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Updated on June 17, 2017

New technology and research documentary on the History Channel

A few years back I became very interested in the Shroud of Turin, and in particular after reading the book by Grant Jeffrey "Jesus the Great Debate"

When I heard about this new technology research, it sparked my interest again. Behold a documentary was released on the History Channel pertaining to the imaging of the Shroud and the reconstruction of the image into a new 3rd dimensional view with this new and amazing technology.

a note: It does not change my belief in Jesus because of what he might have looked like...it doesn't matter to me.

I can not criticize or condemn this research, after all it is research and we can take it as such. I find things like this interesting and love watching TV programs related to investigations that are based on Judaic and Christian history.


An Amazing Show - on the History Channel

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Using cutting-edge 3D Technology - a digital wizard has reconstructed the image of Jesus

Ray Downing of Studio Macbeth, a digital wizard has reconstructed important figures from past history, including Abraham Lincoln, using over 100 photographs to base their reconstructive imaging.

However this project on Jesus' image has only one guide to help them out, and that is the Shroud of Turin. A 14 foot long piece of ancient linen bearing a ghostly image of a man that had been crucified...included on this linen identified blood stains.

Using cutting-edge 3D technology by a team of computer graphic artists, helped to answer questions that have interested many captivated artists, scholars and theologians for years...and that is, "What did Jesus Christ look like?"

Artist's in the past relied on the Shroud Image to produce an image of Jesus - now with new tools we will have more answers

Researchers are relying on new software and the use of new tools of sophisticated electronics. This includes the knowledge of scientists and researchers who have in the past worked on the Shroud of Turin, and now have been able to answer many unanswered questions.

Bringing in the knowledge of John Jackson from the Colorado Turin Shroud Center, who had exclusive access to the cloth in 1978 for five days of scientific examination. Jackson and others had an idea that the image on the Shroud of Turin contains unique 3rd dimensional information coming from the variations of shading with the proximity of the closeness of the body and linen.

Yes, with the new technology they have been able to make a new 3rd dimensional figure... this with the accounting of distortions of the image because of the wrapping of the linen...with the new tool, they now bring in a view of an accurate image of the man in the Shroud.

The varied interpretation of His image can be seen in many paintings

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The way I saw Jesus after 911 and painted my vision

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It took centuries to establish a common appearance of Jesus. Each country and artist had their interpretations, and that was mostly through their church and country origin.

In some of the Orthodoxy churches you had the image represent the Shroud of Turin this being their interpretation of the linen image...most are seen in Icon images of Christ...and very similar to the Shroud.

At some point in time you started to see narrative scenes and paintings of the Holy family....again according to the churches beliefs.

I doubt seriously God would have made Jesus strikingly handsome, as that would have been a distraction, however some artist's started to make Jesus look European with lighter hair and features including blue eyes.

I had a vision for many years what I thought Jesus looked like, and that can be seen in the blue painting I did of him holding the world...as seen here.

Then there is the Shroud...results of tests

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shroud of turin

Matthew 27:59-60)

So Joseph took the body, wrapped it in clean, fine linen, and placed it in his new tomb, which he had cut into the rock. He left after rolling a great stone against the entrance of the tomb.

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Facts:

1. Presented by Sir Geoffrey II de Charney in a French Church 1357

2. First scientific examination of the shroud began in Paris at a medical school in 1898 by an atheist Yves Delage.

3. The body was not washed because it had to be buried before the Sabbath, Jewish scholar Prof. V.Tunkel explained.

4. A prophecy said that His legs were not to be broken

5. There was no decomposition of the body

6. K. Stevenson and other researchers discovered flat coin-shaped object on both eyes, coins minted by Pilate.

7. In 1973 Dr.Max Frei lifted microscopic pollen fibers from the linen, Spring plants only grown in Jerusalem.

8. The crown of thistle tumbleweed was also grown only in Israel.

9. Dirt on the heel was not proven by earlier tests to be from the Jerusalem area but new tests reveal most likely it was (but what artist would have thought of that?)

10. Are you leaning towards the scientific evidence or a painting of a shroud? I for one find it hard to believe way back when, that someone painting this linen would have thought to put in the pollen, dirt and blood in the event someone would research all this.

