Here are some short thoughts on “the Da Vinci Code.”
I intend to write more about “the Da Vinci Code” in the future. Someone asked me about this book last week. I can tell you that I read the book and I watched the movie. The book was a real page turner. I didn’t like the movie as much. The book was fiction for sure. But the book did make certain erroneous claims and this showed how much people do not know about how we received the Bible. If you have not read it or seen the movie, please do. But also read a book about the Da Vinci Code from a church history perspective. Several short books came out in response. These are written quite well and show the truth behind the fiction. For example:
The book says:
“The Bible, as we know it today, was collated by the pagan emperor Constantine the Great” (p. 231)
“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”(p. 234)
What one needs to know is: More than 32,000 citations of the NT in the Church fathers prior to 300 AD. So prior to Constantine we can research several citations of our NT by the Church Fathers.
Another claim is that Jesus was secretly married. However, there would be nothing wrong with Jesus being married. There would be no reason to keep it secret. In fact in 1 Corinthians chapter 9 Paul says:
1 Cor 9:5
Don’t we have the right to take a believing wife along with us, as do the other apostles and the Lord’s brothers and Cephas?
If Jesus was married Paul could have stated that right there.
Anyways, those are some short thoughts on that book and movie.