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I hope this is helpful.
Evidence of the Shroud Speaks for ItselfSimon Brown
Co Author Caspar McCloud
Edited and Published by:
Life Application Ministries Publishing (LAMP)
Cover Design: LAMP
Cover Shroud Photo: ©1978 Barrie M. Schwortz Collection, STERA, Inc.
All scripture was taken from the King James Version – 2000 Bible (©2003)
And to Gaynor Barradell. Her quick turn around in the initial editing helped get the book off the ground.
And thanks to Roly and Rosie of http://www.millennium3music.co.uk who also helped with the initial editing.
May you be blessed with
this book for the Glory of God
through Jesus Christ,
Chapter One – Evidence of Authenticity…………11
Chapter Two – The Garden Tomb and
the Shroud are Linked…………………………..18
Chapter Three – Passover Resurrection
Chapter Four – Faith in God………………………….34
Chapter Five – Finding the Tomb of
Chapter Six – Can Believing in Jesus
Lead to Catholocism?…………………………..51
Chapter Seven – Linen Cloths……………………….57
Chapter Eight – What is the Point of the
Chapter Nine – Pastor Caspar’s Message of
the Resurrection of Jesus………………………77
Prayer for Salvation…………………………………….83
My Prayer for You………………………………………85
About the Author………………………………………..88
About the Free DVD offer……………………………91
Other Books and Resources………………………….93
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither
shadow of turning.
As stated above by our brother James (the half brother of Jesus Christ) this scripture conveys the profound truth that God the Father has truly given us the greatest gift from above, His only begotten Son; who not only lived a perfect and sinless life but also paid for all of our sins. He has made it possible for all those who believe on Him and turn away from their sins, follow Him and be covered by His mercy, grace and love, so that they may inherit eternal life with Christ.
Just as I consider The Shroud of Turin to be a gift from God above, I believe it establishes scientific and historical proof of the reliability of the Bible and also perhaps—just for the sceptics’ and doubting Thomas’s—the supernatural evidence of God’s love for humans. This Shroud gives us physical evidence of the
death of His only begotten Son, Jesus—by crucifixion—the recorded graphic detail of a supernatural picture of His pain and suffering He endured on the cross.
The image on the shroud reveals the torture of the forty lashes, shows us the scars and pierced body, and the painful puncture wounds from the crown of thorns which pierced His head. It shows us His plucked out beard and records His humiliation by the Romans, who punched and bruised His swollen cheekbones. It shows His pain from carrying His own cross, which can be seen by the damaged knee from falling. It shows His agony from the blood shed of His pierced hands and feet, that bears silent witness to the horror of the cross. It bears the spear wound in His side, and yes, the ultimate triumph of the Resurrection of Jesus (Yeshua) meaning Salvation. All this is recorded supernaturally on The Shroud of Turin.
Could we give up our own child to extreme suffering for somebody else’s evil deeds? The evil deeds of people who are guilty, deeds that some of us would condemn a person for
ever? Could we even sacrifice our only child to die for others who are good, or yet, bad?
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him, should not perish but have everlasting life.
Here in John 3:16, told by Jesus—the Creator and the Maker of the Universe—that the highest act, the highest expression, and the highest manner is the depth of love of God the Father towards all humankind since the beginning of the world. This is His unmerited gift to mankind, a gift that no man has earned or deserved.
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
This is true love, there cannot be any higher love expressed by the Most High Creator of the world. We were lost in darkness but the Lord God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob demonstrates to the human race the greatest deed which no man can truly comprehend. All visible on The Shroud of Turin.
Test all things; hold fast that which is good.
The Shroud of Turin is the most tested and analyzed single artefact in the world. It has passed and proved to be good. It has passed and proved to be the actual cloth used by Joseph of Arimathae to cover the body of Jesus Christ.
The research provided in this book is extensive because we wanted to provide the best possible information to help you see the truth. Our goal is to point you to the only begotten Son who is able to save your soul. But, let’s not beat around the bush or hesitate. Let us go straight to some of the many NEW facts and findings about…
Evidence of AuthenticityAfter the radiocarbon dating test in 1988, the results of the Shroud proved it to be a medieval date of 1260-1390. Subsequently, scientists have now proved that the corner from which the radiocarbon sample had been taken was in fact a re-woven, patched, or repaired corner which was newer than the original cloth.
Marino Benford’s and Sue Benford’s brilliant bit of detective work discovered clear indications of a discrete repair to the Shroud.
Ray Rogers was an explosive’s research expert and thermal analyst with the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory for over thirty years before serving on the Department of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, where he held the equivalent rank of Lt. General and earned a Distinguished Service Award. Ray Rogers wasn’t just a scientist, he was one of America’s finest. He was also part of the original Shroud of Turin research team in 1978.
RAY ROGERS © 2002 Raymond Rogers Collection, STERA, Inc.. All Rights Reserved
Ray Rogers, who was Athiest, originally believed the Shroud was a hoax, converted to believing it was genuine after discovering Madder root dye and gum on the fibers of the Shroud. This is clear evidence of the careful mending of the Shroud that was intended to be imperceptible and of a thread indicating a medieval repair.
Madder root dye and gum on fibres. This is clear evidence of careful mending intended to be imperceptible.
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Pete Shumacher3, the inventor of the NASA VP-8 Image Analyzer, discovered a 3D topographical image which showed very clearly the image of a man in three dimensions proving it was not a painting but that the cloth had been wrapped around a real person.
The topographical 3 d image of the Shroud created by the VP-8 computer
Barrie Schworz4 stated that the wealth of evidence gathered by his team, that the Shroud was not a fake, that it was not a medieval painting, forgery, hoax, photograph, rubbing, etching, or dust painting.
The results of this research has been published in peer reviewed scientific journals including those of Archeological Chemistry:
Organic, Inorganic, and Biochemical Analysis, American Chemical Society, Applied Optics and the Canadian Society of Forensic Sciences Journal.
After testing the blood stains on the Shroud, the tests revealed that they were indeed human bloodstains. The shroud shows the blood stains of the crucifixion near the wrists of the man to be forensically accurate, unlike all medieval and renaissance art which shows the crucifixion holes in the hands which is not correct.
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The thumbs of the crucified man on the Shroud are not visible. This would have been caused by median nerve damage as the nails passed through the spaces of Destot, causing the thumbs to turn in.
The vertical flow of the blood stains on the Shroud proved to be in perfect forensic agreement with the blood flow of a crucified man who is positioned vertically on a cross.
Each blood stain on the Shroud shows the image of a lead weight at the end of each whip lash.
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Isaiah 50:6 I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked out the beard: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.
Does The Shroud of Turin show any facial
hairs missing?Barrie Schwartz, official photographer of The Shroud of Turin says, “YES.”
The “Hungarian Prayer Manuscript” known as “The Codex Pray” or “The Pray Codex,” was discovered in 1770. Inside this most prominent document is an old handwritten Hungarian text dating back to 1192 that shows the following five illustrations:
1. Jesus was entirely naked with His arms on His pelvis, identical to The Shroud of Turin.
2. The woven fabric of a cloth showing a herringbone pattern, identical to the weaving pattern of The Shroud of Turin.
3. Another illustration shows one piece of cloth that was identical to The Shroud of Turin.
4. An illustration showing “poker holes” identical to the “poker holes” on The Shroud of Turin.
5. The Hungarian Prayer Manuscript serves as evidence for the existence of The Shroud of Turin and its ability to predate the radiocarbon 14 dating of The Shroud of Turin in 1988.
The blood stains on the Shroud clearly correspond to the wounds of a man who has been whipped and scourged before being crucified
Experts who have studied the Shroud estimate around 120 scourge marks on the body, front and back, consistent with “40 lashes” from a three thonged whip; “40 lashes” was the correct amount the Romans used.