Was there a face cloth?

Jesus face cloth
Jesus face cloth

(John 20:7) and the face-cloth which had been on His head, not lying with the linen wrappings, but rolled up in a place by itself.

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(The Sudarium is sometimes called the other Shroud, or more correctly the face-cloth of Christ. Interestingly enough it matches up to the Shroud of Turin face image, just with more blood.)

Ray Jackson and his team realized that the fabric would have been wrapped around the face of the man buried beneath it, and this caused a distortion for imaging...the new imaging technology was able to remove these distortions to see the face more clearly.

I have always felt there was a "face cloth" underneath the Shroud, maybe this is why they didn't get an accurate image before...but that is just my personal opinion

My take on this - and only my personal opinion...

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Jesus Christ

Relics

I have never believed in Christian relics as holiness of them, by that I mean kissing an object, praying to it, or revering it...to me that is a false idol and in the Bible is says...

2nd commandment: "Do not make an image or any likeness of what is in the heavens above...This prohibits the construction or fashioning of "idols" in the likeness of created things (beasts, fish, birds, people) and worshiping them.."

When I got my first computer I happen to run across a Catholic website that featured the Shroud of Turin, including information of the then research. The timing of this was unique as it was Easter time, and I felt it was a sign for me to read and make my own choices in either believing or not.

I finished reading every page and I was in tears, I felt ashamed that I never thought of the terrible suffering a human being had to endure, yet alone my beloved Jesus. I cried for days feeling guilty of not realizing the pain and suffering of one man.

Since I'm a Christian I believe in Jesus Christ as my Savior and that He came to save us for our eternal life through His suffering, His resurrection and for the forgiveness of sin.

I felt that I was not worthy of His suffering and dealt with this in prayer...my burden was lifted when I really understood and comprehended it all...and that was through endless prayer and the reading of Scripture.

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I don't even know if I believe in the Shroud as being the real thing, I just found the research interesting. I don't need an object of proof to convince me that Jesus is Lord...what I needed was the information given to me about the suffering, how real it was reading about the Shroud. I had a new understanding for the Love that Jesus has for me, and for all of us.

We have a choice in Life to believe in Him or not, it is a choice! I choose to believe, and yet I can't prove to you there is a God or Jesus, but you can't prove to me there isn't one either...I live by Faith and understanding, even though I can not see, touch or hear...I know there is a God!

As far as the image from the Shroud, it would be wonderful to have something that would bring people to Christ and eternal life, but a proven fact of an object will not make you believe from your heart. It is an experience, and no one can express it unless it has been experienced. I pray that somehow there is someone out there that reads this, and a seed is planted to want to know more about Jesus...that's all, because God does the rest.

No matter what we think Jesus looks like, it should not matter, our faith in Him is endless, regardless of what image they have. So having said that, I want to make disciples not converts to my opinion...

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I have this book

Jesus the Great Debate
Jesus the Great Debate

I have the book Jesus the Great Debate and it's one of my favorite books, as I mentioned before...one of the most interesting books I've read...the content is well researched and is fascinating. The question of "Who do you say that I am?" brings up the great debate of Jesus' identity...but this wonderfully researched subject including many studies, brings up evidence making a good argument that Jesus is the Messiah.

Grant Jeffrey was an internationally recognized author on the subjects of Bible prophecy and history...

I also think the other books seen here would be interesting to read and finding all the different theories expressed about this subject.

 
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The Changing Faces of Jesus

The Changing Faces of Jesus (Compass)
The Changing Faces of Jesus (Compass)

There are some great books to explore what Jesus might have looked like...Honestly I just don't understand why that would be so important over the fact He came to save us, and his looks have nothing to do with it.

Choose one of the books on Amazon, and then you can come to your own conclusions.

 
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Whether you believe this or not, one must admit the technology including the interesting conclusions of research, makes it hard to disbelieve.

Again it was hard for me to watch this, seeing how terribly bloody from the excessive beatings that Jesus was subject to, this actually being an anomaly.

The image is amazing and believable, but one must not allow this to be an image to revere, as we are to have Faith without any of this knowledge.

