Author Dan Brown’s New Concept of God Isn’t New

October 17, 2017 at 8:11 AM 2 comments

Dan Brown, well-known for his book, The DaVinci Code, has another book out called simply, Origin, “the fifth outing for Harvard ‘symbology’ professor Robert Langdon, the protagonist of ‘The Da Vinci Code’, a book that questioned the history of Christianity.” [1]

Apparently, after talking in-depth with futurists the world over, Brown’s new book asks the question, Will God survive science? The answer, according to Dan Brown, is a decided no. There, I just saved you $18.00. You’re welcome.

Seriously, what Brown considers to be new in the history of the world (answering the question of whether or not God will survive science), isn’t really that new at all. In fact, people during Paul’s day considered themselves to be quite erudite when it came to understanding the science of the universe, certainly as they defined it then. Educated snobs have always been with us; people who considered themselves far too brilliant to fall for the trap of religiosity and the superstitious concept of “God.”

In Acts 17:18, we read about Paul at Athens. The folks there considered themselves to be top drawer intellects, philosophers, and sages. They were well-educated and could spend hours discussing aspects of humanity, life, death, and everything in between. After Paul finished preaching a simple Gospel message, Luke, the human author of Acts tells us how they reacted.

And also some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers were conversing with him. Some were saying, “What would this idle babbler wish to say?” Others, “He seems to be a proclaimer of strange deities,”—because he was preaching Jesus and the resurrection. – (NASB)

Sounds just like the way some who are considered (or consider themselves), intellects of our day would respond to the simplicity of the Gospel. Can you hear them? Snide, snarky comments made to ridicule something they know nothing about because for them, the only thing that is real is what can be experienced by the senses.

Epicureans followed Epicurus. Interestingly enough, Epicureans’ main opponent became the Stoics. Epicureans stood solidly against all forms of superstitious religiosity, even denying divine intervention in human affairs. They were also big into physics and matter.

Dan Brown’s assertion that God will become fully antiquated and outmoded due to science and specifically, the burgeoning area of artificial intelligence is a comment made by a man who is offering absolutely nothing new, though that assertion would likely surprise him.

What Brown ultimately espouses – cosmic consciousness – is something that has been around since nearly the dawn of time. It is decidedly New Age. This belief, that all human beings are interconnected underpins that system. We are told that if we could simply understand this “truth,” we could then become “one” in spirit as a true family of humanity, and ultimately, in consciousness. Once this is achieved, there is nothing that humanity could not do. In essence then, humanity’s worth is found not in the individual person, but in the collective of all people together. This is also the foundational plank in Socialism and its extreme, Communism where it’s all for one and one for all. There is no individual in these systems.

Brown’s ruminations also sounds eerily like the description of the Tower of Babel found in Genesis 11. After reading the narrative in the first few verses of Genesis 11 that shows us just how much “one” the people at that time were, God interrupts them with a plan of His own and what that would do about that “oneness” the people of Nimrod’s day were about.

The Lord said, “Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them. Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, so that they will not understand one another’s speech. – (Genesis 11:6-7; NASB)

How’s that to prove God’s sovereignty over His Creation? All people speaking and conversing to one another in the same language made it easier to be one in thought, word, and deed. What has kept society since then from also becoming “one” is the fact that there are now so many languages in the world, but that has been changing at a steady rate. Of course, the forced and artificial “multiculturalism” (Cultural Marxism by another name), is simply another attempt to bring people together by forcing the races to live and work together, while propping certain races up and denigrating others.

At its root, the folks long ago who came together under Nimrod (who was already a ruler over territories; see Genesis 10), endeavored to follow him anywhere. It was all the same culture and language and Nimrod was a very powerful personality (“hunter of men,” Genesis 10:9). In essence, Nimrod was one of the first human types of Antichrist. There have been many types throughout history (Nimrod, Antiochus Epiphanes IV, Hitler, etc.), but the one, the standalone and final Antichrist is yet to appear on the horizon, during the last seven years (Tribulation), of this current age (and no, the Tribulation has not begun yet).

Supposedly, author Dan Brown is so convinced about the meaning behind his latest book that he believes the coming revelations regarding artificial intelligence will rock the foundation of all religions. He also believes that the main religions (or the big three) – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam – have much more in common than any differences that separate them.

Christianity, Judaism and Islam all share a gospel, loosely, and it’s important that we all realise (sic) that…Our religions are much more similar than they are different.

