Easter – What Happens to Us When We Die?

Easter just means a few holidays to most people. And nevertheless, it is a matter of life and death. OK, I have heard some people say they will have had enough of living after their lives in this world – and would be bored living on forever, although they don´t know that they  may be have to go into such an existence forever, whether they want it or not. What kind of life is their choice.
However, we are some who see it differently – and have desires to be better equipped to explore and realize our curiosity and new worlds.

shroud-armgolgatha Italian researchers believe and  here that Christ was crucified in a particularly painful Y-position –  right painting by Paul Rubens 1620. The reason is the bloodstream on the left arm as seen on the Shroud of Turin  left. On the right arm, however, 2 blood directions are seen. This has so far been interpreted as the necessity for the victim to raise himself on the nail through his feet to be able to expire. As the victim becomes too exhausted, he cannot do that any more – only inspire – and he dies from suffocation.That´s why the Shroud man has an inflated belly, since he can only swallow inspiration air. Or if he held out till after the soldiers´working hours expired, the shin-bones were crushed, whereupon this movement was impossible. Christ was already dead due to bleeding in the pleural cavity – “water” (plasma) and blood (cells) coming out through wound with exactly the measurement of the Roman lancia between 5. and 6. right ribs (demonstrable on the Shroud). Therefore The Shroud man did not have his shins crushed, which was otherwise the norm.

The crucifixion of Jesus Christ took place on the 3rd of April of the year 33 A.D. according to “Nature” – or the 8th day before the Kalendae Apriles in the 19. year of the government of Caesar Tiberius, which is the 25th March of the year 33 A.D. (Acta Pilati).
Easter is celebrated in remembrance of the killing and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

In every of its innumerable details, the Shroud of Turin corresponds exactly to every point  in the passion description  of the gospels, the accuracy of which it thus confirms

 The Shroud of Turin is widely seen as the Shroud of Jesus Christ. Here is a very long row of scientific studies factually proving that it is. was thoroughly examined by 40 scientists in 1978  (STURP) and later. However, they were denied a C-14- analysis. Attempts outside scientific protocols by the Jesuit/NWO ruled Vatican to make the world believe the Shroud were a fake from the Middle Ages was shown to be  a fraud.
More about the Shroud of Turin here. The Shroud is historically known since 1357.

3-dim ansigtJewish_coinsLeft: The photo on the Shroud of Turin is 3-dimensional, the remotest parts being more  weakly scorched than those in contact with the body: On the eyelids left, 2 round discs are seen. They have been identified as Roman Lepta-coins?  and here?  (right) from Anno 29. 

The resurrection from the dead
I just read this  in The New York Times from 15 March 2008: Kevin J. Madigan is a Roman Catholic who teaches Christian history at Harvard Divinity School. Jon D. Levenson, a colleague at Harvard, is a Jew who teaches Jewish studies.
N. T. Wright is a noted New Testament scholar and  Anglican bishop of Durham. They have published 2 books on how they see resurrection:

Resurrection is not something that refers only — or even primarily — to the individual’s survival after death.
Instead, both books emphasize that in classic Jewish and Christian teachings, resurrection refers to a collective resurrection of people and renewal of all creation at the end of time. Resurrection was linked to the expectation of judgment and a final triumph of justice.

3-dim. efter glatning af bratte overgange -whangerLeft:  3-dimensional  photo of Shroud man´s face after smooting out of abrupt transitions. Here, too, the coins are visible. Besides, fluid (pulmonary edema due to heart arrest) is visible from the right nostril.

ikonRight: Ikons are derived from the 6. century – and all practically identical. They have no doubt as their motif the Holy Mandylion, which is the folded Shroud of Turin

Comment: Indeed, resurrection does pertain to individual Judgment  to decide who is to live on and who is to perish (Matth. 25).
And indeed,  the teachings of Christ is about collective resurrection (Matth. 24).
But resurrection does  divide Judaism and Chistianity: Judaism still believes in collective salvation of the whole people – although it lost that promise already before Babylon (Jeremiah 33:15-20) – and crucified their last chance.
The teachings of Christ is about individual responsibility and judgment.

They converge in insistence on the bodily and communal character of resurrection, a view that has long competed with a Hellenistic philosophical and especially Platonic dualism, in which an individual disembodied intellect or spirit could be saved from its corruptible and corrupting body (Gnosticism).jesu bagsidenegativet

Left: Negative front Photo on Shroud. Right: Back body side showing the marks after flogging.  The man is dead acc. to a forensic specialist  and has travertine calcium aragonite and here from the Gate of Damascus opposite the tomb garden in Jerusalem and on his feet

Professors Madigan and Levenson do not think that their explanation of resurrection entails “a disbelief in the immortality of some aspect of the person or in the notion that the departed righteous even now enjoy a blissful communion with God.
And though Bishop Wright can be rather impatient with much of the talk of “souls” and “immortality” and “heaven” thoroughly embedded in Christian prayer and ritual, he has no problem when heaven as a “postmortem destination” is seen as a “temporary stage on the way to eventual resurrection of the body.” This eventual resurrection, he writes, is not “life after death” so much as “life after life after death.”
Comment: Christ, says: John 5:24 “He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life“. 25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.”

