Victory Baptist Church
Paducah, KY – Oct.21-23
1020 Smith Ave. 42003
270-442-4249 – VictoryBaptistChurch@comcast.net
David Onysko of Middleburg Heights, Ohio, who has spent thirty years studying the Shroud of Turin, will use his expertise on the subject to speak on the Crucifixion and Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ at the 29th Annual UBF Meeting at the Victory Baptist Church in Paducah, Kentucky Oct. 21-23. Mr. Onysko’s lecture on this most unusual subject will be at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening Oct. 22.
Whether or not the image in the cloth is actually that of Jesus Christ, Mr. Onysko is convinced that it is the image of someone that was crucified and wrapped in the same kind of linen cloth that the Lord Jesus was wrapped in when Joseph of Arimathea placed him in the garden tomb over 2,000 years ago, and he uses the images on the shroud to show, not only the scientific method of how the Jews buried their dead at that time, but also how the images on the shroud shows exactly what the wounds of crucifixion were like, including the thorn crowns that pierced his brow.
Mr. Onysko, a former physical education teacher, first saw the shroud personally in 1998, keeps an audience spell bound as he uses images of the 14 feet long and 3 feet wide shroud to relate the gospel story, the Passion — the suffering, the death, the burial and resurrection — of Christ and relate it historically, scientifically and theologically,” he says. “Science doesn’t contradict the Bible. It confirms it.”
The shroud is considered the most studied artifact in human history. It contains images of a bloodied, crucified man lying in a burial pose. The grave cloth shows the front and back of the crucified man. It also reveals the many wounds that cover his body. The man was pierced in his right side, had punctured wounds in both wrists and feet, deep wounds around his head and about 200 barbell-shaped bruises on his back and front, including other markings.
Testing of the bloodstains on the cloth showed they were from real human bleeding from wounds on a body that came into direct contact with the cloth.
“He wore a helmet of thorns, clearly detected in the shroud’s image. Onysko said. “The preponderance of evidence points to its authenticity.”
He also said the spear wound, between the man’s fifth and sixth rib, “precisely” measures the width of a first-century Roman lance. This, and other aspects of the cloth, shows three-dimensional information.
Authenticity of the cloth