Maybe we are at the end of times, and all this is being revealed to us for a reason...I don't know.

An interesting show with advanced technology...just like the new software that can show us the bottom of the ocean without water...just amazing!

Do you believe this might be the real new face of Jesus?

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Who Do YOU Say That I Am? - Matthew 16:13-16

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Matthew 16:13-16 Acts 4:12

For those who have chosen to reject Christ's gift of eternal life through salvation..have a choice...

In the Bible it says we will stand before Jesus Christ at the end of our lives to answer the question: Who do you say I am? (Matthew 16:13-16)

American King James Version (Acts 4:12)

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

If you have a choice of either, there being "nothing" or having "eternal life of love with our Lord," and neither one of us can prove either, I choose the later...

How wonderful, it is YOUR choice, it's so easy and it's given to you Free!

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Created on 03/30/2010

What you are is God's gift to you, what you do with yourself is your gift to God: Danish Proverb

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I loved making this page, it's my favorite subject...I wish not to debate anything in regards to this, it is purely shared information.


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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      We haven't seen that over here yet, or maybe I missed it, but its interesting to see that they found grains from Jerusalem in the cloth, I always believed that the shroud was a fake made by Leonardo D'Avinci, and it was his face that was on the cloth, I remember seeing a programme about it, interesting stuff, nell

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      Emily Tack 2 years ago from USA

      Great job, Delia! I also believe, and really enjoyed reading this!

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      Delia 3 years ago

      @shellys-space: You know it's human to try to visualize Jesus, but it doesn't matter what He looks like, because it's about Who He Is! There is no debate for me <3

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      Shelly Sellers 3 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      I did see the documentary and I know there are many debates about the "real face of Jesus". I know someday I will meet Him "face to face" and be in in such awe, I will fall down and praise Him!

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      Marianne Gardner 3 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      Words cannot express!

      I love your painting. So beautiful! I'm glad you made this lens.

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      Sundaycoffee 3 years ago

      I feel the same - that I am not worthy of His suffering. And I feel guilty because I too made Him suffer...

      Your painting is very beautiful.

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      othellos 3 years ago

      Thank you for publishing this lens. It was an enjoyable read.

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      SBPI Inc 4 years ago

      I Love your words, beliefs and yes your lens. You place God in his rightful 1st place in you life. Thank you for all you have provided. Jonathan

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      Liz Mackay 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Great, balanced lens.

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      John Norman Stewart 4 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      It is definitely the season. Great lens! :)

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      Elastara 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing with us the Real Face of Jesus.

      It is great to know and see how He looks like :).

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Enjoyed your lens.

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      Dawn Romine 4 years ago from Nebraska

      I'm going to have to come back here and watch the whole show and not start it at midnight. It looks fantastic and I really think it's the actual Shroud and not a painting. Love this lens.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Very interesting lens. I see the documentary first came out in 2010, so when I went looking for it, I am not finding it anywhere, including Netflix. So hoping History will rerun it sometime. And your painting is wonderful; you are blessed with a great talent.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Love this lens. thank you very much.

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      mrducksmrnot 4 years ago

      Well written and a big Thank You for your belief. I'm looking forward to the day that I will be in my heavenly home with my Savior Jesus Christ. At that moment I will know what he looks like and that is all that matter's to me. Being Saved is what is important as you stated in this lens and those who believe know without a doubt they are saved and will one day be with our Savior Jesus Christ. What a day, wonderful day, that will be.. AMEN God Bless You for this lens.

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      kwagga 4 years ago

      Awesome lens - very interesting. I came across this topic a few years ago, but here's the whole shebang in one nutshell. Although I don't think it is Jesus' facecloth, He did use it to make the headlines :) Having said that, the tests you mentioned, the pollen, the thorn-crown with thistle-weed only found in Jerusalem.... hmmm, interesting! Yet the pennies on the eyes - hmmm, does not make sense - many were executioned on a cross back then. But one does wonder... either way, a stark reminder of of the payment for sin. NeilArmstrong once commented, "Greater than man walking on the moon was the Son of God walking on earth".

