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Discovery of the true face of Jesus Christ

Updated on January 17, 2011

Is this the true face of Jesus Christ?


DISCOVERY OF THE TRUE FACE OF JESUS CHRIST

            The image above is the image on the famous shroud of Turin, perhaps the most famous Christian relic of all but is this Jesus? Medical experts have examined the shroud in detail and shown how the wounds, the trajectory of blood flow and the like are anatomically correct and reflect a person badly abused and crucified. Although there is a lot of controversy about it but the most interesting thing is that the image of the shroud is a photographic negative and in itself appears to be the result of the scorch on the cloth from some high intensity light and heat. It can be said with confidence that the shroud image is neither painted nor stained on the shroud (the depth of the image is so shallow that this suggestion do not work.

            The image on this shroud has been a mystery, its unique of all the Christian relics found in the museums. How did the image get on the cloth, where did the shroud come from for that matters what is its relationship to the bloody facial cloth housed in a church in Spain that seems to have the very same image on it.

            On one hand the New Testament writers were not interested in nor do they describe what Jesus looked like, not once or anywhere. But what counted in Jesus world was the content of one’s character not the physical features. The gospel helps us to know the real Jesus but do not satisfy our curiosity about what he looked like.

            Fredrick buechner wrote a fabulous and beautiful book about this called the faces of Jesus. In it he says the following “whoever he was or was not, whoever he thought he was, whoever he has become in the memories of men since and will go on becoming for as long as men remember him… exalted, sentimentalized, debunked, made and remade to the measure of each generations desire, dread, indifference. He was a man once, whatever else he may have been, and had a man’s face, a human face… take it or leave it, if nothing else it is at least a face we would know anywhere- a face we somehow belong to. Like the faces of people we love, it has become so familiar that unless we take pains we hardly see it whole, see it whole, see it too for what it is just possible that it will become: the face of Jesus is the face of our own secret and innermost destiny. The face of Jesus is our face.

            Let us suppose that the stories told about Christ death is true, and Jesus rose from the dead, proving that at least one dead man did tell tales thereafter was seen walking after his execution.

Suppose in a blaze of light and glory Jesus emerged from the tomb, leaving a scorched negative image on his burial shroud. Suppose Joseph of arimathea who owned the tomb or some other disciples preserved this remarkable portrait of man once crucified. How did the images of so many Middle Eastern flowers get on the shroud? How is it that the weave of the loath comports with what we know of another ancient Jewish burial shrouds? How is it that the wounds on the shroud are correctly going through the wrist rather than the palms? How is it that the brow of the browbeaten man shows signs of being pierced and scratched by a crown of thorns and not just any thorn but from the Jerusalem saber plant?

            In the 21st century, an age of computer screen, films etc. we may be forced to ask what did he look like? Did he rise from the dead? If these are your questions, perhaps the man shrouded in the mystery on the Turin shroud can help us to count the cost of crucifixion and see our redemption face to face. This is what Christ did for you; his sufferings must not be in vain in your life. Accept him today as your lord and personal saviour and become born again. Whatever controversy exist whether this is his face or not, we know that while we see through a glass dimly and darkly now, one day we will see him face to face….

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      JOSEPH AYODELE AJAYI 

      5 years ago

      I BELIEVE THAT IS THE TRUE FACE OF JESUS CHRIST,WHEN I HAD PROBLEM IN 2011,FINANCIAL PROBLEM TO MAKE MY JOURNEY,I FACED THE ALMANAC WITH THE PICTURE OF JESUS CHRIST IN MY ROOM AND THEN CHALLENGED THE PICTURE THAT IF THIS IS TRUE FACE OF JESUS CHRIST I WANT HIM TO APPEAR TO ME IN MY DREAM AND TELL ME HOW I WOULD GET MONEY TO MAKE MY JOURNEY,I PRAYED NAKEDLY FROM 12AM TO 3AM,TRUE TO GOD WHEN I SLEPT ,JESUS SPOKE TO ME,THE PERSON HE SAID I SHOULD GO AND MEET,I MET HIM AND I GOT THE FINANCIAL HELP TO TRAVELLED ABROAD WHERE I AM NOW.BELIEVE ME THAT IS JESUS FACE.PRAISE THE LORD.

