Hello, John and Doves,
Brother Lewis, you said,
"THERE WAS NO SHROUD COVERING JESUS HEAD only a napkin............"
Actually, the text says that the napkin was folded by itself. In order for your statement to be
relevant, Jesus' head would have had to have been folded by itself, along with the napkin.
However, if you consider that Jesus rose from the dead, and then fished the napkin out from
under the burial shroud, then you have a picture of Jesus that agrees with Scripture.
God [Jesus] loves to give us riddles to solve. He is our Abba, Our Father. Our Father, like
any good father, likes to stimulate our minds to make us grow.
It's one of those "Ha, ha, ha!! Huh!?" moments that Jesus was creating when He set things up
this way. You see, the Burial Shroud was atop the bandages, as it should have been--but it had
lost its shape, for the Lord had just risen. Now, how in the world do expect that the napkin would
end up distinctly separate from the body bandages? Don't you think that Our Lord was stoking
Think about it! Didn't you quote John 20:7?
"And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a
place by itself." John 20:7 KJV
"...and the handkerchief that had been around His head, not lying with the linen cloths, but folded
together in a place by itself." John 20:7 NKJV
I don't know what could God have said in His Word to make it clearer: it's a riddle!!
The main answer is:
"For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption."
How do we know this is true? Because it is written,
"Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre; and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes
laid by themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass."
No one runs into a tomb that stinketh!!! [See John 11:39, KJV about Lazarus, the brother
of Mary and Martha, having been in the tomb for four days.]
Nobody but Jesus would have realized that His body had not undergone corruption during the
time His body had been buried in the Garden Tomb. Only Jesus would have had the pluck to fish
the napkin out from under the Shroud and then handle the napkin by folding it, and thought-
fully placing the newly-folded napkin in a place to which it could not have found its way by
any means short of the supernatural resurrection of a Savior with a wicked sense of humor!
His disciples are grieving, for Heaven's sake! Why would He want to mess with their minds?
To prove Psalm 16:10, of course!!!
Be careful, Brother Lewis. As we bandy about our opinions concerning this and that,
let us be heedful of Our Lord's words concerning the faith of others.
"But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him
that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and [that] he were drowned in the depth of the sea."
Lewis Brackett (17 Feb 2011)
"Shroud of Turin"
John 19:39 And there came also Nicodemus, which at
the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and
aloes, about an hundred pound [weight] .
John 19:40 Then took they the body of Jesus, and
wound it in linen clothes (((clothes plural))) with the spices, as the
manner of the Jews is to bury.
John 19:41 Now in the place where he was crucified
there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was
never man yet laid.
John 19:42 There laid they Jesus therefore because
of the Jews' preparation [day] ; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.
the NKJV says it more clearly, ""they bound
the body in STRIPS OF LINEN with spices""........... Quite literally,
they wound up Jesus like an Egyptian mummy and GLUED the strips
Luke 24:12 says "CLOTHS",, Plural
EXCEPT for his head, which was covered by a cloth John 20:7
John 20:7 And the napkin, that was about his head,
not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by
THERE WAS NO SHROUD COVERING JESUS HEAD only a napkin............