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Title: Da Vinci Code Myths


1
Da Vinci Code Myths
  • Jerry Sanderson

2
Lesson 2
  • Priory of Sion
  • This supposed fact listed in the front of
    the book is an established
  • HOAX !

3
Priory of Sion
  • Fiction of Book
  • Founded in 1099
  • by the the Knights Templar
  • Documented Truth
  • Founded in 1954 by Pierre Plantard and three
    other men

4
Priory of Sion hoax
The Priory of Sion, according to The Da Vinci
Code, is one of the Oldest secret societies still
in existence. It is the Priory that has been
charged with guarding the secret of the true Holy
Grail, starting in 1099 when the Knights Templar
discovered long-lost documents beneath the ruins
of Solomons Temple. Leonardo Da Vinci was
Grand Master of this society, says Robert
Langdon, From 1510 to 1519. The only problem is
this It is all a hoax.
5
Priory of Sion hoax
Brown relies on a 1982 publication, Holy Blood,
Holy Grail, for his information on the Priory of
Sion. The authors of Holy Blood, Holy Grail
relied on documents provided them by Pierre
Plantard, an anti-semitic Frenchman who spent
time in jail for fraud in 1953.
6
Priory of Sion hoax, continued
  • Plantard and three other men started a small
    social club in 1954 called the Priory of Sion,
    taking the name from a nearby mountain. Their
    clubs cause was the call for more low-cost
    housing in France. The club dissolved in 1957,
    but Plantard held onto the name.

7
Priory of Sion hoax, continued
  • Throughout the 1960s and the 1970s, Plantard
    created a series of documents proving the
    existence of a bloodline descending from Mary
    Magdalene, through the kings of France, down to
    the present day to include (surprise!) Pierre
    Plantard. He began using the name Plantard de
    Saint-Clair, saying the Saint-Clairs were direct
    descendants of the line of Jesus and Mary.

8
Priory of Sion hoax, continued
  • In 1993 Plantards name came up in light of a
    political scandal involving a close friend of
    then French President Francois Mitterand.
    Plantard had, in one of his documented lists of
    the Priory, listed Roger-Patrice Pelat as a Grand
    Master.
  • When called before the court to testify,
    Plantard, under oath admitted he had made up the
    whole Priory Scheme.

9
Priory of Sion hoax, continued
  • The court ordered a search of Plantards house,
    which revealed further documents that proclaimed
    Plantard to be the true king of France. The
    judge gave him a warning and dismissed him as a
    harmless crank.
  • From the book Cracking the Da Vinci Code by
    James Garlow and Peter Jones.
  • Information on the Priory of Sion hoax can be
    found at www.priory-of-sion.com ,
  • www.priory-of-sion.com/psp/id70.html and
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Priory_of_Sion

10
Opus Dei according to Da Vinci Code
  • A Vatican prelature known as Opus Dei is a deeply
    devout Catholic sect that has been the topic of
    recent controversy due to reports of
    brain-washing, coercion, and a dangerous practice
    known as corporal mortification
  • Opus Dei has just completed construction of a 47
    million headquarters in New York City.

11
Opus Dei truth
  • A catholic lay organization founded in 1902 to do
    the work of God to empower lay people, instead
    of focusing on the clergy.
  • They practice self-denial and sacrificial good
    works in the Church.

12
Opus Dei truth
  • The Da Vinci code has Opus Dei working to
    suppress documents of the Priory of Sion.
  • Since the Priory of Sion documents have been
    proven to be a hoax then Opus Dei could not be
    working to be suppressing them.

13
The Bible contains a factual history
  • 2 Pet 116
  • We did not follow cleverly invented stories when
    we told you about the power and coming of our
    Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of
    his majesty.

14
The Lords revelation is not hidden
  • Acts 2622-26
  • But I have had God's help to this very day, and
    so I stand here and testify to small and great
    alike. I am saying nothing beyond what the
    prophets and Moses said would happen--
  • that the Christ would suffer and, as the first
    to rise from the dead, would proclaim light to
    his own people and to the Gentiles."
  • At this point Festus interrupted Paul's defense.
    "You are out of your mind, Paul!" he shouted.
    "Your great learning is driving you insane.
  • "I am not insane, most excellent Festus," Paul
    replied. "What I am saying is true and
    reasonable.
  • The king is familiar with these things, and I
    can speak freely to him. I am convinced that none
    of this has escaped his notice, because it was
    not done in a corner.

