Thursday, December 17, 2009

New Discovery For Doubting Thomas: The Shroud from Jesus' Era Found, Researchers Say

Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed - Jesus Christ
I am browsing the headlines today and found this very interesting news at CNN World News. Another great piece of discovery. Slowly but surely, historical evidences are  being unearthed proving to us the reality that Jesus Christ had in fact walked into this Earth thousand of years ago. This news article reminds me of the story of Doubting Thomas in John 20:24-29. Thomas, one of Jesus' apostles, said to the other disciples (who earlier testified that they have seen the risen Lord Jesus): “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.” And it went when Thomas met Jesus in the presence of his fellow diciples. Jesus called on Thomas and said “Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.” And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus replied, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."

Now, my question to you. Are you a "doubting Thomas"?

Shroud from Jesus' era found, researchers say
By Kevin Flower, CNN
December 16, 2009 11:15 a.m. EST

Jerusalem (CNN) -- Researchers said Wednesday for the first time they have found what they believe to be pieces of a burial shroud from the time of Jesus.

The find is of importance because tests on the shroud and the body it wrapped revealed the earliest proven case of leprosy in the Old City of Jerusalem.

And in addition, the weave of the shroud raises fresh doubts about the Shroud of Turin, which many people believe was used to wrap the body of Jesus.

According to researchers involved in the excavation and subsequent testing, the recently discovered shroud lends more credible evidence that the Shroud of Turin does not date to Roman times when Jesus died but from a later period.

The latest shroud was found in a tomb complex on the edge of the Old City of Jerusalem.

"This is the first time that we have a shroud from the time of Jesus," said Shimon Gibson, the excavation director.

He called such a find in the Jerusalem area unique because the high humidity levels in the city do not normally allow for the preservation of organic material. Read full story here

Story and picture source: CNN


You have really great taste on catch article titles, even when you are not interested in this topic you push to read it

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