Monday, July 19, 2010

Science and Faith Come Together

The History Channel has been airing a show about the Shroud of Turin (also known as the Shroud of Jesus) and "The Real Face of Jesus". Yesterday, I first watched as individuals used a scanner and a computer to gather various information from life and death masks to create realistic, computer generated pictures of worldly icons like George Washington, Julius Caesar, Napoleon Bonaparte, William Shakespeare, and Abraham Lincoln. This showed the way computers are used in this process.

Following that was the program regarding the "Shroud of Turin" which covered the history of the shroud and at what great lengths scientists and computer artists went to "lift" the face of Christ Jesus from the shroud. After six months and extensive scientific and biblical investigations, a computer generated face (believed to be that of Christ Jesus) was revealed. The blood stains on the shroud are consistent with the unbelievable torture to Christ, the crown of thorns which had been placed on His head, and the piercing of his side.



Though only part of the history of the shroud is available on some websites like shroud.com, it is my understanding a more complete (though, of course, debated) history is recorded in a book by author Ian Wilson entitled THE BLOOD AND THE SHROUD: NEW EVIDENCE THAT THE WORLD'S MOST SACRED RELIC IS REAL. Some argue the carbon 14 dating in 1988 of the shroud was accurate while others state:

In January, 2005, things changed. An article appeared in a peer-reviewed scientific journal Thermochimica Acta, which proved that the carbon 14 dating of the Shroud of Turin was flawed because the sample used was invalid. Moreover, this article, by Raymond N. Rogers, a well-published chemist and a Fellow of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, explained why the Shroud of Turin was much older. The Shroud of Turin was at least twice as old as the radiocarbon date, and possibly 2000 years old. ("Shroud of Turin Story". www.shroudstory.com/)


For me, the History Channel documentary was interesting and quite thought provoking.


News story regarding History Channel "Real Face of Jesus" program.


Last eight minutes of the show. For the history and explanation of how they recreated Christ's face based on the Shroud of Turin please see other videos. There are nine on Youtube or catch the History Channel presentation.

Dos videos: Sábana Santa de Turín y el rostro de Cristo Jesús. ¿Usted cree?
Deux vidéos: Suaire de Turin et le visage de Jésus-Christ. Croyez-vous?
Twee video's: Kleed van Turyn en die aangesig van Jesus Christus. Het jy glo?
شريطي فيديو : كفن تورينو ووجه يسوع المسيح. هل تعتقد؟
Երկու տեսահոլովակները: պարուրել է Թուրին եւ դեմքը Յիսուս Քրիստոսի. Հավատում եք?
Два відэа: Турынск плашчаніца і аблічча Хрыста Ісуса. Ці верыце вы?
Два клипа: кърпа на Торино и лицето на Исус Христос. Вярваш ли?
兩個視頻:裹屍布的都靈和基督耶穌的臉。你相信嗎?
Dva videa: Torinskog platna i lice Isusa Krista. Vjerujete li?
Dvě videa: Shroud Turin a tvář Ježíše Krista. Věříte?
To videoer: Ligklædet i Torino og over for Kristus Jesus. Tror du?
Twee video's: Lijkwade van Turijn en het gezicht van Jezus Christus. Gelooft u?
Dalawang videos: sapot ng Turin at ang mukha ni Cristo Jesus. Mayroon ba sa tingin?
Kaksi videota: Torinon käärinliina ja edessä Kristuksessa Jeesuksessa. Uskotko?
Zwei Videos: Grabtuch von Turin und das Gesicht von Jesus Christus. Glaubst du?
De videyo: anvlòp la Turin ak figi Kris la Jezi. Èske ou kwè?
दो वीडियो: ट्यूरिन के कफन और मसीह यीशु का चेहरा. क्या आप मानते हैं?
Két videó: Torinói lepelről és a Jézus Krisztus arcát. Hiszel?
Tvö myndbönd: líkklæði af Tórínó og andlit Krists Jesú. Trúir þú?
Dua video: Kain Kafan dari Turin dan wajah Kristus Yesus. Apakah Anda percaya?
Due video: Sindone di Torino e il volto di Gesù Cristo. Credi?
2つのビデオ:聖骸布とイエスキリストの顔。あなた信じますか?
두 동영상 : 토리노의 패브릭과 그리스도 예수의 얼굴. 당신은 믿습니까?
Dua video: Kain Kafan dari Turin dan wajah Kristus Yesus. Adakah anda percaya?
To videoer: Likkledet i Torino, og ansiktet til Kristus Jesus. Tror du?
دو فیلم : کفن تورین و از چهره عیسی مسیح. آیا فکر می کنید؟
Dois vídeos: Sudário de Turim e do rosto de Cristo Jesus. Você acredita?
Două videoclipuri: Giulgiul din Torino şi faţa lui Isus Hristos. Crezi?
Два видео: Туринская плащаница и лик Христа Иисуса. Верите ли вы?
Mbili videos: Shroud ya Torino na uso wa Kristo Yesu. Je, waamini?
Två videor: svepeduken i Turin och inför Kristus Jesus. Tror du?
สอง ภาพยนตร์ : ผ้าห่อศพของ Turin และใบหน้าของพระเยซูคริสต์ คุณเชื่อ?
İki videolar: Shroud Torino ve Mesih İsa'nın yüzü. sen inanıyor musun?
Два відео: Туринська плащаниця і лик Христа Ісуса. Чи вірите ви?
دو ويڈيوز : ٹیورن کے کفن اور عیسی مسیح کا چہرہ. کیا تم یقین کرتے ہو؟
Hai video: Shroud của Turin và khuôn mặt của Chúa Kitô Chúa Giêsu. Bạn có tin?
Dau videos: haenau o Turin ac wyneb Iesu Grist. A ydych yn credu?
צוויי ווידיאס: שראָוד פון טורין און דעם פּנים פון משיחן יאָשקע. צי איר גלויבן?
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