“Vallon stared at him. ‘You told me that it’s one of the most important books ever written.’You see the mixture of pseudo-respect for the Bible and contempt for the church. Ask yourself, who would be best positioned to decide what the Bible says, people who have dedicated their lives to truth or authors who want to jump on the Di Vinci Code Express?
“‘Important for the wrong reason. If someone did buy it, they would do so only to suppress it. Destroy it.’
“‘Suppress the testament of one of the apostles? Destroy a piece of the Bible?’
“‘The Bible is the word of God, but the Church decides what words it wants to world to hear.’” page 649
He then proceeds with a revelation.
“‘That’s not the only way in which it differs from the Biblical accounts. Thomas calls Jesus “the Son of Man” rather than the “Son of God.” That’s an important distinction, one that challenges the belief that Jesus was truly divine.’” page 650That sounds powerful but it is a total lie that shows he was using talking points instead of doing simple research. The Gospel of Matthew uses “son of man” 30 times, Mark 14, Luke 26 and John11. It is Jesus’ way of describing Himself. Some cover up. It is a very common phrase used in the OT and I have heard real scholars explain how it was used to reflect the usage by Daniel and is a sign of prophecy backing up the claims of divinity.
I could go on but if you are still with me, I have made my point. If you like a good adventure, read up to page 644 then skip ahead to 654 and finish the book. You won’t miss anything but heresy and hating. If you enjoy put downs of Christianity make sure you only quote him to people who know as little about the Bible as you do.
Lyndon, Robert. Hawk Quest. New York: Redhook, 2013.
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