James Cameron’s Titanic Discovery
February 24, 2007 3 Comments
Well fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, let’s pack it in. Let’s lay down our faith for James Cameron’s new documentary proves that Jesus of Nazareth didn’t really rise from the dead (Click here to read the TIME article). Yes, the same James Cameron who resurrected Celine Dion’s career, thanks for that…
If you will recall, our brother Paul spoke of this in his first letter to the Corinthians (vv 14-15, 17):
“… if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain, your faith is in vain… and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless…”
He’s saying that the Resurrection is the central, pivotal, even essential event of the Christian faith (of course some disagree but it’s clear in this text). In fact the TIME article, surprisingly enough, acknowledges this. They’re smart enough to realize that if Christ didn’t resurrect then Christianity is a lie (pity that not everyone can connect these dots).
As part of the story, of course, Jesus married Mary Magdalene (sounds familiar) and had children with her. Cameron is supposed to hold a press conference on Monday showing us the coffins (probably ossuaries) of Jesus, Mary his mom, and Mary Magdelene His wife. It’s their coffins because their names are on them, oh ok, LOL!
Here’s a line from the article:
“But film-makers Cameron and Jacobovici claim to have amassed evidence through DNA tests, archeological evidence and Biblical studies, that the 10 coffins belong to Jesus and his family.”
DNA tests? I’m impressed. How exactly these people know that the DNA found within the coffins belongs to Jesus of Nazareth, I have no idea.
I got it! Cameron procured a time machine from Area 51 (it probably wasn’t the DeLorean). He then grabbed Grissom and Catherine and set the dial for somewhere around 30 AD. The trio then went to Pontius Pilate for a warrant to collect DNA from Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus being Jesus, didn’t object and Catherine swabbed the inside of His cheek (after, of course, turning the other one). After thanking the Son of God, the trio headed back to the 21st Century (not w/o stopping at the Crusades just to affirm the brutality of “Christianity”). With swab in hand they ran the tests and then compared the SNPs between the swab and the bones inside the coffin labelled “Jesua” and voila! Instant faith destruction along with the pictures of “Christians” during the Crusades…
I also liked this tidbit from the TIME article:
“This 90-minute documentary is bound to outrage Christians and stir up a titanic debate between believers and skeptics. Stay tuned.”
Hilarious, I think my man here has his religions mixed up. Christians aren’t the ones who riot and burn cars when their faith is challenged or offended.
On a personal level, I’m not outraged by Cameron’s claims. If that’s what he wants to believe so be it. The transformation of my life and of the lives of people I know would have been impossible without the power of the Resurrection. I certainly cannot prove to someone that the Resurrection is a historical event, it must be accepted by faith and/or authority (as any other historical event).
Professor Mark Moore (Ozark Christian College) wrote an essay titled, “Did Jesus Rise from the Dead”. In it Moore gives us 4 points of historical probability that point to the veracity of Christ’s Resurrection, I recommend it, he certainly explains it very well.