â€œHistoric fact with a contemporary story line.â€ USA TODAY...
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Slide 2 Historic fact with a contemporary story line. USA TODAY (December 11, 2003) Slide 3 The most amazing thing about this novel is that its based on fact. ( Taylor, www.archive.salon.com/books/review/2003/03/27da_vinci) Slide 4 A good yarn within a richly factual content. (The Da Vinci Code: Book Review, (www.counterculture.co.uk/book-review/the-da-vinci-code.html) Slide 5 CLAIM Jesus establishment as the Son of God was officially proposed and voted on by the Council of NicaeaA relatively close vote at that. (p233) Slide 6 HISTORICAL TRUTH The vote was on: Was Christ like God or Was He the Essence of God (not on His Deity) Slide 7 We believe in one God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, Very God of Very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father by whom all things were made; who for us men, and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary, and was made man, and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried, and the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of the Father. And he shall come again with glory to judge both the quick and the dead, whose kingdom shall have no end. And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life, who proceedeth from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets. And we believe one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins. And we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen. Slide 8 HISTORICAL TRUTH Slide 9 Slide 10 CLAIM Jesus was viewed by His followers as a mortal propheta great and powerful man, but a man nonetheless. (p233) Slide 11 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. John 1:1-2 Slide 12 [He] was calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God. John 5:17,18 Slide 13 You, a mere man, claim to be God. You, a mere man, claim to be God. John 10:32,33 Slide 14 Thomas answered and said to Him, My Lord and my God! Thomas answered and said to Him, My Lord and my God! John 20:28 Slide 15 I AM the Son of God. Matthew 27:43 Slide 16 My son, your sins are forgiven. who can forgive sins but God alone? My son, your sins are forgiven. who can forgive sins but God alone? Mark 2:5,7 Slide 17 The Trial of Jesus is one of the most obvious indications that his contemporaries understood his claims to be God Slide 18 Mark 14: 61-62,64 Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed One? Slide 19 Matthew 14: 61-62,64 And Jesus said, I AM Slide 20 Most people are tried in a court of law for WHAT they did. BUT Jesus was tried for WHO He was. Slide 21 The early churchbefore the time of Constantine and the Council of Nicaeawas convinced Jesus was God. Slide 22 Justin Martyr (A.D. 100-165) Jesus is both God and Lord. (First Apology, chapter 63) Slide 23 Ignatius of Antioch (A.D. 110) God incarnate God Himself appearing in the form of man. Slide 24 Gregory Thaumaturgus (c.213 270) There is one Lord, Only of the only God of Godtrue Son of True Father. (Declaration of Faith) Slide 25 Melito of Sardis (circa A.D. 177) He was man, yet He is God. Slide 26 The modern Bible was compiled and edited by men who possessed a political agendato promote the divinity of the man Jesus Christ and use His influence to solidify their own power base. (p234) The modern Bible was compiled and edited by men who possessed a political agendato promote the divinity of the man Jesus Christ and use His influence to solidify their own power base. (p234) CLAIM Slide 27 Infancy Gospel of Thomas Infancy Gospel of Thomas Slide 28