4/22/07

Still Empty After All These Years: Holy Trinity Breathes Sigh of Relief

Jesus tomb film scholars backtrack. God the Father, Son, and Spirit issued a joint statement saying, "Whew. That was a close one." The Jerusalem Post article by Etgar Lefkivits ends with this statement.
According to the New Testament, Jesus rose from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion, and an ossuary containing Jesus's bones - the explanations of the movie director notwithstanding - would contradict the core Christian belief that he was resurrected and then ascended to heaven.
This agrees with what Saul of Tarsus, renamed Paul, wrote in the first century, "And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men." Christianity stands on an historic event. The tomb was empty.

(And, actually, this is more like what the Trinity had to say: "The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them." Psalms 2:4)