Is the resurrection really a myth or just a good movie (click this title and scroll down a little bit to read more)?

James Cameron, the movie producer who hit it big with the film Titanic, will announce in a couple of days that he is prepared to release an even bigger blockbuster hit. And this one deals with an even greater historical event than the sinking of the Titanic: The "supposed" resurrection of Jesus.

It seems that Mr. Cameron has found proof that Jesus never really did rise from the dead, thus disproving the resurrection. 27 years ago an Israeli construction company uncovered a cave containing 10 stone caskets, each one dating about 2,000 years old. There were names inscribed on the tombs and after 20 years of careful work language experts were able to decipher the names that appeared on them. They were names such as Jesua, Mary, Mathew, and Judah, very common names in Jesus' day. But Mr. Cameron now claims that he can prove that the tombs actually contain the bones of Jesus Christ and His family.

What is his proof? Mr. Cameron, along with his director Simcha Jacobovici, claim to have gathered evidence through DNA tests, archeological evidence, and biblical studies that these tombs do indeed belong to Jesus and His family members. On Monday February 26, 2007, he is set to reveal at a press conference in New York City three of the caskets which he claims belong to Jesus, His mother Mary, and Mary Magdelene (who by the way he had a son with, ala The Divinci Code).

Maybe I'm missing something here but how is DNA evidence going to link the bones in these caskets to Jesus? Are there proven relatives out there that we don't know about? If so, how did James Cameron find them? And what about this biblical study he's been doing? Does he have access to a different Bible than mine? My Bible claims that Jesus was resurrected after 3 days in the grave. Maybe I'm reading the wrong translation.

The Apostle Paul, in I Corinthians 15:12-19, masterfully concludes what would happen if indeed Jesus did not rise from the grave:

"If there is no resurrection from the dead...and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is without foundation, and so if your faith...And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins...If we have placed our hope in Christ for this life only, we should be pitied more than anyone."

Make no mistake, my faith in Christ and yours depends on the resurrection of Christ, an event that has transformed our world more than all other historical events combined. The only evidence that we need is an empty tomb and the eyewitness testimonies of hundreds who saw Jesus after He rose from the grave alive. Men and women for hundreds and hundreds of years have been not only doubting the resurrection of Jesus Christ but also trying to disprove it. And all have failed.

James Cameron used an abundant amount of poetic license to piece together the events that could have happened on the Titanic before it sank. It looks as if his license is about to expire with this next ridiculous venture. (Click here to read an article that refutes his claims)

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