The Shroud was not created by any artistic means currently known to mankind. All of the research team’s tests indicated that the Shroud was a genuine burial cloth.
Directly near the heart, is the darkest blood stain of all, which we call the ‘spear wound’ blood stain, that appears on the shroud.
The ‘spear wound’ on the Shroud is in perfect forensic agreement with John 19:34 that says: But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.
The researchers discovered that if the Shroud was a fake, it must have been created by an artist with a comprehensive understanding of the forensics of crucifixion. Something that virtually no other artists of that period have demonstrated.
There are blood stains on the shroud—on the head—as if from a cap, or “crown” of thorns.
The blood stains are the “crown” of thorns on the Shroud which is in perfect forensic agreement with John 19:2 that says: And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head.
Everything about The Shroud of Turin, all the blood stains, all the markings, these are all accurate to the gospel account of what was done to Jesus when He was scourged, beaten, crucified and then speared in the side.
When we look at the face on the Shroud, we see the bruised cheek bones, one more swollen than the other, but both noticeably swollen.
The evidence of the bruised cheek bones on the Shroud is in perfect forensic agreement with John 18:22 saying: And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand.
The Garden Tomb and the Shroud are
The Burial of Jesus
Matthew 27:57-61 57 As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus. 58Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. 59Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 60and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away. 61 Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting there opposite the tomb.
Scientists say the Shroud was created by a flash of supernatural light. Italian researchers now believe the burial cloth is authentic, because of the evidence and the kind of technology needed to create a 3D image of Jesus on a single piece of cloth.
The Montreal Gazette Announces that scientists say that The Shroud of Turin could not have been faked.
In 2007, I created a documentary called, “Our search for the tomb of Jesus. ” In this documentary I contacted about 10 Shroud scholars who all stated that the person in The Shroud of Turin was about 5 ft. 11 inches tall.
Peter from Simons team measuring the grave of Jesus in the Garden Tomb, which conforms exactly, to the height of the man on the Shroud, which is about 5 ft. 11 inches tall.
A close up of the sepulchre of Jesus showing the grave area to be cut out for Jesus body as Jesus was taller than Joseph of Arimathea.
“The question about the Garden Tomb is an intesting one, first thing I have to admit is that I have not done a true study of the Garden Tomb myself, but understanding that the height of the tomb is 5 ft. 11 inches is certainly coincidental with what I have always perceived that the average height of the man on the shroud is 5 ft. 11 inches.”
Mechthild Flury Lemberg—a Textile expert—discovered clear evidence at Mount Masada, of a surprisingly similar cloth that was found. Made at the same time as the Shroud dating back to the time of Jesus.
Mechthild Flury Lemberg also stressed how the Shroud had been preserved so well. She stated it was unexplainable; similar cloths she has seen—dating around the same time—are almost unrecognizable.
Jesus was Wrapped in Two Cloths
Did God preserve the Shroud Himself for such a time as this?
2 Peter 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts.
The gospels clearly identify the burial cloth of Jesus’ body to be one single cloth.
Luke 23:53 And having taken it down, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth.
Please note “A clean linen cloth.”
Matthew 27:59 And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,
The gospels clearly identify the face cloth of Jesus, also called the napkin, that was around his head, not lying with the linen clothe/SHROUD, but wrapped in a place by itself.
John 20:7 And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.
There were two cloths found in the tomb where Jesus was laid. One is called The Sudarium of Oviedo which is a face cloth. And the other is The Shroud of Turin which is the larger cloth, both were used as Jesus’ burial clothes.
©1978 Barrie M. Schwortz Collection, STERA, Inc., All Rights Reserve
My goal is to help people understand the value of both of these cloths. And I will start by telling you that both The Shroud of Turinand the Sudarium of Oviedo have been tested to have the same blood type, indicating they covered the same body.
It’s important that you have a clear picture of these two cloths so I will share with you as it is described on the Wikipedia on-oline dictionary:
The Sudarium of Oviedo, or Shroud of Oviedo, is a bloodstained cloth, measuring c. 84 x 53 cm, kept in theCámara Santa of the Cathedral of San Salvador, Oviedo, Spain.
 The Sudarium (Latin for sweat cloth) is claimed to be the cloth wrapped around the head of Jesus Christafter he died, as mentioned in the Gospel of John (20:6-7). The small chapel housing it was built specifically for the cloth by King Alfonso II of Asturias in AD 840; the Arca Santa is an elaborate reliquary chest with a Romanesquemetal frontal for the storage of the Sudarium and other relics. The Sudarium is displayed to the public three times a year: Good Friday, the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross on 14 September, and its octave on 21 September.
Many of the stains on the Sudarium match those on the head portion of the Shroud of Turin. The Shroud had been carbon-dated (1988) to the 14th century. It has been proven by chemical studies that the segment of the cloth used in the 1988 carbon dating is not the same chemically as the rest of the linen Shroud as published in the peer-reviewed renown scientific journal Thermochimica Acta. The claim the sample came from the Middle Ages is disputed by in a book by Joe Nickel, an author who holds degrees in the Humanities but not in Science. Blood tests done on
both the Sudarium and the Shroud confirmed that the blood stains on both cloths were of the same type: AB, a common blood type among Middle Eastern people but fairly rare among medieval Europeans. The presence of blood on the Shroud was proven by the STURP scientists and experts who studied the linen cloth and cataloged its data. Some claim there is no evidence that the shroud has the same blood type as the Sudarium, and the blood may be from an unrelated person handling the shroud centuries later.
The Shroud of Turin: as described on the free on-line encyclopedia that says:
“The Shroud of Turin or Turin Shroud (Italian: Sindone di Torino, Sacra Sindone) is a linen cloth bearing the image of a man who appears to have suffered physical trauma in a manner consistent with crucifixion. It is kept in the royal chapel of the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Turin, northern Italy. The image on the shroud is commonly associated with Jesus Christ, His crucifixion and burial. It is much clearer in black-and-white negative than in its natural sepia color. The negative image was first observed in 1898, on the reverse photographic plate of amateur photographer Secondo Pia, who was allowed to photograph it while it was being exhibited in the Turin Cathedral.
The origins of the shroud and its image are the subject of intense debate among scientists, theologians, historians and researchers. Scientific and popular publications have presented diverse arguments for both authenticity and possible methods of forgery. A variety of scientific theories regarding the
Shroud of Turin Speaks for Itself
shroud have since been proposed, based on disciplines ranging from chemistry to biology and medical forensics to optical image analysis. The Catholic Church has neither formally endorsed nor rejected the shroud, but in 1958 Pope Pius XII approved of the image in association with the Roman Catholic devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus.
In 1978, a detailed examination was carried out by a team of American scientists called STURP. STURP found no reliable evidence of forgery, and called the question of how the image was formed “a mystery”. In 1988 a radiocarbon dating test was performed on small samples of the shroud. The laboratories at the University of Oxford, the University of Arizona, and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, concurred that the samples they tested dated from the Middle Ages, between 1260 and 1390. In 2008 a former STURP member stated that sample was representative of the whole shroud.
According to former Nature editor Philip Ball, “it’s fair to say that, despite the seemingly definitive tests in 1988, the status
of the Shroud of Turin is murkier than ever. Not least, the nature of the image and how it was fixed on the cloth remain deeply puzzling.” The shroud continues to remain one of the most studied and controversial artifacts in human history.”
It seems God always provides further and deeper proof, with extra evidence as a second backup, to prove the reliability of His Word.
Just as God has revealed the split rock in Horeb, as told in Exodus 17:6; proving the true location of Mount Sinai and just as God revealed the Great Stone of Mark 16:4; proving the true tomb of Jesus. God has also revealed the Sudarium of Oviedo which would prove that the burial cloth of Jesus is in fact The Shroud of Turin.
