"In these times, the enemy rages about like a roaring lion, seeking those whom he might devour. I believe that it is paramount to be bold for the Lord, & to share the "Good News". We still do have time, but how much ? Time is too soon spent & we are but a vapor in this place. " David
Part #1 Satan, The Great Deceiver ...
The Evil one has been working his trade for a long time now, and he is good at it ! He should never be under estimated or taken forgranted, lest he grab you unawares. God has allowed him much power, while on this Earth, until the mighty "Day Of The Lord" . Then Satan, his angels who fell with him, & all of those who have not been saved through Jesus Christ, ( for they have chosen by default, to be cast away, along with the Devil onto his demise, into the lake of fire. )
David Handy, July 30th, 2004
The DaVinci Code is a Works of Satan ! A bible of DEATH, if you will be deceived by it.
Scripture from the Word of GOD
2 Corinthians 11:10 As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop me of this...
2 Corinthians 11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
PROVERBS 6:16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: 17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, 19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
ROMANS 1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
EZEKIEL 16:50 - And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good. ( So declares our sovern Lord, our God ! ) SELAH or AMEN
JOHN 15:18 - If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
The following article has been compiled from the most reliable sources I could find, and backed by God's Holy Word, The Bible which is the source of ALL truth. Credits will be listed to all material which I did not write.
At this time, I want to thank my good friend, Pastor Mahlon Smith, for his hard work in doing much of the research in this publication. I am grateful for his permission to quote him & use his work. D.H.
THE DaVinci CODE : A QUESTION ?
The book is considered a novel based on truth, but is listed as fiction ... Then, why should we, as Christian servants of God, even be concerned with it ? Well, this is why ! People are being misled by the book. It has caused some to be shaken in their faith & it is destructive to the Harvest. Think of it like a blight or hord of insects would be, spiritually. It is truly a works of Satan, to discredit God, to try and shame Jesus, and to misdirect Mankind away from Christ's saving Grace .............. More below. D.H.
The Bible States,"These Things God Hates". Hate is a strong word & it is used by the Lord here to describe certain actions that He finds perticularly distasteful, even an abomination against Himself & Heaven. Would you desire to be delivered into the just & righteous hands of an angry GOD ? This book is like a slap in the face to our LORD. D.H.
"Cracking The DaVinci Code is a popular cultish book soon to become a movie, God forbid"
In order to have a book, one must present a cast of characters. A book can be judged by how well it tells the story, which is some of what I am about to talk about next ! Let us examine the facts to see how well the author of the DaVinci Code has researched his material. Has he told the story well ? D.H
Part #2 The Cast of Characters
Credits..... Pastor Mark Dooley, Pastor Mahlon Smith, & servant of Jesus, David Handy.
1-Silas : An albino monk, member of Opus Dei, loyal, but troubled, follower of Bishop Aringarosa. He does the "dirty work", namely murder, for the Teacher. He Kills Jacques & three other members of the "Priority of Sion" in an effort to attain the location of the Holy Grail. He finishes his murderous rampage by clunking a Nun of the head with a candle stand, because she had badmouthed Opus Dei. Poor misguided Silas never learned, "He who lives by the sword, dies by the sword." Also Exodus 20 : 13 - (Thou shall not kill)
2- Bishop Aringarosa : the leader of Opus Dei. He is working with the Teacher to aquire the Holy Grail to preserve the status of his organization as approved by the Pope. Beause of all the embarassment to the Catholic was facing due to the antics of members of Opus Dei , The pope is looking for an excuse to become uninvolved with them, it seems. The Bishop is sure that if he can present the Pope with Grail, he & Opus Dei will be back in his good graces again.
3-Jacques Sauniere : is the murdered curator of the Louvre Museum, also serves as the Grande Master of The Priory of Sion, which guards "The secret identity of Jesus, Mary, & others." (This is sick trash & blasphemy against the Holy Son of God !) D.H. He spends his last dying minutes arranging artworks & his own body into clues for his daughter, Sophie Neveu, to follow, not to solve the murder, but to solve the mystery of the greatest cover up in Human history. Sophie was quoted as saying, "He was no Christian !" & she was right.
