All posts tagged: Gary Habermas

Did the Shroud of Turin add radiation to its list of mysteries?

UPDATED (Feb 24, 2014): I have followed the Shroud of Turin controversy with interest. But recently came across a scripture that reveals the Shroud is in fact a forgery. In fact, it was reformer John Calvin (1509 – 1564) who first pointed out the problem. While the Shroud of Turin involves one piece of cloth, John Calvin says Christ’s burial cloth was made up of multiple pieces of linen. The Gospel of John reads: And so Simon Peter also *came, following him, and entered the tomb; and he *saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the face-cloth which had been on His head, not lying with the linen wrappings, but rolled up in a place by itself. (John 20: 6-7 NASV) So Jesus’ head was wrapped in a separate piece of linen. It was not one piece like the Shroud of Turin. Calvin said so “either St. John is a liar” or those promoting the shroud as the burial cloth of Christ are.