In the DVC, Jesus married Mary Magdalene (a descendant of
King Saul!) and fathered a daughter, Sarah, from whom sprang
the Merovingians, a medieval French royal dynasty, and
ultimately Sophie Neveu, the book’s heroine. Christ intended
Mary Magdalene to be the head of His church after His
crucifixion. The sacred feminine, Mary Magdalene—her bones
and secret documents—is the Holy Grail!
In support of this world of virtual reality, the DVC
contains numerous, gross historical blunders concerning the
Dead Sea Scrolls (p. 317), Nag Hammadi (p. 317), the New
Testament canon, the early church, Constantine, the Council
of Nicea, the Lord’s Day (pp. 314-315), the origin of the
word "heretic" (p. 317), etc.
Instead of the four biblical gospel accounts, the DVC would
substitute the Gnostic gospels which are fragmentary, much
later, largely disinterested in events in Christ’s life and
often bizarre (e.g., "every woman who will make herself male
will enter the kingdom of heaven;" Gospel of Thomas 114).
The Gnostics were dualists, believing the spirit to be good
and matter to be evil. The world was created by the
demiurge, a derivative and evil god. For most Gnostics,
Jesus only seemed to be human (docetism). The heavenly
Christ did not suffer on the cross; His earthly substitute
was crucified. Salvation lies in secret knowledge (gnosis)
providing the elite with passwords enabling them to ascend
past the planets.
wonder, Sir Ian McKellen, who acts Sir Leigh Teabing, the
"expert historian," in the DVC movie, admitted Dan Brown’s
book was "codswallop."
Tom Hanks (Harvard professor, Robert
Langdon, in the film) agrees:
"… the story we tell is loaded with all sorts of hooey and …
after watching two and a half hours of
The Da Vinci Code movie, stated in his article "What's
the Latin for Balderdash?" in
The Daily Telegraph, "the plot's sheer volume of mulish
nonsense does generate the odd giggle."
Don’t be deceived into thinking that the DVC is "fiction
based on fact." Scripture warns against departing from the
truth and being "turned unto fables" (II Tim.
4:4). Anti-Christian conspiracy theories, and the religious
controversies they spawn, sell books and fill cinemas but
The Da Vinci Code ought not prejudice one against the
truth of the incarnate, crucified, risen and reigning Christ
of the Bible.
Rev. Angus Stewart
Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship