shroud of turin

Many Claim that the Shroud of Turin is the Ultimate Proof of Jesus Resurrection, but the Real Proof is His Empty Tomb

The Shroud bears markings that appear to be front and back impressions of a crucified man. Apparently, the cloth was folded over itself, one half above the man, the other half below. Interestingly, the man’s wounds are consistent with the wounds inflicted upon Jesus during the torture he endured leading up to his crucifixion. There appear to be wounds around the hairline, matching the biblical description of the crown of thorns. Several stripe-like wounds extend from the shoulders to the lower legs, matching the biblical description of his torture by flogging. There is also a wound in the area of the chest, which matches the description of the piercing wound inflicted by a Roman spear shortly after Christ’s death on the cross.

The major critique against the Shroud’s authenticity is based on carbon dating tests. The tests seem to indicate that the shroud is about 700 years old, which would place its origin during the 14th Century AD — much too late for Christ’s burial cloth. Some scholars suggest that this date is unreliable because the Shroud’s fibers are soiled with microscopic bacteria and fungi, which have developed for hundreds of years. Also, the shroud survived at least one major fire, which affects carbon structure. The scholars believe that these factors make the Shroud test at least a thousand years younger than it really is. Many simply question the integrity and accuracy of the carbon-14 test itself.

If Jesus were Here, He Wouldn’t be Focused on the Shroud of Turin, He Would Do What He Did Best – Preach the Gospel and Perform Miracles and We Should Too

You don’t have to wait until experts decide about the Shroud of Turin before you get serious about the claims of Jesus Christ.