So He has given us The Shroud of Turin to prove the accuracy and the reliability of His Holy Bible.
Even without the evidence of the Shroud,
we know the Bible is true simply because of the lives that are forever changed for the better. Everyday all around the world when
people accept Jesus (Yeshua), they are blessed and find true peace. Countless lives are restored and there are countless testimonies of supernatural healings and miracles that continue like those recorded in the book of Acts. God has not changed and His salvation plan includes healings and miracles.
Psalm 103:1-3 Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. 2Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: 3Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
I am thoroughly convinced, and I hope you are convinced too by the time you finish reading this, that The Shroud of Turin IS genuine. It links the Garden Tomb with the Shroud, supporting only one Doctrine which is Christianity, in the name of The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit.
Passover Resurrection Day Message of
The Shroud of Turin
by Simon Brown
Jesus is alive, and here is the proof! Amen
I have written a personal message to you on a most urgent matter. I will not hesitate to stand up for what I believe is good, true and right, and I will attempt to write this in the firm spirit of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
Although some believers are not as interested or study as the Bereans did, I am proud to support the belief that The Shroud of Turin is in fact genuine and is the burial cloth of Jesus, as preserved by God.
Believers believe that the Bible is true and is the Word of the living God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Yahweh, spoken of by His Son, the Living Word, (Yeshua) and revealed
by and through God’s chosen prophets and true disciples—which the gospels clearly talk about—is God.
This teaches us of the two cloths that Joseph of Arimathaea used for the burial of Jesus which existed at that time, and can only be the authentic Shroud Of Turin and the Sudarium of Oviedo, which are still in existence today.
The Greek word Sudarium of Oviedo is translated into English as “Napkin.”
Sudarium of Oviedo: the napkin that was about His head was wrapped in a place by itself.
John 20:7 And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself..
And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth.
So, from the scriptures we see that the Shroud is a large piece of linen cloth, and the Sudarium of Oviedo is a smaller cloth that was wrapped around the head of Jesus.
The Shroud of Turin and Sudarium of Oviedo was found in the tomb.
John 20:6-7 6 Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie…
The Shroud should not be worshipped in any way, but strong evidence to be used to confirm a Christian’s faith in a tangible and physical way. It can also be used to bring others, who require proof, to a knowledge of God’s saving grace.
As Christians, we worship nothing but Jesus Christ of Nazareth (Yeshua) who is the foundation of our faith.
I believe those who are preaching Christ, but don’t believe the Shroud is authentic, are preaching in vain as well. In my opinion, they have to go hand in hand. And then through the work of the Holy Spirit each believer has
a trusting, permanent, enduring and abiding faith and belief in Jesus Christ only. Amen!
I believe the Shroud was genuinely preserved by God because God new that many rebellious hearts would refuse to believe that He sent His only Son to become our Great High Priest and pay the ultimate and perfect sacrifice for us. He knew some would refuse to believe that the “Lamb of God”—Who takes away the sins of the world—would replace the Old Testament animal sacrifices.
John 1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
It is also evident that most of the world does not believe that Jesus is the Christ (Yeshua) the promised Messiah, as stated in:
2 Corinthians 4:4 The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
Faith in God
The Bible tells us that without faith in the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, it is impossible to be saved.
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.
The Bible says if there is no resurrection of Jesus, then the preaching is in vain.
1 Corinthians 15:12-14 12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: 14And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.
Perhap this is why God preserved and recorded the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus on His burial clothes—The Shroud of
Turin. Something that is capable of being perceived by the mind and evidently fresh and visible to the human eye?
During the most important event in history—the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ of Nazareth—the image was frozen in time and recorded on two linen cloths for all humans to see, perceive and understand. And in understanding, whosoever would believe and follow that very person on the cloth, would realize that their sins had been paid for as we find in John 3:16:
For God so loved the world (you), that he gave his only begotten Son (Jesus), that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
If we only believe
It is as if God supplied all the evidence we needed by confirming His Holy Word—the Holy Bible. From the Shroud, God the Father and Creator of the universe has revealed His great love and made it possible for us to know the truth. Who, if they believe, receive, and
follow Jesus, are granted eternal life, so that on judgment day, no one can say or ask the question, “Why were we not told?”
Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
There are things in the world that do not appear fair, and there are those who have been quite unfair regarding the extraordinary physical evidence recorded of Jesus on his burial cloths.
Yet, it is a mystery which I am learning to understand from the Scriptures, asking the question show me LORD in your Holy Word?
Why are there professing born again spirit-filled Christians, and worse still certain fundamentalist type Christian ministries, who almost act like atheists at times, Why are there believers who seem to condemn
the only physical evidence outside the Bible of the crucifixion of Jesus?
Yes, the physical, most vital evidence that can help lost souls find faith in Jesus.
Are these believers who debunk the Shroud actually suggesting that the devil made the image of the Shroud?
Interestingly enough the Lord showed me 2 Timothy 2:24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, 25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; 26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
Because clearly we can see from these Bible verses that the enemy of our souls has taken captive believers in certain areas of their life’s. Maybe they have been deeply hurt and wounded and so they entertain a spirit of bitterness and so defile those around them now.
The enemy has programmed them through lies and deceptions coming through vain imagination of unclean spirits in their thought life and in their generations that try to pull them away from the truth of God’s Holy Word. We pray the Lord be merciful to those who oppose the truth and themselves for that matter.
Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: 15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;
The Shroud of Turin clearly reveals the physical and visible evidence of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ which is the foundation of the Christian faith. Once we
obtain this faith we surrender our whole life to the Lord Jesus Christ by trusting, seeking, repenting and confessing Him as our Lord and Savior which is required to saving our souls.
However, it is most vital and serious that we follow the true Jesus Christ. This then needs proper and reliable research for each and every believer. Wrong research will lead to the wrong faith which will lead to dissolution and destruction.
2 Thessalonians 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them a strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
How is it possible for believers who teach that Jesus was crucified to save humans from their sins yet also teach that the two most important and significant cloths in the history of mankind are not authentic.
They believe The Shroud of Turin and the Sudarium of Oviedo—the physical and visible evidence of the four gospels of the risen Jesus Christ and the world’s most famous relics which do not contradict the Bible, but prove and confirm it, forensically, accurately, sci-
entifically and precisely in every detail—are nothing but fakes.
We see most of the world accepting and believing in Darwin’s theory of Evolution which is exactly what it is—A THEORY. Why? Because “The Missing Link” has never been found, and never will be. Evolution is biologically impossible. It is like saying 1+1 = 100000000000000000000000000000000000000.
In other words it’s absolutely impossible.
But Darwinism, like every false teaching and religion, is necessary to help kill, steal and destroy faith and nations; which history has now proven. It is the very foundation laid for Communism to build upon.
The Lord Jesus said in John 10:10: The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
It is said that a staggering 95% of the population are not born again. This is no surprise. Evolution is being taught to most children in
schools as fact, when it is clearly not. How God’s heart must grieve. And certain Christians tell me we do not need the evidence of the Shroud.
There appears a sinister agenda in Academia today so that any deep thinkers or professors who challenge the theory of evolution with the idea of Intelligent design will risk losing their tenure.
I suggest you see the film, “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed.” Ben Stein examines the issue of academic freedom and decides that there is none at all when it comes to the debate over Intelligent design. For those who pay close attention, Stein’s debate with atheist Richard Dawkins shows that Professor Dawkins has no real answers as to how life began and the best he can come up with, from his well educated mind, is to side with the basic tenants of New Agers’ who believe some aliens from a distant galaxy started life on this planet.
I suggest reading the Bible to find the truth about the Nephilm and extraterrestrials that are, in fact, only fallen angels and demons. Seek the truth for yourself!
