Yesterday I introduced The Da Vinci Code for those who aren't familiar with the book. Today I begin a series of blogs to debunk the false claims of this book (and upcoming movie).
If there is a religious message in The Da Vinci Code, it is this: you can experience God through sex, so worship the “sacred feminine,” for the Holy Grail is actually Mary Magdalene, who was the wife of Jesus Christ.
Such claims distort the Bible’s teaching that sexual union is expressed with joy and satisfaction that is pleasing to God only within the bonds of a marriage commitment, a union which resembles the marrage of Jesus to the church, not Jesus to Mary Magdalene (Ephesians 5:22-33).
The Da Vinci Code claims that the marriage of Jesus Christ to Mary Magdalene is a matter of “historical record.” On page 246 the book cites The Gospel of Philip, which says Jesus kissed Mary of Magdalene, his “companion.” What the book fails to mention is that this was a heretical gospel written over two hundred years after the time of Christ, and of all the hundreds of Christian and pseudo-Christian writings of the early centuries, this is the only passage that even implies Jesus had a romantic relationship with Mary Magdalene. One questionable passage by a late “gospel” with an heretical agenda is hardly a matter of “historical record.”