Daily Devotional for Monday August 13, 2007
The Man Trying to Sink the Christian Faith
(2 Peter 2:1-3; 1 John 2:21; Titus 1:14; 2 Timothy 4:4; Romans 1:25; John 17:17)
The same man who brought you the epic movie about the sinking of the world's greatest ship, the Titanic, is now trying to sink the Christian faith! Oscar-winning producer James Cameron has produced a special "mocumentary" that aired this past Feb. on the Discovery Channel that claims to have found the tomb of Jesus. The significance of this supposed find is that means the resurrection, the most critical component of the Christian faith, never happened! This "mocumentary" is much more dangerous than the DaVinci Code, which couched its blasphemy as a work of fiction. In this TV special, Cameron repeats the outrageous lie of the DaVinci Code, claiming he has proof that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene and they had a son together.
Here we go again. This is EXACTLY what I have been trying to warn people about for nearly 8 years here at Liveprayer. While we are busy hiding behind the four walls of our churches and preaching to each other, you have agents of satan like Cameron, Michael Baigent who authored the "The Jesus Paper" which makes the case that Jesus was nothing but a conman and faked His resurrection meaning the Christian faith is based on a lie, and Dan Browne, a Baigent protege who authored, "The DaVinci Code," producing TV specials, writing books, and making movies for the lost masses to help them justify their rejection of God's Word and Jesus Christ, leading their souls into everlasting damnation!!!
You can't just dismiss men like Cameron, Baigent, and Browne, since they are reaching the lost masses with their lies and blasphemy! You have a major cable television network that is taking a production like Cameron's and feeding the masses with his lies! Don't be fooled, this is a conscious and orchestrated attack on the truth of God's Word by people that do not hold the Bible to be true. Other media outlets are already broadcasting his supposed "find" to the world. A special like Cameron's will influence people of little or no faith in addition to those who live in complete rejection of God and His Truth. They will hear these lies enough times from enough different sources to believe the lie to be the truth.
(This is the very reason I am so passionate about the television program I have done 5 nights a week for 4 1/2 years now and why I do it only on COMMERCIAL television networks. THERE NEEDS TO BE A WITNESS FOR THE TRUTH OF GOD'S WORD ON SECULAR TELEVISION TO AT LEAST EXPOSE THE LIES OF SATAN FOR WHAT THEY ARE!)
The ultimate conclusion of Cameron's "find" is that the resurrection never happened, making the Christian faith a lie! The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most important event in human history. It is the backbone of the Christian faith and the historical evidence of our Lord's resurrection is irrefutable. The fact that he died on a Roman cross, the claims of followers seeing the risen Lord, evidence of the empty tomb, the inability of the Jewish leaders to disprove the resurrection claims in the very city Jesus died and was buried, and the radical transformation in the lives of His disciples are all well documented.
His disciples went from being normal men concerned only about their own welfare from the night Jesus was arrested, to bold preachers who were willing to die for their faith. You also have Jesus' own predictions of His resurrection as well as the fact that soon after was the birth of the Christian church that started meeting on Sunday. That is significant since these were monotheistic Jews who were used to worshipping on Saturday.
Another FACT is that Jesus was NEVER MARRIED! Mary Magdalene was NOT His wife. They did NOT have a child together. The really sad thing is that I even have to expose such blasphemy. As I have shared with you, the largest percentage of two full generations in this nation do not go to church and are NOT Christians, this is NOT A CHRISTIAN NATION! That is why a special like this is so dangerous. People who watch it, who are Biblically illiterate, think that the claims they make are actually facts!
(Note: The reason Jesus was never married and never had children is simple. Jesus only had one mission in this life and that was to die. Not to get married, not to father children, but to die as the one-time perfect sacrifice for the sins of the world. Those who proffer he was married, had children, do so in sheer ignorance and a total lack of understanding of Christ's mission in life.)
The problem a heretic like Cameron has in what he claims to have found, is he has to eventually deal with the fact all he contends is in direct contradiction to God's Word! Like all who reject Jesus, Cameron has to ultimately dismiss the Bible as a manipulated work of stories that has been altered and changed over the centuries in order to carry out this great conspiracy known as the Christian faith. He constantly has to address the passages in God's Word that make what he claims impossible, and start explaining why the Bible is not true, why it really doesn't say what it says, and a host of explanations to try to build a case why he is right and the Bible is wrong.
This is the exact ammunition that the unsaved masses are looking for to justify their unbelief and rejection of Jesus and the Bible. You better believe this is the exact special your unsaved family members, co-workers, and friends will be watching and hammering you with in the near future. Because we have abandoned the secular marketplace, guys like Cameron have a free pass and will be using the secular media to promote this blasphemous "find" as truth, spin his ridiculous theories as fact, and go unchallenged!!!
I have told you often that for the person who rejects God, who has rejected Christ in their life, and who lives in rebellion to the truth of God's Word, they MUST reject the Bible since it is the very book that condemns them. Taking a special like Cameron's and claiming his finds to be fact, is exactly the kind of thing a non-believer will look to to try and discredit God's Word and thus justify their rejection of its truth. Of course, the mainstream media is only too happy to participate in this process of taking the lie, and making people accept it as the truth.
I love you and care about you so much. Many may be wondering why I am making such a big deal over a special like this that no Christian would believe. Oh, really? I hate to say this but most Christians are Biblically illiterate. Also, if you have "Christians" who go to church and still support abortion, homosexuality, and believe people who follow the false religions of the world like Islam will be in Heaven, you better believe they are the very ones who will watch a special like Cameron's....and believe it!!!
Men like Cameron are nothing but tools of satan who create blasphemous specials to deceive the lost, helping guide them to hell as they seek justification for their rejection of Christ and God's Word, while causing those who know the Lord to doubt Him and the Bible. I have told you many times that we are in an all-out war for the souls of men and satan's soldiers are doing all they can to lead people to hell. It is time for the armies of God to quit doing little more than guarding our own camps and get out into the marketplace where the real battles for men's souls are being fought!!!
I will pray for you today. If you do not understand yet that there is a major battle going on, WAKE UP! The Bible clearly tells us that our battle is not of flesh and blood, but a spiritual one. It is "against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." The people of God, who possess the only real truth there is, must become bolder to take that truth to this lost and hurting world we live in. We must speak out! We cannot, and we MUST NOT sit back and watch the enemy exchange the Truth for a lie!
Don't ever lose sight that the Bible is God's inspired, inerrant Word, representing Absolute Truth and our final authority in all matters. Jesus Christ was God incarnate. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on Calvary's cross as the payment for the sins of all mankind, was raised by God on the third day and is alive today. HE IS COMING BACK AT ANY MOMENT! It is faith in Jesus Christ and Him alone that will wash away man's sins and allow him to stand before a Holy God and be welcomed into His presence for all eternity.
Jesus rose from the dead just like the Bible says. He ascended to the Father just like the Bible says. He is returning at any moment just like the Bible says. Sadly for men like Cameron, Baigent, and Browne, unless they repent of their sins and ask Jesus into their hearts and lives by faith, they will die in their sins and spend eternity in hell...just like the Bible says!!! Cameron didn't find the tomb of Jesus, since if he did, that tomb would have been EMPTY!!!