The world famous Shroud of Turin supposedly of Jesus Christ of Nazareth was analyzed by Italian researchers who discovered that the relic carries the blood of a torture victim.
Elvio Carlino, a researcher from the Institute of Crystallography, stated in an article for the Catholic News Agency that the particles analyzed “have recorded a scenario of great suffering, whose victim was wrapped up in the funeral cloth.”
The particles contain high levels of creatinine and ferritin which are found in patients who have suffered multiple traumas like torture.
“Hence, the presence of these biological nanoparticles found during our experiments point to a violent death for the man wrapped in the Turin Shroud,” University of Padua professor Giulio Fanti said.
The newly released findings were published in the U.S. scientific journal PlosOne. The report states that some individuals believe this to be “the burial cloth in which Jesus of Nazareth was wrapped about 2,000 years ago,” however, others have claimed that it is a forgery. According to researchers, there is no evidence to prove that the cloth is a fake.
The 14-foot-long relic has gone through several tests to determine its authenticity, including radiocarbon measurements in 1988, which led to conclusions that it was likely manufactured somewhere between 1260–1390 A.D.
As the PlosOne article noted, however, further research has found that the fibers tested at the time were from a later patch in the shroud, and were not part of the original cloth.
Further tests in 2015 presented a new mystery, with researchers sequencing the DNA of pollen and other dust particles from the cloth, finding evidence of plants from South America, the Middle East, Central Africa, Central Asia, China, and other regions. ——
Another report from Real Clear Science states;
“According to legend, the shroud moved around quite a bit, from Jerusalem to Turkey to France and to its final resting place in Turin, Italy. The DNA evidence confirms that many different people, from many different places, got their hands on or near the shroud.”
Oxford University geneticist George Busby and biblical scholar Pastor Joe Basile in accordance with the History Channel claimed that the DNA samples from the shroud will be used to search for any living descendants of Jesus Christ’s family.
“They believe that if they can find a strand of Jesus’ DNA it could help identify who among us today are descendants of Jesus and provide us with new insight into the man many consider to be the most important person in history, Jesus,” the History Channel explained about the search at the time.
Descendants of Jesus? According to scripture, there aren’t any. Jesus was not just a man, He was God’s Son and did not have any children or siblings. The search for a genetic bloodline of Jesus proves only one thing, the scientists behind the study are either directly or indirectly, in fact, setting in place the stage for the antichrist.
New Age gurus have long claimed that Jesus was just a teacher, just a man who achieved a higher consciousness. Scientists can’t deny His existence, Muslims portray him as a prophet, but the real Christian identifies through faith and the Holy Spirit that Jesus is the Son of God. Saying that Jesus Christ was just a man denies the divinity of the Son of God, and thereby denies the mission and existence of the savior. Doing such, destroys the entire message of the New Testament, and advances the agenda of the antichrist.
The poor individual whom the cloth portrays is not Jesus Christ, for one solid reason, there is no factual base of DNA to compare the cloth to which debunks whatever conclusion scientists and researchers will attempt to prove.
—— Exodus 20:4
Thou shalt make thee no graven image, neither any similitude of things that are in heaven above, neither that are in the earth beneath, nor that are in the waters under the earth.
The resemblance of Jesus Christ on the Shroud of Turin is entirely based on fake or imagined imagery of Jesus Christ. The first actual painting of Jesus Christ did not surface until after 400 A.D..
A consistent biblical theme is God’s abhorrence of pagan idolatry. God strictly commanded His people not to make images of Him (or any made-up god) or to use those images in worship. Ancient Israel went into captivity because they embraced idolatry (2 Kings 17:15-18; Hosea 8:4). The New Testament is filled with admonitions to “flee from idolatry” (1 Corinthians 10:14) and to “keep yourselves from idols” (1 John 5:21).
Yet the modern church is prepared to flock to a mystical Shroud of Turin based on an idol? Did God change His mind and suddenly decide that He wanted a self-portrait? Didn’t think so because God declares that He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.