He is not here…or is he?

February 26, 2007

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“And [the angel] said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid.”
-Mark 16:6

In this picture I am looking into the Garden Tomb, one suggested site of Jesus’ burial and resurrection. While this location is probably not accurate, it definitely beats the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in the aesthetic appeal category. The Garden Tomb is much more peaceful and a great place to think, meditate, and even study for your impending Life of Christ test.

While I was at the Garden Tomb on Saturday, many groups came through the Garden Tomb, and you could hear singing in multiple languages. The message of the Risen Lord has gone out to the ends of the earth!

Last night, I was checking out the Drudge Report when a headline saying that James Cameron found Jesus’ tomb caught my eye. I spent the next few moments checking out different websites about this. Basically, a group has claimed that they found Jesus’ ossuary along with his family (including Mary Magdalene and their son, Judah.) A movie explaining their findings will air next Sunday on the Discovery Channel.

So what’s the deal? In short, do not take this claim seriously. No one in Israel is. The archaeologist who led the excavations of the site containing the bone boxes says, “It makes a great story for a TV film, but it’s impossible.”

Our Land and Bible professor talked a little bit about this in class today and pointed us to his blog, where he wrote some thoughts about the subject.

I’ll end this post with a verse from the end of 1 Corinthians 15, which is all about the importance of the resurrection:

“Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.”

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One Response to “He is not here…or is he?”

  1. Yo Bro, Glad to read that while you are in Israel you are on top of the archaeological scene. It’s hard to believe that the guy who made Titanic could suddenly unearth something that archaeologists couldn’t find on their own. Thanks for your thoughts and I’ll follow your links! Good to know I can come to Step Onto Liquid for the latest news and views!

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