4-The Teacher : This character remains anonymous until the end of the book. He gives instruction via cell phone calls to Silas, Remy, & to the Bishop. His one goal in life is to see that the Holy Grail is unveiled & will stop at nothing to see it accomplished.
5-Robert Langdon : The main Character of the book who is a Harvard Symbolist & author. He is also a "sleuth" with expertise in symbols in art, architecture, & religion. He is called in to help solve the murder of the curator, but ends up a suspect fugitive on the run when he tries to help Sophie with her idenity crisis. We are given the information that he knows everything that has been covered up, but isn't going to tell anyone what he has uncovered. If he does, then surely it will be in the sequel, when it comes out.
6-Sophie Neveu : A red haired cryptographer, and Granddaughter of the late Jacgues Sauniere. She is a genius, when it comes to solving codes & she works for the French Police Department. She assists Langdon in avoiding capture, then informs him that he was chosen by her Grandfather to help her solve the mysterious circumstances of his death. Her nickname is "Princess Sophie", and it is learned that it is more than just a term of endearment. (see the definition of "Merovingian" on this page
7-Lt. Collet : He works for Captain Fache of the French Police Department. He is sent to fetch Langdon out of his hotel room, but has trouble listening to his boss, sometimes with good results, but not always.
8-Captain Bezu Fache : He is the head of the investigation into the Murder of the museum Curator, at first suspects Langdon of the murder, but later learns that our hero is a good guy, just foolish for helping the red headed girl.
9-Andre Veret : He is the President of the Depository Bank of Zurich. One of the clues to the location of the Holy Grail is located in his bank. First he helps Langdon & Sophie elude the police, but turns on them later.
10-Leigh Teabing is described as a religious historian by Langdon. He is British, but lives in France to avoid taxes. His lifes obsession is the Grail.
11-Remy Legaludec, is portrayed to be Leigh Teabing's butler, but is really much more. He is a major character until he pays the price for disobeying the Teacher.
12-DEFINITION OF MEROVINGIAN : The founders of Paris. French Royal Bloodline, said to have originated by the marriage of Jesus of Nazareth & Mary Magdalene. Members of this ancestry are said to still be alive today, at least two of them are the sons of Princess Diana.
Note from David : This is hog wash & is being spread as fact by the followers of Satan, to discredit Christ, and lead the lost away from God's plan for salvation, by creating a new lie, after all he is the "Father of the Lie". In these times, Evil is desparate to lead people away from the truth of the light, for he knows his time is short. This whole notion of such a marriage is blasphemy and filthy deceptive evil. Today, people's ears itch to hear trash, as is told of in scripture, and are easily led astray by such a book. The one book that will help them, they do not desire to read, because it points out the evil of their ways. They do not desire instruction or enlightenment. D.H.
Psalms 50:17 - Seeing thou hatest instruction, and casteth my words behind thee.
Deuteronomy 16:22 - Neither shalt thou set thee up any image; which the LORD thy God hateth.
Psalms 26:5 - I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.
Proverbs 1:22 - How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
Proverbs 1:29 - For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:
Proverbs 5:12 - And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;
Proverbs 8:13 - The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.
Revelation 21:8 - But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Matthew 24:10 - And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
Mark 13:13 - And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Luke 6:22 - Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
Luke 16:13 - No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Luke 21:17 - And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.
John 3:20 - For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
Part #3 - CHECKING ON THE FACTS
Dan Brown, author of, Cracking The Da Vinci Code, prides himself with what he calls "his careful research" of getting the facts right in his book. Well how did he do ? Lets take a quick look.
1-The Dead Sea Scrolls & the Nag Hammadi Collection are codices, not scrolls, yet they are consistently refered to as scrolls by the characters in the book, who are portrayed as experts in religious history ?
2-The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947, not in the 1950's, as the book claims ?
3-Leonardo da Vinci's painting, The Last Supper, is not a fresco, as Brown calls it. It is a tempera on stone. Brown's wife is a historian, maybe he should have consulted her.
4-Also, Brown refers to Leonardo da Vinci, as "Da Vinci" , all through his book. Since "Da Vinci" means literally, "of Vinci", that would be the same as us calling Jesus, "of Nazareth", instead of, Jesus, of Nazareth !
