Friday, May 19, 2006

The Da Vinci Code Opens Today

This much anticipated and dreaded movie opens nationwide today, and it's been interesting to me to observe the different sorts of responses by Christians. Some say we should go see it as a way of creating an opportunity to share the truth about Jesus with those who are lost and confused. Others say something like, "boycott the heresy!!" I agree with an article I read yesterday that said buying a ticket to the movie is like casting a vote saying, "Yes, Hollywood, make more movies like this." On the other hand, it can still be an opportunity to share the truth, even if you haven't seen the movie. It comes back to the important balance we must acheive to be both innocent and relevant. That's the way to be most effective in our culture.

Please join me in praying that the movie will not cause a "reverse revival" as many fear, and that Christians will stand strong in the face of opposition.

Here's to unshakeable faith!


Lindsay said...

I've thought about this a lot, and whether it's something that should be seen by Christians or not. I've thought it might help if I had seen it, then when witnessing to people and they bring that up, I would know more about it. However, I wouldn't pay anything to see it, because I don't want to endorse something so heretical. Also, it may not be the best testimony; if I watched it, people may think I endorsed it if they didn't know why I was watching it.

Katie said...

well said!