Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Christ's Burial Garments: An Argument For The Resurrection
-Consider this passage which is in the context of the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ appearing to His disciples from the Gospel of John:
"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)
The significance of the facial cloth being separated from Christ's burial garments is not known for sure, but the details mentioned in the quoted Scripture do have an interesting apologetic thrust supportive of Him being resurrected bodily from the grave.
If the resurrection story was an elaborate hoax, then why would the handkerchief that once rested on His face be moved and folded neatly in a separate spot of the tomb? Why would thieves waste their time doing such? Why would Jesus waste this much time, if He were an impostor who needed to escape quickly so as to bolster the credibility of some falsehood?
Without a doubt, this point is problematical for the stories circulated in an attempt to discredit the resurrection of Jesus Christ.