Shroud face image used with permission (c) 1978 Barrie M Schwortz
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Who is The Man on the Shroud? - The Answer will not come by Man.

A message from the Pastor of Believers...

When funerals are held in America today, many times the body of the deceased is put on display. Loved ones, family and friends, are invited to a viewing where people can come to pay their last respects and to offer their condolences to the grieving survivors. It is done in a way that honors our dearly departed and can provide support to those who remain and are in mourning.

If you were around 2000 years ago, and you were invited to the funeral of Jesus, would you have attended? If you had, what do you suppose you would have seen then and there? We didn’t live 2000 years ago but I believe we have images that have survived through the ages that show us exactly what we would have seen at a funeral viewing of Jesus. We would have seen the reality of what was there to see…not what was dressed up by an under taker. I believe that the image that photography reveals through the 1978 work of Barrie M. Schwortz of the Shroud depicts what you and I would have seen if we had gone to this Man’s viewing. I believe that God gave the world a photograph of His beloved Son in the way that He wanted the world to remember Him; as the Sacrificial Lamb of God. Jesus, in establishing the Lord’s Supper or Holy Communion, wanted us to remember His death…to remember His broken body and His shed blood. Jesus did not want us to forget and this is how He wanted us to remember Him. Remember Him we have! Remember Him we will!

Several times Jesus asked His disciples, “Who do you say that I am?” This question must have been important to Jesus as it is recorded several times in the Bible. One of these occasions is recorded in Matthew 16:15-18 NKJV; “15He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. 18And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.”

An answer to that question, “Who do you say that I am?”, also came from the foot of the cross. Fast forward with me in time to a place called Mt Calvary. We read in Mark 15:39 NKJV; “37And Jesus cried out with a loud voice, and breathed His last.38Then the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. 39So when the centurion, who stood opposite Him, saw that He cried out like this and breathed His last, he said, “Truly this Man was the Son of God!” (also recorded in Matthew 27:50-54)

The image on the Shroud depicts a Man that suffered perhaps one of the cruelest forms of death known to man. It is an image of death, but it is also an image of life. It is the image of a crucified Man who asks that question yet again, “Who do you say that I am?”

The answer will not come by man. Science will not answer that question for you. I cannot answer that question for you. Good science will only leave you at the door of faith. The answer will come to you only through faith…but it is a faith that is given to you by God Himself. Just as that answer was given to Peter, as it was given to that centurion at the foot of the cross, it can be given to you. It can be revealed to you by God Himself. Allow God to answer that question for you. If you will do that, the answer to the question, “Who do you say that I am?” will only be found in your heart. Behold the Crucified Man found on the Shroud of Turin. Viewing these images will be an experience that will change your life forever.

I extend an invitation to all to come and visit our Garden Tomb Shroud Center. Enter our Tomb and allow the image of the Man on the Shroud to ask you the question, “Who do YOU say that I AM?” When looking upon these photos on display, allow God to speak to your heart and you will find the answer. May God bless all who gaze their eyes upon this spectacular display.

Perry M. Taylor, Senior Pastor,
Believers Christian Fellowship of Smithson Valley

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But Who Do You Say That I Am?

The image above demonstrates a visual connection between the Man on the Shroud and the Saviour Jesus Christ.

The source of the image above is unknown, but here is a site which illustrates the similarities in the face on the Shroud and early paintings of Christ.

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