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Christians Need To Create Blogs To Encourage People Who Are Hurting And Suffering

February 28, 2013

Blogs have become an important communications outlet, allowing everyday people to reach the world via the written word. Many successfully blogs started from nothing and grew into worldwide sites, due to the impact of what was written.

Christians should make use of this wonderful tool, via sites such as Blogger and WordPress (templates are available) creating blogs to share the faith and inspire hope in others. With so many people in the world hurting from the troubles of life, a good word in season, via blogs sharing hope and faith, will encourage those who are struggling, while edifying others.

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Christians And The Fashion Industry

March 22, 2007


Here’s an article I read about Christians entering the modeling industry. The modeling industry isn’t always known for being ethical. It is an industry fuelled by drugs, promiscuous sex, sexual favors to get jobs and anorexia.

Many gays work in the modeling industry and some are hostile and very malicious towards Christians, because the Bible does not approve of homosexuality, stating it is a sin that a person should ask for forgiveness for and stop doing.

It’s funny, many gays are always talking about tolerance with gay issues, but some, particularly those in the entertainment, fashion and press industries, can be extremely intolerant and very abusive.

It won’t be a matter of agreeing to disagree. It will be, how can they get you as a Christian blacklisted or how can they get you fired from jobs or how can they make your job extremely difficult or how can they degrade and verbally abuse you.

What’s ironic is, all that misconduct, is thoroughly illegal. OSHA has guidelines for how employers and employees are to behave.

There’s a fine line between freedom of speech and malicious slander, libel and defamation that intentionally damages someone’s career. Abusing someone and or causing them financial because you don’t like that they’re a Christian is OSHA condemned misconduct that is not lawful.

As a Christian, I wouldn’t take it upon myself to sit on the phone like a gossip and call all over the place trying to get people dropped from jobs, endorsements, denied reservations at restaurants or tossed out of industry businesses that under the law, each person is to have equal access to.

When you start doing crazy stuff like that, you are official breaking the law. That’s just extreme and shows someone with a mental disorder or chemical imbalance. While I’m not saying all gays do this, quiet a few do.

These are some of the obstacles Christians face in creative fields such as modeling that really ought not to be a factor at all. At least the law says so…

Regardless, I hope all goes well for this Christians undertaking ventures in the fashion industry.

Some models cling to Christianity in wild fashion industry

08:04 AM CST on Saturday, March 10, 2007 – MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – The bodies at this Saturday night gathering are sculpted, the locks of hair full and wavy, the faces made for the covers of magazines.

It’s heavenly.

Such physical perfection is a South Beach staple, on its sandy, sun-kissed shoreline, and in its thumping, velvet-roped dance clubs. But these young men and women, blessed with camera-ready exteriors, are here not to find a weekend hookup or to imbibe a $15 drink. They’re here for God.

Brittany McIntire, 17, of Athens, Ohio (center), and Brittany Rednon, 17, of Charlotte, N.C., listen as Roman Watson reads from the Book of Daniel during a Models for Christ meeting at the Calvary Chapel in Miami Beach, Fla., on Feb. 10.

Since its 1984 founding in New York, Models for Christ has sought to bring faith to fashion – spirituality and sanctity to an industry driven by sex and selfishness. The non-denominational organization has since expanded to 19 other major fashion centers, including Los Angeles, London, Paris, Milan, Tokyo. Hundreds participate.

“This work can lead anyone away from the Lord,” said Jeremiah Johnson, a former model who leads the group’s Miami Beach chapter. “But it doesn’t have to.”…

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories

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Catholics Slam Hillary Clinton For Using Mother Teresa

May 15, 2007

Hillary has been using the Mother Teresa’s image in her political ads. Boy, for someone involved in White Water and countless other political scandals, some of which according to taped conversations made public, involved the unseemly act of rolling over (and I’m not talking about cell phone minutes here, people!), that’s rich.

It is truly hypocritical that an individual so self-serving, Hillary Clinton, would opt to use someone so selfless and wonderful, Mother Teresa (who is in my top 16 on MySpace – just thought I’d throw that in www.myspace.com/contemporarygirl), to help get her scheming campaign for the presidency some press.

There are far better candidates to vote for in both parties. Avoid this modern day Jezebel/witch like the plague. Her telling track record of duplicity, deviousness, over the top domineering feminism and non-results, speaks for itself. She is the exact opposite of Mother Teresa.

