26 February 2007 ~ 12 Comments

Christ’s Body?

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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.

One
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?

12 Responses to “Christ’s Body?”

  1. malcolm 20 November 2013 at 4:09 pm Permalink

    Just another conspiracy theory by so-called educated people trying to capitalize on discrediting the bible–oh boy, the old devil is having another field day with this one

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  3. Natalie C 6 August 2007 at 6:49 pm Permalink

    I agree. Nothing the scientists can dig up will make me doubt that Jesus is the Son of God, that he was crucified for our sin, and that he rose again. All these media stories do is separate the lukewarm christians from the rest of us, which God will do in the end anyway.
    The Bible is the truth, and will outlast any fad, any other religion, any false idol, any scientist, any media frenzy, and Britney’s hair.

  4. Maggie 3 March 2007 at 11:00 am Permalink

    I agree…there was many people names “Jesus” in that day and age…hard for us to fatham as it is “the name above all names”. I’ve always had a hard time with that, but it is true.
    We’ll pray that what Satan intends for evil, God will use for good in stirring up a hunger for what is real and truth. Let’s be ready.
    Massive Truth gave a link yesterday nteresting in regard to faith and science and how they mix…interesting to read!
    http://5purposedriven.wordpress.com/2007/03/02/do-science-and-faith-mix/

  5. Bobby Triplett 1 March 2007 at 2:30 pm Permalink

    2 Bobby’s with 2 babies lead 2 different revolutions…holy crap!

  6. Ed 28 February 2007 at 3:30 pm Permalink

    Let’s have a dialogue on Britney’s hair or lack of hair.

  7. kristiapplesauce 28 February 2007 at 1:14 pm Permalink

    Yeah…I think it is just another oppertunity for God to prove himself true. But whatever….all of those wishing to prove him false will fade away like everyone else. None of this stuff really ruffles my feathers. It used to but now I just go on to more important things, like Britneys hair :)

  8. Ed 27 February 2007 at 9:38 am Permalink

    Here is another opportunity for America to prove that it has an attention deficit disorder. We tend to place attention on one issue for a while then the hype wears off and we go to another one. Remember the Jesus Seminar? At one time that was hot news, now it is nothing more that a blip on the religious radar. For a while it was the Da Vinci Code. I couldn’t belief all of the Christian studies and DVD’s that were a response to the Da Vinci Code. That hype came and went with the movie. Our DVD’s are worthless now because something new has arrived. Now it is this new one about the bones of Jesus. Well I have a bone to pick with the Discovery Channel! just kidding. This too shall pass. Maybe the next extreme story will be that God is really a woman. Just a thought!

  9. kevin 26 February 2007 at 8:03 pm Permalink

    Sorry don’t have the long energy for the post, but want to say two things.
    1. I don’t know how common Jesus was of a name in those times, but Jesus is used quite a lot among some cultures as a name. So It could be another Hesus.
    2. To think that there was no God. As i reminiss about my life, i can thankfully say i hever never known a time where i didn’t believe that God existed. I grew up in the church. I think of some people that believe in the stars, or that they are there own God. Kind of scares me to think of what it would be like to feel that there is no God that loves us. Anyways. The teachings of the bible are funny, histercal, graphic, insightful, profound, sad, hopeful, etc. I know its not possible to prove and have 100% evidence. I don’t think there is anything that could happen to me that would have me doubt that (as i shudder in and hide in a corner). If you look at the bible alone. It has great teachings, it is molded together to intricately. Just by reading it you’d have to start believing again even if you were told God didn’t exist. And so the cycle continues of some people from belief to disbelief. Hence i guess the importance of needing to continually being in Gods word.
    My people are destroyed because of lack of knowledge. (Hezekiah 5:9)

  10. Phil Eurs 26 February 2007 at 3:26 pm Permalink

    Sorry, it was 1899, turn of the 20th century. =)

  11. Phil Eurs 26 February 2007 at 3:25 pm Permalink

    I think that science is one of the most amazing tools given to us by God – but just like any other tool, it can be misused by us humans. Just when we think we know “everything,” we discover the next layer, and then the next, and then the next, ad infinitum.
    I think it was the turn of the 19th century when the head of the U.S. Patent Office said “Everything that can be invented has been invented.” Bottom line is we’re humans, and we get things wrong all the time.
    Even with science on our side, we are playing a probability game and trying to be as accurate as possible. But as every scientist will tell you, nothing is 100% certain. We can increase the number of significant digits (90% becomes 99% becomes 99.9% becomes 99.99% and so on) but we can never hit 100%.
    So let’s just say that we have the best science possible. We have the most “evidence” possible. Every i is dotted and every t is crossed, and things look bullet-proof. It’s still not 100%. And if there’s one thing in the entire universe that can beat 99.99999999999%, that can be the 1 in a quintillion… I’d put my money on God.

  12. Jamie Petersen 26 February 2007 at 1:23 pm Permalink

    I saw this report on the Today show this morning and my stomach churned. On the heels of the DaVinci Code, it’s seems really “trendy” for the media to come up with these conspiracy theories. I REALLY don’t appreciate the incinuation that JUDAS is the son of Jesus and Mary Magdalene.
    As for your question, the resurrection of Jesus is what my entire faith rests on. To find “undeniable” evidence that contradicts that would 1) be nearly impossible by human means, and 2) would invalidate the scriptures- therefore making all of the Judeo-Christian belief system void. Unfortunately, it is POSSIBLE for the world to be “duped”- we saw it with “Lucy” and the evolutionary “missing links” and we’ll see it again with the rise of the antichrist.
    Guess it’s a good time to pray for the protection of the hearts of His people!! (and with the length of this comment, I could have written my own blog entry….haha….)


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