5-There are not 666 panes of glass in the glass pyramid, as Brown claims on page #21 of the book. There are 673 panes of glass.
6-( http://www.glassonweb.com/article/94/ )
7-Brown claims in his book that Noah is an albino, yet his only source of this is not the Bible, instead, a non- canonical book, Enoch 106:2
8-Opus Dei is an organization made up of Catholic Laymen, not monks. The do not even have monks, but one of Brown's main character's in the book is, Silas, who is an Opus Dei monk ?
9- http://www.opusdei.org - Official website
10-http://www.odan.org A website critical of Opus Dei
Here is a goodie, the book says that the Sacred name of God, YHWH, is derived from Jehovah, an androgynous physical unioun between the masculine Jah & the pre-Hebraic name for Eve, Havah. THIS IS FALSE AS WELL. Jehovah is actually a 16th century rendering of YHWH with the vowels taken from the word, Adonai, (Lord) YHWH is from the Hebrew verb for "to be", and is an indication of God's eternality. It has nothing to do with gender.
He also claims that the "Early Jews believed that the Holy of Holies in Solomon's Temple, housed not only God, but also His powerful female equal, Shekinah." ( Come on now, not even close to the truth. )
On page #36, he says the Olympic games were in honor of Venus. Wrong again, Mr. Brown, they were in honor of Zeus. His theory on the 5 Olympic rings is also wrong.
On page #254 & other places, Brown refers to the "CHURCH" as "The Vatican" ! In this reference he claims the Vatican tried to do something wicked in the 4th Century. Hmmm !
But there was no Vatican in the 4th Century, or the 5th, 6th, or even the 7th Century. The truth is that the Vatican Palace wasn't even built until 1146 AD and even then it wasn't the principal Papal residence until 1377 AD.
On page #253, Brown refers to his exhaustive search done by "Scores of historians". However, he only lists 4 books, and even these are certainly not written by any true scholars by any stretch of the imagination. Even the longer list on Brown's website is easily evaluated as not of any substantial authority. Most of the listings belong to a bunch of heretic conspiracy novelists. Shame, Mr. Brown.
I don't think I would care to be in Dan Brown's shoes on The Lord's Judgement Day, would you ?
The DaVinci Code
The Deceiver of the righteousness is at it again. Put on the Armor of Faith & pick up the Sword of Righteousness. Be Bold, because there is intense Spiritual War going on here. Prepare yourself to do battle for Jesus, & be ready for our Enemy.
The Book, "CRACKING THE Da Vinci CODE" is a product of false & half true statements born out of Dan Browns obsession with the Gnostic writings. The Gnostic texts our uninspired books, based on hear say and personal opinion, uninspired by God, and lack the quality of the true Gospels of the New Testament ! The following article is written by Pastor Mahlon Smith.
TELLING THE STORY & TELLING IT WELL
by Pastor Mahlon Smith
presently being retyped for the internet
If you pass from this World before you are saved through Jesus, you WILL be going to HELL, with no chance of pardon or escape, EVER. This is the second death spoke of in the Bible.
The Devil has inspired the writting of the DaVinci code to help insure you get to Hell, & steer you from away from God's plan of salvation. D.H.
This page is under construction & was last updated on: October 3, 2006
The DaVinci Code
Biblical and Theological considerations
Pastor Mark Dooley
**What does all of this matter anyway?
**We've heard a recap of the book and a good historical summary but so what?
**Let me conclude by focusing on what I think are the 3 main areas of concern DVC raises:
**means "the study of the church"
**Everyone loves a conspiracy history is ripe w/ conspiracy theories
-who shot JFK
-HIV as a man-made disease launched for population control
(variant launched by Jews to destroy blacks of Africa)
-9/11 attacks by Zionist Jews, NOT Muslims or al-qaeda operatives
**Some conspiracy theories are just plain ludicrous
-Moon-landing hoax created in Hollywood w/ special effects
-KFC owned by KKK chicken laced w/ drug that makes black men impotent
**These conspiratorial theories are often applied to the church as well
**This is, in fact, one of the major premises of Dan Brown's DVC
-"What I mean," Teabing countered, "is that almost everything our fathers taught us about Christ is false." - DVC, 235
**In other words, the church has been involved in a great cover-up for 2000 years now!
-if the premises of DVC are correct, this is the greatest conspiracy ever conceived
-the church should be applauded for being able to keep this so secret for so long
**It really raises the issue can we trust the church?
**Is the church a legitimate institution in today's world and culture?
**This isn't any new thought the church has always had its critics
-French biblical scholar, Alfred Loisy:
**"Jesus proclaimed the kingdom of God, and what came was the Church."
**But it really doesn't matter what Alfred Loisy said
**I could really care less what Dan Brown thinks in the DVC
**What matters is what God said: and He couldn't have been more clearer:
-"Upon this rock I will build My church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."