Matthew 7:7 Seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
God had already known that most of the world would refuse to accept His Son. Could it be the reason the disciples went out of their way to hide and preserve the two cloths containing physical evidence of Jesus for us to see today?
There is now evidence which reveals that the disciples hid the Shroud and Sudarium of Oviedo in caves for safe keeping. Historian C. Bernard Ruffin reveals recent scientific discoveries, including evidence, that the disciples themselves may have kept the cloths hidden. And that Jesus recovered the Shroud from the Tomb, handing it to a follower of St. James.
We are certain the Sudarium of Oviedo was indeed precious and important because it was hidden and preserved with official documents in a great wooden ark.
Sudarium of Oviedo.
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All Rights Reserved
We see The Shroud of Turin, now believed by atheist and scientists (including NASA) to be impossible to have been created. This position strengthens the belief of some for ex-
ample, the Muslims, who say that God has no Son. Yet the Shroud proves the greatest miracle of all, God does have a Son, and His name is Jesus. But sadly the enemy of our souls has blinded the eyes and dulled the ears of certain professing believers who do not understand and so they continue to encourage others not to believe the overwhelming evidence.
Certain believers tell me I am deceived and sending people to Hell for teaching about the Shroud. I now ask them to talk to God and have a fight with Him for preserving and revealing the evidence of His Son Jesus (Yeshua) on the Shroud.
I find it can be very challenging when those who claim to be Christians attack me for simply trying to share the Gospel and prove the existance of Christ.
The fact is, most of the world does not believe the Shroud to be genuine. This gives them another reason not to believe in the person on the cloth, who is the only person who can save them. They have now turned their backs on the Holy Bible and turned their backs on the four Gospels, the most important four books in the whole world. Therefore, they have not found their salvation nor a loving God that has made it possible to know and learn of His Son as the only way to be saved. But instead they have closed their own door to Jesus—who is the door to eternal life.
The Catholic church now owns the Shroud, and because of that, many Christians refuse to believe it is genuine, so in turn stops many people who are seeking for the evidence of Jesus from finding it.
As told in 1 Samuel 5:2 that the enemies of the Lord has possession of the Ark of the
Covenant, but in the end He recovered it back. Perhaps in the end God will deliver the Shroud back to Joseph of Arimathaea, or to Jesus himself.
Finding the Tomb Of Jesus
We are now finding a similar problem with the “Great Stone at Mount Nebo” which is the missing link to the true tomb of Jesus.
Mark 16:4 And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.
The Catholics own Mount Nebo and the “Great Stone” of Mark 16:4, which is also at Mt. Nebo, the Catholics believe and support that the Holy Sepulchre is the tomb of Jesus NOT the Garden Tomb. But evidence shows they are incorrect, because the Great Stone only fits the Garden Tomb. Because the Catholics believe and support the Holy Sepulchre as being the tomb of Jesus, they don’t want to be proven wrong, so they have kept it out of site and hidden out of the way in Jordan to keep people from finding the truth!
Based on my research and findings, the Holy Sepulchre is NOT the true tomb of Jesus
because the “Great Stone” proves it only fits one tomb in the whole world, “The Garden Tomb.” But sadly they are both in the hands and owned by Catholics, as is the Shroud. And because both the Great Stone and the Shroud is in the hands of the Catholics, certain Christian ministries debunk the evidence of both.
In my research and discovery, I came across a Christian video showing what they call, “The Abu Badd – Rolling stone once used as a fortified door.”
I had to go see it for myself! After having visited the tomb, testing and measuring it against this “Rolling Stone,” it matched! The GREAT Missing Stone was found, therefore, locating the true tomb of Jesus. You can watch more on my video documentary.
A picture of “The Great Stone”
Acts 13:41 Look, you scoffers, wonder and perish, for I am going to do something in your days that you would never believe, even if someone told you.Mark 16:4 And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very GREAT.
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Now the problem is the same as the Shroud. The Catholics own this Great stone of Mark 16:4, which proves the true tomb of Jesus to be the Garden Tomb, but because the Catholics own Mount Nebo and the Great Stone it has become a stumbling block for certain Christians who now refuse to believe this discovery.
So many people are misled and confused and do not know what the true tomb of Jesus is, just as so many are with regards to the Shroud.
Let’s address this issue and understand the problem. The finger of blame is pointing in entirely the wrong direction. The question is: “Is the Shroud Genuine?”
Now let’s address the problem properly without condemning the good with the bad. But confirming to seekers that these things are genuine and true and to be used for the good.
As born again believers we are to love all people God created, including our enemies and those of different religions, but hate what they stand for and doctrines that go against the truth, the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Biblical doctrine is important as this doctrine equals truth.
John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
Psalm 119:142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.
Some say, “I don’t need to believe The Shroud of Turin is real.” And I say, “That’s great.” But what about those who don’t know the Lord? Wouldn’t you think that some proof of His existence may help them make a soul-saving decision?” Sadly, for some like my wife and I, even our own parents believe Jesus is a fairy tale.
In fact, to help illustrate this point here in Hosea, my wife and I posted around 100 leaflets in our street offering FREE Christian films some time ago. We also did what we could to engage our neighbours and people we meet in friendly conversations to try and simply share the love of Christ’s with each of them. To our utter surprise and amazement not one person was really interested in learning about Jesus at this time. So we continue to pray blessings on them and hope that at some point in future they will have a born again experience with the Lord Jesus before its too late. Sadly a few of them actually were quite rude towards us discovering that we were passionate born again Christians. They are still ignoring us now and turning the other way when we pass them in the street. One only needs to think about Saul of Tarsus, abusing the early Christian believers. He later became the great Apostle Paul in God’s perfect timing. There are many Saul types out there, however we need to see their potential as the Lord surely sees them. We are to forgive them as the Lord Jesus forgave us, and simply continue sharing the Gospel.
Very clearly most of the world would do well to examine the physical evidence of the Shroud and examine the written evidence in the Bible that could lead them to accept the Lord Jesus as their Savior, too. That is why I wrote this book. To get the truth out there to help people make a soul-saving decision. It’s
my desire to help people surrender their souls to Jesus, and if one person seeing the evidence of our Risen Savior will help them, then this book has done what it was sent to do.
Can Believing in Jesus lead to
This is what some Christians ask. But the question should be, what are unbelievers looking for to fill that empty void in their life? Faith in Jesus, the only one who can fill that space, that void in their hearts. Of course most do not believe in Jesus, that’s why it’s important to establish the evidence of the Shroud so if they seek, they will find the truth of Jesus that may save their souls.
It is then down to each and every individual to do their own research to discover and follow the true “Jesus Christ of Nazareth/ Messiah Yashua.” Such as Dr. St. Luke (an Apostle of Jesus Christ) researched Him properly. Luke discovered divine truths that are not presented in the other three gospels which have paid him great dividends.
Good and Bad
We know from the well known stories of Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 19:24 and Noah’s Ark in Genesis 6:5 that God removed the good first and Joshua 6:25 where Rahab and her family was saved out of the destruction Jericho. But before he destroyed the bad he used the good to glorify His Word. Just as God is going to do in these last days. He will again remove the good and destroy the bad.
Matthew 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
Matthew 3:12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.
This is why we need not fear what the world is doing, God is our shield and buckler, and delivers us from destruction. Though we may be on the Titanic, the Lord Jesus is our life boat, and we will be rescued.
Just as all believers should do with the Shroud, use it for good to glorify God and His Word, if perhaps, may help bring a lost soul to the saving grace of Jesus Christ.
It is very clear that certain fundamentalist Christian ministries have led seekers down the wrong path by their sloppy research on The Shroud of Turin and have failed to understand and reveal the truth.
