The Lost Tomb of Jesus is a Sham!
James Cameron's new documentary film, The Lost Tomb of Jesus is trying to
delegitimize Christianity. Every year of late around the Easter Season, it
seems that someone tries to undermine the foundations of the Christian faith.
Last year it was The DaVinci Code and The Jesus Papers and this year it is The
Lost Tomb of Jesus. All of these machinations will of course prove to be
false. One reason that the Christian faith has survived and flourished for
2000 years is because there were eyewitnesses to the crucifixion and to the
Eyewitnesses who went to their deaths smiling because they knew
they they too would be raised in death to be with the Lord. And they were not
suicide bombers who killed others in the name of God. In Christianity, God
sent His son to die for us while in Islam, fathers send their sons to die for
Allah. There is a big difference.
The stone coffins in a Jerusalem suburb which they allege to be the actual
family burial crypt of Jesus of Nazareth along with his wife Mary Magdelene
and son Judah were actually discovered 27 years ago.
The BBC did a documentary
on them ten years ago which has been discredited. This is not a new discovery
or one which has not undergone a thorough scientific investigation and come up
lacking. They claim to have the names on the coffins and they claim to have
the bones and the DNA to prove their case. I am not going to waste my time
trying to refute these specious claims but there are thousands of people with
those names buried in Jerusalem and as to the DNA that is just plain stupid!
Even prominent Jerusalem archaeologist, Amos Kloner, calls these claims
"impossible and nonsense!