I heard on the news this morning that James Cameron (of Titanic fame) claims to have found the graves and bones of Jesus and Mary. I ran upstairs to do a quick Google search before leaving for church. There are lots of references. I copied the first one I found, from Dakota Voice.
I don’t know about you but I put lots of stock in what Hollywood folks say. (Please notice my tongue-in-cheek when I say that!) So what do you think?
Jesus’ Body Found
Efforts to discredit Jesus’
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 /Christian Newswire/ — A liberal
website out of Jerusalem, Israel is reporting that a documentary film to be
aired this week will prove the actual burial site for Jesus Christ and his
family has been found. The filmmakers, including James Cameron of Titanic
fame, claim they will display the coffins of Jesus and his mother Mary at a
New York news conference on Monday.
The implications are clear: According the filmmakers, Jesus
did not rise from the grave.
In response to the announced news conference, National Clergy
Council president, the Reverend Rob Schenck (pronounced SHANK) said:
“This kind of sensationalism has been tried before. Only five
years ago no less of a prestigious organization than Biblical Archeological
Review Journal claimed it had the coffin of James, the brother of Jesus. It was
later determined to be a hoax.
“These filmmakers, who have an obvious bias against
Christianity, say the evidence in this case rests on the names inscribed on the
coffins and DNA testing. First, the names Jesus, Mary, Joseph and the others
they will cite, were some of the most common for that region at that time.
Second, there are no known descendants of Mary alive today, so what does DNA
have to do with it?
“Thinking people should take this announcement with a grain
Rev. Schenck is also chairman of the Committee on Church and
Society for the Evangelical Church Alliance, America’s oldest association of
evangelical clergy. The National Clergy Council is based in Washington, DC, and
represents conservative church leaders from all Christian traditions.