Bible or Da Vinci Code
The Da Vinci Code is among many who have questioned the Sacred Scriptures over the centuries. Only God’s word can lead the way to heaven. Please publish this liberally to spread the good news about our living savior.
The movie of the Da Vinci Code is playing now. It questions the divinity of Jesus, claims he was married to Mary Magdalene and had a child. There is no evidence to support this. This article shows what the Bible says about Jesus. He arose from the dead, was seen by thousands of people, including the apostles who knew him well. They testify in Scripture that he is the Son of God.
The pages of the Old Testament are filled with prophecies of Jesus. Immediately after the first sin, a remedy for iniquity was announced. Jesus would crush the head of the serpent who was actually Satan in Genesis 3:15. He was often called the Messiah in Old Testament times. It was foretold that he would be the offspring of Abraham (GE 18:18), of Isaac (GE 17:19), and of Jacob, (NU 24:17). It was predicted that he would descend from the tribe of Judah (GE 49:10), The place of his birth was named in Micah 5:2, Daniel 9:25 speaks of the time of his birth. It was predicted that he would be betrayed by a friend in Psalm 41:9; he would be sold for 30 pieces of silver in Zechariah 11:12. The fact that Judases’ position would be taken by another foretold in Psalm 109:8, the money would be returned for a potter’s field, (ZEC 11:13). It was prophesied that his hands and feet would be pierced in Psalm 22:16; he would be given gall and vinegar in Psalm 69:21.
It was foretold that his side would be pierced in Zechariah 12:10 that soldiers would cast lots for his clothes in Psalm 22:18 that not a bone would be broken in Psalm 34:20 that he would be buried with the rich in Isaiah 53:9. The entire chapter of Isaiah 53 is devoted to describing how Jesus was despised and rejected by men, pierced for our transgression, crushed for our inequities, led as a sheep before his shears in silence, and cut off from the land of the living.
This speaks of his suffering in his crucifixion. His resurrection was predicted in Psalm 16:10 and his ascension was foretold in Psalm 68:18. This and other prophecy about Jesus Christ are fulfilled in New Testament Scripture.
In addition to the word “Messiah” the prophecies about Christ in the Old Testament use the term “Branch.” In Isaiah 11:1 the Branch is described as descending from Jesse the father of David. In Jeremiah 23:5 we see that he would be a king descending from David. In Jeremiah 33:15-16 the righteous Branch from David would execute justice and righteousness in the land. In Zechariah 3:8-9 we learn that the Branch will remove the sin of the land in one day. That obviously refers to the day of the crucifixion of Christ. In Zechariah 6:12-13 another fact is revealed. The Branch would sit and rule on his throne and he would be a priest on his throne. He is not reigning in Jerusalem because his kingdom is not of this world (JN 18:36).
The fact that all of these things were predicted thousands of years before they happened is proof that someone with greater knowledge than men have inspired the writers of the Bible. Neither the Da Vinci Code, nor the many others who have tried to discredit the divinity of Jesus Christ can match the time-tested verification of him in the Bible.
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created; things in heaven and one earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together (COL 1:17).
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