Roman_flagrumWhip_marksRight: The Roman flagrum (whip) tearing small peaces of flesh off the victim. The Shroud man was unusually brutally treated: 120 lashes by 2 persons – a small and a tall person.

But then comes the question: What resurrects: The body or the soul – or both?
In The Augsburg Confession it is stated that “we believe in ..11. the resurrection of the body 12. and life everlasting.
Mark 12:25-27,  states the resurrected to be like angels.
Paul has this in 1. Corinthians 15:40 “There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. 44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. 50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God.”
So – after we are dead we shall sleep for at while (till the 2. Coming of Christ – Matth 24).

shroud-headbagsidebilledeLeft: Shroud face in contact with the Shroud. Right:
second, weaker image on the outside of the Shroud corresponding to the photo on the contact side of  the Shroud. The tissue between the 2 images is not affected. The images only affect the very most superficial fibrils of the flax fibres, which are dehydrated and the molecules are polymerized. Its not painting – and until recently, no one could explain the image-giving mechanism. However,  the Italian Academy of Science, ENEA, has reproduced the image-giving technique (not the image) by means of the world´s strongest ultra-violet Laser – which was not available at the time of the crucifixion nor in the Middle ages. ENEA calls the Shroud “supernatural“.

Christ raised Lazarus from the Dead (John 11:1-46) – and rose himself  in a bodily shape.
I am not a Catholic – but I think the Catholic Encyclopedia is correct here:
“The Resurrection of Christ has much in common with the general resurrection…”

shroud-imageblood_6-pletLeft: The brown discoloration is the image-giving scorch. Right: Blood (type AB) on the Shroud

Some say that  the witnesses of the resurrection were victims to self-suggestion,
the disciples’ state of mind being one of great excitement; In short, their whole mental condition was such as needed only the application of a spark to kindle the flame. The spark was applied by Mary Magdalen, and the flame at once spread with the rapidity and force of a conflagration. What she believed that she had seen, others immediately believed that they must see, and the conviction seized the members of the early Church that the Lord had really risen from the dead.

But it is quite impossible from an historical point of view:
It is incompatible with the state of mind of the Apostles; the theory presupposes faith and expectancy on the part of the Apostles, while in point of fact the disciples’ faith and expectancy followed their vision of the risen Christ.
2. It is inconsistent with the nature of Christ’s manifestations. Actually and consistently It presented quite a new phase that could not have been expected (or rather believed).
3. After the first excitement of Easter Sunday, the disciples as a body are noted for their cool deliberation rather than the exalted enthusiasm of a community of visionaries.
4. It is incompatible with the length of time during which the apparitions lasted; visions such as the critics suppose have never been known to last long, while some of Christ’s manifestations lasted a considerable period.
5. It is not consistent with the fact that the manifestations were made to numbers at the same instant.
6. It is inconsistent with the fact that the visions came to a sudden end on the day of Ascension.
7. Christ appeared to more than five hundred – incl. Paul (1 Corinthians 15:6-9).…at the same time, most of whom wer still living in Paul´s day.

shroud-flowersFlowers on the Shroud here and here . Pollen on the Shroud: here and here. The research is widely available on the internet, e.g.  here here, here , here.

shroud-neck-plateDr. Petrus Soons  demonstrated holographically the Hebrew letters ayn – aleph – nun, meaning “Flock” (The good shepherd is Christ – John 1:29) in Aramaic (Jesus´language) on an oval 3–dimensional plate on the neck of thr crucified man. The lamb was the symbol for the first Christians of Christ. They were ashamed of his cross death,

I can add
8: The change of the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday can only be explained by the fact that Christ rose on a Sunday.
spqr29: The cowardish disciples not only left Christ (at his command) when he was caught – but Peter  denied Christ 3 times. And they hid in fear. But all of a sudden they became death-defying heroes seeking even the most bestial deaths – preaching the resurrection of Christ. Nobody will die for something he knows is a lie.
Item 10: There is an irrefutable eye witness to the the resurrection of Christ: The Shroud of Turin, declared genuine by all sciences. Scientists believe the image was formed by radiation from the body at the time of resurrection.
open-tomb 11. There were many eyewitnesses in the first Easter night of the resurrection. For Christ – and the disciples, no doubt, had told widely that he would rise from the dead on the 3. day after his “elevation” and death – and curiosity was great.
12. From this, the documented main argument is derived: In spite of the heavy roll-stone closing access to the tomb and the even heavier obstacle of the Roman guard with the feared seal – Senatus Populusque Romanus – of the almighty Roman world Power at the tomb, this tomb was  empty  – and eye witnesses sawhow  it was emptied – but not by humans!

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