Amen!:love:
     
  17. That's exactly why the same name should be used to spread the truth, so that Christ may be given glory.
     
  18. There are already books published debunking the DaVinci code - at least I know of a couple. It does give us the perfect opportunity to witness for Christ with 'fruit of the lips', which is our praise to God.
    On one hand, I see too too many people being misled by this rubbish, but on the other hand - what it comes down to at the last trumpet is believers and unbelievers. Don't know the scripture, but somewhere it says that the ones heeding Jesus' voice are 'rightly disposed' to faith. So while I wish that everyone would come to believe, some simply will not. I hold out hope that many, like the Beoreans, take it as a challenge to find the real truth and study the scriptures for themselves instead of taking anyone's word for it. I hope that'll be the case in more instances than not. Our prayers for these misled ones are very important... as it's God's will for everyone to be saved.
    On still another hand(I've got 3 hands? lol) my immediate thoughts regarding Mr. Dan Brown.... 1st John 2:22 - "Who is the liar but he who denies Christ? This is the antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son." - and 2 John vs. 7 & 9 - "For many decievers have gone out into the world, men who will not acknowledge the coming of Christ in the flesh; such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist. (9)Anyone who goes ahead and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God; he who abides in the doctrine has both Father and Son."
    This godless man doesn't just weave a tale of suspense for entertainment's sake - he is denying Christ - the doctrine of Christ, that he lived, died and arose from death to ascend to his Father, his earthly mission complete. It is his death that saves us!
    Sooo... Dan Brown is an antichrist imho. 2 John vs. 10 - "If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not recieive him into your house or give him any greeting; for he who greets him shares his wicked works." RSV

    With Christian love,
    ~In His Peace~Willoughby
     
  19. i don't like the davincicode.. it's NUTS!! :p
     
  20. InTouch Ministries / Charles F. Stanley's website has some valuable information

    Click here

    A small copy/paste from the link above

    Read the Gospel of Mark, the earliest and shortest Gospel, to get an accurate picture of who Jesus was and is. Note especially the following:
     

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