Friday, May 12, 2006

The Da Vince Craze

If you have not heard of the Da Vinci Code, you really need to examine your head:P. If you have not read the book, you really should. If you're not a reading fan, then you should just wait for the Da Vinci Code movie then, which will be out worldwide May 17. It stars Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou and Ian McKellen.

Being a Christian, I welcome this phenomenon with arms wide open. Have I gone crazy? A controversial book that claims Jesus Christ had married Mary Magdalene and had a baby and I liked it? Well, it's just a fictionous book, so what's the big deal? Harry Potter says that there's a witch and wizard world parallel to our normal Muggles' world and there's no controversy there what. Oh wait, there is but that's another story all together. The biggest problem with Da Vinci Code is that the author, Dan Brown, had boldly claimed that other than the main characters in the book, all other elements in the book are true historical facts. And that, my friend, had opened up a huge can of worms.

But I would like to invite you to take a step back and witness the power of God at work because believe me you, this movie/book, just like The Passion of Christ, would allow all humans once again to go back to the original question. Who is God? And God, in His most awesome sense of humour, had chosen to use Hollywood to answer that question. Yes, if that's not amazing, I ask you what is?

This movie/book would force Christians to re-examine their relationship with God and force them to go find out more about the history of Jesus Christ and what he really did 2006 years ago. It would generate incredible amount of interest in Jesus Christ amongst non-Christians as they would be curious to know if these bunch of gentle wayward folks called Christians had put their money on the wrong God:P

What an opportunity, friends, to let people know that not only is the book/movie really just a work of fiction but to share what Christianity at its deepst core really is about. To share what God had done in our lives so thoroughly, the breakthroughs, the transformations. So, is this book/movie bad? Only if you choose to let it be so. Me, I'm gonna thoroughly enjoy seeing God's power at work once again this summer.

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