Archbishop Does Not Reject Da Vinci Code


AAP - May 16, 2006



"If they take it at that level, remembering it is a novel, it is a story.


"It's something for us to reflect on and the church has a responsibility to help people to see the truth or not of what's being proposed."


Archbishop Wilson said he had not read Dan Brown's best selling book which explores theories – embraced by millions of readers – that Jesus married Mary Magdalene, who had their child and that the bloodline survives.


Theologians say there is no evidence in the scriptures to support the marriage theory, although some believe Mary Magdalene was a close follower of Jesus.


The film of the book, staring Tom Hanks, will be released worldwide this week.


Archbishop Wilson said the church was preparing some material on The Da Vinci Code, which it would make available to Catholic schools and parishioners in South Australia over the next week.


"A kit which just puts the claims of the movie in the right perspective," he said.



Comment: Why is the ‘charismatic’ voice of Christendom so continuously silent on such contentious issues? No doubt because it awaits an opportunity to capitalize on the event by filling their comfy pews and offering trays with a view to ‘evangelisation’ - and unpopular contentions would surely have an adverse effect on that outcome.


I continue to pose the question: ‘Why would a true believer drink a cup of poison in order to tell others how dangerous it is’?


I am staggered by the stupidity of so called Christian leaders who encourage their flock (particularly the susceptible young) to view this unmitigated garbage using the lame excuse of setting them straight afterwards. For Heaven’s sake . .  once the seed is sown it is TOO LATE!! – What goes through their heads? Very little I expect.


To those who seek acceptance and popularity I challenge you: True Disciples of Christ are commanded to Earnestly Contend for the Faith - not for popular appeal. The time for playing games has long passed. Children of the Living God are not called to ‘engage the culture’. . but rather  to ‘Preach the Gospel’ – that’s it – that has always been it.


The Great Compromise, known biblically as the “Apostasy” is at hand, are you engaged in it?


Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? – 1 Corinthians 5:6




Tony Dean

Moriah Ministries Australia

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