Controversial Documentary Airs Sunday Night

By: Jenna Emenhiser Email
By: Jenna Emenhiser Email

A new documentary about the remains of Jesus Christ is causing some controversy.

Paul Badgett is the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Pikeville and he says he's heard all about the latest documentary about Jesus.

"This is just another one of those secular scams taking a pop at Christianity," Badgett said.

In the Discovery Channel documentary "The Lost Tomb of Jesus" researchers claim to have found the remains of Jesus Christ and his possible descendants.

"What this find does and what this film does and what this investigations does it is celebrates the life and existence of the people," said Producer James Cameron.

But Badgett and others say they aren't buying it.

"The box was found back in 1980, it's actually 27 years old and it was determined then by lots of folks that it was not the bones of Jesus Christ on Nazareth," Badgett said.

"You have no DNA evidence from Mary and Joseph who are the documented father and mother of the Lord," said Kelsey Friend.

Friend says the information in the documentary is nothing new. Christianity has been tried many times, but he says each time faith prevails.

"I have to believe there is a lot more to faith then somebody coming in and saying I found Jesus’ tomb," Friend said.

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