James Cameron has found Jesus. But not quite the way you think. The director of "Titanic" has supposedly unearthed the burial site as well as coffin and bones of none other than Jesus himself! Who would have thought after all this time, we could have just gone over there and walked right into the greatest discovery of mankind. All of this fighting and quarling, wars raged, the crusades even, could have been avoided if only we looked in the right place.
This will have repercussions throughout the world. Paul said "if Christ be not risen your faith is in vain and you are still in your sins" I wonder how exactly they expect to prove that this is Jesus' bones?? They won't have to. They'll simply say that it's so, and dare you to prove them otherwise. The burden of proof quickly swings to those crazy Christians.
If this story has legs, and picks up to be accepted as fact, that there was a man named Jesus that lived but his bones are here on display, evangelicals could have their work cut out for them. How could we say that Jesus has risen when his bones are at some Museum?
This is an attack designed to undermine the faith to it's core. What good could come out of this? Does Mr. Cameron expect the world of Christians to suddenly slap themselves on the head in amazement? Should we throw down our bibles and suddenly declare in one voice, "hey, sorry about that whole faith thing, my bad"? He has sorely underestimated his opponent if that is the case.
This will play out in the media. Those who already hate the faith will have more ammunition against it. Those in the faith will not be swayed. This only serves to drive a wedge further between us.
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I suppose Mr. Cameron is now some sort of archeologist and theologian. He sure is wasting his time in Hollywood. I expect this to lead into some kind of movie deal.
The bottom line is faith. Everyone of us exercises faith. Faith in God; faith in no God. Faith in Christ; faith in myself. Faith in heaven and hell; faith in no heaven or hell.
Since Jesus' time, there have been those seeking proof. Jesus said He was God. That either makes Him a liar, lunatic, or Lord. He certainly cannot be called a good teacher or prophet, unless He is Lord.
Jesus spent no time debating the issue of His equality with God the Father. He just went about healing the sick, raising the dead, and changing lives. And the changed lives of those who have placed their faith in Christ over the past 2,000 years is all the proof anyone would need.
Mr. Cameron's so-called discovery will not dissuade true believers from our faith.
J. Ross Greer