April 24, 2013
Comment by Reader
I was having a conversation with a retired Army Ranger and he brought up a great point. The Crucifixion of Jesus is the single most important event in human history and the foundation on which the entire Christianity movement was based. Had Jesus not died and defeated death three days later there would be no Christianity because the followers of Jesus would have never given their lives for a “hoax”, especially dying the gruesome & painful ways they did die. He pointed out that out of all of the evidence that proves the Bible, God was clever enough to leave behind one artifact that has so many layers to it that it is astonishing. The Shroud of Turin. Now that it has been proven authentic and actually captured the intense light that was produced when Jesus was resurrected it accomplishes some powerful things. For example:
A) Proves there is life after death
b) Proves that Jesus is who he said he was
c) Proves how much he suffered for our sins
d) Left scientific evidence that took mankind 2000 years to catch up to
e) One cloth disproves all other religions in one swoop. Especially Islam which bases its scriptures on the fact that “Jesus (Isa in the Koran) lied about the cross.” So in one artifact, that entire religion is proven false.
f) Confirms God’s message that no one will be with excuse on the day of judgement.