The Bones of Jesus // Positively Speaking // Mark Wilson

Did you happen to catch James Cameron’s documentary a few weeks ago that said they’d found the bones of Jesus?

Uh Oh — I guess we’ll have to cancel our Easter Services now!

Not On Your Life!!!

It’s amazing how the doubt-mongers come out of the woodwork like Asian beetles every spring. “Oh No! They found the tomb of Jesus!” “Oh No! Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene and had a kid!” “Oh No! The sky is falling! What on earth are we going to do??”

I’ll tell you what we’re going to do — We’re going to celebrate the Truth and have a fantastic Easter!

I find it absolutely incredible that a “discovery” from 1980, thoroughly debunked by reputable archaeology, has been dusted off again, and turned into a “Christianity Crisis”, because some well heeled doubter made a documentary. Behold the power of Hollywood!

Noted archaeologist, William Dever, who has been excavating Israel for 50 years said, “I’m not a Christian. I’m not a believer. I don’t have a dog in this fight. I think it’s just a shame the way this story is hyped and manipulated.” Amos Klaner, the guy who found the tomb originally, calls the documentary “nonsense.” Just watch and see what happens. Upon hitting the iceberg of truth, Cameron’s far-fetched theory, like all the other ones that have been launched from the port of unbelief, will sink like the Titanic into the depths of murky waters.

If Jesus was buried across town in a family plot, don’t you think someone would have pointed that out to the first century Gospel writers? “Hey, Matthew, you say Jesus rose from the dead. You’re loony! He’s buried over at Greenwood Cemetery!”

Don’t you think that St. Peter would have said something as he was being crucified upside down? “OK, OK you guys! It was just a big joke!” It would seem to me that in the face of torture and death, SOMEBODY would have let the cat out of the bag. It sure looks like they REALLY believed it!

Here’s an idea: Whenever you see the “Jesus” shows that pop up regularly on TV, consider the source. If you want to know more about Jesus, I’d suggest getting your information from the people who love him and know him personally rather than sideline skeptics trying to make buck.

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