Old Lies revisited...
Christianity must now be attacked and ‘proved’ wrong. How?
There is only one effective way of doing this: by removing God from Christianity. During the first 300 years of its existence,
Christians were persecuted,
often with extreme brutality,
but these persecutions were only battles; the war had not yet begun,
in the worldly sense.
The first major offensive against Christianity was the Arian heresy......see below.............................................
quote//The First Ecumenical Council was convened in 325 A.D., in the city of Nicea, under the Emperor Constantine I.
This Council was called because of the false doctrine of the Alexandrian priest Arius, who rejected the Divine nature and pre-eternal birth of the
second person of the Holy Trinity, namely the Divine Son of God the Father, and taught that the Son of God is only the highest creation.
318 bishops participated in this Council, among whom were St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, St. James, bishop of Nisibis, St. Spiridon of Tremithus, and
St. Athanasius, who was at that time a deacon.
The Council condemned and repudiated the heresy of Arius and affirmed the immutable truth, the dogma that the Son of God is true God, born of God the
Father before all ages, and is eternal, as is God the Father; He was begotten, and not made, and is of one essence with God the Father.......
So back to the false lies of the Da Vinci Code........
The Da Vinci Code is history revisited.
In the guise of a novel,
it is a serious attempt at reintroducing Arianism
, ‘proving’ that Christ was not, and therefore is not, God.
Using the format of a novel is indeed a brilliant tactic.
It allows history to be rewritten, and facts to be mutilated and reinvented with impunity.
more to read.......
[edit on 5/2/2005 by helen670]