New Evidence That The Shroud Of Turin Is Not What Millions May Think

Researchers from science have overlooked crucial evidence in the biblical record. This includes the prophet Isaiah, the apostle John and Luke, the physician's account.

Shroud of Turin

Shroud of Turin

“New Forensic Evidence” seen by 200,000+ on YouTube is debatable. The video offers testimony by some scientists who came to believe the shroud was that which wrapped the Savior after the crucifixion.

On the other hand, some scientists, as with the carbon-14 dating, showed it came from the 14th century, but the sample used was flawed because it came from an area of the shroud that had been fire-damaged and it had been re-woven with cotton.

Subsequent re-testing supports the shroud as ancient, but that doesn’t prove it to be the burial cloth of Christ.

Crucixion was common in the Roman Empire as a brutal way to execute criminals and enemies of Caesar. The chances of this being genuine seems very slim and several facts of history don’t add up.

1. “Nicodemus, which at the first [John 3] came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound. Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.” John 19:39,40. Myrrh was a resin from gum trees in the Middle East, but scientists mention only “trace” amounts. This casts doubt on the shroud that for Christ, had such a large amount of myrrh, while they seem able to get so much detail on the fabric (and re-fabrication) of the cloth. The fact that people are moved to tears or have changed lives is not an evidence of authenticity, but only an evidence that their belief is real.

2. The video mentioned the crown of thorns and the evidence of blood “drops” but failed to grasp the picture foretold by Isaiah 50, “I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.” Men know how painful it is to pluck even one hair from the face. Christ was a Nazirite according to Numbers 6. They did not cut their hair or beard, but it was permissible to poll or pluck hair out by its roots.
The Jews, in mocking him, plucked his beard and it must have cause excruciating pain and his face was probably a blood mass that scabbed. That may be why Mary Magdalene did not recognize Him until He called her name on Sunday morning, John 20.

3. Disciples on the road to Emmaus also did not recogize Him until He broke bread and blessed it that night. Luke 24. Shouldn’t we expect researchers to find evidence supporting a bloody face, and large amounts of myrrh resin and not offer a picture of what a man with a beard (graphic above) since His was plucked off? Without that, the shroud could be one from any of thousands crucified by the Romans.

Speaking of Rome, they have historically used relics and artifacts to monetary advantage, selling a splinter supposedly from the cross or a piece of Peter’s garment, as a good luck charm or token of some spiritual power.
This is baloney. The special power that all Christians should have, comes from the Word of God, and not some enchanting item sold by an apostate church foretold in the imagery of Revelation 17 as the harlot.

Dr. Richard Ruhling is author of God Bless America? that offers insight to impending events from a biblical view. It’s available on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075896HPD and a short video offers a summary.

The Pope’s Problem With Immigration & God’s Promise To Abraham

Joe Farah, Editor of WorldNetDaily.com offers 7 Reasons the Pope Is Wrong on Immigration - Here's an eighth based on God's promise to Abraham with breath-taking significance from Genesis and the book of Daniel

Western Powers

Western Powers

Either the pope never read it, or he doesn’t remember that God promised Abraham the Middle East, from the River in Egypt (Nile) to the River Euphrates for “his seed.” Genesis 15. That includes the descendants of Ishmael—Arabs, many of whom are Muslims.

If Islam does not result in a better life and good government with Sharia Law, then it is evidence of a failing system and they should admit it as they seek a better life somewhere else.

But don’t come west with the intent of killing infidels who aren’t interested in driving over the arm of a little boy who stole a loaf of bread. Biblical law would restore four-fold (Exodus 22) and parents of a boy till age 12 are responsible.

Moses asked, “What nation has statutes and judgments so rightous as all this law?” Deuteronomy 4.

Coming events cast their shadow before them. When Christ was asked about the end of the world, He said to understand the book of Daniel.

Daniel 2 offers a sweeping panorama of the kingdoms of this world for 2500 years from the time of Babylon to Medo-Persia, Grecia and Rome, represented by the image of a man with head of gold, chest of silver, belly and thighs of brass and legs of iron. But then a mix of iron and clay—partly strong, partly weak, until a stone smashes the image and “in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom…”

The image becomes like the chaff blown away by the wind, and so will be the earthly kingdoms soon!

Already we can see a failure in Islamic nations, or why would those people be so eager to come to Europe or America?

If they are coming for militant reasons, Daniel 8 offers insight as a Muslim ram at the River Ulai (Karun River by Kuwait, according ot reference libarians) pushes north (into Russia, south into Africa and west to Europe and US).

It angers a goat that flies from the west to break the ram’s horns that are said to be the kings of Media and Persia.

Historians say it happened in 331 BC at the Battle of Arbela when Alexander the Great conquered them—that was before Islam, so how are they in the picture?

Gabriel told Daniel that his vision is “at the time of the end” in verse 17. The Medes and Persians are geographically Iraq and Iran and this vision from 2500 ago is half fulfilled since Saddam is gone.
“God declares the end from the beginning” (Isaiah 46) and in the book of beginnings, God provides a sacrifice to spare Isaac whose son Jacob became Israel in a name change.

The point is that the Ayatollah in Iran hates the Jews and wants to drive them into the sea, but God is going to sacrifice the ram to spare Isaac/Israel as Genesis 22 and Daniel 8 support, though trouble for Jerusalem (Zechariah 14) may cause the goat’s anger to stomp the ram.

Vatican strategy is Hegelian Dialectic that creates a problem and then wants to offer the solution—a New World Order guided by the pope as imagery of Revelation 17 suggests.
The clues for the harlot (unfaithful church) in bed with the kings and governments of the world include gold (wealth) and dressed in scarlet (color of cardinals), a mother of harlots (churches that no longer protest her, and drunken with the blood of saints–those who did protest), sitting on 7 hills (Rome).