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      siobhanryan 4 years ago

      I have read a lot about The Shroud of Turin-It matters little as I believe in God-Your painting is lovely Blessed

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      Diva2Mom 4 years ago

      Excellent lens! Truly a very well-deserved Purple star lens! You know I'm Catholic so it's highly inspiring for me to see any topic about or Lord Jesus Christ, especially the Shroud of Turin. We believe everything about Shroud of Turin and this beautiful image of our Lord proves that He exists, that there is God in this world, our Lord Jesus Christ. I know that there's a lot of controversy when it comes to proving the existence of Jesus thru the proof of this Holy image, the Shroud of Turin. However, as Catholic, I believe that the Shroud of Turin was meant to provide us a great, accurate picture of how our Lord's Holy face would look like, and we take this Holy image very seriously, with full of faith and respect. So I truly admire your creativity in beautifully and respectfully presenting this sacred image of Jesus Christ. You did an excellent job! I'll feature this on my Transition lens as soon as I create a special logo for ya. Thanks so much for sharing and may God bless you! Stay fabulous and Huge hug, Delia dear :)

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      David Stone 4 years ago from New York City

      You captured one of the most intriguing factors on this subject. That is, it is unlikely to ever be resolved, but it is an astonishing object, whatever people believe it is.

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      raelcalu 5 years ago

      I've read about the shroud of turin and other mysteries in the bible years before. I am a history lover and this kind of things interest me. I would certainly look on to the videos one by one you have posted but before I've seen one already.

      Thanks for the share, I might make a lens something like this...it is different from the usual lens that I do.

      Great...simply great.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Your painting is amazing and exciting. It says so much.

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      Spiderlily321 5 years ago

      Congrats on the purple star. This is a wonderful lens! Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      Congratulations d-artist on your well deserved purple star award for this lens! This was very interesting. Thanks for bringing the details to us.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Beautiful work on this lens - thanks kindly for sharing. Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      Dana Marie 5 years ago from St. Peters, MO

      I love this lens! Very interesting. I didn't see the documentary, it doesn't matter to me what he looks like...I believe in Him and His Word, its all I need. :)

      On Easter Sunday's church service my church put on a wonderful performance...I become OVERWHELMED emotionally as the man depicting Jesus passed right by us as they were beating him and he was carrying the cross on his back...I too realized in all my years I hadn't given thought to the torture he endured. It made me VERY sad indeed....God Bless.

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      blue22d 5 years ago

      I also have a strong Christian faith. First, I Love this lens and your painting of Jesus. I do not believe the shroud carries that of the imprint from Jesus. What I have seen (video) and read, fabric, pigments are not authentic to when Jesus lived on Earth, etc.

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      michaelangelas 5 years ago

      This lens is fantastic.

      Your love and faith is amazing!

      I am a Christian too! And not afraid to share my faith:)

      God bless you and yours!

      xoxo

      in Christ,

      Angela

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      CreativeXpressi 5 years ago

      Thank you for writing this lens. I love it!! Your passion for the Lord shines through your lens! Bless you!! I saw the show on The History Channel as well, difficult to watch. I am a also a Christian. My belief is that it should not matter to us what Jesus looked like, for then we would be following an image, which is forbidden in The Law. Jesus came to fulfill The Law, so to me, following forbidden images remains applicable today even though this scripture is found in the Old Testament. I'd much rather follow Jesus by walking in Faith, which keeps me out of the realm of man's traditions of do's and don'ts. Thank you for allowing me to share a bit of my faith with you by commenting on your lens. Blessings to you~ CreativeXpressions

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      Delia 5 years ago

      @hippiechicjewelz: Thank You for the kind words...I am so glad you loved this lens :-)

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      hippiechicjewelz 5 years ago

      A fabulous lens! I think being able to see and put a face to "Jesus" will make society feel that he is real and did in fact exist. There were so many interesting things to read in this lens, I just truly loved it!

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      pcgamehardware 5 years ago

      I got to watch part of it and was disappointed that I couldn't get to watch it all.

      I agree with you, It doesn't matter what Jesus looks like, do people think he judges us by the way we look? Jesus loves us all regardless, and I love and believe in him.

