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08.18.17So How Did Things Go at the Anniversary Show?
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08.18.17Get Multiple Downloads for Any Size Donation
08.18.17New USBs with Complete Library in Stock
08.18.17ApX Keyboardist Todd Waites Has New Video
08.18.17Anniversary Shirts Available for Order Soon
08.05.1725th Anniversary Lapel Pins Now Available
08.05.17ApX: Safe Bet for Sunday School in Reno
08.05.17ApX Parodies Touch Deep in the Heart in Texas
08.05.1725th Anniversary Shirts Coming Next Week
08.05.17Big Show is One Week Away, 80% Full Already
08.02.17New Single Spoofs 2 Hard-Rockin' Classics
07.29.17Clues for Our Next Single
07.29.17ApX Played Nationally on 700 Stations in Australia
07.26.17ApologetiX Needs Help & Prayer Again
07.20.17Minnesota Couple Will Reunite at Anniversary Show
07.20.17The Story Behind Our New Song "Works"
07.17.17New Single (California 80's-Style)
07.14.17Clues for Our Upcoming Single
07.07.17Send Us Your Video for the 25th Anniversary Show
07.07.17Fans from 28 States Coming to 25th Anniversary Show
07.06.17New Single (All 80's), New CD Mailed to Fans
06.30.17Clues for This Weekend's Single
06.30.17Get a Custom ApX Lapel Pin
06.23.17What Songs Are on Our New CD, Zebraic?
06.23.17New CD in Stock, Buy 1 Get 1 of 28 Titles Free
06.23.17New Single Spoofs 'Til Tuesday & REM
06.19.17New Single is Here, New CD is Almost Here
06.17.17ApologetiX: That Christian Wedding Band?
06.17.17Clues for Sunday Night's Single
06.09.17New Single Spoofs Two American Bands
06.09.17Norway to Heaven: Fan Mail from Scandinavia
06.09.17An Edifying Email from a Delaware DJ
06.09.17The Title and Theme of Our Upcoming 48th CD
06.02.17Prayers for ApX at the Wailing Wall in Israel
06.02.17Ohio Man Says ApX Show Was a High Point in His Life
06.02.17Clues for Our Upcoming Single
05.30.17ApologetiX Needs Summer Help and Prayer
05.26.17Fan Mail from a Science Teacher in MI
05.23.17New Single is a Sequel: Poisonous Scorpions Vol. 2
05.20.17Keith Haynie Returns from Nashville, Rumors Abound
05.20.17Seats Filling Fast for 25th Anniversary Show in August
05.20.17Clues for Our Next Single
05.18.17Custom ApX Lapel Pins Available
05.15.17Autographed CD Sale Ends Tuesday
05.12.17New Single is Our Most Creative Ever
05.12.177 Autographed CDs (Ends Tuesday)
05.12.1710 Little Opinions: Brief Notes from Fans All Over
05.12.17Happy Birthday, Moose!
05.08.17Get Multiple Downloads for Any Size Donation
05.05.17Clues for Our Next Single
05.05.17Some Scriptural Thoughts About Cinco de Mayo
05.05.17Clues for Our Next Single
04.28.17Bible Quizzers Celebrate with ApX Victory Song
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04.28.17New Single Spoofs Van Halen & Loverboy
04.24.17New Single Spoofs 2 Bands That Epitomized the 80's
04.22.17New Zealand Fan Listens to ApX Several Hours a Day
04.22.17ApX as Big in Japan as in the United States
04.21.17Clues for This Weekend's Single
04.21.17New CD BOGO Deal Ends Sunday Night
04.18.17The Latest News from ApologetiX 4-18-17
04.14.17More ApologetiX Easter Videos on YouTube
04.14.17Prayer Request for Longtime Fan in Alabama
04.11.17New Single Spoofs 70s & 80s
04.05.17Happy Birthday, Jimmy "Vegas" Tanner
04.05.17Clue for Replacement Song on Next Single
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03.30.17What Songs Are on the New CD, Very Vicarious?
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03.27.17New CD in Stock, ApX 25th Anniversary Today
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03.21.17What Songs Are on the New CD, Very Vicarious?
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03.09.17The Title and Theme of Our Upcoming 47th CD
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03.07.17Bill "Moose" Rieger Set to Release New CD
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02.22.17Amazing Terry Bradshaw Football Card Testimony
02.22.17Longtime TX Fan Takes ApX with Him to OK
02.22.17Pardon Me, Boy, Was That the Chattanooga New Two?
02.22.17New Single Spoofs Foreigner & Spin Doctors
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02.20.17New Single, Lapel Pins & More

At the Movies This Month
Wed., May. 6. 2009 1:46am EDT

On May 15, the long-awaited cinematic follow-up to The Da Vinci Code -- Dan Brown's Angels and Demons -- hits the theaters. Although the book was a prequel to The Da Vinci Code, director Ron Howard has said the movie is treated more like a sequel.

Either way, its release means we'll probably once again be subject to the media taking pot shots at the Bible's accuracy and the concept of Christ's divinity. Unfortunately, although Dan Brown's works are classified as fiction, they are written in a style that seems so well researched that many people mistakenly believe much of the information they contain is based on fact.

Worse still, many people are willing to read anything Brown, other famous fiction writers, and the media send their way without hearing the other side of the story. One of the favorite tactics of skeptics is to call into question why there are "only" 27 books in the New Testament and why other apocryphal works were not included. They often portray the Council of Nicea in 325 A.D. as some conspiratorial meeting where the Church met to weed out anything that didn't agree with its own theology. Unfortunately, the average fiction reader, moviegoer, or television watcher doesn't have the time or desire to get the facts.

It's ironic that people eat up books about ancient conspiracies involving Christ's disciples, the Church, and secret religious societies, but they scoff at the idea that there seems to be a much more realistic modern-day conspiracy among many activists, artists, authors and actors to discredit the Bible and Jesus Christ.

Our friend Don Venoit, an apologetics expert and president of Midwest Christian Outreach (http://www.midwestoutreach.org) shared the following comments recently:

The underlying premise is faulty and demonstrates either a lack of knowledge about what happened at the Council of Nicea or an intentional misrepresentation of it. I simply don't know which. The Council didn't deal with the canon of Scripture but rather were addressing a doctrinal question.

For the first 4 centuries of the Church it was held that Jesus was fully God and the bulk of their defense was that He was also fully human. This was against Gnosticism which denied the incarnation as they viewed flesh as evil and held that a holy God could not take on evil flesh. Arius arose in the early 4th century and began teaching that not only was Jesus fully human but that he was not God. The primary purpose of this Council was to address this issue and bring unity within the church.

As to the canon of Scripture, writings that were not included (the Gnostic writings) is not the same as removing them after they had been an accepted part of the canon. The canon was substantially completed by the mid 2nd century (AD 170) with some refinements over the next couple of centuries.


For more details, we recommend the following articles, although there are many other excellent resources that also give the facts. These ones are concise and easy to digest:

https://www.gotquestions.org/council-of-Nicea.html
http://www.gotquestions.org/canon-Bible.html

As for May movies, we're more looking forward to seeing what Star Trek and Terminator Salvation are all about. At least we don't have to be reminded that those movies are science fiction.