Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Beyond Da Vinci

OK, everybody calm down. If China, Stalin, the French Revolution and the Roman Empire could not destroy the Church, The Da Vinci Code won't either. The statements people might make after seeing the movie are pretty much the same urban legends used by skeptics for centuries.

The good thing is that there has been an explosion in the Church in the study of Church history and the origins of the Scriptures. Things we should have been studying anyway.

But know this. The Da Vinci Code is the tip of the iceburg. There are other books out there written by college professors and some by people who have held positions in church pulpits. The History Channel regularly presents "evidence" why different parts of the Bible couuld not be accurate. We are entering a period that will seperate the real believers from the pretenders. Study hard. Pray hard.

I Peter 3:15 "but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;" (NASB)

Fear not. This is nothing new. For all of the fanfare, all of these water cooler talking points are old news, recycled. The Gospel of Judas, the Gnostics, etc. They've all been examined before and come up short. The difference now is that we live in the age of information saturation. Every minute, someone is finding something about the Gospel of Judas on the internet and thinking that they've discovered a recent revelation. Here's my advice. Turn off everything, the TV, the computer. Open your Bible. Read. Pray.

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