THE LOST TOMB OF JESUS By Andre Austin For three hours I observed and listened to The Discovery Channel documentary on the alleged tomb of Jesus and his family. If the evidence isn’t a hoax and comes out authentic it could change many orthodox teachings that have been feed to the followers of Christianity. In the New testament we find brothers of Jesus named Jose, James, Judah and a Simon. Some of these individuals Ossuaries are found. The problem arises out of interpretation and meaning of words and language. We know non related Christians refer to each other as brothers and sisters but in the book of Mark 6:3-4 it appears and seems the context of Jesus brothers is about kin.“behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of god, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother”(Mark 3:31-35) Also Brother/Sister could be used as a religious bond. The context of Jesus family tomb is his family tomb and we can reasonably assume their close family members are together with each other in their graves. If the archaeological evidence coming from the tomb in Jerusalem is true then it may conflict with several doctrines coming down from past religious leaders being outlined as: 1. Resurrection of Jesus physical body into the jurisdiction of heaven vs. his spiritual body being in the kingdom of the air/spirit. What does it mean that flesh and blood can’t enter the gates of heaven and Jesus explicitly saying a spirit has no flesh and bones (Luke 24:39)?. Earth is for the body going to dust and heaven for the spirit. The Koran and the Gnostic following each other in error saw the crucifixion of Christ as a substitute replacement. Now if Jesus body went up to heaven and he came back to talk to Paul only saw a ray of light (Acts 9:3) and Paul says he didn’t confer with flesh and blood with Jesus (Gal 1:16). Even after he died his shadow could go through doors without being open making him separated from his body and spirit. And Paul prefers to be away from the body and with god (2 Cor 5:8). Paul talks about the material body and spiritual body as different with the spiritual body going to heaven (1Cor 15:35-54).Paul didn’t think his body would go to heaven and wanted it burned (1 Cor 13:3).We take on white light/robes as angels not being able to marry absent the flesh (Luke 20:36; John 20:12;Rev 7:13). 2. The Virginity dilemma. Not all Christians believed Mary lived a life as a Nun. The Gospel of Philip reports: “Some said, Mary conceived by the holy spirit, they are in error”. Isaiah might be the source of the problem where the word “young woman” or “virgin” could be used for Mary conceiving Immanuel. The virgin birth and the Trinity doctrine may perhaps be in jeopardy as Christianity self-inflicted wound being influenced by ancient pagan Egypt’s Black Madonna of the Trinity of Isis, Horus and Osiris. The Council of Trullo in 692 declared Mary a eternal virgin/Nun hopefully DNA test of these Ossuaries will have the chance of proving blood relationships. The apostle Paul says that Jesus "was born of the seed of David" (Romans 1:3). Here the word "seed" is literally in the Greek "sperma.". Therefore Jesus had the male and female chromosomes that makes a human being “according to the flesh” (Romans 1:3). Tradition claims that St Luke personally knew Mary and made images of her as black and travelers inside Europe will find her black. It was in Rome that infection and confusion of the ancient Isis with Mary and made her a perpetual virgin contrary to scripture. Josephus had sex with Mary after she gave birth “And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son and called his name Jesus” (Matthew 1:25). The word knew is synonymous with sexual knowledge; and if Mary didn’t have other children why refer to Jesus has her firstborn having the inference that others would come. 3. St Peter is depicted as a Jet-Blackman by Christians in their art. Peter’s Ossuary is in the tomb of Jesus countering Rome’s assertion he was killed as an upside down pillar and buried in Rome. But all the available evidence has Peter with Paul in Jerusalem for three conference meetings. So when the fathers of the Church of Rome wanted to establish a hierarchical ecclesiastical system under their authority they were encouraged by the political power of Rome to downgrade Egypt and Israel. In their need for a justification of their authority, the Roman fathers claimed that Peter was given keys and power to give before dying in Rome. Peter was not martyred in Rome. Just think of an integrated tomb with Jesus. And just think of the incredible story the Catholics gave fuel to Peter escaping the gates of Rome then returning after hearing a vision of Jesus saying he was going to Rome to be crucified. First of all Peter knew the protocol of Christianity taking up your own cross for deeds not self to be crucified. I don’t think Peter committed the sin of suicide. 4. Church doctrines against woman priests is in conflict with Mary Magdalene Ossuary calling her a master/teacher. I see nothing wrong with female priests. The antagonism is just cultural restrictions not religious codifications. I believe Mary Magdalene was slandered as a prostitute for the sacrifice of unnecessary church dogmas. It seems to me that Christians men/women should be equal (1 Corinthians 14:26). 5. Restrictions on Marriage may have lead to the idea of making Jesus a Bachelor. Priests weren’t allowed to get married because Rome wanted control of real estate property not being passed on to wives or to priests sons. 6. Jesus said no one is good except God. This proves Jesus wasn’t God but god’s agent and chief spokesman. Some people say that Jesus was poor and couldn’t afford this tomb. Christians were called The Poor as a name which is evident “blessed are the poor (Christians) in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” Matthew 5:3. I see some of Jesus’ disciples who were rich bankrolling his burial Mausoleum. Doubters also say that Jesus would have been buried in Nazareth not Jerusalem. Evidence says that Nazareth was a religious sect and not a proven city until hundreds of years after Jesus death. Furthermore, why bury a body in an expected location making it venerable to desecration and destruction?