How the Bible shows the Shroud of Turin is a fake

It seems every year, at Easter, the interest in the shroud of Turin is ‘resurrected’.  (Truth has a way of creating either real friends or hate-filled enemies.  Please understand that I believe the Bible and in the resurrection of Jesus.  However, over the years, misguided Christians have resorted to fakery in an effort to prove both.  It is they I want to expose.)

The Turin shroud was laid under a body and folded over it to produce the blood and body marks on it.  The problem, here is, that’s NOT how Jesus was buried.  Read Matthew 27:59, Mark 15:46, Luke 23:53 and John 19:38-42:

Matthew 27:59 – And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,

Mark 15:46 – And he (Joseph) bought fine linen and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a sepulchre ….

Luke 23:53 – And he took it (Jesus’ body) down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre ….

This is clarified in John 19:38-42 – And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus.
39 And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight.
40 Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.
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Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid.
42 There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews’ preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.

Jews–at that time–wrapped bodies the way the Egyptians did, like mummies. When Peter and John ran to the tomb and looked in, what they saw that caused them instantly to believe in Jesus’ resurrection (John 20:6-8) was–not sheets randomly strewn about, but–a collapsed “mummy wrap” (and the facial cloth neatly folded).

Think about it:  Randomly-tossed sheets of cloth would prove nothing!  Jesus’ body could just have been stolen.  But, a mummy wrap without a body in it would say volumes!

One other proof of the inauthenticity of the Turin shroud is, it depicts the male image with long hair.  (This one will really upset some of you!)  The Bible is anti-long-hair for men.  I Corinthians 11:14-15 – “Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?  But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.”  (According to Thayer, nature here means, “one’s native sense of propriety.”)

Is a man’s long hair a sin to condemn him to Hell?  Probably not … but it’s improper according to Scripture.  Consequently, it’s highly unlikely that Jesus had long hair, as He’s commonly depicted.  (Yes, yes, I know about Samson.  But note that, in Judges 13:5, the angel tells Samson’s parents not to cut his hair … maybe to say something to Israel about their wandering from God.)

But, the point of this post is to expose the shroud of Turin.  If you’re a Bible believer, you should now see how it cannot be genuine.
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How Spammers Do It –and– Our New Mobile Site

Have you ever wondered how advertisers (read spammers?) make that email they send you look so personal?  Here’s one I received recently … and dissected:

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EXPOSED: Texas Mom Makes $8,000/Month…..

“Online jobs open now – submit your application here:

?<div class=”SUBHEAD-1″>Have You Ever Considered Working From Home Online?</div>
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“Kim Swartz from <script type=”text/javascript”>document.write(geoip_city());</script>, <script type=”text/javascript”>document.write(geoip_region());</script> never thought that she would work online, until curiosity got the best of her and she ordered a course from Millionaire author Michelle Withrow called” …. blah, blah, blah.
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Notice the coding, “(geoip_city());”?  That tells the email to place YOUR Internet Service Provider’s CITY NAME there.  In my case, it had my supposed neighbor, Kim Swartz, living 20 miles away … but still in my state (Texas), as directed to by “(geoip_region());”

All this was supposed to make me say/believe, “Hey, if close-neighbor Kim can do this, I can, too!  So, I’ll send them my $49.97 so I can work from home.”  But the truth-of-the-matter is, there is no “Kim Swartz” and she lives nowhere near me!  The sender of that email is a liar.

You can discover the same, if you question the veracity of of an email, by right-clicking anywhere on it and choosing “View page source” in Firefox or Chrome, or “View source” in Internet Explorer.

I hope this saves you some money (or some grief)!
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I just put up a new mobile website which I hope you’ll visit and pass-the-word about (it’s only 4 pages long).  It can be viewed on your PC, but it’s formatted for phones:

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‘Til next time, stay safe … and prepared!

Bruce

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Obama’s New US Flag … are YOU ready??

Obama's new flag for us.

Coming soon!

Once we’ve accepted the new flag, Obama will first remove the blue star field.  Once we’re used to that, the stars will be made black….