15
War for the Word
  • What is the Bible?
  • Did men or God write the Bible?
  • Is the Bible The Word of God?

16
The Da Vinci Code line of attack
  • To attack Christianity it has to attack
  • The Church
  • Jesus Divinity
  • But first it must attackThe Bible

17
The Reliability of the Bible is
Foundational
CHURCH
CHRISTIANITY
JESUS DIVINITY
BIBLE
18
Dan Browns Bible Attack
  • Attempts to make Christians doubt the Bible
  • Attempts to keep average person from trusting the
    Bible

19
Then attack Jesus divinity
  • If he can persuade people that the Bible is not
    reliable
  • Then he can attack Jesus divinity by saying the
    versus that claim His divinity are not reliable

20
Logical Flow of Dan Browns Attack
  • The Bible is not reliable
  • The Bible teaches Jesus is divine
  • Therefore, the teaching that Jesus is divine is
    not reliable

21
Logical Flow - continued
  • If Jesus is not divine then he was human
  • If he was human then he was just a great teacher
  • If he is human and a great teacher his followers
    knew he was human
  • We know he had female follower
  • Therefore, he probably married one of them a
    fathered a child with her.

22
Remember
  • All of this goes back to the reliability of the
    Bible

23
For the Christian
  • Col 28-10
  • See to it that no one takes you captive
    through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which
    depends on human tradition and the basic
    principles of this world rather than on Christ.
  • For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity
    lives in bodily form,
  • and you have been given fullness in Christ,
    who is the head over every power and authority.

24
Da Vinci Code Logical Flaw
  • It attacks The Bible by saying the Church
    selected the books that furthered their agenda.
  • It doesnt attack Jesus (that would not go over
    well), but says the church hijacked who he
    really was and turned him into something else.

25
Da Vinci Code Logical Flaw
  • The Bible has two parts and Dan Brown doesnt
    address the Old Testament, which was written
    before Christ.

26
Old Testament flows into New
  • The Old Testament was written over a period of
    1000 years from 1400 to 400 B.C.
  • It gives clear prophesy of a coming Messiah of
    Christ
  • Nearly 300 prophesies some are
  • Micah 52
  • Isaiah 714
  • Isaiah 534-6

27
Old Testament flows into New
  • New Testament references Old Testament hundreds
    of times
  • Matthew starts with a Genealogy of Jesus that
    runs all through the Old Testament

28
Dan Browns attack point
  • The Bible is a product of man, my dear. Not of
    God.
  • Until that moment Council of Nicaea in
    history, Jesus was viewed by his followers as a
    mortal propheta great and powerful man, but a
    man nonetheless. A mortal.

29
Dan Browns attack point
  • The Church rewrote Christianity selecting only
    4 gospels out of 80 at the behest of Emperor
    Constantine

30
Constantine Council of Nicea
FICTION
TRUTH
  • They werent warring, Christians were being
    martyred for their faith
  • Long Story
  • There was sun worship in Rome, but it wasnt the
    official religion. There was no official
    religion. They had a policy of toleration
    (except for Christianity)
  • Christians Pagans began warring
  • Constantine was a lifelong pagan who was baptized
    on his deathbed, too weak to protest
  • Before Christianity, Sun Worship was the official
    religion in Rome

31
Constantine Council of Nicea
FICTION
TRUTH
  • No evidence for this. Mithraism existed before
    100 A.D. Actually Mithraism brought in elements
    of Christianity.
  • Acts 207, 1 Cor 162, Rev110
  • Nothing in Christianity is original
    pre-Christian God Mithras Called son of God,
    Light of the World. Constantine folded these
    pagan ideas into Christian religion
  • Originally Christianity honored the Jewish
    Sabbath of Saturday, but Constantine shifted it
    to coincide with pagans veneration of the sun

