So James Cameron of Terminator and Titanic fame is doing a documentary for the Discovery Channel where they say they have found the tomb of Jesus Christ, his mother Mary, his wife Mary, and his son Judah. They say that they have DNA that says that two of the graves are husband and wife and one is a child. Even though there are no bones in the caskets, there’s DNA they say.
This tomb was originally found in 1980 and the caskets are some of 10 that were found then. They say that one says it contains Judah, son of Jesus. That may very well be. The father of the Judah buried there may well have been named Jesus. Judah’s mother may well have been named Mary and his grandmother may have been Mary too. These were all common names.
Why is it that those that seem to have no faith have to spend so much energy trying to debunk Jesus Christ and Christianity? Perhaps because they just can’t stand that Christians not only believe that Jesus Christ died for our sins, but we KNOW this to be true. We can’t “prove” how we KNOW this to be true, but we do KNOW it. When you come to Christ, you KNOW this.
John 3:16 (King James Version)
For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life
We KNOW that Jesus was crucified, died and was buried (In the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea), that he descended into hell, and on the third day He rose again where he sits at the right hand of God the Father. (Apostle’s Creed)
The Nicene Creed says much the same thing.
Do they (those without faith) think that those of us WITH faith will look at a documentary like the Gospel of Judas, a movie or book like The DaVinci Code (which is fiction and never pretended to be otherwise) or this new documentary and suddenly say, “Oh, I have been so stupid believing in something that isn’t true!”? They have another thing coming. We who believe, KNOW. It isn’t just belief, faith, it is KNOWLEDGE. We KNOW that God loves us, unworthy as we may be. We KNOW that God sent His Son to us, to die for us, to SAVE us. We KNOW this deep in our hearts, deep in our bones, deep in our souls.
I read The DaVinci Code and I saw the movie, they were entertaining stories. Nothing more, nothing less and my faith was not even nudged. I KNOW that I am saved.
There may be those on the fence that this may persuade to drop off on the non belief side. For those, we pray that they will find the truth. We pray that they will find God by another means.
For those on this side of the fence, there really isn’t much danger that we will suddenly renounce our faith, as I said before, we KNOW.
Our faith seems to frighten those without faith. They really need to disprove the basis of our faith so that they can “prove” themselves right. I think that the thought of something beyond themselves, for those who don’t believe in anything beyond themselves, frightens the heck out of them. What if all those “Christians” are right? What if there is something beyond ourselves and we haven’t acknowledged it? Believed in it? What happens then?
I KNOW that I am saved. Others of faith that I know KNOW that they are saved. This documentary, perhaps interesting, perhaps entertaining, will NOT affect my faith.
The Anchoress is thinking along the same lines…
Captain Ed has more…