Imagine a historical novel in which the Germans won World War II. We would know it was wrong immediately. The Da Vinci Code is historical fiction where the history is bad.Unfortunately, this bad history has been propagated in the over 80 million copies sold.
But since we don’t know our church history, we don’t recognize bad church history. One of those assertion from The Da Vinci Code is that the Bible was assembled in 325. Here is a quote from a fictional character.
But this is just bad history. There are multiple historical problems with this paragraph. For just one refutation, read this article about The Muratorian Fragment. The author shows we have documentation that 22 of 27 NT books were agreed upon by 180 A.D. In other words, the core of the NT was decided by consensus not a political council quite early in the history of the church!
Because of The DaVinci Code, the culture “knows” the NT was manipulated. Unfortunately they are wrong. Let’s make sure our older children know the truth.