There has been a great deal of attention being drawn on the resurrection of Christ lately via The Lost Tomb of Jesus. Riding on the back of the Discovery Channel are Simcha Jacobovici (Sim-Hah | Yockoh-bovitch), James Cameron, Dr. James D. Tabor, Charles R. Pellegrino, Dr. Andrey Feuerverger, Dr. Shimon Gibson, and François Bovon (a New Testament and Apocrypha scholar.)1 All of these professionals are are assisting the discovery channel in making a big splash into the rating pool. Of course, I cannot discount every claim that their findings bring about, but I can certainly highlight the fact that most respected professionals in this specific area have studied the facts and have denied that this project is on any type of scholarly valid path. This is not to mention that the documentary of this project came out in 2007 and was the talk of the web, but then dwindled off until 2011 and 2012 – which is sort of ironic since the Discovery channel only recently added the series to its line up during Easter – the time at which the searches are at their highest.
But that is neither here nor there. The boost in searches as proof for “hanging on” to the claims made by those involved in the project for ratings could easily be disproved. But what is interesting (and more telling of the profit seeking mindset of those involved with the project) is that disproving that the resurrection is not even the most persuasive argument to “kill” Christianity, so to speak. The most persuasive is the argument that Jesus didn’t even exist – that He was a figment of “the ancients’” imagination.
But the fact is that Jesus exists already today, whether we want to admit it or not. The proof of the resurrection is in the lives of those who show the real love of Christ. The historical Jesus is the Jesus of the Bible, and the Jesus of the Bible is the historical Jesus. The existence of both the biblical and historical Jesus is cemented into place by the 2.2 billion adherents of Christianity (nearly 37% of the world). To be honest, it is difficult for anyone to argue against something so significant. One of the best arguments for this is found in the atheist’s argument which maintains that there is no God. But to maintain this is to also go against what the majority of the world believes – that there is a God or gods.
It is difficult to deny the love that true Christianity demands:
This is where the Jesus in the Bible comes alive – both to those being served and to those serving. God is love, Jesus was God, therefore Jesus was love in action, thus because of Jesus Christ, those who follow him are called to action. The proof of the resurrection is found in those who are spurred to serve as Narayanan Krishnan did in the video above