|The Da Vinci Fad - Destiner Press Topics|
"Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things which have been accomplished among us, just as they were delivered to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the Word, it seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for some time past, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, that you may know the truth concerning the things of which you have been informed." (Luke 1:1-4)
"For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty." (2 Peter 1:16)
"That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life." (1 John 1:1)
"So shall My Word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it." (Isaiah 55:11)
The Da Vinci Fad
Perhaps the most ridiculous thing about the "controversy" caused by the Da Vinci Code is the reaction of Christians who regard it as blasphemy. It is certainly an inane story, as is any fairy tale that ignores the eyewitness accounts of Jesus' life and his unrelenting mission to redeem a small flock of sheep from the overwhelming multitude of goats that are doomed to perish in eternal darkness. The truth about Jesus Christ is far more controversial than any of the silly myths made up after the facts. And an integral part of this awesome truth is that it will only benefit a very small portion of humanity, known in Scripture as the sheep. The rest, the goats, cannot stomach the real thing. They want another story, not an entirely new tale but the original story cunningly distorted to suit their own tastes. They want goat fodder. They lap it up. And of all people, Christians are the leading experts in serving this stuff to the masses. They have been doing it for two thousand years.
Even while the eyewitnesses and apostles were still alive, Christians set about revising the historical facts and added their own twists to their particular blend of fact and fiction. The Word of God was mixed up with practically every pagan tradition that had been held so dear by religious multitudes for thousands of years, from the cultures of ancient Babylon and Egypt to the myths of Persia, Greece and Rome. Entire Councils of this new cult of Christians met to ratify this merger, to proclaim Mary as the Madonna, Mediatrix, Queen of Heaven and Mother of God. They invented creeds that the original apostles would never have uttered. Instead of the true priesthood of saints (the Lord's elect, whose names were written in the Book of Life before the foundation of the world) they invented Church saints and resurrected a man-made clergy that Jesus had eclipsed for all time.
At the top of this unholy priesthood sat bishops that could supposedly change and add to the Word of God by speaking "infallibly" from their thrones. They still sit on these seats. Church dogma replaced Scripture. It still does, today, in every single Christian denomination. Pagan festivals were embraced and celebrated in the name of the LORD, and the goats still avidly keep and brazenly defend these festivities (a very simple way to identify them as goats) despite the fact that the penalty for this sin in Scripture is death. These same goats substituted the word "church" for the elect in Scripture and proceeded to build countless churches, man-made temples that Christ died to render obsolete. And they built most of their structures over the foundations on which they rightly belong, pagan "houses of god."
Herein lies the power of this dark game. The strategy is always the same, the substitution of a lie for the truth; not the declaration of an outright and obvious falsehood but a subtle fraud with enough of the facts mixed in to make it credible. This has been the grand plan of the Master of substitution throughout the ages, the Adversary, the dark lord, described in the Word of God as the most subtle and devious being in all creation, the very father of lies. (Genesis 3:1; John 8:44, and note this well, he is also specifically identified as the father of the churchmen in this latter text)
Churchmen have long employed this proven method of deceit, feeding the world with inane superstitions like the notion of a "holy land," "holy shroud" or a "holy grail" (as though any apostle of the living Christ and his kingdom, which is not of this world, would have treasured a piece of real estate or a cloak or wine goblet). Despite the patent absurdity of some of these stories, the "clergy" have successfully foisted this rubbish on the "laity" (both completely unscriptural terms), knowing from long and tried experience that goats will sit and listen in rapt stupor. It works. They sold them so many fake relics and splinters that the crucifixion timber for Jesus would have to have weighed several tons. It did not matter. The goats bought it. Like real goats, it is almost incredible what junk they will eat.