This is what people who have a complete lack of understanding regarding these three religions say all the time. The differences between Judaism, Islam and Christianity are terribly stark for those who know them and when taken the time to actually study those differences. The “gospel” that Brown refers to is far different within each. Judaism hints at what Christianity fully fleshes out. Islam is a religion of works, period. Ask a Muslim what they think of Christianity and they’ll tell you. They are not Christians. They are Muslims for a reason. It’s the same with orthodox Jews and Christianity. The differences in these religions are clear to the adherents of each.

But ultimately what Dan Brown is pushing in his cosmic consciousness concept is something that again, has been around for eons. Brown believes his version of it is new because he thinks science has gotten to the point of causing the very concept of God to simply evaporate. Brown notes the development of artificial intelligence (as many futurists have written about), and says that this exploding area of science will ultimately create an interconnection between all people that will give way to “some form of global consciousness that we perceive and that becomes our divine.”

In other words, though the concept of interconnection has been around for decades in modern times and literally dates back to antiquity only now has science gotten society to the point of beginning to realize just how important, necessary, and uncompromising this coming cosmic consciousness is in the end. Because of it, God will no longer be required or thought of by those who will become truly enlightened. In essence, God will have “died” because humanity will have outgrown Him.

But wait, God warned us of this centuries ago! We read about it in the books of Daniel and Revelation as well as elsewhere, when the Antichrist will rise to the world’s stage, encouraging global society to see within themselves the “divine” that they already are within. It will simply be a matter of allowing that divinity to come forth, joining all humans in a collective consciousness that will be “divine.” Oh, people will follow this coming “man of sin” (2 Thessalonians 2) because of all the promises he will make and the show of miraculous power. He will be extremely impressive.

and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God. – 2 Thessalonians 2:4

And the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast; they worshiped the dragon because he gave his authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?” There was given to him a mouth speaking arrogant words and blasphemies, and authority to act for forty-two months was given to him. And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against God, to blaspheme His name and His tabernacle, that is, those who dwell in heaven. – Revelation 13:3b-6

But eventually, after this Antichrist gains the following of the world over, he will want to be worshiped by everyone. He will be seen as the most “divine” and those who refuse to worship him will be killed.

The world has been believing the lie that was first promulgated by Nimrod to society, which was a variation on Satan’s lie to Eve (and Adam): “ye shall be as gods.”

People are not gods, with a little or big “g.” We are created beings, put on this earth for God’s good pleasure! We find no truth apart from God, nor do we find fulfillment apart from Him. We were made in His image to reflect His glory because we have no glory of our own. Apart from God we can do nothing (John 15:5), yet we persist in attempting to not only disavow God, but to completely remove Him from society and from the throne of our hearts. Dan Brown’s newest book is simply another attempt to do this.

Psalm 2 is always pertinent in every age and generation because society is always trying to throw off the chains of God’s rule over us. We don’t like it. We believe the lie that we were self-made in our own image and therefore capable of doing whatever we can dream. It’s nonsense.

Dan Brown’s book will likely become another NY best seller because people crave the concept of life without God. It is part of our fallen natures. But Brown’s book is destined to be ultimately forgotten and proven untrue. I realize “Origins” is simply a fictional narrative, but it is designed to portray truth of a sort, truth that says global society no longer needs to be underpinned by the faulty concept of a God “out there.” God is within us, which makes us already fully divine, Brown would say, just as the New Age movement has taught for generations.

Why do the nations rage
and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying,
“Let us burst their bonds apart
and cast away their cords from us.” – Psalm 2:1-3 ESV

Solomon already said it, but it bears repeating. There is truly nothing new under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:4-11) and that includes your newest book, Dan Brown.

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2 Comments

  • 1. rutnerh  |  October 17, 2017 at 11:25 AM

    I am surprised to see you waste your precious time on writing about Dan Brown, just another fool among the legions of anti-God and yes, even Pro-God, profiteers who exploit their God given talents and free will for filthy lucre. But Jesus clearly stated in Luke 16;19-31 that their temporary gains and pleasures (like those of the Rich Man in this true Bible account, not a fictional parable, constantly suffering now for at least 2000 y) will turn into unimaginable eternal torment in a literal hell when condemned by then merciless Judge Jesus ….unless they repent before their last breath!

    • 2. modres  |  October 17, 2017 at 12:34 PM

      I hear you. I’m just hoping someone who might think that Brown has something to say might stop by here, read, and realize that Brown simply espouses New Age gobbledygook.


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