Hilary wearing her daily uniform:

Catholics to Hillary: Stop Using Mother Teresa in Ad

Tuesday, May 15, 2007 10:07 a.m. EDT

This article was written by Susan Jones, CNSNews.com Senior Editor

A Catholic advocacy group is urging Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign to remove an image of Mother Teresa from a campaign video narrated by former President Bill Clinton.

“It is wholly inappropriate, disrespectful and disturbing that Hillary Clinton is using an image of Blessed Mother Teresa as a political tool, especially given their radically different views on abortion,” said Fidelis President Joseph Cella.

He noted that Mother Teresa fought to protect unborn children, while Hillary Clinton “staunchly supports abortion on demand in all nine months of pregnancy, including partial birth abortion and taxpayer funding of abortion.

“Out of respect to Mother Teresa, and the Missionaries of Charity strict guidelines for the use of Mother’s image, we call on the Hillary Clinton campaign to immediately remove her image from their campaign video,” Cella said in a news release.

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A shot of Mother Teresa standing with then-First Lady Hillary Clinton and daughter Chelsea appears in the five-minute video for only a moment.

The video then cuts to a clip of Mrs. Clinton’s address at the 1995 Beijing Conference, in which she says, “It is no longer acceptable to discuss women’s rights as separate from human rights.”

What the Clintons don’t mention in the video, Fidelis noted, is that the Beijing Conference tried to declare abortion a fundamental human right.

“Mother Teresa, by contrast, abhorred the international abortion policies of the UN,” Cella said.

He noted that Mother Teresa sent a letter to the 1995 Beijing Conference in which she wrote, “That special power of loving that belongs to a woman is seen most clearly when she becomes a mother. Motherhood is the gift of God to women…Yet we can destroy this gift of motherhood, especially by the evil of abortion …. No job, no plans, no possessions, no idea of ‘freedom’ can take the place of love.”

Cella said he has sent a letter to the head of the Missionaries of Charity, urging her to ask the Clinton campaign to “cease and desist in its unauthorized use of Mother’s image.”

Fidelis describes itself as a Catholic-based advocacy organization established to help elect pro-life, pro-family and pro-religious liberty candidates to public office, support the confirmation of judges, and promote and defend laws faithful to the Constitution in Congress and the Courts.

The Hillary Clinton for president campaign is sending the video narrated by Bill Clinton to her supporters and donors. In it, Mr. Clinton speaks admiringly for five minutes of his wife’s accomplishments and commitment to public service.

© CNS News.com. All rights reserved.

http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2007/5/15/100946.shtml?s=tn

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Charlatan Claims He Is Jesus

May 8, 2007

Charlatan, Dr. Jose Luis De Jesus Miranda, center in dark suit.

The church needs to beware of a charlatan currently deceiving some of God’s people, fleecing them out of their money and telling them he is Jesus, when the Bible clearly states Christ is in Heaven – not Miami – where this joker is operating out of. First Al Qaeda now this joker is here.

His name is Dr. Jose Luis De Jesus Miranda. He is a complete fraud and a liar. He has the people, who have been duped into joining his so-called church, so deceived, that he has them wearing shirts that say “666″ and living the highlife at their expense. He is also encouraging them to indulge all their vices, which is ungodly.

You guys don’t see something wrong with that or has he brainwashed you. “666″ according to the Bible is “the number of the beast” – the number symbolizing total evil. Furthermore, nowhere in the Bible did God tell people to indulge their vices. The Bible is very much against that, as it is self-destructive.

If people would exercise common sense and read their Bible, these things wouldn’t happen. He’s been “banned from three countries” and in my humble opinion, he needs to be banned from every country, for fraud, fleecing and misrepresentation.

People like him are a danger to the naive, as he is clearly crazy, an opportunist and a scoundrel, who could ask them to do something irrational and it ends very badly.

This has all the makings of a cult. He is clearly running a cult – not a church. There’s another point about this man that needs to be emphasized. The Bible says Jesus is sinless. We as humans are sinners (and who could dispute that, just look at how people treat each other sometimes), who He died on the cross for, so we may gain forgiveness.

The charlatan, Dr. Jose Luis De Jesus Miranda, is a “recovering heroine addict” and a former “petty thief.” Not things Jesus would have done.

Jesus wouldn’t smoke hashish or heroine, nor would he shoplift. Jesus says in the Bible “be sober.”

