The Problem with the Da Vinci Code

Brown's book is well plotted and fast-paced. But, it is also full of factual inaccuracies, historical revisionism and – most notably – theological heresies.

Just take a look at a few of the theological heresies found within THE DA VINCI CODE book by Dan Brown.

“The Bible is a product of man, my dear. Not of God… it has evolved through countless translations, additions and revisions… the Bible as we know it today, was collated by the pagan Roman emperor Constantine the Great.” – pg. 231

“…virtually all the elements of [Christianity] … were taken directly from earlier pagan mystery religions… Nothing in Christianity is original.” – pg. 232

“…almost everything our fathers taught us about Christ is false.” – pg. 235

“The Holy Grail represents the sacred feminine and the goddess… It was man, not God, who created the concept of ‘original sin,' whereby Eve tasted of the apple and caused the downfall of the human race… Genesis was the beginning of the end for the goddess.” – pg. 238

“The early Church needed to convince the world that the mortal prophet Jesus was a divine being.” – pg. 244

“What happens if… evidence comes out that the Church's version of the Christ story is inaccurate, and that the greatest story ever told is, in fact, the greatest story ever sold.” – pg. 266

I could go on and on quoting the heretical information that the book proclaims. Dan Brown's novel calls into question the nature of Christ, His resurrection, His deity and whether or not He was married to Mary Magdalene.

It raises issues about the reliability of the New Testament, the definition of God, the authority of the Church, our understanding of women and human sexuality, and the very integrity of our Christian faith.

The book also totally immerses readers in pagan ideology. From fertility cults and idolatrous rituals to Tarot cards and astrology, from nature worship and Satanic symbols to goddess cults and the “Divine Feminine,” this book is full of pagan propaganda.

If the movie accurately reflects the book, then the product will be a blasphemous, heretical indoctrination of pagan ideologies, which is perfectly propagated by the Hollywood media machine.


“So what?” some have asked us. Well the “so what” is that THE DA VINCI CODE is bad news for hurting people who need salvation. THE DA VINCI CODE denies that “God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

Instead, THE DA VINCI CODE tells the lie that Jesus was a mere mortal and salvation is through a pagan sexual goddess ritual that somehow is connected to the mortal descendants of Jesus and Mary Magdalene.

This fictional filth will deceive and turn away millions who need the salvation that is only found in the fully man and fully God person of Jesus Christ who died and was resurrected for their sins. This is not just a lie, this is deception aimed at condemning millions of people to eternal damnation. And so, this MUST BE STOPPED!


So what can we as people of faith do about the Da Vinci Code phenomenon?


By avoiding it, we can encourage our friends and family not to read the book, and not to see the movie.

Christians are the most powerful people in Hollywood because we are the biggest audience in the United States. If Christians unite and avoid this movie, then its box office gross will suffer.

People of faith will be sending a loud, clear message to the filmmakers that we do not want this type of filth and garbage in the media.

Since THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST, Hollywood has discovered that there is a church out there. Now, we need the church to stand up for the truth of Jesus Christ.


With our “Stopping The Da Vinci Code Project,” we are coordinating with several large, Reformed Christian groups to combat this heretical phenomenon.

We are working tirelessly with these other ministries on position papers, theological statements and letters of condemnation.

We are also formulating our game plan to hire a press release firm so that we can blitz the media as a strong, visible force just before the film's release.

Ted Baehr

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