Excerpt from DaVinci Code Message 05.20.06

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May 22, 2006 by Isaac Hovet

Truth is something that we as Christians must contend for. We should make it a priority in our lives to see what is correct, what is right and then perpetuate that in every fashion. I am concerned that in our day we are not aware of reality, but get lost, along with our culture, in a senseless delusion of what is real. We stay here because we are bombarded every day with half-truths and pretend worlds. In our age mass media, movies, TV, video games and the Internet allow us to spend much of our time watching unreal, made-up lives, or participating in fantastical dramas that are devoid of any relevance or substance.

It is from this vantage point that I have been motivated to address the DaVinci Code. I am not concerned that Christianity in general will lose a battle; historically Christianity has endured and triumphed over much greater controversy than what Dan Brown is bringing up. But, I am concerned that in a day of unreality becoming accepted as normative, we would stand by and allow some significant non-truths to become a part of the foundational, underlying veins which make up our worldview.
Jesus himself said while talking to Pilate

“I am not an earthly king. If I were, my followers would have fought when I was arrested by the Jewish leaders. But my Kingdom is not of this world.”
Pilate replied, “You are a king then?”
“You say that I am a king, and you are right,” Jesus said. “I was born for that purpose. And I came to bring truth to the world. All who love the truth recognize that what I say is true.”

As young people growing up in a often-confusing world I hope to bring some simplicity to this complicated topic. Perhaps some of you have gone to see this movie and you are realizing that there are some very good questions being brought up. Or perhaps you have never believed that Christianity is true. Or you are in the process of doubting who God is and what he means to you. Those are very real situations and tonight we are not going to be able to address every issue. But, it is my hope that you can be encouraged, that you can learn something new and be drawn closer to God.

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