Or maybe instead of showing love they have shown a hatred towards Catholics who hold the Shroud, instead of trusting God Who makes good out of all situations.
I tuned into a live Christian television program one day and the teacher was asked, “Is the Shroud genuine?” Eager to hear his response, I was shocked by his response. He said it couldn’t be genuine because there was only one cloth discovered, not two. We see this person, as a leading Christian teacher, clearly did not do his research.
Most don’t understand that there were two cloths discovered which have been proven by DNA to have both been used on the same body.
On certain Christian web sites it is said that the Shroud is a hoax because the Bible states that Jesus was wrapped in strips of linen, concluding that the Shroud cannot be genuine because it is one cloth and not strips. They are getting confused with the ones that bound Lazarus, or they have seen too many mummy movies. We see here more sloppy conclusions by individuals who have not done their research well and consequently not only believe themselves, but mislead people from believing the truth.
It is most shocking and sad for so many who are seeking the truth, to come across these individuals only to be led astray, and in turn, misinform others.
The problem here is bad seeds bare bad fruit. Jesus clearly warns us about this.
Matthew 7:16-20 17 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
It is also vital to some who need further evidence to be informed correctly to strengthen their faith. Evidence of God and the Bible strengthens a believer’s foundations.
The stronger one’s faith is, the greater it will be to carry us through our trials. Every Bible discovery that reveals evidence of God’s Holy
Word is like a knock-out-punch on our greatest and most evil enemy—Satan—who is at work to deceive us from the truth and ultimately try and destroy us.
Good evidence of Jesus, such as the Shroud, can bring many lost souls to Jesus Himself—the Solid Rock and foundation.
If we do our research properly, just as the Apostle Dr. St. Luke did by being a great researcher, affored him the opporutnity to travel with St. Paul. He was privileged to meet people who knew Jesus personally like Mary, the mother of Jesus, St. John and Matthew. St. Luke’s proper research has paid off well for he was able to reveal unique teachings of Christianity only found in his writings, “The Gospel of St. Luke.”
The Linen Cloth(s)
Just by looking into the Greek translations, we come closer to understanding the truth. In my research, the word that is found in the greek is translated in English to “linen cloths.”
English = linen cloths
What does it say about the burial cloths of Jesus?
sepulchre, and saw the linen cloths lying.
We find there is not one mention of strips being used but linen cloths, “plural.” Supporting evidence that there is more than one, and that a cloth is a piece of material, not strips. To see this clearly, we need to define what a cloth is:
The on-line Dictionary says: A fabric formed by weaving, felting, etc., from wool, hair, silk, flax, cotton, or other fiber, used for garments, upholstery, and many other items.
So it has to be a large piece of material, not strips as some may think. This has to be clear here, because this once again proves that there were “cloths” that were found in the tomb.
And what does St. Luke say speaking of Jesus’ body?
Please note, “A clean linen cloth.”
Unfortunately, in some of the newer Bible translations we find the word “strips” instead of “cloths.” (New International Version ©1984).
Certain believers have used the wrong translations that contain the wrong word “strips” instead of the right words “linen cloths” for their main argument to wrongly debunk The Shroud of Turin.
Personally in the past I have not used the King James Bible exclusively, and have often used the Greek Bible. However I am aware now that there are several versions of Greek Translations that we must also consider. We have our work cut out for us if we want to get to the real truth.
Pastor Caspar McCloud (Pastor of the Upper Room Fellowship in Canton GA has done extensive research of Bible translations) states: “All the modern translations based on the work of Westcott and Hort have done nothing but bring confusion into the church. Let us stay with the reliable Masoretic Text with the septuagint influence, known as The Authorized Version, commonly better known as the King James Version. The Word of God has not changed but it shall change us as we discover the Gospel truth.”
Sudarium of Oviedo and The Shroud of Turin
©1978 Barrie M. Schwortz Collection, STERA, Inc., All Rights Reserve
Both cloths were proved to have covered the same body. Blood tests conducted on the Sudarium of Oviedo and The Shroud of Turin prove that both are of the same blood type—AB—a rare blood type amongst medieval Europeans and mostly common in the Middle East.
It is clear God has shown His love and determination to save the human race He created by proving and strengthening believers and unbelievers the same, by preserving and revealing rock solid evidence of His only begotten Son—outside the Bible—as a 3D negative hologram, on a single piece of cloth!
The rock solid evidence exists; evidence of an event that we, who are yet alive and all those since the time when Jesus was crucified, did not see with our own eyes. But yet we can still see the proof 2000 years later of his time on earth; the scourging, crucifixion, death, and resurrection of Jesus the Christ (Yeshua) the promised Messiah. Evidence preserved so that
future generations may study it and come to believe and be saved.
Again, there are many, including believers, that have done their best to condemn the only physical, visible evidence that shows Jesus lived, was crucified and resurrected. However we also have evidence from a number of secular writers of that time period who wrote about Jesus of Nazareth such as Flavius Josephus (born 34 AD).
Flavius was a Jewish historian who became a Pharisee at the age of 19 and later Commander of the Jewish forces in Galilee. He was captured by the Romans and ended up writing an historical account of his time period.
And I quote:
“Now there was about this time Jesus, a wise man if it be lawful to call him a man, for he was a doer of wonderful works, a teacher of such men as receive the truth with pleasure. He drew over to him both many Jews, and many of the Gentiles. He was the Christ, and when Pilate, at the suggestion of the principal
men among us, had condemned Him to the cross, those that loved Him at the first, did not forsake Him; for he appeared to them alive again the third day; as the divine prophets had foretold these and ten thousand other wonderful things concerning Him. And the tribe of Christians so named from him are not extinct at this day.”
In my many emails I have received, here is one from an atheist. He wrote saying, “Hey guys guess what, god isn’t real. Show me one piece of evidence one piece, that god is real.”
And here is another one from another individual saying, “What a crock of B.S., the Bible was written by humans and rewritten numerous times.”
We can see by this first person’s request he is asking for one piece of evidence of God. But because there is doubt that the Shroud is real, he may struggle and not come to the knowledge of the truth, thereby condemning Him to hell.
In a book called, “Flight to Heaven” there is a quote I read that says: “Knowledge is flawed, but truth prevails.” This is very accurate according to the Bible.
Knowledge is plentiful today, but the knowledge that many are getting is not the truth. 1 Corinthians 8:1 says that knowledge puffs us up, in other words, filled with pride, instead of being filled with love.
It seems clear to me why God has given us the Shroud, to use it as rock solid evidence to prove the Bible was inspired by God. By teaching the authenticity of the Shroud, we can show these guys the evidence they are looking for. And I say, “Now turn from your sins and believe.”
It is puzzling how one can believe in Jesus Christ of Nazareth and yet teach people that the only piece of evidence that we have of Him and can be physically seen—outside the Bible—is a lying deceiving fake.
Like I said earlier, many choose not to believe anything that the Catholic Church was involved with, and discredits everything they offer, including the existence of the Shroud. The Catholic Church has had possession of the shroud since 1985.
If this is the case, we have to then question the previous 1985 years when the Roman Catholics did not own the Shroud. Did these Doubting Thomas’ believe the Shroud was genuine then?
It seems to be fundamentalist ministries who use scientific archeological evidence to prove the Bible, yet they teach the most important and greatest archeological evidence is a hoax.
As Barrie once stated. People accept the one piece of evidence against the Shroud. But throw out the 99% of the evidence for the Shroud.
The Shroud played a part in the most important time in history. Are we that mad to believe that this cloth, that was closer to the body of Jesus than anything else for three whole days, would have been lost or forgotten?
When a family member dies, most of us keep some of their closest items. In my case when my mother passed away I took possession of her portable phone book.