Nowhere in the Bible does it state that Jesus ever sinned. Dr. Jose Luis De Jesus Miranda clearly has. Miranda is a full-fledged sinner, who is still in sin via lying to and fleecing God’s people.

Once again, read your Bible, exercise good judgment and common sense. Don’t be fooled by people making outlandish claims.

I could go around saying I’m Halle Berry, but it wouldn’t make it so.

The way Dr. Jose Luis De Jesus Miranda is trapping these people is by appealing to their carnality, by telling them it’s okay to hedonistically live like hell and they can still go to heaven, which is a lie.

He is also using the fake premise of get rich to trap these people. God does not encourage the love of money, as it will destroy your soul, leading you to do greedy things to acquire and keep it. God said “I will provide your needs” not your greeds.

Yes, there are rich Christians, but this must not be your emphasis in becoming a Christian, otherwise the message of the Bible will be lost upon you. God is to be our focus. We are to be humble, selfless and prudent.

God says in the Bible, “Repent or you will perish.” In simple terms, “Repent or you will perish” means that saying you have faith in God, but not changing your wicked ways, will not gain you entry into heaven when you die. God wants you to change and become a good person – a decent human being that believes in Him.

Jesus also said in the Bible “many will come to Me (Jesus) in that day” claiming they did great things in God’s name and “I (Jesus) will say to them, depart from me worker of iniquity I never knew you.”

That means that people who claim faith in God, but do not change their wicked ways, remaining a “worker of iniquity” and iniquity means repeated sin, will not gain entry into heaven when they die.

God demands a sincere change in you. That means stop cheating on your spouse. Stop stealing from people. Stop lying. Stop doing drugs. It’s not too late to change.

By His grace, you can stop. Ask him for the strength and willpower to. And once again, don’t be duped or fleeced by people who tell you things contrary to what the Bible says or try to twist it somehow.

I pray God will put a stop to this foolishness this man, Dr. Jose Luis De Jesus Miranda, is doing. No good can come from it.

Crowd Packs Amphitheater For Man Claiming He’s Jesus Christ Reincarnated

Christians Protest Event In Orlando

POSTED: 10:10 am EDT May 6, 2007
UPDATED: 3:17 pm EDT May 6, 2007

ORLANDO, Fla. — A controversial religious figure who claims he is Jesus Christ incarnate with a following of millions with “666″ tattoos on their bodies, filled an amphitheater in Orlando this weekend, and promised joy, peace and prosperity.

Orlando police officers stood guard around the Lake Eola amphitheater as Dr. Jose Luis De Jesus Miranda, 61, arrived in the city Saturday.

Miranda, who has been banned from three countries, told Local 6 News cameras and a cheering crowd that he was Jesus Christ reincarnated.

His followers believe that Miranda’s life and his teachings replace those of Jesus of Nazareth, Local 6′s Jamie Guirola said.

“They believe that Jesus is going to come from the sky,” Juan Sanchez. “But, that is not the way he is going to come.”

“He is here?” Guirola said.

“He is here.” Sanchez said.

Miranda said millions of people worldwide have tattooed their bodies with “666″ in recognition that the second-coming of Christ has taken place, according to the report.

“I have it proudly on my hand,” a believer told Local 6′s Jamie Guirola. “It is easier when they shake my hand. It is easier for them to ask. I am very proud to show it is a sign of love.”

A group of Christians protested the event, calling the following a cult. Police also removed two people from the amphitheater.

“We are just questioning their faith and their ’666′ tattoos,” a protestor told Local 6. “We just want to learn more so we can relate more between being a Christian and believing in this and who the true Jesus is.”…

http://www.local6.com/news/13265407/detail.html

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Cameron’s Credibility Crumbles

April 14, 2007

James Cameron

James Cameron: what do you mean I was wrong! I try to rip off ride the coattails of the DaVinci Code Crock and look what happens.

It seems there’s been more backtracking on that ridiculous James Cameron documentary “The Tomb of Jesus.” Don’t you love it when Hollywood confuses their fictitious films with reality, taking on things they are too shallow and vain to understand, while offending scores of people in the process. Maybe they should have called it “The Tomb of Cameron’s Credibility.”

Jesus tomb film scholars backtrack

Apr. 11, 2007 0:58 | Updated Apr. 11, 2007 8:35

Several prominent scholars who were interviewed in a bitterly contested documentary that suggests that Jesus and his family members were buried in a nondescript ancient Jerusalem burial cave have now revised their conclusions, including the statistician who claimed that the odds were 600:1 in favor of the tomb being the family burial cave of Jesus of Nazareth, a new study on the fallout from the popular documentary shows.

