It is a crockumentary being shown during the most sacred Easter season, we have a further insult to the Creator and Savior of the world and to all His followers, who bear His name. This supposed “documentary” according to a recent email I received from the American Family Association “claims that the tombs of Jesus, Mary, Mary Magdalene and a supposed son of Jesus —Judah— have been found, thus making the Bible and two thousand years of history a lie.”
The AFA email continues, “According to the Discovery Channel's documentary "The Lost Tomb of Jesus" airing Sunday, March 4, the bones of Jesus-- buried with His family -- have been found. In addition, the documentary says that Mary Magdalene and Jesus might have had a son named Judah."
This is indeed part of an ongoing effort on the part of the enemies of Jesus Christ and His followers to discredit, to insult, to marginalize to ridicule all those that honor the true God. It amounts to the worst sort of blasphemy.
This new insult is part of an incessant systematic effort on the part of the Secular Humanist Leftist to destroy all vestiges of God, Jesus Christ and Christian influence in America today. The Da Vinci Code, the Gospel of Judas, Jesus Christ, Superstar and all the same attempt to discredit the one, true Gospel of Jesus. Our Secular Humanist friends cannot accept the exclusivity and truth of this message because it wars against their own creed and the basic pillars of their “faith” in god-man.
According to National Clergy Council president Rob Schenck in a OneNewsNow.com article observes that over the years, “Hollywood has attacked and mocked the Christian faith, and he suspects the makers of The Lost Tomb of Jesus may have similar intentions. However, the clergy leader notes, he tends to agree with critics who claim this new documentary makes a mockery of the archaeological profession."
Kerby Anderson in an article on the Probe Ministries website writes, “The foundational claim (of the Discovery documentary) is that they have discovered the family tomb of Jesus Christ. Is this really the tomb of Jesus or his family? There are many good reasons to believe this tomb has no relationship at all to Jesus and his family. Many are asking what to think about these claims. Therefore, I put together a quick two-page summary of some of the criticisms and concerns that surfaced in the first few hours after the announcement. Before we look at those criticisms, let’s first review the history of this tomb.
Anderson continues, “We have known about this tomb since it was discovered in 1980. Back then, Israeli construction workers were digging the foundation for a new building in a Jerusalem suburb. Their digging revealed a cave with ten limestone ossuaries. Archeologists removed the limestone caskets for examination.
Anderson adds, “When they were able to decipher the names on the ten ossuaries, they found: Jesua, son of Joseph, Mary, Mary, Mathew, Jofa and Judah, son of Jesua. At the time, one of Israel’s most prominent archeologists (Professor Amos Kloner) didn’t associate the crypt with Jesus. He rightly argued that the father of Jesus was a humble carpenter who couldn’t afford a luxury crypt for his family. Moreover, the names on the crypt were common Jewish names.”
There is no “Lost Tomb” of Jesus Christ. But there is an “Empty Tomb”! This empty tomb is the essence of Christianity. It validates the Gospel message of Jesus who said of Himself, “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to (God) the Father except through Me.” This simple message has stood the test of time and will withstand this latest attack. However, it is time for Christians to “fight” back not using the Islamo-terrorist tactics like burning and beheading, but as righteously outraged and insulted followers of the God of the universe by praying for our enemies and by boycotting and by writing to the broadcasters. After all they blaspheme the one true God and we should not remain silent.
Send your email in protest to this insulting so-called “documentary” to The Discovery Channel. Ask them to do the right thing and not air this most egregious insult to the world's only true God-honoring faith. email@example.com John S. Hendricks, Chairman Discovery Channel. See also American Family Association website for "The Discovery Channel documentary says Christianity is a lie" article for further guidance in contacting The Discovery Channel.