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      campfog 

      6 years ago

      Poji,,,,, i 100% agree with u, there is a power which oppose the good, & a power which over rules. the functions of both r clearly seen i wonder y some ppo dont beliv even today. the picture z nt the matter but belif in the name & crucifixion & resurection to complete salvation. giv yourself fully to him & enjoy the beauty of salvation. dont support the reberious satan.

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      campfog 

      6 years ago

      Poji,,,,, i 100% agree with u, there is a power which oppose the good, & a power which over rules. the functions of both r clearly seen i wonder y some ppo dont beliv even today. the picture z nt the matter but belif in the name & crucifixion & resurection to complete salvation. giv yourself fully to him & enjoy the beauty of salvation. dont support the reberious satan.

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      pogi 

      6 years ago

      it is wiser to believe that there is god...

      coz if there is, then you got credits

      if there wasn't, there's nothing bad at all.

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      Irro Yirmeyahu 

      6 years ago

      All I have to say is JESUS is spirit and those worship HIM worship HIM in truth and spirit so if you want to know how JESUS look like just look deep insid of you, you will see will know how JESUS is.

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      Jtsm 

      6 years ago

      We are all born from the light with the light of the creator inside us...and we all spend our lives trying to get back to that beautiful light from which we came...Some people were born with all the knowledge of the creator and were destined to share that knowledge to help us live enlightened lives and and love and respect one another..and all things around us..Jesus was the son of the God..He was here to teach us the knowledge from his father..God..When you are special and different you may also be pursecuted and crucified..He gave his life for all of us and asked God to forgive us for our sins...There were other enlightened ones ..Buddha also spent his life teaching and helping others to be enlightened and caring of one another..People followed him around everywhere he went as well as Jesus..I believe there was a Jesus and I believe in the Creator..

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      Emmanuel O ADESUYI 

      7 years ago from Nigeria

      I agree with u soma but mylife=adventure,aw culd u av believed that God does not exist?perhaps u believe man is formed spontaneously.we can say we looked into heaven where people says God dwells and can't find him there.now if that is the issue,we can as well decide to look at the head of a person and then conclude that he has no brain becos we can't see the white and grey matter.That is his feat as the God of all flesh,your brain cannot just believe and comprehend it

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      soma 

      7 years ago

      I feel the deep understanding present in Christ Consciousness sees the good of God everywhere and always present. This shift in attitude brings greater freedom; peace and joy so old worries are given up, freeing the mind and replacing old ideas with the knowledge that everything we need is available and good.

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      Casey Coulter 

      7 years ago from Wisconsin

      I don't believe in God either. I believe in being a good person. I believe in family and friends. I believe I work at shelters and help more people that actually need help than some "Christians". I believe that I don't need to praise something to be saved from a life I am already living. Whether there is Heaven or Hell, is me not being a just and true hearted person in this world enough? If it isn't that what kind of God is that. One who demands to be worshiped in every way that is a religion I would rather not be apart of.

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      Emmanuel O ADESUYI 

      7 years ago from Nigeria

      you are being too logical and human in this matter my brother. the fact that Jesus Christ is the son of God is not a matter to quibble or debate on, for it need not the certification or proof of man. it is sure and real than the very person next to you, becos the highest authority(GOD) IN HEAVEN confired it saying this is my beloved son in whom i am well pleased, listen to Him. trying to reason out the things of God in man's way is folly. so therefore people might not believe his death and resurrection.

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      Casey Coulter 

      7 years ago from Wisconsin

      I believe he was just another man like the rest of us who had a good set of morals he wanted to help the world out with, he gained many followers with this they documented his campaign of trying to make the world a better place. With that they exaggerated a lot with his whole rising from the grave and everything. I'm not against the belief of Jesus Christ but I don't believe he is God's son or some sort of miracle magical man.

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