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0247 The False Code

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THE FALSE CODE
Da Vinci Code is the 2nd biggest movie that has sold $224 million in its 1st weekend (worldwide) No.1 International opening weekend with $147 million $77 million US. opening weekend
The Da Vinci Code claims:
Almost everything the church teaches about Jesus is false Jesus was only human. No one claimed he was divine until a church council in the 4th century declared him to be a god Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene Mary was pregnant when Jesus was crucified Their offspring are alive today, a secret kept by the Priority of Sion Mary herself is the “Holy Grail” Mary appears in Leonardo Da Vinci’s painting The Last Supper Earliest Christianity worshipped the divine feminine. The later church suppressed this The gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) are just 4 of the 80 gospels. These other gospels, which described Jesus’ relationship with Mary, were suppressed by the church. History, says authority Dan Brown is written by the winners
Deception is the sign of the last days
Mt.24:4 “Take heed that no one deceives you”
FALSE CODE: Jesus was Married
Was Jesus married to Mary Magdalene?
Not being married wouldn’t make Jesus un-Jewish The apostle Paul was single In both Judaism and Christianity, singleness was esteemed as a means to complete devotion to the Lord Most rabbis were married but Jesus never referred to Himself as one. Jesus fulfilled the role of a prophet. Prophets often remained single to be wholly devoted to the Lord John the Baptist, the prophet and forerunner of the Messiah, was unmarried Jesus said the Son of Man had no place to lay his head From the cross, Jesus commends his mother to John’s care, but doesn’t mention a wife viii.No Gnostic gospel discusses this subject as a fact Does Mary Magdalene appear in Da Vinci’s Last Supper?
Art historians recognize this as John the apostle, not Mary Magdalene Where is John? John is often depicted in art as a young, feminine-looking man In early sketches, Da Vinci himself identified him as John, not Mary Magdalene
FALSE CODE: Church Hates Women
Was Church responsible for killing 5 million women who were witches?
Not 5 million but 40 thousand Not just women but man (20% of them) Civil government killed them because of witchcraft not the church Did the early church hate woman?
Woman received higher place in church than in the pagan world or in Judaism Pagan goddess generally “used” women. It didn’t exalt them The Gnostic documents themselves are misogynist. “I myself shall lead her in order to make her male…for every woman who will make herself male will enter the Kingdom of heaven.” Genealogy of Christ includes 5 woman and few of them were prostitutes Bible includes accounts of Deborah’s leadership, Jael’s courage, Ruth’s loyalty, Abigail’s diplomacy, Ester’s heroism, or Phoebe’s service If the Bible were anti-female, we would never have heard of Phillip’s prophesying daughters, Aquila’s wife Priscilla, or Paul’s coworkers Junia The first evangelist was Samaritan viii.Jesus’ 1st post-resurrection was a woman and she was the first one commissioned to spread the good news
FALSE CODE: Bible is not Reliable
Is the Bible a merely human book?
It is true that the Bible did not drop from heaven. No scholar claims it did The Bible claims to be inspired by God, with human authors communicating God’s message Translators today come from very early Greek and Hebrew manuscripts The divine origin of the Bible is confirmed by fulfilled prophecy and its transforming power Did the pagan emperor Constantine choose which books to put in the Bible?
Constantine converted to Christianity, so he was not a “pagan” emperor Constantine had nothing to do with which books were included in the Bible The Nicean Council merely recognized the books already accepted by the church Choosing New Testament books:
directly connected with apostles connected with Old Testament accepted by the church New Testament books were considered inspired Scripture long before Constantine was born New Testament gospels are by far the oldest and most reliable records we have of the historical Jesus The Gnostic gospels were written centuries after the New Testament gospels were written Was Sunday worship started by Constantine as part of the worship of the sun?
New Testament shows Christians worshipping on the first day of the week (Sunday) during the first century Christians worshipped on Sunday because it was the day of the resurrection
FALSE CODE: Jesus is not God
Was Jesus’ deity created by the church in the 4th century?
The Council of Nicea in AD 325 debated important issues, confirmed Jesus’ deity. But it did not create it! Christians had been worshipping Jesus and proclaiming his deity for centuries Who do you say I am?
Liar – He can’t be a good teacher only; good teachers don’t go around saying they are god Lunatic Lord – prophecies, virgin birth, control over name, forgave sins, accepted worship, healed the sick, raised the dead, cast out devils, is perfect and rose again from the dead Your response to this question will determine His response to your eternal destiny
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