The dramatic clarifications, compiled by epigrapher Stephen Pfann of the University of the Holy Land in Jerusalem in a paper titled “Cracks in the Foundation: How the Lost Tomb of Jesus story is losing its scholarly support,” come two months after the screening of The Lost Tomb of Christ that attracted widespread public interest, despite the concomitant scholarly ridicule.

The film, made by Oscar-winning director James Cameron and Emmy-winning Canadian filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici, prompted major criticism from both a leading Israeli archeologist involved in the original dig at the site as well as Christian leaders, who were angered over the documentary’s contradictions of main tenets of Christianity.

But now, even some of the scholars who were interviewed for and appeared in the film are questioning some of its basic claims.

The most startling change of opinion featured in the 16-page paper is that of University of Toronto statistician Professor Andrey Feuerverger, who stated those 600 to one odds in the film. Feuerverger now says that these referred to the probability of a cluster of such names appearing together.

Pfann’s paper reported that a statement on the Discovery Channel’s Web site, which previously read “a statistical study commissioned by the broadcasters…concludes that the probability factor is 600 to 1 in favor of this being the tomb of Jesus of Nazareth and his family,” in keeping with Feuerverger’s statement, has been altered and now reads, “a statistical study commissioned by the broadcasters… concludes that the probability factor is in the order of 600 to 1 that an equally ‘surprising’ cluster of names would arise purely by chance under given assumptions.”

http://www.jpost.com/servlet

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Nations’ Rights

April 6, 2007

The Pope stated, “Rich nations plundered the Third World.” He made some interesting points that ring true.  This attitude of ravaging nations is also how slavery began. Plundering and pillaging, then taking people captive, destroying their human rights.

Today, this attitude still exists in some, not all, world leaders via plundering and pillaging smaller nations’ assets via unfair, unconscionable trade agreements, terrible judicial corruption, bribery and in some cases, war.

Pope says rich nations “plundered” Third World

Pope Benedict XVI

Wed Apr 4, 2007 6:26am ET146 – VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Rich countries bent on power and profit have mercilessly “plundered and sacked” Africa and other poor regions and exported to them the “cynicism of a world without God,” Pope Benedict writes in his first book.

The Pope also condemns drug trafficking and sexual tourism, saying they are signs of a world brimming with “people who are empty” yet living among abundant material goods.

One section of the book was printed in Wednesday’s Corriere Della Sera daily before publication later this month by Italian publisher Rizzoli, which owns the newspaper. A Rizzoli spokeswoman confirmed the authenticity of the excerpts.

In the 400-page book, called “Jesus of Nazareth,” the Pope offers a modern application of Jesus’s parable of the Good Samaritan, who stopped to help a man who had been robbed by thieves when others, including a priest, had not.

“The current relevance of the parable is obvious,” the Pope writes.

“If we apply it to the dimensions of globalised society today, we see how the populations of Africa have been plundered and sacked and this concerns us intimately,” the Pope says in his book, which comes out on April 16, his 80th birthday.

He drew a link between the lifestyle of people in the developed world and the dire conditions of people in Africa…

http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?

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Sacrilegious Naked Chocolate Jesus In Museum Taken Down

April 5, 2007

 When will certain sacrilegious groups ever learn. The Catholics in New York are always vigilant about offensive issues, and rightfully so, yet some museums continue to come up with sacrilegious works and displays, foisting them on the public, then having to rescind them.

I really believe at this point it is great insensitivity done for publicity. They know we are not going to use violence, but rather opt for peaceful protest via publications and television, and this is why they do this.

They wouldn’t dare put out works that are controversial, explicit or deemed sacrilegious about Muslim figures, at such a rate – lest extremists blow up their museums.

They know who to pick on. And we should NEVER tolerate it.

Still, I would like to encourage Christians to always take the peaceful, non-violent approach when it comes to these issues of sacrilege. The best way to bring your point across is to peacefully speak out and if necessary, launch a boycott:

Gallery Director May Resign Over Chocolate Jesus Exhibition

March 31st 2007 – A New York art gallery has canceled the exhibition of a chocolate sculpture of Jesus Christ after angry Roman Catholic leaders protested.

