A little self-promotion never hurt anyone: I made today's Enquirer. On Monday, a guy wrote an editorial trying to say that the Bible and content from The DaVinci Code could both be true and co-exist without controversy. I didn't think so, so I wrote a letter to the editor about it.
It's important for Christians to realize that even though God loves all people and wants to see everyone accept his grace, not everyone will. It's up to each individual to decide what they will do with the message of Jesus. Christ himself admitted that his message would force people to make a decision and would tear up families [Matthew 10:32-36]. So when people try to redefine the Christian faith in order to make everybody happy, they're fooling themselves.
"Walt Huber might be well-intentioned in his efforts to synthesize Christian Scripture with the content of "The Da Vinci Code" in his "Your voice" column "'Da Vinci,' Gospels need not be in conflict" (May 22), but his simplistic solution isn't satisfying to either side. As a Christian minister, I believe that Jesus' Crucifixion and Resurrection did complete the work God sent him to Earth to accomplish. So the idea that God "sent Jesus back to Earth" a second time to "spread his word" would have been unnecessary. It also would have undermined the mission of the church, to whom Jesus left the responsibility to tell the good news. The message of Christianity is divisive, forcing individuals to choose whom they will serve. Instead of trying to come up with a solution that makes everybody happy, let's just be content to have differing opinions and agree to disagree."