Shroud of Christ
All detailed study and books on Barrie Schwortz's site will give any student, scholar or examiner all the academic details researched by many professionals. My role here is to inform readers of the shroud's existence that has been preserved for two thousand years.
Go to Barrie Schwortz's web site shown above to see full photos of the shroud. Mr Schwortz was the photographer in the 1978 scientific examinations of the shroud. Even purchase his book with photos with explanations as I have. Books on the Shroud by scholars are listed on his web site.
Personally, after much study, I hold that this shroud is the burial cloth of the Lord Jesus Christ. He left the shroud and head/face cloth (Sudarium) behind for his disciples to find and safely keep throughout history. The church and world can observe the shroud burial linen cloth and sudarium head cloth as a picture of his body: scourging strips, head wounds by crown of thorns, wrists and ankles nail wounds, side piercing, blood shed crucifixion and sign of his resurrection. Matthew 27:59; Mark 15:46; Luke 24:12; John 19:40; 20:2-7
This is a powerful testimony of the Son of God as the Lamb of God slain as a sacrifice for the sins of the world. Isa 53:7;John 1:29,36; 3:16; Rev 5:6,12; Rev 13:8; Matt 26:28; Heb 9: 14,22; Rev 1:5.
The blood spots left on both cloths have been studied by scientists with amazing discovery. This will be explained by detailed books on the subject and the shroud two-thousand-year history.
Now,those who have studied the research then choose not to accept the shroud of Christ nor the face nor scourged body as Christ's, it does not mean that your are not a born again,saved Christian. Someone's salvation does not depend on believing or disbelieving the shroud as a Divine imprinted photograph of Jesus Christ. Our salvation depends on Jesus work on the cross when he sacrificed himself dying on the cross for the sins of humanity with his blood poured out. His blood to cover sin's is what God Almighty his father is looking to see upon you. When God sees the blood of his Son covering our sins then he passes over us, avoiding judgement upon any of us with the penalty for sins. This penalty was put upon his only begotten Son on that cross.
After you have studied the research from the scientific scholars in each of their fields then the question must be asked:
IS THIS THE BURIAL CLOTH OF JESUS CHRIST THAT HE LEFT BEHIND IN THE EMPTY TOMB ON RESURRECTION DAY?
IS THIS ANOTHER SIGN DURING THIS END TIME SEASON TO SHOW THE WORLD ABOUT THE REAL SAVIOR?
HOW CAN A MAN JUDGE A THING UNLESS HE HEARS IT?
IN THIS CASE HOW CAN A MAN JUDGE A THING UNLESS HE STUDIES IT?
SO, WITHHOLD ANY PRE-JUDGEMENT DECISIONS; STUDY THE SCIENTIFIC FINDINGS FOR YOURSELF BEFORE ANY CONCLUSIONS ARE MADE. PLENTY OF DETAILS HAVE BEEN DISCOVERED BUT IN THE END, THERE IS STILL A LITTLE LEAP OF FAITH NEEDED TO FULLY ACCEPT THE SHROUD AS CHRIST BURIAL RESURRECTION CLOTH OF HIS BODY, JUST AS GOD REQUIRES FAITH FOR MANY THINGS. "THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH" Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11;.Hebrews 10:38. WHERE WILL YOU BE ON THIS ISSUE?
Final note: accepting the shroud of Christ which is keep under glass in Turin, Italy by the Catholic Denomination, does not mean that one is Catholic or accepts the Catholic religious systems of worship emphasis or various doctrines developed by Catholic clergy over the centuries. Remember, I'm an Ordained Christian Minister holding: Full word, Pentecostal,Charismatic (spiritual gifting of Holy Spirit) Evangelical emphasizes of God's word including all The Signs of the End Time Season that we are now living in before the return of Jesus Christ for the Resurrection/Rapture of his church and Revelation judgments.