      Great lens and topic. Liked and Blessed... :) >-<>

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      Lynne Modranski 5 years ago from Ohio

      Great lens! Thanks for sharing!

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      Delia 5 years ago

      @cathywoodosborn: Yes indeed I totally agree...and a CHOICE that will bring us a reward being with Him. God is great for His ever-loving Kindness!

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      cathywoodosborn 5 years ago

      It is a fascinating subject. It affects me in that it makes me more aware of the agony He endured for me, and that salvation is available for anyone who makes the choice to love HIm and appreciate Him for what He did for us. I praise Him and love Him!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      hi, i am from india and this same image was seen in the house where i stay at first i was afraid but later we use to pray facing the wall, but the fact is i don't understand the reason of that image in my house and also currently i have lost my family i mean my wife and kids don't live with me in that house.my dad had a renal failure and has to dialysis 12 time s a month. i will appreciate if any one could give the message behind the image appering in my house mail me at leotrodrigues@rediffmail.com.

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      tinamahan 5 years ago

      I have always been interested in the Shroud of Turin. Thank you so much for providing this information, very interesting, and I enjoyed reading this.

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      Close2Art LM 5 years ago

      The image has always fascinated me and with technology today they can make anything seem possible. Great page and a Blessing too!

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      troybreimon lm 5 years ago

      this is the kind of topics I like to read, great post d-artist :)

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      They are getting closer to confirming that it was actually from his time and from him. I think they will confirm it someday. They say now that the power that eminated from him caused this and there is no way that it could be duplicated. As we said above however, I still believe anyway. "Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed." John 20:29 In addition, I am blessing this lens!

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      tomorrow is opernball in vienna. this is the sign that next week on wed, lent will begin (ash wed). this lens is timely. blessings.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Returning with an impressed angel blessing...again, done with excellence!

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      to see is to believe but in case of God/Jesus, a christian has to believe God's existence even if God can't be seen. God can be felt though.

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      QriusI 6 years ago

      thank you. i sit quietly reading all this and i feel blessed. to believe even without seeing, and to be comforted when the thought that all this is in my heart.

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      ideadesigns 6 years ago

      I'm late but congratulations on the purple star!! I knew it was worth one. :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      A very interesting perspective. Thank you and good day.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thanks for letting me know that your images are back here, it's a problem all of us are having here and there. Poll module images seem to be consistently having some problems. Your first has been favorite since childhood and I'd gaze at it during release time at a church across from my grade school. Its fun that it was your childhood experience to. All the images are wonderful as each interpretation extends from the artist's souls.

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      sugunalinus 6 years ago

      I love and believe in Jesus and any research on his life with good intention of knowing more about him, definitely interests me. Nice lens. I would like to see more of it.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Wonderfully done and you are so right about objects not being our point of faith and worship. I guess I've always been pretty indifferent about the shroud as other than wondering why it holds such fascination, though the scientific processes are interesting. You handled the subject out of faith that does not waver and that made this a joy to read. Many of your images are not available right now but that did not distract at all.

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      mattseefood lm 6 years ago

      Really interesting story. btw, some of your pictures are missing :(

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      GoodinDevelopme 6 years ago

      @delia-delia: Think that show also talked about how it was really a burning technique that made the image. Then there was another theory that it was actually made using sunlight and a chemical reaction. Think that was the show about Da Vinci's possible involvement with the Shroud as well. Quite the riddle. If you figure it out, drop me a line and let me know, deal? =)

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      Delia 6 years ago

      @GoodinDevelopme: Yes I saw that also, the strip they took off of was a reattached piece that actually was a strip that traditionally wrapped around the shroud and body to the secure,..however the fact that this is the most unexplainable piece of imagine ever, is fascinating, no other flat 2nd dimensional images has ever shown up in 3rd dimension...take from it what you like, it still is fascinating, right?

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      GoodinDevelopme 6 years ago

      Anytime the history channel has something on about the Shroud of Turin I'm glued to the tv. Last one I saw was talking about the samples they took from it and how the dating they had used was flawed because of some old French way of restoring fabric. Fascinating stuff. Very much enjoyed your lens.

