Contending for the faith | Making Disciples | Equipping the Saints for Ministry

by Rayola Kelley

Q: What do you think about the DaVinci Code? 

A: A good word to describe the DaVinci Code, was found in the description of the book of the same name. It has been publicly referred to as a fictitious book. After all, there isn’t one iota of scientific or historical evidence to verify this myth as fact. To consider the DaVinci Code as true is blasphemy against truth.  The insight of this book is nothing new. The erroneous foundation has been in place for many years. For example, the concept of Jesus being married is an important part of certain belief systems. You can find such a belief in Freemasonry and in the Mormon doctrine. The slight difference is that the Mormons believe that Jesus was a polygamist, and was also married to one of the other Marys. No doubt these organizations are very excited that the rest of the world is now catching up with this Gnostic knowledge that they have secretly maintained within their own ranks.

   Salvation is based on two important truths: who Jesus said He is, and His resurrection. To demote Jesus down to a mere man, subject to fleshly lusts and pursuits, is to rob the Gospel of both its power to save and the light that brings people to a realization of their urgent need to embrace the truth of the Gospel.

   The other damaging aspect of the DaVinci Code is that it does away with the resurrection of Jesus. If Jesus did not die on the cross, then He did not rise from the grave as the Bible declares. Jesus’ resurrection stands at the heart of the Christian’s faith. If Jesus did not rise from the grave, our faith as believers is in vain or rendered useless (1 Corinthians 15:12-19).  Believing in Jesus’ resurrection is a major point of salvation. The Apostle Paul put it this way:“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved” (Romans 10:9)

   Sadly, you wonder how many people who call themselves Christians will be seduced by this doctrine of demons. A couple of decades ago Christians would have rejected such a concept. However, itt seems that people in the church have been desensitized and dulled down to such an extent that not just a few will believe this heretical deception, while others will arrogantly think that they can wade through this information by chewing on possible insights, while spitting out the bones that are obvious deception. The problem is that it is not a matter of discerning the content of this fictitious book, but recognizing that the antichrist spirit behind it poisons all of it. We must reject all of it and separate ourselves from it.

   Attacks against the truth are becoming more blatant as they are cleverly dressed in religious terms and trappings. Alarmingly, this erosion against the bedrock of the Christian faith appeals to the pride, ignorance and intellect of people. The challenge of the Church is to come back center and to begin to disciple believers. Obviously, many believers are not properly discipled so they can discern good from evil. These converts (or immature Christians) do not know the true character of God, understand the work of the real Gospel, and are not established on the Rock of Christ. They have no boundaries in which to test themselves, the spirit and truth behind every false way.

   I fear the camel has already made its way into the tent. It is doubtful that we will be able to reverse the damage done or stop the devastation that such heretical beliefs cause, as they pervert, rob, kill, and destroy the faith of those who are struggling, uncertain, confused, and skeptical about the validity of fundamental beliefs and the authority of the Word of God.