Re: [Covenanted Reformation Club] Re: THE HOLY SHROUD
- I totally agree with your point of view.
--- raging_calvinist <ragingcalvinist@...>
> "Surely, we do not venerate relics, but that fact__________________________________________________
> alone cannot mean
> that relics are not in fact relics."
> Here is my take on the Shroud:
> 1. I do not believe that it is genuine. The burial
> clothes in
> Scripture do not sound like one sheet wrapped around
> the entire
> length of the body (John 20:5-7).
> 2. Whether it is genuine, or not, it doesn't matter
> one bit to me.
> My faith is not increased, nor decreased, based on
> the Shroud.
> 3. I happen to be a bit of a biblical archaeology
> buff, and I'm all
> for studying the artifacts of days gone by, in the
> hopes of shedding
> some light on the cultures and times described in
> Scripture. But the
> FACT is that certain artifacts, even those that are
> not genuine, tend
> to be abused by superstitious folk who demand a sign
> to believe. The
> Shroud is no exception. Just look at the title of
> this thread, and
> have no doubt what is going on here: The ***HOLY***
> 4. Because the above is true, some artifacts, as
> precious and as
> wonderful they may be in other circumstances, must,
> in other
> circumstances, be destroyed. As Cheryl alludes to
> in here last post,
> even the Brazen Serpent, which was made at the
> command of God, had to
> be destroyed because of the superstitious idolatry
> which became
> attached to it (2 Kings 18:4). Of course, if
> Hezekiah was a Papist,
> he would have authorized the worship of it and hid
> this goldmine in
> the Vatican. ;)
> The "Holy" Shroud = Nehushtan.
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