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McDuffie Ministers

There has been a rash of news this week concerning the upcoming documentary, The Lost Tomb of Jesus. According to filmmakers and researchers, stone boxes, called ossuaries, discovered in 1980 might once have contained the remains of Jesus as well as others close to Him.

To the Christian, all of these claims stand in stark contrast to the revelation of God given to man through the New Testament. The claim that Jesus even had an ossuary contradicts the Christian belief that he was resurrected and ascended to heaven. According to Albert Mohler, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, "Christianity has always understood the physical resurrection of Christ to be at the very center of the faith."

The writer of Hebrews, in describing God's supreme revelation in Christ stated, "(W)ho being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become so much better than the angels, as he has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they" (Hebrews 1:3-4). The book of Hebrews goes on to describe Jesus Christ as God's final Word as prophet, priest, and king!

All those who challenge our Lord's resurrection and, by so doing, His divinity, would do well to be reminded of the words of the angel, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come see the place where the Lord lay" (Matthew 28:5-6).

The foolishness of lost men's hearts will always lead down paths of error and disbelief. Yet be assured, dear church: His tomb, like His cross, is still empty.

Web posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007

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