In the Christian Gospels, the Resurrection of Jesus was the return to bodily life of Jesus after his death by crucifixion.
It is the Resurrection of Jesus Christ that the Bible gives as your chance to disprove ALL that our faith stands for.
So my Atheist friends this is your chance to do what no one has been able to do thus far, to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that The Christian Faith is indeed a fake religious movement!
Are you up to the Test?
Can you put your money where your mouth is?
Are you more than just words and insulting behavior when the rubber meets the road?
Evidence for the Resurrectionby Josh McDowell
What journalists write and what is right.
- Journal: Chemistry Today (Vol 26, Num 4, Jul/Aug 2008), "Discrepancies in the radiocarbon dating area of the Turin Shroud," Benford M.S., Marino J.G.
- Peer-reviewed conference paper (Aug 2008), "Analytical Results on Thread Samples Taken from the Raes Sampling Area (Corner) of the Shroud Cloth," Robert Villarreal (Paper and video presentation awaiting publication, see Ohio State University Shroud of Turin Conference Press Release)
- Journal: Thermochimica Acta (Vol 425, Jan 2005) "Studies on the Radiocarbon Sample from the Shroud of Turin," Rogers, R.N.
[T]he age-dating process failed to recognize one of the first rules of analytical chemistry that any sample taken for characterization of an area or population must necessarily be representative of the whole. The part must be representative of the whole. Our analyses of the three thread samples taken from the Raes and C-14 sampling corner showed that this was not the case.
- --Robert Villarreal, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) chemist who headed a team of nine scientists at LANL which examined material from the carbon 14 sampling region. (Aug 2008)
There is a lot of other evidence that suggests to many that the Shroud is older than the radiocarbon dates allow and so further research is certainly needed. It is important that we continue to test the accuracy of the original radiocarbon tests as we are already doing. It is equally important that experts assess and reinterpret some of the other evidence. Only by doing this will people be able to arrive at a coherent history of the Shroud which takes into account and explains all of the available scientific and historical information.
- --Christopher Ramsey, head of the Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit which participated in the 1988 Carbon 14 Dating of the Shroud. (Mar 2008)
However there are also a number of reasons to think that carbon monoxide contamination is not likely to have had a significant effect. . . . So far the linen samples have been subjected to normal conditions (but with very high concentrations of carbon monoxide). These initial tests show no significant reaction - even though the sensitivity of the measurements is sufficient to detect contamination that would offset the age by less than a single year. This is to be expected and essentially confirms why this sort of contamination has not been considered a serious issue before.
- --Op. cit. (Ramsey)
Inaccurate, dubious claim:
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image has been discovered on the reverse side of the cloth. The image is in registry with the facial image on the front of the cloth. The image is superficial meaning nothing soaked through to form the image.
This discovery supports a hypothesis that the images were produced by bodily amine vapor/saccharides reaction. The second face picture makes faked images implausible.
They contained within a very thin coating of starch fractions and saccharides. The images are a chemical alteration to the coating. Chemical and spectra studies identify the image component as a caramel-like product.
on Shroud of Turin are real blood.
Walter McCrone did not prove that Shroud was a painted picture of Jesus. And Bishop Pierre d'Arcis' (1389) claim that an artist confessed to painting the picture of Jesus on the Shroud is false.
of the Shroud of Turin does not just begin in Europe in 1357. It is only accurate to state that there are no known European records of the Shroud before 1357. From a historical perspective, there is significant, reasonably sound evidence that the Shroud was in Constantinople until 1204 and before that in Edessa, an early Christian community.
of 1st century Roman lepta may or may not have been identified over the eyes.
There is an Intriguing and compelling argument, but there are scientific reasons to doubt the claim.
The picture on the Shroud of Turin is a realistic, photographic-like negative image. This remains one of the most puzzling characteristics of the Shroud's picture of Jesus. No one can explain how or why a faker of relics would have created such a picture.
One might think the Papal custodians of the Shroud of Turin would be pleased. The primary skeptical argument, carbon 14 dating, had been removed from serious consideration. But they were not happy.
Significant Supporting Data on the Carbon 14 Dating the Shroud of Turin