For hundreds of years one secret has puzzled the scientists and thinkers
almost everywhere in the world. Time goes on and the curiosity increases
day by day. This is believed to be related to Jesus Christ. This is called
Tyoorin Kaa Coffin in Hindi.
This is about a cloth of linen and hundreds of scientists has tried to
analyze it. There is an almost naked figure upon this cloth having a long
beard and death expression on face. It is said that after the crucification,
Christ was laid to rest. This coffin has symbols of nails on wrist and blood
signs on it. This figure resembles very much with Eesaa Maseeh or Jesus Christ.
First time in the 14th century, in LEO city of France, an important person
called Jeofre D Charne had this coffin. This was showed to public for the
first time in 1389 and ever since Saivoy family has this Linen cloth with
them. The specialty of this cloth is that if it is kept in a quiet room
and if asked any question, its answer is got immediately. It is not possible
to track the direction from where the sound comes. However the answers are
always correct. The question can be about any country or persons, past or
future. The answers are correctly obtained which is beyond the understanding
of modern science.
[From Tanyra Saadhanaayen - Tarkikh Evam Vaigyaanik Rachanaa, by Dr Narayan Dutt
Shrimali, Hindi Pocket Books, Rs 125, Hindi/ Sanskrit
Beliefs in Christianity
Sometimes in the memory of the very popular facts going around, people get
wrong notions. Here are some of these presented inspired by the same
excellent source. You may add your own facts also to these comments, and
when you are done, check out the Top 10 Misconceptions About the Bible.
This list also features a competition, so be sure to check out the bonus
Expulsion of Adam
Contrary to popular belief, Adam and Eve were expelled from Eden not
because they ate the forbidden fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and
evil, but in order to prevent them from eating from the tree of life (both
forbidden trees are in Genesis 2:9) which would have made them eternal.
God doesn't like competition. Here is the verse (Genesis, 3:22-23):
"And he said: Behold Adam is become as one of us, knowing good and evil:
now, therefore, lest perhaps he put forth his hand, and take also of the
tree of life, and eat, and live for ever. And the Lord God sent him out of
the paradise of pleasure, to till the earth from which he was taken."
Jonah and the Whale
We all know the tale of Jonah and the whale, but how well do we know it?
Well enough to know that he was not eaten by a whale? It was no mammal
that ate Jonah, it was a huge fish, though its type is not mentioned. Of
course, I am presuming that everyone reading this list
knows that a whale is not a fish.
Samson and Delilah
Samson and Delilah is a famous story from the Old Testament which ends
rather badly, as Samson's long hair is cut short to destroy his
strength. The common misconception is that Delilah was the one who gave
him the chop - a kind of ancient bobbit if you will. But in fact, it was
Delilah's servant who did it.
The Rapture is not in the Bible! Despite being believed by a large number
of protestants (many of whom also believe that only that which is in the
Bible can be true). It was actually invented in the 1600s by one Cotton
Mather, otherwise famous for murdering women by strangling them to death
(by hanging) in the Salem witch trials. The term in the Bible commonly
mistranslated to the word Rapture actually comes from the Greek (harpazo)
which actually means "caught up" or "taken away" and it refers to one
person only (Philip).
Three Wise Men
There weren't three and they didn't visit Jesus in a manger. The Bible
does not give the number of men, but only the number of gifts as
three, which is probably where this misconception has stemmed from.
Additionally, Herod demanded the death of all boys under two years, making
it probable that Christ had been born up to two years prior. Also, the
wise men visited Jesus when he lived in a house according to the Biblical
account in Matthew 2:11.
Get Rich Quick
The Bible does not condemn drinking alcohol (remember that Jesus' first
public miracle was turning water into wine at a wedding party), or
gambling and betting. The closest it comes to the latter is to recommend
against get rich quick schemes (Ecclesiastes 5:10)
and loving money excessively. Be sure to remember this when next time you
are sipping your wine at the local casino.
Addendum: "The Bible does NOT condemn the drinking of alcohol - that
misconception is a holdover from Calvinistic and Purtanical Protestantism
which worked its way into Methodism etc. What the Bible DOES say is "Be
not DRUNK of the fruit of the vine" at the same time many gainsayers will
claim that the water was turned into grape juice - but the original
Gospels clearly use a word which translates from the original Greek as
WINE a "Fermented grape beverage". [addendum courtesy of carra 23].
Traditionally drunk means "Falling down drunk" - in other words, the loss
of the will to control oneself.
God Helps Those,
"God helps those who help themselves" is a wise and good quote that
everyone knows is from the Bible. But, in fact, it is not. It was a man,
not a God who coined the well known (and overused) proverb. It was
Benjamin Franklin in his Poor Richard's almanac.
Another quote we all know from the Bible is "Am I my brother's keeper?"
Now ask yourself "Do you know what God's answer was to this question? You
do not. No one does, because the Bible doesn't tell us what He replied. If
God were to have answered, we can presume it would have been in the
affirmative if all of the other commands to look after our brothers in the
New Testament are taken into consideration.
The Virgin Mary is not described in the Bible as having traveled to
Bethlehem on a donkey. No mention is made at all in the gospels of the
mode of transport used in the journey. The first mention of her riding a
donkey comes from the non-Biblical Protoevangelium of James which you can
read here. It was written around 150 AD and is also one of the oldest
works to describe Mary as a virgin both before and after the birth of
Christ. The exact quote from the Protoevangelium is "And he [Joseph]
saddled the ass, and set her upon it."
This has been mentioned in passing in comments on previous lists but it
definitely warrants a mention here. Unlike most of the misconceptions here
which deal specifically with what the Bible says or doesn't say. This one
is a misconception about the translation of part of it. The Old Testament
refers to Moses as having horns on his head after he went up the mountain
to see God. This prompted Michaelangelo to sculpt him with the horns. Many
people believe that this was due to a mistranslation of the description of
Moses but, in fact, it isn't. Moses really is described as being horned.
And the reason for this? In Old Testament times, a person who was believed
to have seen or been touched by God was described as having horns (or rays
of light) coming from their head. It was an ancient symbol much like