“We have caused the cancellation of the exhibition and wish to affirm the dignity and responsibility of the hotel in all its affairs,” James Knowles, president of the Roger Smith Hotel housing the gallery, said in a statement.

The Easter-season exhibit of a life-size chocolate piece of art representing Jesus Christ, which was scheduled to open on Monday, has been called off after causing controversy among the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights who called for a boycott.

“It’s an all-out war on Christianity,” said Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights.

“They wouldn’t show a depiction of Martin Luther King Jr. with genitals exposed on Martin Luther King Day, and they wouldn’t show Mohammed depicted this way during Ramadan. It’s always Christians, and the timing is deliberate.”

“It’s not just the ugliness of the portrayal, but the timing, to choose Holy Week, is astounding.”

The sculpture “My Sweet Lord” by Cosimo Cavallaro was to be exhibited for two hours each day next week in a street-level window of the Roger Smith Lab Gallery in Midtown Manhattan.

Following a mass of phone calls and written messages, the artistic director of the Roger Smith Hotel offered his resignation saying the decision to cancel the exhibition was a result of “strong-arming from people who haven’t seen the show, seen what we’re doing…

http://www.playfuls.com/news_0006356_Gallery_Director_May_Resign

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The Struggles Of Persecuted Christians Around The World

March 7, 2007

It is important to be aware of the struggles of our Christian brothers and sisters around the world. It serves as a reminder to keep them in our prayers – praying for peaceful change in regions of the world where they are either not allowed to practice their faith or are faced with interrogation for doing so in their homelands.

Let us pray, that by God’s grace, peaceful progress will be made, improving their plight, so that they may enjoy full rights as citizens in the countries they live with the freedom to worship God.

Here are a few articles that highlight the need for such prayer for our brothers and sisters abroad. Some of it is quite heartbreaking.

The first article regarding Africa is very upsetting and sad in this day and age. The second article is also sad, but there is one positive part of it – it mentions that there are more Christians in China than previously thought. A little more than 1/10th of China’s one billion people are Christians (130,000,000 Christians).

The third story is terrible. I feel sorry for the child that she ended up in such a situation where she had to fight off her attacker:

1. Tortured Eritrean Christian dies in prison

By Mark Kelly, Baptist Press, Mar 6, 2007

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–A 30-year-old Christian died in an Eritrean jail Feb. 15 after refusing to repudiate his faith in Jesus. Magos Solomon Semere was imprisoned in July 2002 when police raided a Protestant worship service in the country, which borders Ethiopia in the Horn of Africa.

Semere died “due to physical torture and persistent pneumonia, for which he was forbidden proper medical treatment,” a source told the Compass Direct news service…

Semere is the third Christian known to have died for his faith in Eritrea since last October. More than 2,000 Eritreans are imprisoned for practicing their faith…

http://www.sbcbaptistpress.org/bpnews.asp?ID=25110

2. China Detains Dozens Of Christian Leaders, Group Says

BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)— Dozens of Christian leaders, including three church officials from South Korea, were detained by Chinese security forces Tuesday, March 6, as part of an apparent government crackdown on independent Christian groups, representatives said.

China Aid Association (CAA) said in a statement obtained by BosNewsLife that the arrests happened when “local police raided a house church Bible study in Wancheng District, Nanyang city [of] Henan province.”

CAA said 34 “Chinese Christian leaders and three church leaders from South Korea were taken to the police station for interrogation.”

In published remarks, eyewitnesses said the raid happened in the afternoon when Christian leaders of the Chinese House Church Alliance “were having their Bible study with three pastors from South Korea.”

PUBLIC SECURITY BUREAU

Police officers from China’s Public Security Bureau (PSB) of Nanyang city “broke into the house of worship which is the home of pastor Dong Quanyu who is the vice-President of Chinese House Church Alliance,” CAA said.

“We urge the Chinese government to immediately release these innocent Chinese and Korean church leaders,” said Pastor Bob Fu, the president of CAA.

China has consistently denied human rights abuses, saying it is only cracking down on “dangerous sects” or “unauthorized meetings.” Church representatives and human rights groups have linked the apparent crackdown to concerns within the Communist Party of China about the spread of Christianity in the country.

MORE CHRISTIANS

Recently Chinese officials admitted there were at least 130 million Christians in China, even more than previous international estimates of roughly 80 million believers.

There were some hope that Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, who was appointed in 2003, would allow more democratic reforms, including more religious rights and freedom of expression.