**Jesus is the one who founded the church
**It is His Spirit that sustains and guides it has been for 2000 years now
**I'm not saying the church is perfect
-church history is littered w/ the imperfections of God's people
**But the cover-up of Jesus' marriage to Mary Magdalene is NOT one of them
**For something of this magnitude to be kept under wraps for so long is unimaginable
**If there are documents that reveal this, where are they? Why keep them secret?
**What kind of shape are those documents in after 2000 years in hiding?
-ah, I can hear it now to preserve them, they were re-copied every 100 years
-originals no longer exist isn't that convenient!
**The church isn't perfect, but the church is still God's instrument of work today
**As the people of God we need to be prepared to stand up and defend that institution
established by our Lord
**The DVC seeks to cast doubt on the authority and integrity of the church
**Don't flee the church don't give up on her stay involved and help her function!
**But an even greater danger is seen when we consider the next area:
**The DVC says: "The bible is a product of man . . . not God. The bible did not fall magically from the clouds. Man created it as a historical record of tumultuous times, and it has evolved through countless translations, additions, and revisions. History has never had a definitive version of the book." - DVC, p. 231
**But the Bible claims:
-All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, - 2 Tim. 3:16
-Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven. Psalm 119:89
**The DVC attacks the doctrine of Scripture w/ unrelenting passion
-is this not exactly what Satan did in the garden of Eden? "Has God said . . .?"
**If the authority of Scripture is undermined, our entire Christian faith crumbles!
**This is exactly what Brown is trying to accomplish in The DVC
**Several more quotes will illustrate this well:
"More than eighty gospels were considered for the New Testament and yet only a relatively few were chosen for inclusion Matthew, Mark, Luke and John among them." - DVC, 231
"To rewrite the history books, Constantine knew he would need a bold stroke ... [He] commissioned and financed a new Bible, which omitted those gospels which spoke of Christ's human traits and embellished those gospels which made Him godlike. The earlier gospels were outlawed, gathered up, and burned." - DVC, 234
**This is not only bad history, it's bad writing as well
only a relatively few were chosen for inclusion Matthew, Mark, Luke and John among them."
-among which other ones? last time I looked in my Bible, these were the only 4 there were!
**And on p. 256, the character Sophie says to Teabing:
-"what good is a documented genealogy of Christ's bloodline? . . . Historians could not possibly confirm its authenticity."**To which Teabing chuckles and responds:
-"no more so than they can confirm the authenticity of the Bible."
**Is that true? It is an argument that is often leveled against the Bible can't prove it!
**WE don't have to prove it IT PROVES ITSELF
**One of the greatest verifications of the truth of Scripture is fulfilled prophecy
-consider just 8 prophecies of Jesus in the OT
-Mathematician, Peter Stoner estimates odds of all 8 coming true at 1 in 1017
-here's what that number looks like 100,000,000,000,000,000 100 billion trillion
-now here's the real clincher Bible doesn't have just 8 prophecies of Xp
-it has over 300! someone has said it is the same as . . . Texas silver dollars!
**So the argument that you can't confirm the authenticity of the Bible is bogus!
**Think about it for a moment 2 areas of concern so far Ecclesiology / Bibliology
-16th century saw the Reformation breakaway from the Catholic Church
**Many issues but one main one dealt w/ authority
-Cath. Church said (and still says) "You can believe it because the church says it"
-Reformers came along and said "You can believe it because the Bible says it"
**DVC (and others before it) comes along and says You can't believe either the church or the Bible
**Regardless of what you think of the church YOU CAN TRUST THE WORD OF GOD!
-1 Peter 3:15 says . . .
