will confuse a lot of people.
Coldwater, MI (PRWEB) May 16, 2006
Christians the world over have been shocked to learn that sales of The Da Vinci Code, a New York Times bestseller, has now topped 46 million books. While The Da Vinci Code professes to be nothing more than an overheated fictional thriller, many readers become confused, taking it’s teachings as gospel truth. This has raised the ire of believers across a wide spectrum of religions, from Protestants to the Pope.
Pope Benedict is upset that The Da Vinci Code portrays the Opus Dei, a Catholic organization, as central to a cover-up of the “truth” about Christ.
Evangelicals and conservative Christians dispute author Dan Brown’s attacks on the deity of Christ, reliability of the gospels and resurrection—not to mention the unbiblical claim that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene and fathered a child whose descendents are still alive.
Focus on the Family calls The Da Vinci Code “a seductive fiction being presented as fact,” warning that the movie “will confuse a lot of people.” Others are quick to point out that Brown’s book is full of half-truths, distortions and historical inaccuracies.
“Christians are getting tired of distortions about Jesus,” says Dwight Hall, president of Remnant Publications. “They are saying enough is enough. It’s time for Christians to stand up and market the truth--if they can do it, we can do it better!”
The only good thing about The Da Vinci Code book and movie, says Hall, is that it will focus the world on Jesus in a way that hasn’t been done since Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ.”
“This is an unparalleled opportunity for Christians to unfurl the truth about Jesus,” says Hall. “If a half-baked thriller distorting the truth can sell 46 million copies, then we Christians will combat the delusion by distributing millions of Bible-based books?”
To this end, Remnant Publications is teaming up with another ministry, Amazing Facts, to print and promote The Truth about Mary Magdalene. From the first page of this touching, Bible-based account, author Doug Batchelor plows straight through the controversy to reveal the profound and historical truth about Mary Magdalene.
In an unprecedented move, the two ministries are offering the book debunking “The Da Vinci Code” at missionary prices of less than a dollar per 128-page book, by the case. The book normally retails at $9.95, and churches are already getting excited about sharing the truth about Mary Magdalene. The pastor of one small church, which just ordered 3000 books, commented that he had never seen his church more vibrant and alive than since they got involved in sharing these truth-filled books with the public.
“It’s not about money,” says Hall. “It’s about the truth. The Da Vinci Code is a direct challenge to the very root of Christianity. It’s time for Christians from all denominations to let their colors fly, and clear up the terrible confusion caused by this movie and book.”
Remnant Publications, a small-town Christian printing and publishing ministry based in Coldwater, Michigan, sold 4.6 million copies of a book relevant to the National Ten Commandments Day earlier this year. With The Da Vinci Code movie just around the corner, Remnant is gearing up to sell millions of Bible-based books by the case, pallet and truckload—again.