The Shroud of Turin proves the Resurrection
Our scientific conclusions about the image formation on the Shroud
Our scientific conclusions about the image formation on the Shroud, and the proof of the Resurrection
Using the normal criteria for interpreting the results of the 1988 Carbon 14 dating tests:
- The Carbon 14 test does NOT actually provide a date! The date is interpreted by scientists using the known half life of radioactive decay of c-14 of 5,730 years.
- Based on the quantity of radioactive C-14 present in the specimen tested, the Shroud of Turin is assumed to be dated A.D. 1260 -1390.
- The Shroud therefore appears to be much younger than it actually is, if the additional radiation caused at the Resurrection is NOT taken into account!
- However, if the additional radiation caused by the Resurrection IS taken into account, we believe that additional C-14 in the material of the Shroud of Turin actually PROVES that the linen has been irradiated, causing the well known X-ray appearance of the Shroud.
- In the absence of any other explanation, and in the light of the experiments of Dr Accetta, Dr Jackson and Dr Jumper, the Resurrection of Jesus Christ seems to be the only reasonable conclusion for the additional radioactive C-14 in the linen of the Shroud, and the apparent age of 1325 A.D.
- After the Resurrection, the Shroud contained an excess of radioactive C-14 atoms, caused by the radiation emitted at the Resurrection.
- The Shroud now had an apparent age of 1325 A.D. due to the additional C-14 atoms in the linen.
- The Shroud therefore appears to be much younger than it actually is!