The very fact that no human being could create the Shroud can only mean one thing, that God must have made this 3D cloth of Jesus himself. This then raises an important question, if God made it, why would He then want us to teach and tell seekers it is a forgery? Does our GREAT God do things by mistake? No! It is clear that it is God’s desire for the world to be reminded of His love for the world.
What is the Point of the Shroud?
As Dr. LA Marzull once told me: “The Shroud is God’s calling card.”
Carole Bevan-Iryby stated, “The Shroud is God’s love letter on a cloth.”
once told me: “Ask the sceptics this question. Who can create a photo-negative 3D image on a single cloth even with today’s technology?”
Many have tried with ridiculous results said Barrie M. Schwortz.
Dr. Richard Kent continues to say: “The Shroud of Turin Actually Proves The Resurrection Of Jesus Christ. The Image on the Shroud can be explained by the Bible, and an application of known laws of Theoretical Physics, and is a scorch in photo-negative, caused by radiation, with the appearance of an X-ray, but with additional distance imaging properties.”
Chuck Missler of Koinonia House Inc. states: “Dame Piczek, a Hungarian trained particle physicist and internationally renowned monumental artist, has apparently uncovered hard, scientific evidence of the Shroud. She contends that the image was created in an infinitesimally small fraction of a second and its formation was absent of the effects of gravity. Dame explains the complicated physics behind the image on the Shroud saying: As quantum time collapses to absolute zero [time stopped moving] in the tomb of Christ, the two event horizons, one stopping events from above and the other stopping the events from below at the moment of the zero time collapse going through the body, get infinitely close to each other and eliminate each other, causing the image to print itself on the two sides of the Shroud.”
When expert photographer Barrie M. Schwortz first saw the Shroud, he was expecting to walk away laughing after seeing clear evidence of a painting. However it shocked and proved him wrong, realizing that it was a 3D image, and not a painting on the cloth. After years of dedicated research he discovered the
Shroud could not have possibly been created by the hands of a man, which would then change his whole life and come to establish him as the greatest expert on the burial cloth of Jesus.
Barrie said his Mum once told him, “Of course the Shroud is authentic, if it belonged to any one else, no one would have cared or would have kept it.”
And Barrie’s son once told him, ”You can see the Shroud is not a painting, because you can only see the image of Jesus at a distance, but not close up to it. How can one paint a painting, if one cannot see what they are painting?” Out of the mouth of babes…
Barrie also stated that his Jewish friends had more faith that it was Jesus on the cloth than many Christians.
In a recent interview with Barrie, he made the statement to Emma and myself, “When you look at the Shroud, how could we not love Jesus?” I say Amen and Amen.
Pastor Caspar McCloud says: “The Lord used the Shroud to help convert me in the late 1970’s and I dare say probably many more people over the years who realized that Jesus was real. Why are there so many intelligent scholarly types who also believe this is in fact the genuine article the Bible speaks of? Are we to say that suddenly now God is not able to do the impossible and leave us the imprint of the Glorious Resurrection of our Lord Jesus?
Let us learn to simplify our message to an unsaved world. The message in the Holy Bible is not complicated: Come to Christ. In fact, we the body of Christ as the priesthood of believers, are the body of Christ. So let us take the Gospel message everywhere we go, with signs and wonders, cloths and aprons, for example, just as His followers did in the book of Acts,
Yes, wonders, healing and miracles will follow us as we follow after the Lord Jesus (Yeshua). To God be all the glory.
Because of the Shroud many were converted to Christ before the Catholic’s acquired it. The evidence is that the people who believe the Shroud is the actual burial cloth of Jesus of Nazareth have not joined the Catholic church! The Shroud is a good way of promoting the Gospel of Jesus Christ of Nazareth and it is time all believers did the same thing and stop attacking the body of Christ. When we attack other believers that is like an autoimmune disease.”
Dr. Peter Soons, a 3D Imaging expert states: “The Shroud of Turin is one huge message. A gift of God to the world. The Science of the Shroud Proves That Jesus Christ Existed, was Crucified and Resurrected exactly as written down 2000 years ago.”
Frederick T. Zugibe (M.S., M.D., Ph.D., FCAP, FACC, FAAFS) studied the Shroud and
crucifixion for over 50 years and was responsible for many ground breaking results in his research. Among them he was:
1. First to determine that the cause of death in crucifixion was due to hypovolemic and traumatic shock and not due to asphyxiation.
2. First to show that the straightening and sagging theory on the cross is physically impossible.
3. First to show that the so called bifurcation image pattern was not due to a change in angle of the wrists and not due to straightening and sagging.
4. First to show that the nails pierced the up per part of the palms of the hands and not through the wrists.
5. First to measure the exact pull on the hands during crucifixion when the feet are secured, utilizing highly sophisticated, state of the art, strain-tension equipment and to show that the tension formula (two times the cosine of the angle of the arms with the upright of the cross) that had been
universally accepted is not applicable to crucifixion when the feet are secured to the upright of the cross.
First to refute and prove incorrect, the widely held hypothesis that injury to the median nerve was the reason that the thumbs do not show on the Shroud and also to demonstrate why this was so.
Mechthild Flury-Lemberg, as I mentioned earlier is a Swiss textile restorer and expert who studied weaving at an academy in Hamburg, Germany and earned degrees in the history of Art from universities in Kiel and Munich, agreed in 2002 to head the restoration and conservation of the linen Shroud. She discovered clear evidence that the Shroud was the work of a professional and is surprisingly similar to the hem of a cloth found in the tombs of the Jewish fortress of Masada.
The Masada cloth dates between 40 B.C. and 73 A.D.
She also discovered The Shroud of Turin was of an extraordinary quality and could only
be purchased by a rich man like Joseph of Arimathaea—precisely what we are told happened in the Gospels.
I am quite sure of my calling and work on the Shroud and therefore feel committed to see it through, believing it is the greatest and most powerful tool that proves and confirms God’s son Jesus Christ and His Holy Word written down in the scriptures. I do not believe there is a greater tool for demolishing, smashing and tearing down the barriers erected against the truth of Jesus Christ.
If only the unbelieving believers would use the Shroud to prove the reliability of the Bible and the physical evidence of the life of Jesus; His agony and blood shed; His pierced hands and feet; His cross and passion; His crucifixion death and burial; and His Resurrection—instead of trying to prove to the world that the
earth is only 6000 years old.
It seems like the unbelieving believers who condemn the Shroud got on the wrong boat and are missing the point. Believers would bring far more lost souls to Jesus by showing the world the physical evidence of Jesus, rather than arguing with the world that it was created in seven days, 6000 years ago. By believing this, it does not save souls, but believing and following Jesus down the right path does.
It is wrong for ministries to interfere with other ministries rightful work when defending the truth of our Lord Jesus. However, it doesn’t matter how much I have been attacked and hated for believing in the Shroud, I will remember the last words of Jesus on the cross when He said: “Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.”
If you are one of these, I forgive you and love you.
Please, let us pray that the eyes open for those doubting Thomas’ who are grieving God’s heart. The cloths was left behind to
show us His love for the world.
And we will make good from it instead, by shouting from the roof tops that The Shroud of Turin proves by the scourging marks of crucifixion impregnated on the cloths, the resurrected Jesus Christ (Yeshua), the promised Messiah.
It proves the Holy Bible to be forensically accurate and perfectly reliable in every possible way and in every detail truthful concerning the most important event in human history—the crucifixion of Jesus, the greatest miracle in the world, the Resurrection of Yeshua.
If you are looking for the evidence of Jesus, here it is. It is time to turn away from our sins, believe and receive salvation, and follow Jesus. Amen.
Pastor Caspar McCloud’s research will help bring understanding about Jesus’ life and the power of His resurrection. I felt it important because without the resurrection, everything we do is in vain.
After the most significant and amazing resurrection of all history when Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Messiah (Yeshua) came back to life, He brought many of the Old Testament Saints back with Him.
