The Shroud of Turin
This discussion has been going on since 1354 AD. And in recent days, several YouTube videos have stated that the atheist scientists were wrong in the carbon dating of October 1978, suggesting that the snippets of cloth that were tested came from a part of the Shroud that was a later addition (i.e. repair).
I should be very surprised if this length of cloth, considered a holy relic by the Roman Catholic Church, was the actual burial cloth of Jesus. One of the quotations listed by a video states that ‘the other disciple’ noted that the head napkin was sitting folded up to one side of Jesus’ burial place, away from the cloth. Hmm.
6 Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie,
7 And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.John 30:6-7 KJV
This should put paid to the idea that the Shroud is Jesus’ burial cloth, but then a niggling thought occurs: could this be proof that the napkin that should have been around his head was removed before he resurrected? See what I mean? This could never be absolutely proven scientifically, and will always be a question of faith, only.
I have on my bookcase an image that was given to me years ago by Mowenna Lloyd. There are stories that this image was created by Sai Baba, using his mind to superimpose a picture of Jesus onto the photo of the the head from the Shroud. If it is true, this is the ‘real’ miracle.
What do you think?
Or: “Picking at Linens”
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