Mysteries of the Bible: Season 2, Episode 7

The Execution of Jesus (14 Apr. 1995)

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Episode credited cast:
Adela Yarbro Collins ...
Michael Cook ...
Himself (as Michael L. Cook)
John Dominic Crossan ...
Bart D. Ehrman ...
Donald Hagner ...
Himself (as Donald A. Hagner)
Himself - Narrator (voice)
John McRay ...
John P. Meier ...
Himself (as Father John P. Meier)
Donald Senior ...
Himself (as Father Donald Senior)
Herself / Narrator (voice)


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7 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Documentaries about Jesus typically offer more questions than answers. This one was no exception. For me, even the Gospels of the Bible never adequately answered my questions about Jesus. It was more like reading excerpts from an unfinished story that inevitably triggered additional questions the answers to which were not to be found anywhere in the Bible. All of my questions about Jesus (along with other philosophically challenging questions about God and the universe we live in) were finally answered when I was fortunate enough to come across a copy of The Urantia Book many years ago. As the most recent epochal revelation of divine truth bestowed upon our planet, 77 of its 196 Papers are devoted exclusively to The Life and Teachings of Jesus. I recall being repeatedly scolded by more than one nun in my youth when I would ask things like "Why do the Gospels jump from Jesus as a kid in the Temple around age 12 or so to Jesus as a full grown adult in his mid-30s? What happened to Jesus during those intervening years?" In response to these and other thought-provoking questions I persistently asked, I was often told God didn't want me to know those things. They wanted me to just shut up and smile and be blissfully content on the outside whilst on the inside I choked upon their fossilized versions of tainted truth without rebelliously questioning either the actual source of their dead-dogma doctrines or their primitive Gestapo-methods of using fear and intimidation and even occasionally physical violence to exert their Nazi-like mind-control over those of us who were unfortunate enough to have become their intellectual prisoners. To paraphrase, they were utterly clueless when confronted by the curiosity of a child. I thank God who has graciously seen fit to provide me with unlimited access to detailed records of those missing years in the life of Jesus along with more complete versions of Jesus final days in the flesh that are covered elsewhere.

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