Thursday, March 1, 2007

Is My Job in Jeopardy?

Someone said to me the other day, jokingly, "Hey your job may be in jeopardy, they found Jesus' bones." At that point I had not heard of the recent attack on the Christian faith that is played out in a documentary put together by James Cameron (Titanic) and Simcha Jacobovici. This pair was on "Larry King Live" earlier this week along with Dr. Al Mohler and the results were typical. Solid answers and critiques from Dr. Mohler, and vague speculation from the film makers.

Several evangelicals have weighed in on the discussion. Among them is Dr. Ben Witherington from Asbury Seminary. His comments are very good. Below is a bit taken from his blog and his thoughts on this film project, specifically related to Jacobovici:

"He is a good film maker, and he knows a good sensational story when he sees one. This is such a story. Unfortunately it is a story full of holes, conjectures, and problems. It will make good TV and involves a bad critical reading of history. Basically this is old news with a new interpretation. We have known about this tomb since it was discovered in 1980. There are all sorts of reasons to see this as much ado about nothing much..."

It seems each year near Easter someone else rolls out a new theory about the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus. The truth remains, my Savior lives! My job, while it may be in jeopardy at some point (presently things are great), is on solid footing - My Anchor Holds!


Brian L said...

Defender of the Faith. Keep 'em comming.

Jon Cyrus said...

BL, you had a good link on your page re: Jesus' tomb. Actually, all this hype etc is job security for us huh?