26 February 2007 ~ 12 Comments

Christ’s Body?


So I saw a teaser for this news story.  Apparently a filmmaker and an archaeologist have found the tomb and the body of Jesus Christ in Israel.  I found the story on MSNBC.  Here’s a small excerpt:

"The Lost Tomb of Christ,"
which the Discovery Channel will run on March 4, argues that 10 ancient
ossuaries — small caskets used to store bones — discovered in a suburb
of Jerusalem in 1980 may have contained the bones of Jesus and his
family, according to a press release issued by the Discovery Channel.

of the caskets even bears the title, "Judah, son of Jesus," hinting
that Jesus may have had a son. And the very fact that Jesus had an
ossuary would contradict the Christian belief that he was resurrected
and ascended to heaven.

Check out the whole article here.

So after seeing it on TV, it kinda got me thinkin.  Of course I have a very deep faith and strong conviction in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  I guess I have to admit (and some my call this ignorant) that you could not convince me otherwise.  I’ve seen science mess up too many times before.  The Bible is clear about what happened and those documents have been proven time and time again throughout the ages.  God has manifested himself and revealed himself to me in too many way throughout my life.

However, it did get me thinking for a moment.  Let’s say that they somehow provided "undeniable" proof that this really was the body of Jesus?  What if they could "prove" that Jesus had not ascended into heaven?  For those of you who are Christ followers, what would that do to your faith?  What would it do to mine?  Would I be shaken at all?  Would I doubt?  Would I stand firm?  Would it make a difference?  It got me on some really good thoughts.  What about you?  What do you think?

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