1 Stars Out Of 5
True? Story of the Nativity
March 28, 2014
Hosted by Roger Moore, the lack of mainline Christian involvement in this production is indicative of the lack of credible historical claims. The chapters include Life Long Ago, Mary & Joseph, The Guiding Star, The Three Kings, Gnostic Scrolls, The Journey, and A Mother's Miracles (1990 Bethlehem).
The following individuals are interviewed for this DVD: Paul L. Maier, Professor of Ancient History at Western Michigan University, Father Benjamin Fiore, J.S., Professor of Religious Studies at Canisius College, Brother Lawrence Bode, Franciscan Friar, John Mosely, Astronomer, Jeanne Avery, Astrologer, Dr. Daniel Smith- Christopher, Professor of Biblical Studies at Loyola Marymount University, and Ray Riegert, co-author of "The Gospel of Thomas."
Also included in this DVD is the supposed discovery in 1937 in the Iranian Desert of King Gaspar, one of the three Magi, or Wise Men. Some ancient coins were found. Three months later, the foundation of King Gaspar's castle was found.
More questionable assertions include the claim that in 325AD in the Judean Desert, the Roman Empress Helena found the actual cross Jesus was crucified on. Later delivered to her was a chest with the remains of the three Magi.
In 1945 in Nag Hammadi, Egypt, many intact pieces of papyrus were discovered, including Gnostic gospel manuscripts. The so-called Gnostic gospels, sometimes called the lost books of the Bible, were never lost in the first place, they were rejected by the Christian Church outright for being heretical.
This DVD spends a lot of time on The "Holy Family," even though only Jesus Christ Himself is holy and can save us from our sins. Eshraf Michael is included as a witness to "Apparitions of Mary," and other supposed miracles are included based on eyewitness accounts. This DVD makes the claim that Jesus performed many miracles in early life, such as the Milk Grotto, Bethlehem. The "Holy Family" traveled to Egypt and is said to have sojourned in Wadi Natroun, Mostorod, Mattaraya, Zeitoun, Old Cairo, and Maadi. Many questionable claims are made in this True? Story of the Nativity. After viewing this DVD, I threw away.