Revelation includes a warning against the New World Order that will involve false worship at the end of the 13th chapter.

Serious times are impending, waiting only for a huge event to ignite the flammable mix of human passion and lack of moral restraint.

Biblical warning would include getting out of cities that will be the focus of rioting and martial law.

A Missouri woman interviewed by radio-show host, Josh Tolley, involved in her state’s refugee-immigration program described how the UN is planning immigration into the US as in Europe, to create chaos and lay the foundation for breaking the US into smaller political units with equal UN representation – and the end of America as a sovereign nation, says G. Edward Griffin, https://needtoknow.news/2017/04/whistleblower-reveals-un-planned-invasion-refugees-us-already-underway.

Dr. Richard Ruhling is author of God Bless America? that offers insight to impending events from a biblical view. It’s available on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075896HPD and a short video offers a summary.

Defence Secretary Hosts Qatari Counterpart At Historic Horse Guards

The Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson met with His Excellency Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah in London

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson and Minister of State for Defence Affairs of Qatar, His Excellency Dr Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah, met horses and soldiers from the Blues and Royals at Horse Guards in London. Crown copyright

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson and Minister of State for Defence Affairs of Qatar, His Excellency Dr Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah, met horses and soldiers from the Blues and Royals at Horse Guards in London. Crown Copyright

The Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson and his Qatari counterpart, His Excellency Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah, have reaffirmed the important long-term relationship between the UK and Qatar during a meeting in London.

The visit follows the Defence Secretary’s trip to Qatar last December, where he signed a £6bn deal for Typhoon jets and missiles, supporting thousands of British jobs at BAE Systems.

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said:

Qatar is a vital partner in the fight against Daesh, hosting the headquarters of the coalition air campaign which is still coordinating strikes on targets in Syria every day.

Our two countries face the same threats from violent extremism and a mutual interest in supporting stability in the region, which will deliver security at home.

The visit to London focussed on defence and security cooperation between the UK and Qatar ahead of the 2022 World Cup, which is being hosted by Qatar, and lessons learned from the military support to the London 2012 Olympics. In addition to the Defence Secretary, Al-Attiyah also met with Security Minister Ben Wallace and the Deputy National Security Advisor Paddy McGuiness. His Excellency also inspected the men and horses of the Blues and Royals at the Army’s historic London Headquarters at Horse Guards Parade.

Top Boston Design Firm CEO In Dubai To Speak At Middle East Hotel Conference, Jan 23

"First quarter 2017 hotel projects totaled $148 Billion in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries,” said Jeffrey Ornstein, CEO of J/Brice Design, Boston and Jeddah

Jeffrey Ornstein will be among some of the most current influential minds in the hospitality industry who are coming to Dubai to address the latest developments impacting the hospitality landscape and the overall guest experience.

Ornstein, who founded J/Brice Design in Boston in 1989, will speak before an international slate of hotel owners and operators, developers, designers, architects, and other delegates at: Noon, Tuesday, January 23, Hotels and Resorts Middle East Conference, January 22-23, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

His talk will focus on Latest Hotel Trends: the change and development of consumerism and consumption and how socio-economic, technological and geopolitical winds effect change and our view of design.

 Other featured speakers include Oliver Chavy, CEO of Movenpick Hotels & Resorts, Henri Kennedie, CEO of Swiss International Hotels & Resorts and Olivier Harnisch, CEO of Emaar Hospitality Group.

Ornstein became recognized internationally for his forward-thinking luxury hotel design concepts that have been universally adopted by the industry—especially in the Middle East where he is redefining uber-luxury. Ornstein, who has received the professional sobriquet as “the cultural spy,” redirected hospitality in the region with guest-centric interiors that embrace the local culture—creating both a sense of place and an over-arching world style that is hip, fresh and appealing to the demanding traveler.

He noted, “Business and luxury travel is big business in the Middle East with hospitality projects during the first quarter of 2017 alone totaled $148 Billion in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries.” The GCC is a political and economic alliance between Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Ornstein has designed five-star resort and hotel properties as well as royal family palaces in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. In the United States, some of his signature properties include The Helmsley Hotel and The Queen Mary, and where his portfolio of three decades of work recently was acknowledged by being named “Top Design Firm of the Year by NEWH.

He has been profiled by Hotel Executive Magazine where he served as a contributing editor, as well as Boutique Design, Hospitality Design, Lodging and Hospitality, Gulf Interiors, Byouteit, Lebanon’s leading Architecture & Interior Design Magazine, Hotel Business, The Commercial Observer, Young Hotelier, The Boston Sunday Globe, and Scene Magazine, which named him one of Boston’s 12 Most Influential People.

Recently Ornstein served as a judge for the annual Hotel World Platinum Circle Awards and the Boutique Design Global Hotel Design Awards.

Founded in 1989, J/Brice Design Studios and Offices are located in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and Jeddah, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Those interested in interviewing Ornstein may contact J/Brice Design press liaison manager Dick Pirozzolo, dick@pirozzolo.com, + 1-617-959-4613.

 

 

 

War Disablement Pension Rates 2018

The 2018 war disablement pension rates have been announced

Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence (Mr Tobias Ellwood) has announced the new rates of war pensions and allowances proposed from April 2018 are set out in the War disablement pension 2018 rates document.

The annual uprating of war pensions and allowances for 2018 will take place from the week beginning 9 April.

Rates for 2018 are increasing by 3.0% in line with the September 2017 consumer prices index.

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