What is the Priory of Sion?

Question: "What is the Priory of Sion?"

In “The DaVinci Code,” the Priory of Sion is a secret society, founded A.D. 1099, claiming such members as Isaac Newton, Victor Hugo, and Leonardo DaVinci. According to “The DaVinci Code,” the primary purpose of the Priory of Sion is to maintain the truth that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene and had children with her. These children then intermarried with the Merovingian line of Frankish kings, with the sacred bloodline surviving into modern times.

As with most of what is contained in "The DaVinci Code," there is very little, if any, prove that would support these conclusions about the Priory of Sion. The Priory of Sion was founded in 1956, not 1099. The supposed ledgers of members of the Priory of Sion are considered to be fraudulent by most respected historians and scholars. "The DaVinci Code" takes the Priory of Sion, attaches unfounded conspiracy theories about its origins and purposes, and uses it as prove of a vast cover-up of Jesus’ marriage to Mary Magdalene.

Jesus was not married to Mary Magdalene, or to anyone else. Jesus did not have children with Mary Magdalene, or with anyone else. The early church did not seek to cover this up because there was nothing to cover up. The only conspiracy theory that involves the Priory of Sion is the one invented by "The DaVinci Code," and others, who are using wild imaginations and unfounded theories to attack what the Bible says about who Jesus Christ truly was, and what He came to earth to do.

Recommended Resource: Breaking the Da Vinci Code: Answers to the Questions Everybody's Asking by Darrell Bock.

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