Attacks on the resurrection of Jesus Christ began on the first Easter with the "stolen body" theory advanced by the chief priests and Roman guard (Matthew 28:11-15) and have continued on to this day. The most recent, of course, is the claim made in the "The Lost Tomb of Jesus," the 2 hour documentary aired on the Discovery Channel on March 4th in which Titanic director James Cameron and the controversial documentary director Simcha Jacobovici claim to have discovered the family tomb of Jesus of Nazareth. The evidence for this claim is exceptionally weak and has been more than adequately challenged right and left. Below are several links to articles that would be worth your quick perusal - especially if you saw and were influenced by the documentary.
The Jesus Tomb? 'Titanic' Talpiot Tomb Theory Sunk from the Start by Ben Witherington III
Did They Really Find Jesus’ Bones? by Craig Blomberg
The Jesus Tomb by Andreas Kostenburger
The alleged ‘Jesus family tomb’ by Richard Bauckham
"Is This Really 'The Lost Tomb of Christ'?" – The Albert Mohler Radio Program (mp3 - right click and "save as" to download)
I will also be dealing briefly with this in tomorrow's message, "The Tragedy of a World without the Resurrection."
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