"Thank you BC, well said
Having done my own research, both before
becoming a Christian and after, I always believed the Shroud to be
'supernatural'...meaning 'beyond the natural'...not made by human
hands. I also agree that Satan would be a tad put out that something he
may have done would actually LEAD people to Christ. :)
I am fascinated by it because as an unbeliever in my youth, I saw the
'science' in it all. As a mature person (well, that's actually
debatable)...I see how the 'science' only proves it even more. In fact,
with the latest documentary on the Shroud, we see that our technology
is just now able to perceive how much 'science' is woven into that
simple linen. Yes, there is some confusion over the word 'cloth' vs
'strips' vs 'clothes', but I too agree that is splitting hairs. When
translating, one could say 'the burial garments he wore were left as if
still wrapped around a body that simple wasn't there any longer'. The
mention of the face cloth (napkin) being there 'folded and laid aside'
is just, for me (as the wife of a cop), proof that no one came in and
'tampered with the scene'.
No matter what the Shroud is...it has, as you stated, led more than one
person to the reality of WHO/WHAT Jesus IS!!