Monday, February 26, 2007
The Lost Tomb Of Jesus
2 Timothy 4:3-4
3: For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
4: And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
They have really outdone themselves this time. Who you may ask?
Simcha Jacobovici, Director/Producer/Writer and James Cameron, producer, along with some others are saying that they have found Jesus Christ and his families ossuaries (limestone bone boxes}. These ossuaries served as coffins in first-century Jerusalem.
The following is from http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/tomb/about/about.html . You can read the full story there.
All leading epigraphers agree about the inscriptions. All archaeologists confirm the nature of the find. It comes down to a matter of statistics. A statistical study commissioned by the broadcasters (Discovery Channel/Vision Canada/C4 UK) concludes that the probability factor is 600 to 1 in favor of this tomb being the tomb of Jesus of Nazareth and his family.
The film also documents DNA extraction from human residue found in two of the ossuaries and reveals new evidence that throws light on Jesus' relationship with Mary Magdalene.
This is why I started out with 2 Timothy 4:3-4. Take a minute and read those verses again. Christ has told us that this would happen and there is still a lot more to come, I'm afraid to say.
The devil will do what ever it takes to put doubt in our minds or do anything to draw us away from Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Do not be swayed by their talk and so called proof. They have no proof. Just as scientists can not time date anything past thousands of years, as the scientists have stated themselves. Every time something is stated as being millions of years old someone did some assuming in there calculations. That is the only way that they can come up with a date. To add their own made up numbers into their calculations. There are assumptions put into there statistical evidence that is absolutely absurd. This involved multiplying the instances that each name appeared during that time period with the instances of every other name [like they have records of this}. Their research itself states that usually only 20% of ossuaries have inscriptions. So that would leave 80% of these ossuaries with nothing on them, no inscription, no name. Who knows what their names were or how many times, the names that they do not know, were used?
These people are out to make money along with trying to discredit the Christian faith. Do not let them cause you to waiver in any way the faith you have in the Son of God, Jesus Christ.
All we need to know is in The Holy Bible, the living Word of God. Amen
1 Timothy 6:1-21
1: Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed.
2: And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.
3: If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;
4: He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
5: Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
6: But godliness with contentment is great gain.
7: For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
8: And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
9: But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
10: For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
11: But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
12: Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
13: I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession;
14: That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:
15: Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;
16: Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.
17: Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
18: That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;
19: Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.
20: O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:
21: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen
As for Matthew, the last entry of him in the Bible is in Acts 1:13. But Epiphanius (ca 310–20 – 403)states that Matthew was martyred in Hierapolis of Parthia. Here is where I got this from
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