I wonder how much more the Pledge will change….

(Stock up NOW!  http://www.internet-grocer.com)

 

 

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Saving Daylight Wastes Energy

Matthew Kotchen is a professor of economics at Yale University and recently served as the deputy assistant secretary for environment and energy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

March 6, 2014

If you ask someone why we have daylight saving time, the most likely answer you’ll hear is that we change the clocks to help farmers. But daylight saving time has nothing to do with agriculture, except that farmers have historically opposed it, preferring morning sunlight to darkness when, say, milking the cows.

The annual time changes are about energy conservation. That is why daylight saving time exists in the United States and dozens of other countries, affecting more than 1.6 billion people worldwide. The argument, dating back to Benjamin Franklin and others before him, is that changing the clocks — with a spring forward and fall back — will decrease energy consumption because more sunlight in the evenings will reduce the need for artificial illumination.

But does this actually save energy? Recent studies suggest it has the opposite effect. One study that I worked on took place in Indiana, where daylight saving time was first instituted statewide in 2006. We found that the time change increased residential electricity consumption by 1 percent over all, with monthly increases as high as 4 percent in the late summer and early fall. The consequence for Indiana has been higher electricity bills and more pollution from power plants.

The reason is that daylight saving time reduces demand for residential lighting, yet increases demand for heating and especially cooling. So, while Benjamin Franklin’s argument still applies to lighting, the more important effect today comes from air conditioners. And in regions where demand for air conditioning is greater and growing, daylight saving time is likely to increase electricity use even more. Arizona, one of the hottest states, may have it right by not changing the clocks.

Of course, many people favor daylight saving time for reasons unrelated to energy, one of which is more time in the evenings for outdoor leisure. But many others find the switch disruptive and would prefer the early morning sunlight. One unifying theme I have found since conducting research on daylight saving time is that virtually no one has a neutral opinion on the subject.

As the debate continues this year, readers and policy makers should keep in mind that despite its intended effect, a growing body of evidence reveals that daylight saving time increases rather than decreases energy consumption. There are certainly benefits, but energy savings is not one of them – a tradeoff to acknowledge as we enjoy an extra hour of sunlight on those long summer evenings.

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Oops. I lost my body! (You did, too….)

Oops. I lost my body! (You did, too….).

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Oops. I lost my body! (You did, too….)

I used to have a body.  You used to have one, too.  Sadly, they’re gone.

“But, wait!” you say, “I’m touching my leg, right now.  My body’s right here!”  Tsk, tsk, you poor, uneducated soul …. err, I mean, person.  You obviously haven’t kept up with the times.  You don’t have a body; you are that body.

You see, to say ‘you have a body’ separates you from it.  If you’re not your body, that means you are a soul (or a spirit) and THAT means there’s a “world” besides this one … and that implies there is a God.

And we can’t have that in modern-day America!

In the old days, like pre-1970, we used to bury John Jones’ body in his grave.  TODAY we put John Jones, himself, in that grave.  And that’s the end of him.  There’s no soul, no spirit, no afterlife, because today, our country (or society) is godless.  The atheists have won.

The reporter used-to-say, “John Jones’ body was laid to rest here, a few hours ago….”  Today, that reporter says, “John Jones was laid to rest here, a few hours ago….”  (It’s just such a report, a few minutes ago, that inspired this posting.)

Listen to the news–with that thought in mind–and witness, for yourself, how we’ve become an atheist nation, while we Christians slept.  It’s been so quietly slipped in, I wonder if you even noticed.

If you ever get the feeling that God has abandoned our country … maybe that’s why.  We’ve certainly abandoned Him as a nation.

(Maybe a Billy Graham-type preacher will pick up this thought, and push it, and turn us around.  I’ll not hold my breath….)

Bruce

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The Grinding Down of America, a MUST WATCH!

Budget 90 minutes to watch this:

http://vimeo.com/63749370

It will NEVER be shown on TV or on the big screen.
EVERY American needs to see it!  Pass it on, or send them here.

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