Some Christians made up stories that the "other" sheep which Jesus said he would redeem (John chapter 10) were people in the New World, or even people on other worlds. They deliberately ignored the context of the Scriptures, which make it clear that the other sheep were the Gentiles, the non-Jews. That was a staggering change for the Jews. From the time of the Hebrew patriarchs and prophets (like Jonah, who resented taking the Word of the Lord to the Gentiles in Nineveh) the Jews enjoyed a special and privileged status as a chosen people who had received and possessed the written Word. Even Jesus' apostles had great difficulty accepting the inclusion of non-Jews into their fellowship. Most Jewish churchmen hated that truth so much that they completely rejected the message of their own prophesied Messiah. Christian churchmen do the very same thing today, when they are shown the facts of their fraudulent faith, their churches, festivals, theology and "gospels." They reject the real Lord of Life and cling desperately to these substitute props (in his name of course) to keep their act alive.
Muhammad (greatly influenced by Jews and Christians) employed this same tactic when he wrote the Koran, producing a new and "final revelation" that shredded and rehashed parts of the Old and New Testaments, pulling them out of historical context to suit his aims. He simply revised the story, making the chosen people the descendants of Abraham and Ishmael instead of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and gave God the name of the ancient Arabian moon deity, Allah. The founders of the Jehovah's Witnesses used the same ploy, very successfully, mixing fantasy with truth in the same way that previous Christians combined Jove and Jupiter with Yahweh to produce Jehovah, a new and completely improper name for the LORD. Likewise the Mormon founders created yet "another testament of Jesus Christ." It does not matter to goats if their leaders and originators are thieves, liars, adulterers or murderers (and all of the above were indeed grossly immoral) as long as the story is shaped to their liking and gives them an excuse to imagine that they have something in common with the elect and the real Shepherd who descended from above to redeem them.
But in the end that is all they can do; imagine. The real thing is for the sheep alone, irrevocably confirmed in a deal between the Son and his Father in eternity and sealed in blood during his brief entrance into time, secured in a contract into which no goat has admission or party, however hard they may try. There is no code, Da Vinci or otherwise, that can unlock or change this. Jesus did not have a child on earth, nor did he have any illicit affairs or sexual trysts like these silly storytellers would publish for notoriety or short-term gain. Christ did not wander around England, as the British Israelites so foolishly assert. Read the eyewitness reports and see why and where the only begotten Son of the living God walked upon the earth, only a very small portion of it during his brief incarnation. He did not need to roam the globe in order to accomplish his Father's will. Nor did he take a wife or sin in fornication outside of marriage to have offspring. He barely acknowledged his own mother and the children she bore to Joseph. (Matthew 12:46-50; 13:55,56) He came to ransom an entire family, the children of God; not by procreation but by divine regeneration, a power no less than raising the dead, to be completed in a fixed and specific number of people that had been given to him long before they were even born.
The Da Vinci baloney will pass. It is a fad. Christians may subtly label it as nonsense or even sacrilege, but at the very same time they partake in a mass of much greater fraud, eagerly distributing to countless goats the fake breads that they have substituted for the real food reserved for the Lord's elect. That is the great and terrible truth, that while the fads will fade the major religious replacement for the Word will not diminish. Men like Martin Luther, William Tyndale and John Bunyan put their lives on the line to expose this beast to its core, but it still survives. The Da Vinci fable is nothing. The really big lie that keeps countless millions in chains and darkness is not going to go away so easily; in fact not until it is scorched from the earth in the final showdown by the only person with the power and authority to destroy it. Then it will be abundantly clear that God's Word does not return to him empty, despite all the connivings of religious men to distort and wrap it in falsehood. Then the silly smile will be forever wiped off the face of the Mona Lisa. Indeed, every Madonna and church invention that men have revered since the very first civilization in ancient Babylon will be erased.
You don't have to wait for the End to find out the truth. Had enough of the substitutes? Do you, as Jesus put it, hunger and thirst for the rightness of the real way? Do you need the understanding and proper weaponry to cut your way out of the cobwebs of deceit and never be fooled again? Then now is the time to read the facts in The Truth Which Sets Free and The Dark Powers That Bind.