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I was graciously saved from charismatic confusion and catholicism tradition unto Jesus alone by John 14:6 "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me" which I read in a Jack Chick tract given me from a Christian friend who I helped at Gold's Gym for almost 5 years. He gave me the tract which I read at lunch. It was called "This Was Your Life". At the end I broke into a cold sweat because of heavy conviction that what I just read I was guilty of and knew I was in trouble. After reading another called "Last Rites" I prayed to God to forgive me and Jesus to save me because I didn't want to go to hell but go to Heaven one day. Jesus knew I could not save myself so he died on that cross for me. Now I give out the Chick tracts, gospel movies, and Biblical archeology newspapers so that God may be glorified in me through His Son Jesus, Messiah. Don't ever give up on your family and friends you pray for because his Word doesn't return void. And one day, you may hear God say unto you "..Well done thou good and faithful servant:..enter thou into the joy of thy Lord" Matthew 25:21,23 Amen

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Shroud of Turin is a Fake



The very name itself is immersed in roman idolatry as a relic...the word "shroud" instead of "linen" and the word "Turin" which is a "catholic city" means the roman catholics have their hand all over it as a "relic" or "idol" which is against God and his 1st Commandment...Thou shalt not have no other God's before me...Exodus 20:3

There are 3 ways to understand the shroud in your life as it appears from time to time in the media and you ponder the thought whether Jesus would really leave something like that for us as real or is it a painting?

One way is to see it from God's perspective:

God is not the author of confusion(1 Corinthians 14:33) nor would he be the author of idolatry in this graven image(painting) as it is written...Thou Shalt not make unto thee any graven image.....thou shalt not bow down thyself to them nor serve them...Exodus 20:4 2nd Commandment. If many are following the shroud because of what they can see, then I ask..Where is your faith? as Jesus proclaimed to his disciples in Luke 8:25? For we walk by Faith and not by SIGHT(2 Corinthians 5:7). Faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things NOT SEEN..Hebrews 11:1 For if we hope in that which we see, why do we yet hope? BUT if we hope for that which we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. Romans 8:24-25 Therefore FAITH is the only way to please God Hebrews 11:6. Jesus's only command as a memorabilia is...the communion. Jesus said, "This do in remembrance of me...this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord's death till he come...."Luke 22:19 and 1 Corinthians 11:24-26

People may have good intentions painting the shroud but let me remind you of what happened in the Bible almost 3000 years. Remember 2 Kings 18:1-7? Here is what happened:

Now it came to pass in the third year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, that Hezekiah the son of Ahaz king of Judah began to reign. Twenty and five years old was he when he began to reign; and he reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Abi, the daughter of Zachariah. And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that David his father did. He removed the high places, and brake the images, and cut down the groves, AND BRAKE IN PIECES THE BRAZEN SERPENT THAT MOSES HAD MADE:FOR UNTO THOSE DAYS THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL DID BURN INCENSE TO IT: AND HE CALLED IT NEHUSHTAN. He trusted in the LORD God of Israel; so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor any that were before him. For he clave to the LORD, and departed not from following him, but kept his commandments, which the LORD commanded Moses. And the LORD was with him;


See? Even with good intentions something that was good for Israel, given from God, in the past was misinterpreted in the future as becoming an idol with God's people...so it is with this shroud. Instead of worshipping the living God who IS ALIVE, they became vain in their imaginations and their foolish hearts were darkened and worshipped the creature(created) rather than the Creator who is blessed forever, Amen...Romans 1:25. God is a Spirit and they that worship him must worship him in SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH...Jesus himself said this in John 4:24. Jesus IS ALIVE and we remember his death on the cross by crucifixion for our sins, yes, and with it came also his burial and resurrection, he IS ALIVE. We don't need this shroud, we need Him and His Words of Life!

Now I want to show you again, why God has the truth in the matter. Open your Bible or follow along to John 11:44...And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and HIS FACE WAS BOUND ABOUT WITH A NAPKIN. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go. Lazarus had a napkin around his head and so did our Lord Jesus Christ when his napkin was lying separate by the linen clothes(plural)or graveclothes. John 19:39-40...And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight. Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury. Notice, if you wind a yo-yo or spool of yarn or thread, it goes lateral <---> not horizontal so Jesus was "wound" hand to hand and foot to foot. Also recognize that linen "clothes" is plural not singular. The dead were wound(lateral) with many STRIPS of linen as the manner of the Jews is. No doubt there are no multiple strips of linen on this shroud, which is the custom of the Jews. Even so, where did the 100 pounds of myrrh go to on the shroud? Myrrh and aloes are plant spices but the shroud contains no plant leaves of either on or throughout the body anywhere.

John 20:3-7..Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre. So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre. And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in. Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie, AND THE NAPKIN, THAT WAS ABOUT HIS HEAD, NOT LYING WITH THE LINEN CLOTHES, but wrapped together in a place by itself. Again we see, that "napkins" were used as a separate linen around the head for both Jesus and Lazarus because it was the burial custom. These are the Biblical facts. One piece shrouds were never used in the biblical burials of the Jews as we see here in God's Word.

