1) Da Vinci Code is Blasphemous 2) Thirteen Children in First and Second Grade Damaged by Liberalism 3) Kentucky Board of Education Voting on Expunging History of Christ
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The Da Vinci Code is opening in Theaters around America this month. Based on the blockbuster novel by the same name, DiVinci Code was produced by “Opie” of Mayberry fame (Ron Howard), and starring Tom Hanks, two of the most celebrated men in Hollywood.
After a brief run of celebrated films portraying the truth about Christ, The Chronicles of Narnia and The Passion, Satan has raised is impish head and initiated the production of a movie that is blasphemous. My good friend, Mark Sutherland, has posted an enlightening article exposing fact from fiction regarding this film. I have included just a portion of his article below.
It is absolutely essential that every Pastor who reads this email alert get familiar with this blasphemous film and prepare your people to refute it while exhorting them not to see it. How dare Hollywood and the makers of this film assault the integrity of Christ and the Scriptures. The God this film denies will certainly hold them accountable. He will also hold all of us who fail to speak out against it accountable as accomplices.
FICTION: The deity of Christ was fabricated at the Council of Nicea in AD 325 by a vote, a close vote.
FACT: The deity of Christ was a main reason the Council was called. Since it was a reason the Council was called, how could it then be fabricated during the Council.
FACT: The vote was not close; only two bishops opposed the final accord affirming the deity of Christ, out of the 318 bishops in attendance.
FACT: The book of Romans, an uncontested Pauline epistle written c. 55 A.D., shows that the notion of Jesus’ divinity was circulating within 20 years of the crucifixion. Note the opening: “…declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead, according to the Spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 1:4
FACT: Justin Martyr (A.D. 110-165) writes: “In these books, then, of the prophets we found Jesus our Christ foretold as coming, born of a virgin…and being called the Son of God.” The First Apology of Justin, XXXI.
FACT: The scrolls were discovered in the ‘40s and say nothing of Jesus. There were no gospels in Qumran. Not one shred or shard or bit of pot mention His name. Additionally, how is it possible for Constantine to gather up all of the handwritten copies from every nook and cranny of the Roman empire by the 4th century and destroy the vast majority of them?
Pastors across America must arm themselves with truth and confront this effort to undermine the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It will be interesting to follow the careers of the men and women who cooperated in the production of this anti-Christ propaganda.
13 CHILDREN IN FIRST AND SECOND GRADE DAMAGED BY LIBERALISM
Last week 12 first and second grade boys sexually assaulted an eight year old female classmate during recess at a public school in St. Louis. The incident happened Friday at Columbia Accelerated Community Educational Center, a school with 400 students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade on the city's north side.
Educators, law enforcement officials and the general public are left scratching their heads and asking, “How could this happen?” In my latest release, Liberalism Kills Kids, I offer the explanation in detail. For the past 50 years we have been implementing the progressive liberal agenda in our public schools and we are now seeing the results.
A generation ago, when the recess bell rung, children raced to the monkey bars, swings, and merry-go-round. But after teaching sex education in elementary schools, including the acceptability of homosexuality, coupled with endless sex on television, the internet and music, coupled with the break up of the traditional home where daddy and mommy sacrificed personal pleasure for the privilege of rearing the next generation, we now have children acting out what they have been programmed to do.
Where is all this headed? Unless the church again rises to the occasion, preaching and modeling the life of Christ, in truth, we will continue to disintegrate into moral chaos. I am more afraid of that than I am of terrorists from without.
KENTUCKY BOARD OF EDUCATION VOTING ON EXPUNGING HISTORY OF CHRIST
The Christian Community Network is reporting that the Kentucky Board of Education is considering whether the dating system used throughout the history of Western Civilization is any longer appropriate.
NEWS ADVISORY, May 9 /Christian Wire Service/ -- The Kentucky Board of Education has voted to join the ranks of those who are redefining how time is reckoned. Last month the Board voted to recognize BCE and CE as acceptable names of the two main epochs of history alongside the traditional BC and AD designations which target the birth of Jesus Christ as a dividing point in history and have been used for centuries.
“In today’s climate of being ‘politically correct’ and fearing to offend non-Christians, Kentucky has fallen into step with other organizations focused on sanitizing anything linked to Christianity,” says Finn Laursen, Executive Director of Christian Educators Association International. “There are no boundaries to individuals who want to silence Jesus’ influence. To remove BC and AD from our dating notations in history is simply revisionism.”
BCE stands for “Before Common Era” and is meant to be used in place of BC, meaning “Before Christ.” CE stands for “Common Era” and is suggested to be used in place of AD, an abbreviation for “Anno Domini,” which is Latin for “the year of the Lord.” Although the traditional designations are not strong religious symbols, they are reminders of the impact of Jesus Christ upon history and are repulsive to those who want to wipe out all traces of His existence.
This is the latest evidence of the continuing march toward expunging Christ from our public life. This can only happen in a nation where the Church allows it to happen. Stopping such madness is why Vision America was formed in 1998.
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