The Da Vinci Code. The book sold over six million copies Translated into many other languages A major motion picture Mt.22:…29 A leading character in the book: “Almost everything our fathers taught us about Christ is false”. I Preliminary Observations.
1. A best-seller must be true!?
– Bart Ehrman: “I liked ‘The Da Vinci Code’ as a work of fiction. But the thing that troubled me is that the fiction is allegedly based on historical fact. Dan Brown begins the book by laying out what he calls historical facts, and he includes the statement that all descriptions of art, architecture, sacred rituals, and documents are factual...most of the descriptions of ancient documents, in fact, are not factual—they’re part of his fiction. But people reading the book aren't equipped to separate the fact from the fiction”
1. Before Constantine, Christians understood Jesus to be human but not divine
1. Early disciples confessed the divine nature of Jesus long before Council of Nicea (A.D.325)