Skip to comments.Bones of John The Baptist Possibly Discovered
Posted on 06/16/2012 6:14:34 PM PDT by Aliska
A team of researchers believe a knuckle bone found buried beneath a Bulgarian church may belong to John the Baptist, the New Testament prophet who heralded the ministry of Jesus.
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Thanks for the ping. I agree that it is interesting speculation.
But he ain’t “there!”
Praise God for His Resurrection and His Blood enabling all who will, to join in it.
I guess, though, the leading candidate doesn’t win by a head.
This could be a signal grace for secular types to read the bible.
It is interesting that John the Baptist who came in the spirit of Elijah has his bones being talk about in the secular media.
Also Elijah is the precursor of the coming of the Lord.
Rumored since the early fathers to even today to be one of the two witnesses of the book of Revelation. Hmmmmmm.
Why If I was a Man of Faith. I might wonder/sarc. LOL!
Here is an interesting coincidence!
I just found this article. It seems John the Baptist's Head is in a Church that was Converted into a Mosque where a flashpoint of Scripture prediction of this nation is now in the news.
"The head of John the Baptist thus was brought to Damascus where a thriving Christian Church was in existence, and the people all revered John the Baptist as a Prophet. The head of John was placed in an ornate gilded Sepulcher, in the Church that became known as the "Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist."
This building changed hands several times during the centuries, and in 1966 the Umayyad was a Muslim Mosque, and still held the Shrine; allegedly with the Head of John, when I personally visited the Mosque. Certainly my Muslim guide asserted that it was there, but no one questioned the fact that this was indeed the shrine of the head of John the Baptist."
Interesting to say the least.
UNLESS heads on silver platters count?
This headline is misleading. It should say, ‘Unearthed Bones Possibly Those of John the Baptist.”
Chaucer actually believed strongly in the usefulness of relics. He just didn’t like hucksters who took advantage of innocent people. It is interesting how modern anti-Catholic bigots cherish the Pardoner’s tale and are almost completely ignorant of the Pasron’s tale. Then again, anti-Catholics are ignorant so I guess I should be surprised.
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I too well know how relic claims came to be what they were and almost always dissed them. There was money in it. It's too bad because 1000 fakes doesn't mean 1 might not be genuine if there were some way of proving it. We just don't know.
So I wonder who got to the box first and if the island is inhabited. If the bones were lying nearby outside a box, could have been robbers and perhaps took something of more value. But the box itself could be of value or a fake like it was determined some of those ossuaries found some time back were. There wasn't enough information to know.
That's a good idea to compare the dna to other claims although I won't get too excited about it just like those little metal books appear from a Jordan cave and now I haven't heard anything about them for some time.
In this age especially, we have to guard against deceptions though.
So, those who care more about the risen Savior than dead men’s bones are “anti-Catholic bigots.”
To hell with Rome. May Christ be exalted above all.
“So, those who care more about the risen Savior than dead mens bones are anti-Catholic bigots.”
No, you see, I care more about the Risen Savior than I do about the relics of saints, but I don’t choose to speak ignorantly or rashly about relics just because I do.
“To hell with Rome.”
See, that right there proves my point. I don’t want any city to go to hell. But hatred could blind a person - even a person who a second earlier implies he cares “more about the risen Savior” - to wish a whole city of people to go to hell. If that isn’t bigotry, what is?
“May Christ be exalted above all.”:
He’s exalted always, but not by people hoping others would burn in hell for all eternity.
Have you ever used the phrase “home to Rome”? If so, then you know what I mean.
Is not the head of your denomination living in Rome?
May you proclaim Christ more than you proclaim your denomination.
“Have you ever used the phrase home to Rome?”
“If so, then you know what I mean.”
The bigotry expressed was obvious.
“Is not the head of your denomination living in Rome?”
I have no denomination. And no, the pope does not live in Rome. He lives in Vatican City as a matter of fact.
“May you proclaim Christ more than you proclaim your denomination.”
Since I have no denomination and never will - I’m not a Protestant after all - that is always the case. No one, however, can properly proclaim Christ without talking about His Church. That’s the way He wanted it.