These resurrected saints must have had real bodies. There are actually several ancient documents that confirm this. For example: Simon, the temple priest who had waited to see the baby Jesus before he died, had two sons who lived in Arimathea. The records state that the Sanhedrin specifically investigated any resurrections, as they were common in that day.
It is stated in the records from the Ante-Nicene Library that both sons of Simon were interrogated separately and at the same time, and both had given the same kind of explanation. They both claimed that Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Messiah (Yeshua), had appeared to them in Hades where He preached a message to everyone who had died and was there. I can make an educated guess what He preached, as Jesus took that repentant thief with Him and shared about the New Covenant. He also
probably taught from the Holy Scriptures how those Old Testament saints would accompany Him back to Heaven and all those who refused to obey the Voice of God and the Lord’s prophets must remain there until the judgment.
The records from the accounts stored in the Ante-Nicene Library state that the Lord Jesus then took these two brothers—along with all those Old Testament Saints who believed the Lord—and were given new resurrected bodies as Christ Who resurrected out of that Tomb. The Bible clearly tells us that many came out of the graves and went into Jerusalem at this time. It also says Jesus appeared to many of His followers as we just saw in Matthew 27:52-53.
According to the writings of Jewish historian Flavius Josephus and Roman records during this Passover, one sheep would serve as a sacrifice for only 5 people. There were at least another 100,000 people who had entered the city of already 250,000 people who lived there. You can just imagine how much sacrificial lamb’s blood was spilled that day.
But it’s only by the blood of God’s lamb, Jesus, that we have Salvation. God chose to connect Jesus (Yeshua), with Passover in His perfect timing that we might understand. Is it any wonder that John the Baptist introduces Jesus by saying, “Behold the Lamb!” It’s no wonder Paul writes “Christ, our Passover Lamb, has been slain!” Because Passover is all about Jesus (Yeshua)!
Jesus came as the LAMB of God!•
His Blood redeems US!•
By His Blood… He covers our confessed • sins.
By His Blood…the power of the enemy • is broken!
By His Blood…we are released from • bondage and oppression and all sickness and diseases.
By His Blood…we are made free to enter • into Papa God’s Promise!
Pastor Caspar closes his message by saying, “Passover is about the Celebration of our Lord Jesus, and The Shroud of Turin is a wonder-
ful piece of physical evidence of His suffering and mission.”
The whole purpose of this study and discovery is to help bring people to the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Some need evidence, others do not. I hope that the evidence shown in this book helps you make a decision for the Lord.
When we “believe” that Jesus Christ truly died on the cross for our sins and if we believe that Jesus rose from the dead, and follow Him by taking up our cross, you shall be saved.
Some need physical proof… well here it is. Some simply believe. The Bible says, “Blessed are those who have not seen, yet
hath believed.” Whether you believe what I’ve shared in this book or not, and you have not yet received this free gift of salvation through Jesus Christ our Lord, now is the day. Let today be the day of your salvation!
Prayer For Salvation
God Promises if you put your trust in Him and believe in His son Jesus Christ, the time will come when He will wipe away every tear from your eyes. And there will be no more pain or suffering ever again. God will pour out His love for you, forever. Do you want to be a part of God’s family? Then surrender your heart to God.
Say this prayer with me, and this prayer will change your life. This prayer will change your destination to come. And this prayer will be the most important event in your life. The most important words you have ever said repeat the following out loud, (The reason we pray out loud is Romans 10:9 says to make your confession with your mouth):
“Dear God the Father, I know that I have broken your laws and my sins have hurt you. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life toward
You. Please forgive me, and help me avoid sinning again. I believe that your son, Jesus Christ, died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer. I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. Please send me your Holy Spirit to help me obey You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”
Now seek God with all your heart, otherwise just saying this prayer will not accomplish anything on its own.
My Prayer for You
“Lord, because of your people’s prayers right now, and as one of your representatives, I take the authority you have given me and I break every curse that has been hindering this person who had sincerely prayed this. I revoke any curses now and I release them from each one in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. In His all prevailing name I declare these people released.
Satan, I declare to you this day, that you have no more claims, no more access to their lives, to their families and their business. They have been lifted out of the domain of darkness and translated into the Kingdom of the Son of God’s almighty love.
Father in Heaven, I ask you to fill them with your perfect peace, Your love and Your compassion, so they can in turn love You, love themselves and love others. Help them to forgive every person in their life that has ever hurt them or offended them. By putting their trust in You, they will be freed from all sin and given the power to live this life with joy. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”
Now go and tell what God has done for you! Your testimony needs to be shared, and we would love to hear it ourselves. Revelations 12:11 says that the Blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony can defeat the enemy.
If you received Jesus Christ as your personal Savior today, start your new life by picking up the Instructional Guide Book to the supernatural—the Holy Bible—as your personal God inspired Bill of Rights and give it first place in your life.
Supernatural peace in your life will increase as you increase in the knowledge of God’s Will and His Word. (Proverbs 4:4-13, 20-22).
About the Author
Simon Brown, a born again believer and the author of the Real Discoveries web sites.org .com. and .info., has produced four feature documentaries which are aired on Sky TV. He is mostly known for his first film, “Our search for Sodom and Gomorrah” which is probably the most watched film on you tube in its category.
He believes God has also led him to some important archeological discoveries. His main discovery was in 2011 when he believed God revealed to him the Great Stone as told in Mark 16:4 which proved to be the missing link to the true tomb of Jesus.
Simon produced his second film “Our search for the tomb of Jesus,” revealing a great deal of evidence in support of the Garden tomb. His find on the great stone at Mount Nebo proved his previous research on the tomb of Jesus to be accurate and reliable.
His third film is called, “Our Search for Real Discoveries Around the Dead Sea.” Simon then produced his forth film” The Evidence
and The True Face of The Shroud” aired on Sky TV.
Simon and his wife Emma have a passion to prove that the Bible is true reliable and accurate.
Simon has a desire to share what knowledge and understanding he has been granted. Through his websites and the information offered, he hopes to open the eyes of those who do not fully realize the importance of the Bible and its teachings.
Emma, his wife, plays a large part in all this by working with Simon.
Recently many discoveries have been made, especially in the Holy Land which support the Bible’s account of history.
That is precisely what “Real Discoveries” is all about.
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Barrie Schwortz, who is perhaps the world’s greatest expert on the Shroud of Turin is interviewed.
He gives lectures around the world and has appeared on the History Channel and National Geographic channel as a shroud expert, as well as in Time Magazine, Newsweek, Life Magazine and National Geographic, and many national and international news programs. Barrie also maintains the most authoritative site on the Internet about the Shroud of Turin,www.shroud.com, which has been going for over fifteen years now.
Barrie states “I just watched the program and it is excellent!”
This program discusses in accurate detail the scientific facts about the Shroud of Turin that show it is truly authentic. It addresses the infamous 1988 radiocarbon dating of the cloth that declared it medieval in origin and disputes those results with new scientific information that has come to light in recent years. It provides the viewer with an honest appraisal of what is truly known about the Shroud and does so in an interesting and honest manner.
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“Our Search for the Tomb of Jesus”
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In this DVD, Simon’s team return to Sodom and Gomorrah for a closer look. They also searched for Admah and Zoar, the surrounding towns.
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Joe Marino – http://shroudstory.com/2011/01/19/joe-marino-sue-benford-and-the-carbon-dating-of-the-shroud-of-turin/
Ray Rogers – http://cybercomputing.com/freeinquiry//skeptic/shroud/articles/rogers-ta-response.htm
Pete Shumaker – http://www.einterface.net/gamini/shroudinfo.html
Barrie Schwortz – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHaMEOPvbUA
Barrie Schwortz – http://www.shroud.com.
