HJ/EDMay 1, 2006

Speaker to show Da Vinci Code's inaccuracies

By Kristen Miller
Staff Writer

Claims against Christianity in the fictional book “The Da Vinci Code,” will be addressed in a two-part series by a speaker at the Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church of Cokato.

The series will be 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 3 and Wednesday, May 10 at the church.

Pastor Lyndon Korhonen wants to make the public aware of the truths that counter the untruths of “The Da Vinci Code,” he stated.

“This will give an opportunity to help answer questions that have been raised by ‘The Da Vinci’,” Korhonen said.

Denny McKeever from Faith Studies International will be presenting FaithSearch Discovery, a seminar to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ with manuscript evidence and archeological findings.

He will offer insight and personal stories from his 20 years of missionary experience around the world as well as historical findings from the nonsectarian magazine, Biblical Archeological Review.

According to McKeever, not one piece of archeological evidence ever contradicted one thing in the Bible. They have only substantiated and supported the historical accuracy.

The purpose of the seminar is to illustrate the integrity and reliability of the New Testament, McKeever stated.

He will answer questions to whether or not the Bible is true and will provide evidence that what Dan Brown, author of “The Da Vinci Code,” wrote is wrong.

“This sinks ‘The Da Vinci Code’s’ Ship,” McKeever said.

The danger of the novel is that it is has been made as a declaration of truth, when it is in fact fiction, he stated.

McKeever will examine the reliability of faith and give archeological evidence that the New Testament was undoubtedly written by eyewitness accounts.

“If Jesus is who He says He is, then we better be aware of the facts, because he is talking eternity,” McKeever said.

“God’s Word is reliable and there are answers if they are willing to look for them,” concluded Korhonen.

This is a two part series and would normally cost $1,500 but because of the publicity surrounding the movie release, the fee has been waived and a free will offering will be accepted instead.

Untruth and truth addressed by speaker

Those who wish to hear another side of “The DaVinci Code,” may attend this two part series:

Part One: Wed. May 3, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church, 5939 Oliver Ave. SW, Cokato

Part Two: Wed. May 10, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church

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