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ION Network to Counter James Cameron's 'Lost Tomb of Jesus' Docudrama

Contact: Ann Strauss, Grizzly Adams Productions, 970-663-3820, petie87@aol.com


DENVER, Apr. 1 /Christian Newswire/ -- While former Titanic director James Cameron's recent documentary, The Lost Tomb of Jesus, makes what scholars believe to be a poorly documented attempt to refute Christ's Resurrection, the world premiere of The Fabric of Time: Secrets of the Universe reveals new evidence of Christ's Resurrection through numerous scientific disciplines. The Fabric of Time documentary will air on the ION Network (formerly PAX-TV) on Good Friday, April 6th at 10 PM EST (Check your local TV listing).


Produced by Grizzly Adams Productions with a team of 28 veteran scientific researchers, historians, forensic scientists, botanists, theologians, and archaeologists, the feature-length TV program analyzes historic records, an ancient burial shroud, medical knowledge, and scripture to build a compelling case for the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.


Startling new discoveries by scientists around the world are shedding new light on one of the world's most revered artifacts, an ancient burial cloth known as the Shroud of Turin.


"When viewers see our show that scientifically examines the 2000-year-old burial cloth which many scientists now believe wrapped the crucified body of Jesus Christ, there will be no doubt about how full of holes James Cameron's Lost Tomb show really is that aired recently," says David Balsiger, senior producer of The Fabric of Time.


The Shroud is an ancient linen cloth 14 feet 3 inches long by 3 feet 7 inches wide. It contains a negative image of a man who appears to have been severely beaten and crucified. The front and backside of the man's body are imprinted on the burial cloth. Identifying this man and discovering the process that created such a scientifically advanced image of a human body thousands of years ago has captivated scientists for centuries.


"As a spiritual phenomenon the Shroud should be left to theology to discuss," said Dame Isabel Piczek, a particle physicist and monumental artist. "But the bodily resurrection, the Shroud of Turin and the whole circumstance of the image on the Shroud involves matter, although matter seen in a startlingly different way. What we have here is probably a new branch of quantum physics that will tell us new findings about our universe."


The film reveals that following His death, Jesus was seen by numerous people. "There were at least 500 eyewitnesses in and around Jerusalem who actually saw or talked with Jesus," explained Balsiger. "There are more than 20 non-Christian sources written between 30 and 130 AD that refer to Jesus of Nazareth as a historical figure. Twelve mention his death and provide details on how he died. Ten of these refer to his resurrection."


One of the most fascinating parts of the program shows how holographic scientists created a three-dimensional holographic image of the Shroud face and body of Christ. "Nearly fifty scientific discoveries on the Shroud tie this burial cloth to the biblical account of the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ," said Balsiger.


Botanists and palynologists have identified pollen grains on the Shroud fibers as coming from various plants, some of which grow only within the immediate vicinity of Jerusalem. Other images on the Shroud—flower blossoms and an identifiable coin on each eye (both Pontius Pilate coins minted between 29 and 33 A.D.)—have been examined in microscopic detail.


Grizzly Adams Productions in-part based the TV Special/DVD on two books by Oxford-educated author Ian Wilson: New York Times bestseller The Shroud of Turin, (Doubleday) and The Blood and the Shroud (Touchstone), as well as The Shroud of Turin (Providence House) by Dr. Alan Whanger and his wife, Mary.