The Christ-Files

The Christ-Files

Sunday, April 26, 1998
| John 21:1-19

The events in Galilee a little over a week after the death of Jesus are clearly in the realm of the paranormal, outside the range of typical human experience or empirically verifiable phenomena. They come to us from the records which in Greek are known as the "X-files" or the "Christ-files."

Millions of Americans spend every Sunday night glued to their television sets, watching a Fox Television series called The X-Files. It inspires a kind of devotion usually reserved for Sunday morning worship, and for many people the show is an hour of sacred viewing.

This cult hit tells the story of two FBI agents who investigate "X-Files" -- cases involving paranormal or unexplained phenomena. The pair probes evidence of alien visitors, genetically mutated serial killers, unseen violent forces and even religious miracles. Agent Fox Mulder (David Duchovny), preoccupied with paranormal activity, is the character convinced that "the truth is out there." His partner, Agent Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson), is a medical doctor who balances Mulder's belief in the unknown with her own scientific skepticism.

As the two work to solve these mysterious cases, they encounter an increasing number of occurrences that defy scientific explanation. Agent Scully discovers that not everything fits her...

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