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Is this the Real Face of Jesus? The History Channel Investigates Is this the Real Face of Jesus? The History Channel Investigates
by Jack Wellman
2010-04-08 07:50:53
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Click on the image and see what you think of this image. This past Saturday night, the History Channel presented an extraordinary effort in trying to reveal what the face looked like, in three dimensions, which has been hidden in the Shroud of Turin. This is the furthest that science has advanced in its technological endeavor to decipher the face in the Shroud. Is this the first time that both science and religion have intersected to reveal that this might be the very picture of Christ, or at least, the closest look at anyone since the Apostles, have had to actually see the face of Jesus?
 
realfaceofjesushistorychannel_400Computer technology has added the third dimension and with generally accepted color schemes for the body: hair, eyebrows, and even the bloodied body. It is a fact that the image was not painted, nor dyed, nor made by any human effort. Ray Downing, the computer artist says that this is about as close as you can get to it actually looking like the very person that was wrapped in the shroud. The Shroud was transformed by computer imaging and color scheme graphics or digital artists to produce a 3-D image from the 2-D image contained within the Shroud.

This may be the first look at what Jesus may have actually looked like and in fact still does look like, minus the glorified state that He is in today. When I saw the full frontal picture of His face, I started to cry and fell on my face, for some unexplained reason and my thoughts were, “My Lord and my God”. That was my gut reaction. The image may or may not look like it is your idea of what Jesus looked like, but it is the closest image that anyone to this date has ever been able to see.
 
Do I believe the Shroud of Turin is authentic? I do believe it is the more I hear and read about it. It really doesn’t matter because I believe that Jesus Christ did and still does exist. Does this show build my faith? Yes, I must admit. Do I believe that this scientifically and technologically produce image is what Jesus Christ looked like? I think it does, but even if I didn’t, my belief in Him would not be altered. But take a close look at the image and see what you think, Christian or not. I am more convinced after watching the History Channel’s The Real Face of Jesus that we may be seeing for the first time in nearly 2,000 years, what Jesus may have actually looked like.1  But my faith does not depend upon this image or the evidence of science. It is independent of it or anything I can see or read, for faith is a gift from God (Rom 4:5, 5:1) and this faith’s source is not from me (Eph. 2:8). Jesus does exist and eventually, every eye will see Him, just as He is. I hope and pray that before every eye sees Him, they will be longing for Him appearance as their Savior and Lord, and not as their Judge.
 
 
1. http://www.history.com/shows/the-real-face-of-jesus

  
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