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      sewwhat1 6 years ago

      Great lens. I live by faith. Sorry I missed the history channel program. God spared me in a car wreck. Doctors said I would never walk, guess what they were wrong. My faith never wavered even while I was bed-fast for months. Looking forward to improving on this task.

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      Delia 6 years ago

      @Psycho-Gamer: Oh how sad, your reply makes my heart heavy...I'm thankful that I don't need this to make me believe...my Faith is strong...

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      MasterPsycho 6 years ago from Earth

      Oh man I can't just forget how compelled I was when this was on the news.....but now after a lot of research i would say i am not such an easy believer....or a believer at all...of anything...

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      PastorSam LM 6 years ago

      Love the lens - Jesus Christ is the ultimate truth out there!

      Blessings

      Pastor Sam

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      Mona 6 years ago from Iowa

      Very nicely done and I love all the images. Congrats on your purple star lens.

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      kougar lm 6 years ago

      Awesome lens full of interesting and important information. Thank-you

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      Ruthi 6 years ago

      Worthy of the Purple Star recognition, congratulations to you! This is a fabulous lens, filled with knowledge and information for all, as well as a great testimony of your personal belief. Your painting is wonderfully done and I am singing "He's got the whole world in His hands..." Brings back childhood memories of singing it in church on Sunday mornings.

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      irenemaria 6 years ago from Sweden

      Congratulations on your blessings. My view on how Jeus looked is not interesting. What is imporant is what he tought us. The way to live and act and treat each other. We do know a lot about his kindness and patience. We also know that he was very like his Father. His God and our Creator.

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      I-sparkle 6 years ago

      Congratulations on your Purple Star! This information was really interesting. Commentary on anything of a religious nature is always tricky. Sometimes it's hard to stay objective. You did an excellent job.

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      happynutritionist 6 years ago

      An amazingly detailed page...I have seen the program on History Channel, it has been quite a while ago now. It doesn't matter to me whether it is real or not, but anything that brings peoples thoughts to the Jesus we love, and doesn't cause doubt or confusion, is a program I find interesting and inspires thought...makes me want to look into my Bible more and make sure what I'm seeing in the program lines up with what is recorded in the Bible.

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      Philippians468 6 years ago

      thank you for this wonderful lens! keep up the great work and proclaim His Name! cheers

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      danr62 lm 6 years ago

      Great lens. It's a good point you make on relics being idols. No relic can bring miracles that a personal relationship with the living Jesus and prayer won't.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Shroud has always been a big mystery. But I think doesn't matter if it's true or not what more important is how much we have faith in Him.

      Nice lense...

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      Tr0y 6 years ago

      I have always been fascinated by the Shroud of Turin. It is a great mystery to me. I've watched documentaries about this on the Discovery Channel.

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      The Face Of Jesus 6 years ago

      Hi d-artist,

      I've enjoyed reading this article. Your painting, "The face cloth of Jesus" brought me new insight I hadn't known. Your 911 painting sure has a resemblance to my face; I like your work. The 3-D imaging was most interesting also. I'm very interesting in reading your next article on angel encounters as you have mentioned having angelic experiences. I'm starting to find out we have something in common dealing with the supernatural. By coincidence, I'm currently writing a new article entitled, "Angel Encounters". I appreciate what you have written. Alex Calderon/Versailles Exquisites

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      Senora M 6 years ago

      Thanks for the great lens. I have seen part of the Histroy Channel documentary. It looked interesting.

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      conklins2005 6 years ago

      Great lens, I am a believer just like you and it does not matter what he looks like just that he gave all for us. That is enough for me and I love him for it. Thank you for sharing.

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      Delia 6 years ago

      @M_Ann_Musselman: I totally understand what you are saying, and I am not saying this artifact is for real...I just found the research behind it fascinating...if it draws one nearer to Him, then that's all I'd hoped for.

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      M_Ann_Musselman 6 years ago

      Hi, I am a believer such as yourself, as you saw from my book review you recently read. I voted no that I did not believe in the shroud of turin. The reason I believe this way is that in the Old Testament it says that Jesus' face was beaten so much that he didn't even look like a man. If that was the case, then the shroud wouldn't be able to show a face on it.

