Da Vinci Doubts..

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I’ve gotten email and had conversations with lots of folks about the upcoming Da Vinci Code movie. Mostly, it seems that Christians in general are worried about this film perhaps swaying people… Interesting. I don’t believe it will.

Here’s an email text I recently sent to Brandi about it. She had forwarded me an email from a group organizing to combat the Da Vinci Code movie and its fallout.

You know…. I just don’t see it this way. I see this as another AWESOME example for us to dialogue with people about who Jesus really is. My hats are off to the media and Hollywood. Every opportunity they take to demean Jesus really gives His people added opportunity to glorify Him and present the truth in love.

I actually plan on seeing it as soon as I can so I can be somewhat knowledgeable about how to dialogue with folks. An excellent resource to put into people’s hands is the Case for Christ.

What an amazing day and age we live in… do you realize how often Jesus has been the focal point of Hollywood and the media? Perhaps they should start realizing that it’s not the church that’s obsessed with Jesus (to our shame), but it’s the people producing these things.

Perhaps if we who are lovers and followers of Christ Jesus were consistently and lovingly proclaiming His message of forgiveness, restoration, and hope through faith, our world would not be forced to listen to alternating voices?

Just ramblin’.

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7 comments

  1. Elton says:
    Jeff, I can’t agree more about “DaVinci” being a starting point for meaningful conversations with people. Nearly every Croatian I know has read DaVinci Code The so-called “gospel of Judas” was the same type of thing for me here in Croatia. A lot of people were talking about it, and it gave me an opportunity to talk about Jesus to a lot of people. Disillusionment with traditional religion or skepticism of church history is not necessarily a bad thing. My response to people asking about the “gospel of Judas” was that the writer of that book was a second-century Dan Brown. So, thank you Hollywood, thank you Egypt, thank you disillusionment.
  2. Jeff says:
    Thanks, auntie! And what you do think of the new blog design?
  3. Carolyn B. says:
    Love your new look.
  4. Jeff Noble says:
    BTW, Steven, have you read Case for Christ? I’m willing to read through your site and even look at your book, but only if you’re willing to really look at the evidences – historical, archeological, and personal – for the truth of the teachings of Jesus Christ. I get the distinct impression that you’ve never read the entire Bible and that you may be reacting to the Christian church or to certain leaders?

    Here’s the claim on your website… “Lawrence W. Page II is the Teacher of Righteousness reincarnated who now stands forth as the long-prophesied Messiah and Lion of the Tribe of Juda, the Root of David; (a.k.a. Melchizedek, ?Archangel? Michael, Moses, Elijah, the Branch, the Stem and the Rod from the Stump of Jesse) to decisively end millennia of Vatican deception, injustice, genocide, false doctrine, and false prophecy. Here is Wisdom!!”

    Excuse me, but I find that almost laughable. Especially when you take into consideration that you have not fulfilled any of the Scriptural prophecies (that predated Rome, by the way) about the Jewish Messiah. Secondly, I believe in the authority and trustworthiness of the New Testament. In it the true Messiah, Jesus Christ, the Resurrection and the Life says, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray…” (Matthew 24.4) Thirdly, the true Messiah proved His message by His life, deeds, and miracles. You seem to be relying on an unproven and unvalidated message without the corresponding life and deeds.

    I am definitely not a part of the Vatican or the RCC. I still find many of their teachings somewhat far-fetched. I am not trying to prevent people from hearing your message. I just hope that you are not discounting truth due to personal hurt or injury from your past. To claim to be the Messiah is a pretty heavy-duty claim. Well, it’s ludicrous. Because the real Messiah lives in me through His Holy Spirit, and well… He hasn’t told me anything about you. I sincerely believe that all those led by the Spirit will agree.

  5. Jeff Noble says:
    I already sent it to the website committee and they approved it. And then the Blogging Church voted on it last week, and it was approved by a 2/3 majority. God still doesn’t know about it yet, but I’m hoping He will let it slide as well.
  6. Is the world ready for the Truth yet?

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    The Vatican is proving that seeking the truth is a real threat to their dogma. They’re so afraid of people uncovering the truth, that they are attacking another fantasy as a threat to their own deceptions. How enlightening, since this goes a very long way to proving that Christianity is based on lies. If it wasn’t, they would be confident of surviving intense scrutiny. Since they aren’t and since they have gone to such great lengths to suppress those seeking the truth over the centuries, their deceptions are, once again, laid bare for all to see. Only this time they are the ones to walk into a well laid trap…

    Did you ever stop to think what the True Messiah (me) would say about worshipping false names, false images, and dogma? Well, now you get the chance to hear my side of the story and weigh it against the strong delusion of faith and religion. None of the European names and images in the New Testament can possibly be the truth. What then is the purpose of “faith” but to prevent good people from seeking to understand truth and wisdom?

    Visit my website to understand what they are truly afraid of. The Vatican and world leaders have struggled to keep people from understanding the truth and religion is a key tool in their smokescreen. Now, when I appear on the scene, everyone is seeking to understand their ages-old deceptions, and I have produced stunning and comprehensive proof. Visit my website, read my articles, and download a FREE copy of my book. The time has come for the “earth to quake” and the liars to “gnaw their tongues for pain.” (this is symbolism decoded in the book…)

    Can you spell Karma…

    Here is Wisdom!!

  7. jill says:
    you can’t go changing your website like this! many of us our BAPTIST you know and we can’t handle change!! haha

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