Is the Shroud of Turin authentic?


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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
The Shroud of Turin is a linen cloth that some believe to have been the cloth that Jesus Christ was buried in. Each of the three Synoptic Gospels mentions Jesus being wrapped in a cloth when He was...

July 01 2013 5 responses Vote Up Share Report

Picture010 Darrell McKnight Minister/Musician, Central Carolina Sch. of Preaching
If God were to leave any material proof of anything associated with the Christ we would not have to doubt or debate it. Looking at the Shroud it is totally inconsistent in which the manner bodies were wrapped in that time period. God is not going to confuse us nor confound us with material artifacts whether it be the Shroud or pieces of Noah's Ark or of the cross on which Jesus was crucified! A wicked and adulterous generation is always seeking for a sign and there will be no sign given.(Matthew 12:39). One must believe in their heart anything associated with Jesus Christ. Always remember what Jesus told Thomas in John 20:29! The world must stop treating Jesus Christ as if he were merchandise of this world. He was just in the world but not of it! The Shroud of Turin is not authentic! I beseech you by the mercies of God to keep the faith.

August 26 2016 1 response Vote Up Share Report

1962835 886666591363615 5889782195995975036 n Vattachal-Vadakketil Thomas John alias V T John Rtd Joint.Registrar of Co-operative Societies, Kerala. India
The Holy Body of our Lord was wrapped with a long cotton (kethono in W.Syriac; the word Kethono is perhaps the same as cotton in English) sheet, winding His body firmly with the cloth from His feet to His neck in such a way that the His body was inside a tight solenoid of cloth. The Head of our Lord was wrapped with a large kerchief (Sozappo in W.Syriac). 

The Body of our Lord could be taken out from the tight cotton solenoid only by cutting the long cloth winding from His neck to feet (when the shroud will be in pieces) or by unwinding the cotton solenoid.

What the Apostles Peter and John saw at the empty tomb on the Resurrection day was the UNWOUND solenoid of cloth without His body inside cotton solenoid. Nor were the winding cut along so that the cloth was to be there in pieces. Only by resurrection can His body come out in this manner from the solenoid of cloth.(We read from John 20:26 Good News Bible ''The doors were locked but Jesus came and stood before them'' Even though the ''Dead'' body of our Lord was within the tight solenoid of long cotton cloth He could come out from the solenoid without the solenoid being cut or unwound) The kerchief was kept separately rolled up by itself" (John 20:7 Good News Bible) 

We see in John 20 :8 the words ''he (John) saw (the unwound solenoid of cotton cloth without the BODY of the Lord in the solenoid) and believed'' (that the Lord has risen from death) 

It is not possible that the bloodstains of head injuries will be there in the shroud. For the head of our Lord was wrapped up by a kerchief and not by the shroud.

In the shroud the bloodstains can not appear in a symmetrical manner and they can appear only at random as the long cloth was used in the manner described in the opening paragraph.

August 23 2016 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

The Shroud of Turin is not the one in which Our Lord Jesus Christ was wrapped in. According to recent research using recent scientific methods it is not a fake neither is it that of Our Lord. For clear understanding of the nature and history of the Shroud of Turin read the book "The Second Messiah " by Christopher Knight and Robert Lomas.

August 26 2016 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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1 Corinthians 11:14 KJV
Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?

I think the shroud depicts a long haired person.

So who exactly is this person in so many peoples home with long hair and a thorny crown? The above biblical verse would not allow Jesus to have long hair.

August 26 2016 1 response Vote Up Share Report

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