32
Constantine Council of Nicea
FICTION
TRUTH
  • Shekinah is NOT Gods female side. Shekinah
    refers to the Glory of God.
  • -Backwards - YHWH came first ancient Hebrew had
    no vowels Hebew letters yod, hey, vav, hey.
    Jewish scribes inserted vowels from Adonai
    Hebew for Lord made Yahowah. Around 1270 AD it
    was latinzed (changed Y to J and W to V
    Jehovah. Havah was actual Hebrew name given to
    Adams wife, which means life Gen 320
  • Solomons Temple housed God(Male) powerful
    female equal Shekinah
  • YHWH Sacred name of God derived from Jehovah,
    derived from androgynous physical union between
    the masculine Jah and the Pre-Hebraic name for
    Eve Havah

33
Constantine Council of Nicea
FICTION
TRUTH
  • How did Constantine affect Jewish culture 100s of
    years before him and Islamic clerics 100s of
    years later when Islam came into being?
  • The Bible does not blame Eve for original sin.
  • - Romans 512
  • - Galatians 328
  • - Woman at the well
  • - Sinful woman to
  • came in tears to Jesus
  • Constantine and his male successors successfully
    converted the world from matriarchal paganism to
    patriarchal christianity, creating the idea of
    original sin and blaming Eve.
  • That is why there are no female orthodox Rabbis,
    Catholic Priests or Islamic Clerics

34
Constantine and the Council of Nicea
  • FICTION
  • My dear, until that moment in history, Jesus
    was viewed by His followers as a mortal propheta
    great and powerful man, but a man nonetheless, a
    moral.
  • Jesus establishment as the Son of God was
    officially proposed and voted on by the Council
    of Nicea. A relatively close vote at that.
  • - Leigh Teabing

35
Constantine and the Council of Nicea
  • TRUTH
  • - Mark 1539, Matthew 1616, Luke 441, John 11
    ALL written hundreds of years before the
    Council of Nicea, all before 100 AD
  • Constantine called the council to affirm what was
    already accepted, due to a man named Arius that
    was teaching that Jesus was God, but created and
    not eternal.
  • Vote was 300 to 2 to affirm what had already been
    accepted for 100s of years. The Nicene Creed was
    the agreed we believe statement
  • There is no evidence that they voted on 80
    gospels and decided on 4
  • Zero evidence

36
Divinity of Jesus well accepted before Council of
Nicea
  • 1st and 2nd century followers regarded Christ as
    the Son of God, 100s of years BEFORE council of
    Nicea
  • Justin Martyr Christ being the first begotten
    Word of God, is even God, both God and Lord of
    hosts.
  • Ireanaeus Our Lord and God and Saviour and
    King.
  • Clement of Alexandria Truly most manifest
    deity He that is made equal to the Lord of the
    universe, because he was His son.

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Gnostics
  • The Gnostics were a school of thought that
    believed there was special knowledge (gnosis)
    to obtain a sort of salvation.
  • Gnostic gospels were written from 100 to 300 A.D.
    (many years after the New Testament). They
    include
  • The Gospel of Thomas
  • The Gospel of Mary
  • The Gospel of Phillip
  • The Infancy Gospel of Thomas

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Compare the dating
  • Gnostic Gospels 100 to 300 A.D.
  • True Gospels
  • Pauls letters 50-66 A.D.
  • Matthew 70 80 A.D.
  • Mark 50 60 A.D.
  • Luke 60 65 A.D.
  • John 80 100 A.D.

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Lets read some Gnostic passages.
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What does Gods Word say?
  • Gal 18-12
  • But even if we or an angel from heaven should
    preach a gospel other than the one we preached to
    you, let him be eternally condemned!
  • As we have already said, so now I say again If
    anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than
    what you accepted, let him be eternally
    condemned!
  • Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or
    of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were
    still trying to please men, I would not be a
    servant of Christ.
  • I want you to know, brothers, that the gospel I
    preached is not something that man made up.
  • I did not receive it from any man, nor was I
    taught it rather, I received it by revelation
    from Jesus Christ.
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