Cordex Pray – www.codexsinaiticus.org;http://greatshroudofturinfaq.com/History/Greek-Byzantine/Pray-Codex/
Montreal Gazette – http://newbuddhist.com/discussion/13506/the-turin-shroud-could-not-have-been-faked-say-scientists)
TBN documentary – http://www.tbn.org/ watch-us/our-programs/our-search-for-the-tomb-of-jesus) called, “Our search for the tomb of Jesus”
Simon Brown’s website: www.realdiscoveries.com97
Mechthild Flury-Lemberg – http://www.newgeology.us/presentationhtml
Ark holding the Sudarium – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Arca_santa_de_Oviedo.JPG
Ben Stein – http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/expelled-no-intelligence-allowed/
C. Bernard Ruffin – http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/expelled-no-intelligence-allowed/
Mount Nebo – http://www.sacred-destinations.com/jordan/mount-nebo.htm
Definition of cloth – (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/cloth?s=t)
Pastor Caspar McCloud: www.casparmccloud.net
Flavius Josephus – http://christianbookshelf.org/josephus/the_antiquities_of_the_jews/chapter_3_sedition_of_the.htm
Flight to Heaven – http://www.amazon.com/Flight-Heaven-Crash-A-Survivor-A-Heaven/dp/0764207946
Dr. LA Marzull – www.lamarzulli.ne
Frederick T. Zugibe – http://www.e-forensicmedicine.net
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The Shroud of Turin is a subject that many believers dare to tread.
Authors Simon Brown and Caspar McCloud dared, and present the biblical and latest scientific evidence that brings in the absolute proof of the Shroud’s extraordinary validity.
The glorious name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth is raised, inviting and enticing all souls to be saved. Amen.
John 3:15 – That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
However, it must be noted as in most cases the enemy of our souls will do his best to attack, destroy, and distort the truth, in order to deceive people from the glorious plan of God for their life’s.
Keep a lookout for Part two of the “Shroud of Turin Speaks for Itself” as biblical researchers Brown and McCloud continue to expound and inform you with the most up-to-date facts and recent findings. In Part 2 Brown and McCloud also give you the solid biblically based answers you will need that demolishes the arguments of all those “Doubting Thomas” of the world, along with those uninformed ones who speak against the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin.
Brown and McCloud easily dismantle and debunk the arguments of all those who claim the “Shroud”, is somehow a work of the devil that will somehow lead people into a false form of Christianity in the great deception that is coming.
We don’t need the Shroud of Turin to prove Jesus Christ is the Messiah as we have the Bible and our personal encounters with the Lord. However we also have the evidence of Christ’s burial cloth and that jolly well can help you lead your friends and neigbours into salvation.
Part two of the “Shroud of Turin Speaks for Itself” will be helpful for the true believer to rebut all those individuals who so often misquote the Holy Scriptures to you like Deuteronomy 5:8 “Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth:” So they erroneously conclude that the image on Shroud can not be of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Messiah Yeshua, not taking into consideration His physical likeness was present on earth at the time and that in fact no man made this supernatural image. Keeping in mind all things are possible with God, and still no one today with all the advances in technology can reproduce a three dimensional image of the body of Jesus Christ of Nazareth encoded onto a two dimensional linen Shroud.
WHO AND WHAT DO WE WORSHIP?
Let us make it clear at the start, as true born again believers we do not worship images or the Shroud of Turin, or bow down to statues for that matter. But we love and worship Jesus Christ of Nazareth, (YESHUA ) who was sent by the Father from heaven and as is written in John 1 who in the beginning was the Word who was with God and who is God, WHO is the same yesterday and today and forever, the Anointed One, Immanuel” the Lamb, He is: The I AM. THE GATE John 10:9 I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE John 6:35 I AM THE GOOD SHEPHERD John 10:11: I AM THE TRUE VINE John 15:1: I AM FROM ABOVE John 8:23: I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD John 8:12, THESTREAMS OF LIVING WATER. John 7:38 I AM THE SON OF GOD John 10:36: I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE John 11:25 I AM THE GOD OF YOUR FATHERS Exodus 3:15.
I AM, the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. Revelation 22:13 I AM, (YESHUA ) JESUS CHRIST. Acts 9:5: I AM THE WAY THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE, John 14:6.
WHY DO WE BELIEVE AND SUPPORT THE SHROUD OF TURIN?
Because The Shroud of Turin is like the calling card of the Lord Jesus and we consider it to be a gift from Father God above, We believe it establishes scientific and historical proof of the reliability of the Bible and also perhaps-just for the sceptics’ and doubting Thomas’s in your life-the supernatural evidence of God’s Holy love for humans recorded in the extraordinary image on the Shroud.
We believe it is a good defensive piece of evidence to prove to the atheists, scoffers, sceptics and those misinformed at universities in academia that Father God so loved the would that He indeed sent His only begotten son, that we who were not alive 2000 years ago, can still see the physical evidence today and come to the resurrected Jesus Christ of Nazareth and be saved.
It also seems rather plausible as you study the Shroud of Turin to show yourself approved of the Lord, that the Apostle Paul and the early church congregations may have been aware of the image and mystery of the Lord’s burial Shroud. 1 Corinthians 15:51 “Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,” May take on new meaning here. You will find this and much more in Part two of the “Shroud of Turin Speaks for Itself”
We read in 1 Timothy 2:1
“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;”
Please join your prayers with us as all things are possible with God. We pray for continual blessings and salvation, that hearts are converted in Jesus Christ of Nazareth’s name for
His Royal Highness Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales.
His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge Prince William.
And The Right Honourable David Cameron MP.
Who have so kindly stressed how grateful they are to have received a copy of The Shroud of Turin Speaks for Itself booklet.
Please pray the Shroud’s extraordinary validity will now help them to believe in the reality of the eternal living saviour of the world. The matchless glorious name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Messiah Yeshua, that He has been raised, and so inviting all who believe will deny themselves pick up their crosses to follow after the Lord Jesus and be saved. Amen
Matthew 16:24 “Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.”
Dear friends believe NOT anyone who claims to be Jesus Christ, looking like the person on the Shroud of Turin.
BUT be sure to believe what the Lord Jesus said and stated,” For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before.”
Matthew 24:24 – 25. KJB.
This is how Jesus will return,” For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”
Matthew 24:27. KJB.
“Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”
Matthew 24:29 – 31. KJB.
PLEASE NOTE As we have read above in verse 30 which confirms Jesus Christ
of Nazareth will appear on the clouds at His Second Coming after the Great Tribulation,
The true Jesus Christ of Nazareth who is forever alive will NEVER appear on the earth claiming to be the same person on the Shroud OR ANY OTHER PERSON, BEFORE the glorious Millennial Kingdom of God on earth.
AND when the TRUE Lord Jesus does return it will not be a surprise, no one will doubt or question for EVERY HUMAN WILL KNOW AND SEE THIS IS THE TRUE JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH BECAUSE “HE shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.” Matthew 24:31. KJB.
YOU MUST UNDERSTAND AND KNOW THE TRUTH THAT MAKES YOU FREE ( JOHN 8:31-32)NEVER WORSHIP ANYBODY WHO WALKS ON THE EARTH AND CLAIMS TO BE JESUS CHRIST AS THE LORD JESUS WARNED US AHEAD OF TIME THERE WILL BE MANY FALSE . “For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.”
Matthew 24:5 NEVER WORSHIP ANYONE OR ANYTHING EXCEPT JESUS CHRIST.
The TRUE Jesus Christ of Nazareth will not walk or touch the earth UNTIL THE end of the Great Tribulation, which will then be the glorious Millennial Kingdom of God on earth. “And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall split in two, toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall move toward the north, and half of it toward the south.” Zechariah 14:4. KJB.
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