      You had mentioned a guestbook on my lens, I've not figured out how to do that as yet.

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      Delia 7 years ago

      @ajgodinho: your words are very inspiring Anthony! I am so glad we have something in common...thanks for stopping by this lens and my others, so kind of you.

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      Anthony Godinho 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Great information, research and pictures on this lens about the Shroud. Beautiful painting inspired by the 911 events...I really liked it! I agree, whether there was a Shroud or not, it doesn't matter to me. In my walk with the Lord (almost 15 years now), I've come across may things, events and the like, to shake my faith in Jesus, but I realize (hindsight) that it had everything to do with the sheer GRACE of God that I still stand in the faith. The plan of the enemy is to steal, kill, destroy, but Christ came to give life and I don't need to do anything to earn it, just humbly receive it...thank God for that...blessings! :)

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      southshoretees 7 years ago

      This is something I've always found interesting, whether the Shroud is of Jesus or a fake (it's still fascintating). I just watched some of the clips of the History Channel documentary on your lens, thanks for providing them. Great work on this lens.

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      WhitU4ever 7 years ago

      It is such a blessing to read about your faith in Jesus, our LORD. The Shroud of Turin is an interesting, albeit controversial, topic. I am proud to be your friend... and I am proud of your bravery for discussing issues such as this one with honesty and inquiry. 5*'s, favorited, etc.

      I can hardly wait to see Him face to face. I'm glad that this one at least looks Jewish. It seems like every time I walk into a Christian book store and browse the paintings of Jesus, I was disappointed to find that not one picture of Jesus attempts to paint Him with typically Jewish features, such as a big "shnoz," olive skin, brown eyes, and dark hair. But this computer generated one does, and for that, I give the man who generated the image credit.

      However, I lean way toward skeptical on artifacts like this one. For one thing, I don't need things this much evidence, as we already have enough. For another thing, crucifixion was a common practice in His day, so it could have been the shroud of someone else. Either way, I feel the same as you: careful about worshipping an image, rather than Christ Himself. For we know, the computer generated image could be that of a genuine criminal with a rich family! And I cringe when I imagine falling in love with the face of a man thought to be Jesus, only to find that it wasn't His face after all. :) Nice work!

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      ideadesigns 7 years ago

      Awesome, thank you for another wonderful lens. I remember way back when the negatives came out and could be viewed on the internet for the first time. I wanted to share it then, but so glad you've shared it now for us all. God bless!

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      Jeanette 7 years ago from Australia

      What an interesting read! I haven't really researched much into the shroud, because like you, I'm a Christian but not much into relics.

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      SnoopyGirl1 7 years ago

      @SnoopyGirl1: P.S. The newbie here finally figured out how to lensroll. I just lensrolled you to Jesus 101.

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      jolou 7 years ago

      You have made another great lens. This is definitely an interesting subject. I also am a Christian and love visiting lens on the subject of our Lord.

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      AuthorNormaBudden 7 years ago

      Well, my dear, angel wings have certainly hovered over this lens and have definitely granted a blessing.

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      SnoopyGirl1 7 years ago

      Great lens! 5* I have found the shroud interesting as a young girl, but have long ago realized that relics have no meaning to me. It is the true faith I have in Jesus and the powerful moments I have sensed his presence that are the most meaningful things in my life. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      You have created a powerful lens. I thank you for keeping focus on the fact that, even if the image is real, it is NOT to become an object of worship in itself. 5*

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      Delia 7 years ago

      @Light-in-me: Robin, Thank You so much for taking the time to view and comment, I really appreciate this...hope more will come, it is a fascinating subject.

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      Light-in-me 7 years ago

      Hello,

      Another fantastic lens! I have always been fascinated by the Shroud and I feel the same way you do about it! I do remember the first time I saw the face in the negative and you could see more details of the face, it gave me goosebumps and I did feel like I was looking at the face of Jesus. I still get goosebumps when I look at the face in the Shroud. I love your painting of Jesus my gosh it is just wonderful!

      Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed this very much!

      Robin :)

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