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Shroud of Turin – Burial Cloth of Jesus?

April 3rd, 2010

Apparently those who believe in its authenticity are going to great lengths to map out digitally and recreate this human image, graphically embedded in cloth, into a 3D equivalent which is going on display in Turin, Italy April 10th-May 23rd 2010.

Yes that’s right in order to see every nuance this supposed image of Christ the curator’s will be passing out 3D glasses to attendees and giving an opportunity to study this one-of-a-kind artifact themselves in the third dimension.

Is the Shroud of Turin a hoax? Can the image really be the energy of a Devine being, being released at death, like an x-ray, captured in fabric? Is it really the burial cloth of Christ?

Here’s the problem, the New Testament records that the grave cloths were in 2 pieces: 1.) Head cloth 2.) Body cloth, wrapped around the deceased person’s body. The Shroud of Turin however is one long piece that begins at the feet, travels up and around the head and back down the back side to the feet again as one complete covering.

Also carbon dating suggests an age of around 1260-1390A.D.  Christ died around 34 A.D.

So as much as one may want to believe it’s evidence of God, we believe it’s a hoax.  Whether it was created to fool people or to honor God cannot be determined, the artist never recorded his or her intensions for us to consider.

A.D. 1440 Vinland Map Vindicated!

February 3rd, 2010

Vinland Map Version_1_333kb In school, we were taught Christopher Columbus discovered America in 1492.  However many evidences have been presented  attempting  to dethrone the traveling Italians honor.

The “anomalous” american discoveries vying to contradict and prove of an earlier eastern arrival such as ancient stone works, mysterious coins with dates before his arrival, Mid-West Egyptian like hieroglyphics etched in stone did not possess the strength of argument to overturn such a deeply held prized distinction…until mid 2009.

The Vinland map has been known since 1957. Written on parchment and ink, this map shows the outlines of Europe and parts of Africa. However as you scan to the west your eye easily recognizes Iceland and a bit more to the left and there is Greenland. But keep traveling across the ocean what do we see…New Foundland?  What is a section of North America doing on a map carbon dated at 1440?  That’s a half a century before the Queen gave Chris the green light for his own gig.

The latest analysis completed by the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts announced July 17, 2009 declared the map is real, not a hoax. That may make some uncomfortable as one significant piece of history would need to be rewritten. This map adds another piece of evidence that the Vikings were perhaps the first to Discover America as early as 1000 A.D.

What this all means is not all the pieces of the anthropological puzzle have been discovered nor have they been assembled without the possibility of having to go back and rewrite history. Time will tell it’s tale, if we let it.

Creationist Hypothesis – “No life on Mars.”

June 26th, 2008

For more than 30 years one robotic machine after another have landed to explore the rusty martian surface trying to unlock its geological mysteries and solve NASA’s perplexing questions: Can Mars support life? And more importantly: Is there life on the red planet? Recently in the news, NASA announced that salt and other akaline minerals have been discovered that could in fact support life. But will NASA find life…ever?

Before we go any further let me say that Evolutionists criticize Creationists for not using their unique faith based understanding of science to make predictions.  It is true that the evolutionary model does predict and it seems that many of their predictions come “true.” But I would like to take this opportunity, as a creationist, to make my own prediction regarding life on Mars. Allow me first to qualify my prediction.

My prediction is based on the Word of God.  I’m basing my prediction on biblical references that state God alone is life and God alone creates life and places life where He may. That Earth is the only planet that God created life in the solar system.

Therefore not on the moon or Venus or the moons of Jupiter or Saturn will we find life.  God does not create life by starting things off with some microbes or algae. His distinctive signature is the ability to get it right the first time with all the complexity, interdependent systems and recycling mechanisms necessary for an entire world of living things to stay in balance and thrive.

Therefore, as hard as NASA tries to find life on Mars, my prediction is NO life will be found on Mars. So we may find soil, yes, even water perhaps, but no life. There are no half baked “in the beginning” metaphorically evolutionary “genesises” going on in our solar system. Not even a exo-microbe will be discovered is my creationist, arm-chair, scientific prediction.

That said, I do believe based on a few passages in the scriptures, that there are planets with entire complete eco-systems with beings similar to us throughout the universe that God created. But there’re not close enough in proximity for us to interface with.

Should this prediction be found correct, does this prove the Bible is true?  No, however, let it be known that a young earth creationist has made a “scientific” prediction based on a young earth creationist model of how life got here and how it is sustained.

Again, simply put “Mars does not have life.”

John F. Adolfi.

5/1/2018 update…10 years later and still no proof of life on Mars…because there is none.

 

Noah’s Ark ((FOUND)) by the Chinese?

February 17th, 2008

The purported discovery of the remains of Noah’s ark have surfaced once again and a Chinese Christian Ministry exploring the region of Mount Ararat, Turkey since 2004 believes they have found petrified wood that maybe Noah’s Ark.

Soon after this announcement photographic evidence surfaced showing the Chinese supposedly sitting inside a wood beam room alleging that is was ark and too photos of the Arks brown wood exterior.

Fast forward May 1st 2018. We believe since the original announcement 14 years ago there has been nothing to support such a claim. We are not sure if the group staged this for more donations or if someone in the Ararat region set up an elaborate money making prank. Either way the Ark has not been discovered.

What lead up to this discovery was truly amazing. And chronicled in the rare, Chinese import titled Days of Noah. Shortly after this was released the “discovery of Noah’s Ark was announced. This 2 hours DVD is incredible. You’ll see rare footage and a telling of the Noah’s Ark hunt like no other.

We will report on this matter with future updates. 

Ben Steins NEW Intelligent Design Documentary

January 18th, 2008

expelled-250x250.jpgAn unusual documentary exposes the private censure of schoolteachers that dare to criticize Evolution. How long could Evolution supporters suppress those who dare to tread on their narrow Darwinist territory? Could it be that the time is come for a public outcry? A movement for equality is making its theatrical rounds before hitting our local video stores, in Ben Stein EXPELLED No Intelligence Allowed.

Stein is tired of intelligent men and women getting fired or made to leave educational institutions because of their belief in I.D. (Intelligent Design) theory. Stein openly admits that I.D. might be false. But since Evolutionists have not soundly filled in some major gaps in their theory, Stein believes there is room for everyone to place their origin theory cards on the academic table without oppression. “Not so!” states the often vehement doctors of science. Intelligent Design, in their mind, breathes of God, and that is unthinkable.

So why are good, honest hard working Americans getting EXPELLED?  Click here and grab  hold of our last DVD copy we have in our museum store and find out. It will leave you dumbfounded. And that is a good thing.