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This guy is claiming he has proved with DNA and excavation evidence, that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene, had a son, and that they were all buried next to each other, thus allegedly proving Jesus never rose from the dead, in hopes that he can turn Christianity on its head. And as much as we as believers want to say, “What an idiot, how could he,” we must remember first that we are no better and the only reason we differ from this guy is the grace of Christ. In fact, the Scriptures have something to say concerning all of us. Psalm 14:1-3 says:
The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good. The LORD looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God. They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt; there is none who does good, not even one.
We are all in the same state apart from the inward work of regeneration by the Holy Spirit to turn our hearts from rebellion to seeing Christ as beautiful and embracing Him. Had God left us to our natural desires, we would run head first straight into hell. As the Scripture says, God looks down upon all of us, and from His perspective (the only one that counts), no one seeks after Him. Sure, they may seek after a god of their choosing, made in their likeness, thought up in their own minds, but in no way do they seek after Him, the true King of the universe. How offensive must that be? And this is all of us. Apart from the work of Christ to transform our dead hearts bent on destruction, we would be doing the exact same thing, rejecting God, bent on eternal destruction. By nature our hearts and our will are in bondage to sin and are predisposed to using all of our energy to reject Him. And so before any of us start getting so upset about how absurd this is, just remember that should be you had God not intervened in your will and cut you to the heart by revealing His glory as seen in Christ. Otherwise, you would have despised Christ just like everyone else. I absolutely think this is absurd, but not surprising. Man naturally hates and despises Christ and wants to reject and suppress the truth as much as they can. During this whole thing, remember this thought from Scripture:
“For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins.”
– 1 Corinthians 15:16-17
There is no hope apart from the life, death, resurrection, ascension, work, and return of Christ to raise us from the dead, giving us life in Himself.
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