Looking for the Living Among the Dead, Part 2
An excerpt from this week's sermon on Luke 24:1-12, a propos of James Cameron and the "The Lost Tomb of Christ."
How could the women know that this was true? As far as they were concerned, Jesus was still missing. How could they believe in the resurrection of his body unless they could see Jesus with their own eyes? And perhaps more importantly for us, how can we believe this? Somewhere Harvard Professor Ernest Wright has said, “In biblical faith everything depends upon whether the central events actually occurred or not.” If that is true, then how can we know for sure that Jesus really did rise from the dead?
This question was raised in a fresh way this week by the announcement that the caskets of Jesus and other members of his family had been discovered in a burial cave from a Jerusalem suburb.