Jesus Under Fire
5-part series by James Emery White
The complete series is packaged in a box set. Individual messages are packaged in CD sleeves.
At first glance, the plot isn’t anything that stands out above the normal mystery fare: The murder of a curator at the Louvre in Paris leads to a trail of clues found in the work of Leonardo da Vinci and to the discovery of a centuries old secret society. But as the plot unfolds, we find that the clues in Leonardo’s work - and the mission of the secret society - revolves around the Holy Grail.
But instead of being the chalice that Jesus used during the last supper, the novel suggests that it’s the bloodline of Jesus.
The Da Vinci Code contends that Mary Magdalene was the wife of Jesus and the mother of his child. As she bore descendants, specifically a daughter named Sarah, the bloodline is, in fact, the Holy Grail. Mary is to have fled after the crucifixion (with Jesus’ child) to the south of France, where they established the Merovingian line of European royalty. This became the basis of a secret society to preserve the bloodline, and protect the secret, until time to make it known to the world. Along the way, Brown also suggests that the church invented the deity of Jesus, and that these truths have been covered up, primarily by a secretive Catholic group known as Opus Dei.
But that’s only one of the ways Jesus is under fire in our day.
There is the “Jesus Seminar” which claims that the Bible’s record of Jesus is dubious at best, the storm of Islam where converts to Christianity do so at the risk of their life, the annual reports in Time and Newsweek that openly question whether the tomb was really empty that first Easter morning.
James Emery White tackles the issues head-on in a series titled Jesus Under Fire.
1- Jesus and Easter: Can We Really Know Whether Anything Really Happened?
2- Jesus and the Jesus Seminar
3- Jesus and the Da Vinci Code
4- Jesus and Islam
5- Jesus Under Fire: So What?