2nd Way is to see it from a Historical Perspective:

* following (parentheses statements mine not author)
From his insightful Book called: Judgement Day for the Shroud of Turin by Walter C. McCrone, we read, ".....Bishop-Henri's own words, " 'Eventually, after diligent inquiry and examination, he discovered the fraud and how the said cloth had been cunningly painted, the truth being attested by the artist who had painted it (around 1355), to wit, it was a work of human skill and not miraculously wrought or bestowed. This written in 1389 by Bishop of Troyes, Pierre d'Arcis described the efforts of his predecessor Bishop Henri de Poitsers in 1356 to halt exhibition of shroud in a new church in Lirey, not far from Paris. Both Pierre and Henri wrote to the Pope to get help on stopping this forgery for personal gain(they were paying to see it, hint Judas) but both failed as was written, "now again the present Dean of the said church with fraudulent intent and for the purpose of gain(dirty lucre) suggested to have said cloth replaced in the said church that by renewal of the pilgrimage(to see relic trap) the church(catholic) might be en"riched"(literally paid) with the offerings made by the faithful.' "

Pope had not stopped catholics from paying to see it even though it was a painted forgery! It was being used for "gain" and abused as such as you have read from the historical account above from 2 bishops who tried to stop the Pope from allowing such abuse. And what did the Pope do? Absolutely nothing! I tell you, Jesus would never, EVER allow himself to be used for "dirty lucre" dishonest evil gain of money or goods to buy our faith since the Bible describes it as sin!

Other Historical Data given From the book, Judgement Day for the Shroud of Turin by Walter C. McCrone....
1."paint medium collagen tempera, and faint monochrome images were popular with artists during the middle ages,
2.Italian Commission in 1973 proved it was false,
3.Carbon dating in 1988 found the dating of it to be 1325 +or - 25years."


3rd Way is to see it from a Scientific Perspective:

A Top Micro Analysist of our day Walter C. McCrone wrote the above historical account in his book, Judgement Day for the Shroud of Turin. With over 60 years of research as a scientist trained in chemistry, microanalysis, materials analysis, painting authentication and chemical microscopy who had written over 350 scientific papers, he was scrutinized for proving it was not real but a painting around 1350's when he himself, "wanted it to be true" in the beginning of his analysis to prove Bishop Henri in 1356 forgery claim.

He writes that Father Rinaldi who died in 1993 fought to protect the sanctity(claims to be true) of the Shroud from the scientific attacks, first by members of the Italian Commission in 1973 and later by one lone member of STURP who found paint pigments and paint media but no blood and who concluded that the “Shroud” is a beautiful painting produced by an inspired artist in 1355 (McCrone, 1980, 1981, 1987/88, 1990). Finally, Father Rinaldi had to endure the pain of having three top carbon-dating laboratories date the “Shroud” to 1325. He documented the following chemical analysis findings in his book:

-Red Paint pigments of dilute red ochre paint then painted blood stains were secondly applied with dilute vermilion paint, paint medium collagen tempera, and faint monochrome images were popular with artists during the middle ages. SEE IMAGES BELOW.
-No blood on the shroud anywhere!


Figure 1. Real blood on a linen cloth.


Note the color is brown and not the red color normally associated with (fresh) blood. Low magnification, about 5X. (see: Judgement Day For The Turin Shroud, p. 95, Figure 23)

Figure 2. Shroud (painted) blood on linen.

This is also a low magnification shot taken of a blood-image area 3-FB (small of the back) taken by Pellicori and Evans in 1978. Note the red color unlike blood (Figure 1), magnification 10X. (see: Judgement Day For The Turin Shroud, p. 87, Figure 16)


Figure 3. A tape of the real blood-image in Figure 1 showing at high magnification (1000X) real blood, again brown, unlike the Shroud paint (Figure 2). (see: Judgement Day For The Turin Shroud, p. 95, Figure 24)


Figure 4. The tape of a Shroud blood-image (area 3-CB) showing only a red ochre paint image also at high magnification. (see: Judgement Day For The Turin Shroud, p. 91, Figure 22)


These figures show conclusively that the Shroud blood images are paint. There is NO blood on the Shroud. The Shroud is a beautiful painting by an inspired medieval artist.

And if I could make a few observations, all accounts of the actual length of the shroud say it's 14 ft in length. And if folded in half, about 7+ft, is it reasonable to believe that my Lord Jesus could have been almost 7 feet tall? I have a hard time believing that.  The Bible never mentions his height or stature as outstanding as in the account of King Saul who was a should height above the people...1 Samuel 10:23. Another observation when you look at the shroud is that only the right wrist shows blood(supposed) but the left does not even while covered with the other exposed wrist. Look also at the frontal image of the feet, there is no painted (blood) either! Where did that blood paint go?

My personal belief is that Jesus literally bled all his life's blood on the cross for our sins and of the whole world and some of it went down the cross hole underground when the rocks rented or earth quaked...(Matthew 27:51) and his side was pierced with a spear and that precious blood fell on the Mercy Seat of the Ark of the Covenant 20ft below secured before the Babylonian siege of Jeremiah's day chapters 32, 38, 39.

Again:
-Italian Commission in 1973 proved it was false.
-Carbon dating in 1988 found the dating of it to be 1325+or-25years


And the best way to understand the shroud? Is to see it from the truth perspective (a.k.a. God's way!) referencing back up to the first way...Amen?

I will say this to its popularity that it does keep people talking about the greatest person who has ever lived, the Lord Jesus Christ, and how he suffered much by crucifixion from the Romans for us, his enemies. So I will agree with Walter C. McCrone that it is a beautiful medieval painting (with good intentions). But in no way do we embrace a lie...Romans 3:4...but let God be true and every man a liar. Instead, let us set our hearts on things above where Christ sitteth(right now) at the right hand of God...Colossian 3:1 and 2. If you have the real Jesus living in you, there is no need for this painted shroud in your life. Amen.

Walter C. McCrone
Bible and Science Biblical Archeology

 

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Daniel 12:3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

Matthew 28:19-20 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

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