However during China’s annual parliamentary session which started Monday, March 5, he focused on “promoting social harmony, protecting the environment and reduce energy consumption,” as part of attempts to strengthen the party base. (With BosNewsLife Research and reports from China).

http://www.spcm.org/Journal/spip.php?article7168

3. Convert girl to appeal five-year sentence for killing uncle

ISTANBUL, A Christian child has been sentenced to five years in juvenile detention in Northern Iraq for fatally stabbing her Muslim uncle while he beat her for converting to Christianity, her lawyer said.

Judge Satar Sofe convicted 15-year-old Asya Ahmad Muhammad of murder at the trial’s first hearing on February 7 in Dohuk’s juvenile court. Muhammad’s defense lawyer appealed the ruling on February 17, questioning Sofe’s conclusion that the killing had been intentional.

“The court should consider Maria’s [Muhammad’s Christian name] case unintentional killing because she didn’t intend to kill her uncle,” Akram Mikhael Al-Najar told Compass.

The lawyer said Muhammad’s five-year sentence was light, considering that Iraq’s penal code invokes the death penalty for committing murder.

“Since her uncle provoked her and kicked and abused her, the court appreciated these situations and decreased her punishment,” Al-Najar said.

The lawyer expects the Kurdish regional Court of Cassation, northern Iraq’s highest court, to rule on the appeal within three months. Even if the appeal is turned down, Al-Najar told Compass that Muhammad could be released after serving only three quarters of her five-year sentence.

Muhammad stabbed her paternal uncle with a kitchen knife last July when he came to her family’s kitchen utensil store on the outskirts of Dohuk and began beating her, her mother and younger brother.

Sayeed Muhammad’s Muslim family claimed that he attacked his relatives in order to restore “honor” supposedly lost because his female in-laws were working in public. But Asya Muhammad’s father and lawyer said that the real motive for the attack was religious.

Asya Muhammad’s father, Ahmad, told Compass that his brother had previously tried to murder him five times, angered by his conversion to Christianity…

http://www.spcm.org/Journal/spip.php?article7165

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“DNA And Statistics in ‘Tomb of Jesus’ Effectively Debunked”

March 3, 2007

James Cameron

Filmmaker James Cameron has made a ridiculous documentary, “Tomb Of Jesus,” that is Hollywood spitting in the face of the church once again.

The documentary claims that Cameron has found the tomb of Christ, his alleged wife and child. Scholars rubbish his claims for a number of reasons, listed in the articles and links below, effectively debunking his claims.

The documentary has been withdrawn in certain markets, but was another Hollywood attack on Christianity. God was there before Hollywood and he’ll certainly outlast it as well.

James Cameron is known in legal circles as the man who stole the film “The Terminator” and the TV show “Dark Angel” via copyright infringement, yet has the unmitigated gall to question the life and resurrection of Christ, claiming he found Jesus’ tomb.
A man of his character, or should I say, lack thereof, as additionally, one of his latest projects is being met once again with claims of plagiarism and copyright theft, is not to be trusted.

Not to mention, one year before his film Titanic was released, an Emmy Award winning television movie of the same name was released. No doubt his source of inspiration theft for his film.

Much like the DaVinci Code foolishness, is his inspiration for this latest nonsense, claiming he found the tomb of Christ.

More Hollywood Christian bashing, that is getting old and tired (yawn), not to mention, is truly financially stupid.

The church needs to take note and not support Hollywood. Stick to Christian programming and films. Work on building up the Christian film and music industry, because Hollywood has been nothing but disrespectful, disgusting and nasty to Christians.

Furthermore, there’s a Christian saying Cameron should take into account, “your arms are too short to box with God.”

Hollywood is a modern day Sodom and Gomorrah, but worse. They ought to think about that. With the rate the entertainment industry’s film and music sales are declining, you would think they would wise up.

Jesus isn’t bothered by you, Mr. Cameron. He has more important things in this world to tend to, like giving you and your family breath, creating new life and seeing to it the sun rises in the morning.

Articles with evidence disproving Cameron’s ridiculous claims:

DNA and Statistics in ‘Tomb of Jesus’ Effectively Debunked

James Cameron’s and Simcha Jacobovich’s ‘The Lost Tomb of Jesus,’ has to be the first documentary to be effectively debunked before even airing. Their filmmaking work did not enrage as much Christians, used for their religion to be blasphemized, as it did enrage scholars, who took this con scheme quite personally.

