The Shroud of Turin, a medieval shroud that has been touted as THE burial shroud of Jesus of Nazareth, has been used by some Christians as evidence of the crucifixion, and burial of Jesus. Apologetically, it is supposed to be powerful, physical proof that Jesus existed and died as the Gospels say.

However, I suggest it is not a good piece of evidence to use to win people to the Gospel.

First, the whole belief in the death, burial, & resurrection of Jesus is rooted in the authority of the Bible.

Secondly, the Shroud of Turin is too controversial to be a solid piece of evidence. There is always the large uncertainty surrounding it’s authenticity.

Finally, we don’t need such advertising for the Gospel. This relates to my first point.

For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures 1Cor 15:1-4 (ESV)

Though the Apostle Paul lived within the lifetime of the events mentioned, and he saw the resurrected Christ, he still appealed to the inspired Scriptures as the standard for believing that Jesus died and rose again.
To get caught up in endless debates about a highly questionable shroud is contrary to the methods of the Apostles and the self-authenticating authority of the Gospel according to the Scriptures.
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