For us to even consider the Shroud’s authenticity, we have to ask if God would use evidence to reach the world with the message of the Gospel. Two key scriptures are important to consider.
The use of words like “evidence” and “proofs” is an indication that God does not promote blind faith. Faith is only as good as the object of one's faith. The Christian faith is well supported by historical and archaeological evidence. With each scoop of the shovel, the truth of the bible becomes more certain. How many skeptics have turned to faith after reading, “Evidence that Demands a Verdict” by Josh McDowell or “The Case For Christ” by Lee Strobel or Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis? All three authors were skeptics themselves before they looked at the evidence. God indeed uses evidence.
Is the Shroud Evidence for Christ?
It is a question science cannot answer. The preponderence of evidenc indicates it could be authentic, and in the process of evaluating the evidence the inescapable message of Christ is presented in a manner that is visually compelling, intellectually challenging, emotionally powerful, and spiritually uplifting.
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