Why? Because their dedication and expertise was derided by distorting their work and coming up with conclusions which not only defy research but also logic and reason. And as such, it took just days to obliterate virtually all the fantastic claims made by Cameron, Jacobovich and Tabor. And it wasn’t that hard at all.

Moreover, some researchers who worked for the hoaxumentary have spoken out against the delusional conclusions which the filmmakers try to pull out of their hard work.

Let’s take a look at the DNA “evidence,” a work done by Carney Matheson, an expert who analyzed samples scraped of the box where the bones of a Jew called Jesus (not the one in the Bible) once were and the ossuary labeled “Mariamene Mara”, which either means a woman and her child Mariamene was in it, or two names were used for the same person. The filmmakers claim it’s that of Mary Magdalene, which it isn’t.

Matheson sequenced the mitochondrial DNA in both samples in order to establish that whoever those two boxes once contained was not related on their mother’s side, in other words, they’re not family.

“The only conclusions we made was that these two sets were not maternally related. To me it sounds like absolutely nothing,” he said, quoted by Scientific American.

Dr. Joe D’Mello has also terminated Dr. Andrey Feuerverger’s 1:600 odds calculation, which together with the DNA is at the core of the documentary’s delusional assertions. In short, Feuerverger concluded there’s a 1:600 chance the tomb ISN’T that of Jesus and his “family”.

Dr. Joe D’Mello points out the correct interpretation of the data is:

“If the Jesus family did indeed have a family tomb that was among the 1,000 ossuaries and tombs found, then there is a 599 in 600 chance that this particular tomb found is indeed that of the Jesus family.”

The basic flaw of the statistic hoax is that it doesn’t take into account other factors. Basically all circumstantial data contradicts Jesus had a family and a public tomb, such as this tomb, which was definitely not a hidden tomb.

Basically, there is almost no chance Jesus had a family tomb to start with. Second, the woman in the Talpiot tomb is not Mary Magdalene, by any chance.

“The form of the name on the ossuary in question is Mariamenou. This is a Greek genitive case, used to indicate that the ossuary belongs to Mary (it means ‘Mary’s’ or ‘belonging to Mary’). The nominative would be Mariamenon. Mariamenon is a diminutive form [...] It is better to suppose that the bones of two women (or perhaps a woman and her child, the diminutive Mariamenon being used for the latter) were placed in the same ossuary (this would not be not unusual).” – Prof. Richard Bauckham per Ben Whiterington’s blog. The second word on the Mariamene ossuary is Mara which is short for Martha another female name. It is not a reference to her being a master or teacher.

Since we are talking statistics and names, Tal Ilan, whose Lexicon of Jewish Names was essential to the statistical calculation made by Andrey Feuerverger, said to Scientific American, “I think it’s completely mishandled. I am angry.”

L. Y. Rahmani, an Israeli archaeologist who compiled a catalogue of all of the ossuaries in the collections of the state of Israel, observed that “In Jerusalem’s tombs, the deceased’s place of origin was noted when someone from outside Jerusalem was interred in a local tomb,” notes Jodi Magness.

She concludes:

“the identification of the Talpiyot tomb as the tomb of Jesus and his family contradicts the canonical Gospel accounts of the death and burial of Jesus and the earliest Christian traditions about Jesus. This claim is also inconsistent with all of the available information — historical and archaeological — about how Jews in the time of Jesus buried their dead, and specifically the evidence we have about poor, non-Judean families like that of Jesus. It is a sensationalistic claim without any scientific basis or support.”

Most scholars also noted that the way all these fantasist claims have been presented, meaning not in a scientific journal, most clearly shows “the entire way this has been done has been an injustice to the entire discipline and also to the public,” as Jodi Magness told Scientific American.

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Tomb of Jesus’ Not a Christian Tomb

Ossuaries There are many who dispute the claims of James Cameron (writer of ‘Titanic’) that he has found ‘The Lost Tomb of Jesus’.

Cameron’s claim can easily be disputed by the doctrine of Christ and the Gospels – the foundation of Christianity. And in doing so, they prove that Cameron’s ‘Lost Tomb of Jesus’ is nothing more than evidence of 1st Century identity theft.

Let’s focus on the “Jesus” and “Mariamene” ossuaries, but not for the same reasons that the filmmaker James Cameron does.