-as believers, we need to be prepared to defend the accuracy and reliability of the Bible
-that means we need to know it ourselves
**one of the inherent dangers of books like DVC immature X-tians deceived
**The church needs to do a better job of discipling those who have come to Xp
**But each of us as individuals also needs to be in the word more so we answer any critic
-As Paul said . . . 2 Tim. 4:2
**But one final critical area:
**Jesus once asked Simon Peter a question of prime importance . . . Matt. 16:15
-Peter got it right "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God"
-Dan Brown got it wrong in DVC He has Teabing, a character in DVC telling Sophie,
"until that moment in history, Jesus was viewed by His followers as a mortal prophet. ... a great and powerful man, but a man nonetheless.
"Not the Son of God?" Sophie asks"Right." Teabing responds
**If the Bible is wrong, then how can we have an accurate understanding of who Jesus is?
**and any Christology developed from sources outside the Bible is doomed to deficiency
**DVC attempts to paint a portrait of a very human Christ
**The amazing thing, however, is that the sources it uses does just the opposite
**DVC relies heavily on the "Gnostic gospels" to present a "human" Jesus
**But what do these gospels say?
-"For he [Jesus] showed himself not be as he really was, but he appeared in a way that they could see him. . . . He appeared to the great as Great. He appeared to the small as small. He appeared to the angels as an angel and to humans as a human." Gos. Philip, 26
-DOES THIS SOUND LIKE ONE WHO IS ONLY HUMAN?
-a human is human he can't & doesn't change forms gos. Ph. = strange Christology
-"Others standing there were spitting in his [Jesus'] face; some slapped his cheeks; others were beating him with a reed; and some began to flog him, saying, 'This is how we should honor the Son of God!' They brought forward two evildoers and crucified the Lord between them. But he was silent, as if he had no pain." Gos. Peter, 9-10
-DOES THIS SOUND LIKE ONE WHO IS ONLY HUMAN?
-a human feels pain when being flogged and crucified gos. Pet. = strange Christology
**Who do you say Jesus is?
-if you see Him as anyone less than who He is, then you cannot be saved
-who is He? He is the 2nd person of the trinity
-not only the Son of God, but God, the Son! He is divine, as John 1:1, 14 says
**We need to not only know who Jesus is, but know why it's important
**When we encounter those who want to humanize Jesus, we need to speak up
**He was human, YES but He was also divine
**It is what theologians call the hypostatic union He is the God-man
-as much man as though He were not God at all - as much God as though
-He is God's perfect man and He is man's perfect God
**A purely human Jesus simply isn't sufficient to atone for our sin
**Which is exactly what the enemy wants view Jesus as only a human
**Believe that lie, b/c then you'll never be saved
**Spoke earlier of Satan in the garden questioning Eve "has God said"
**The lie of Satan then was "you shall be like God"
**The lie of Satan in the DVC is "God shall be like you"
-Jesus is just a man it's what the DVC claims it's what Satan wants you to believe
-But it's the farthest thing from the truth don't buy that lie!
**Bill Gordon makes the observation:
Unfortunately the average Christian is about as well prepared to confront an atheist or cult member as they are prepared to do battle with a group of terrorists equipped with machine guns
**We are more likely to encounter people confused by works like DVC than atheists or cult members
-we wouldn't dream of facing a group of terrorists w/ machine guns if we had slingshots
**Neither should we be so ill-equipped to face atheists, cult members or confused lost people
**We need to 'study to show ourselves approved unto God' to be 'instant in season and out of season'
**One of my goals for this service is to challenge us to that kind of a deeper level of knowing the Word
**You might never encounter somebody confused by books like DVC
**But then again you might in which case you'll be prepared to defend the faith
**Tonight, will you commit to being a better student of the Word?
Make yourself ready to defend the King !
There are only two destinations to where you can go when you die & leave this World. Two doors, if you might choose to let that picture into your heart.
THE GATE TO HELL & DEATH.
The other is...
JESUS, THE CHRIST, the only DOOR TO HEAVEN & LIFE.
God has given us free will to choose our destiny. Choose life, because once you pass through the gate to Hell, you can never return. Repent of sin & trust in the name of Jesus. Just ask Him to save you. He is listening & He loves you.