Quote: Dan Brown on Religion

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Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code, recently said: “I was very religious as a kid. Then in eighth or ninth grade, I studied astronomy, cosmology, and the origins of the universe. I remember saying to a minister, ‘I don’t get it. I read a book that said there was an explosion known as the Big Bang, but here it says God created heaven and earth in seven days. Which is right?’ Unfortunately the response I got was, “Nice boys don’t ask that question.” A light went off, and I said, “The Bible doesn’t make sense. Science makes much more sense to me.” And I just gravitated away from religion.”
Parade September 13, 2009. pp4-6

Brown goes on to say that he has now gone full circle and believes there is “a spiritual aspect to science.”

Editorial Comment: Unfortunately Brown’s fictional novel has been used to further undermine the credibility of the Bible by causing people to doubt the accuracy of the gospel accounts of Jesus Christ. We should not be surprised that someone who doubts Jesus as Creator also doubts Him as Lord. As a young man he began to question Christ when uncertainties arose on the Biblical account of origins. The response of his minister to his question demonstrates how important it is for Christian leaders not to bury their head in the sand when it comes to addressing what the Bible says about our origins. It is indeed a critical matter to the faith of many people and unsatisfactory answers simply make “the light go off” and the “Bible not make sense”. Instead, Christian leaders need to arm themselves with the truth of the scriptures, the many resources available from Bible-believing Creation ministries and be prepared to give an answer to anyone who asks about the hope we have in our Creator Jesus Christ (1 Pet 3:15). (Ref. Philosophy, Darwinism, evolution)

Evidence News, 28 Oct 2009

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