The “Jesus” ossuary was inscribed in Aramaic with “Jesus, son of Joseph.” And this ossuary was small and plain.

The “Mariamene” ossuary was larger than the “Jesus” ossuary, and it was quite ornate. Its inscription, the only one in Greek, read “Mariamene e Mara” which is translated in English as “Mary, known as master.” (Source)

Now, it is most probable that the persons who laid these ossuaries to rest in the tomb were very close to the deceased. Therefore, if this really was the tomb of Jesus and his family, then these persons would have been Jews and, of course, Christian.

I argue that they may in fact have been Jews but they certainly were not Christian. And if they weren’t Christian, in all probability the occupants of the ossuaries weren’t Christian either; and therefore the tomb was not Jesus’ and his family.

Christ said, “You call me Master and Lord: and you say well; for so I am.” (John 13:13)

Yet, the “Jesus” ossuary is not inscribed with “Jesus, Master and Lord” or “Jesus, the Messiah” or even “Jesus, known as Master.” It is merely inscribed with “Jesus, son of Joseph.”

No, the ossuary inscribed with “master” is the “Mariamene” ossuary.

Jesus said, “Don’t be called masters, for one is your master, Christ.” (Matt. 23:10)

A true Christian and Christ-follower would not call anyone master except Christ. To do so would be idolatry, and certainly unchristian.

Whoever placed these ossuaries in this tomb practiced idolatry and gave no reverence to Christ as Master, Lord or Son of God. Therefore, they were not Christ-followers. They worshipped another god, not the true living God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob that sent His only begotten Son to die for the world’s sins.

The entire tomb — if in fact the names are correct and nothing has been altered or added (which there is dispute to the contrary) — is a 1st Century “hoax” that attempts to disprove the Resurrection.

And it’s the earliest evidence to date of identity theft.

Christian impostors are not a new phenomenon. We know, because of Paul’s letter to the Romans, that there were many who claimed to be Christian and taught a different doctrine than that of Christ and the Gospels. Being concerned, he warned Christians to avoid them. (Romans 16:17)

Too, something very interesting is happening as a result of this provoc-umentary. Some who call themselves Christian are denying the physical resurrection of Christ, although Scripture tells us that after the Resurrection Thomas put his hand in Christ’s side (John 20:27) and Jesus dined with his disciples, taking and passing out bread and fish (John 21:12-15).

The ‘Tomb’ doesn’t disprove the Resurrection as its authors may have hoped. But it does prove that there have been Christian impostors since Christ, and there are many among us to this day who teach a different doctrine and believe in a different faith but call it the same.

“Take heed lest any man deceive you…” Christ warned.

http://purplepew.org/news/opinion/20070303/tomb-of-jesus-not-a-christian-tomb

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Judge Orders ‘Gay’ Agenda

February 28, 2007

I do not believe a judge should be able to decide what children are taught or not taught in school. It is highly inappropriate, especially on matters such as homosexuality. Kids should be given the chance to be kids, without being broached with such subjects:

Judge orders ‘gay’ agenda

David Parker and his team of lawyers approach the reporters and TV cameras after a recent motions hearing. Left to right: Robert Sinsheimer, Jeffrey Denner, David Parker, Neil Tassel

A federal judge in Massachusetts has ordered the “gay” agenda taught to Christians who attend a public school in Massachusetts, finding that they need the teachings to be “engaged and productive citizens.”

U.S. District Judge Mark L. Wolf yesterday dismissed a civil rights lawsuit brought by David Parker, ordering that it is reasonable, indeed there is an obligation, for public schools to teach young children to accept and endorse homosexuality.

Wolf essentially adopted the reasoning in a brief submitted by a number of homosexual-advocacy groups, who said “the rights of religious freedom and parental control over the upbringing of children … would undermine teaching and learning…”

David and Tonia Parker and Joseph and Robin Wirthlin, who have children of school age in Lexington, Mass., brought the lawsuit. They alleged district officials and staff at Estabrook Elementary School violated state law and civil rights by indoctrinating their children about a lifestyle they, as Christians, teach is immoral.

“Wolf’s ruling is every parent’s nightmare. It goes to extraordinary lengths to legitimize and reinforce the ‘right’ (and even the duty) of schools to normalize homosexual behavior to even the youngest of children,” said a statement from the pro-family group Mass Resistance.

It also is making available background information about the lengthy dispute.

For full article go here:

http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=54420

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