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Tennessee woman visits Jerusalem, takes photo of Jesus
StarNews Online Blogs ^ | 12/8/2009 | Mike Voorheis

Posted on 12/10/2009 8:13:58 AM PST by Alex Murphy

An East Tennessee woman recently took a trip to Jerusalem with her church group, and she came back with a picture of Jesus.

Judy Mayes believes she captured an image of Jesus when she took a snapshot inside a tunnel near the Western Wall. When she flipped through the digital pictures, she saw a white figure on the tunnel image. She shared it with her pastor, who told her he thought it was Jesus. From the white robe, to blood trickling from the face to a crown of thorns.

While skeptics will certainly disagree with its authenticity, the Jesus photo certainly has more credence than the Virgin Mary burned into a piece of toast. Mayes told a reporter that Jerusalem was abuzz about her photo. She said people were climbing aboard the tour bus to view the picture on her camera.

Here’s a link to the Tennessean’s Web site. You can check out the photo and judge for yourself.


TOPICS: Evangelical Christian; Judaism; Religion & Culture
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"Every time I go, I always take groups through the tunnel, because it's the site that gets you the nearest to where the Jews believe the Holy of Holies was in the first and second temple"...."The seamless white robe, what appears to be blood on the side of the face coming down onto the robe, what appears to be a crown of thorns on the head of this figure," Haun said. "The only conclusion I can come up with is the Lord honored us by allowing us to see a glimpse of His presence." -- from the WLTX news story on the photo.

1 posted on 12/10/2009 8:14:00 AM PST by Alex Murphy
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To: Alex Murphy

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2 posted on 12/10/2009 8:18:34 AM PST by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: Alex Murphy
I know HE is my Savior... but in this day an age any photo can be manipulated to look like anything you want it to look like.

But I have no worries, I do not need photos to convince me that Jesus is real.

3 posted on 12/10/2009 8:19:33 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Alex Murphy

Yep! That’s HIM!


4 posted on 12/10/2009 8:19:53 AM PST by Gadsden1st
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To: Alex Murphy
Unless Jesus looked like an apple head doll and had a funny thing growing out of his chin I doubt that's him.

Frankly it looks more like Tim the Enchanter to me:


5 posted on 12/10/2009 8:20:49 AM PST by Artemis Webb
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To: Alex Murphy

Why is it that no one can ever get a CLEAR picture of Jesus... or the Loch Ness Monster... or Big Foot... or a UFO?

These wackos CLAIM they have a “picture of (fill in the supernatural blank)”, but their photos ALWAYS look like they were shot by a blind, one-armed, alcoholic with the DTs whose never used a camera before.


6 posted on 12/10/2009 8:21:34 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: pnh102

I don’t think this is the type of woman who would do that sort of thing, but you never know, interesting


7 posted on 12/10/2009 8:22:15 AM PST by mel
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To: Artemis Webb

What? An African Swallow or a European Swallow?


8 posted on 12/10/2009 8:22:40 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: WayneS

Sorry! “... WHO’S never used a camera before.”


9 posted on 12/10/2009 8:23:47 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: WayneS
These wackos CLAIM they have a “picture of (fill in the supernatural blank)”, but their photos ALWAYS look like they were shot by a blind, one-armed, alcoholic with the DTs whose never used a camera before.

Agreed entirely. You can even add to it all those TV shows where ghosts are investigated. Even in HD, you never see anything clearly. I personally think a lot of it is over-dramticized.

10 posted on 12/10/2009 8:25:51 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: WayneS

I don’t know. Oh... AHHHHhhhhhh!


11 posted on 12/10/2009 8:26:12 AM PST by stormer
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To: Alex Murphy

That’s not Jesus, that is obviously Jeremiah.

(sarc)


12 posted on 12/10/2009 8:26:22 AM PST by Grunthor (There is no such thing as unconditional love.)
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To: Alex Murphy
did she have it on her camera right after in the tour bus or did someone photoshop in?

who knows, but interesting nonetheless.

13 posted on 12/10/2009 8:27:07 AM PST by Battle Hymn of the Republic
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To: massmike

I honestly doubt J.C.’s wandering around STILL a bloody mess, like some sort of zombie messiah.
That pic gives me the creeps. God is not the author of confusion (and fear).


14 posted on 12/10/2009 8:27:43 AM PST by ozark hilljilly (I'm an American...not a European.)
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To: Alex Murphy

Only one image? Look to the right of the 2 X 4, there are two other images.


15 posted on 12/10/2009 8:27:46 AM PST by AGreatPer (Impeach Obama)
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To: Alex Murphy

16 posted on 12/10/2009 8:28:01 AM PST by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: mel

Is this the same woman who had the toast on eBay for sale that supposedly had the image of Christ burned into it?


17 posted on 12/10/2009 8:28:53 AM PST by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: pnh102; Alex Murphy

“An evil and adulterous generation asks for a miraculous sign, but none will be given it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. . . “ Matthew 12, red letters.


18 posted on 12/10/2009 8:31:38 AM PST by Jedidah
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To: Alex Murphy

Well, I don’t know the woman but for the sake of discussing this, I’ll approach my view of this accepting the premise she didn’t do anything to this photo.

There are several explanations that could be possible.

The camera malunctioned, and there is some kind of image there that appears to look like a person.

The photo was later messed up during processing (if it was on film) or being printed out on a printer, and there is some kind of image added that appears to look like a person.

The photo was not doctored, and there is some kind of image there that appears to look like a person.

If it is genuine, I’d say the image is demonic. There’s no reason for Christ to have to appear as a smudgy apparition in some woman’s photograph. The face of this person looks distorted and bloody. Christ is no longer beaten and bloody. In fact Christ resurrected in His physical body that is now immortal and perfect, He is not an apparition nor would He appear this way. There is no need to. And especially to appear weak, even if this is in the area of His atoning death.

Christ is coming back in power and glory and everyone is going to KNOW it when it occurs. He is coming back powerful, and mighty, as King. Not like this.


19 posted on 12/10/2009 8:31:49 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Alex Murphy
Strange, when I was near Mt. Sinai, I took this picture:


Something is clearly afoot.
20 posted on 12/10/2009 8:34:48 AM PST by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
If it is genuine, I’d say the image is demonic. There’s no reason for Christ to have to appear as a smudgy apparition in some woman’s photograph. The face of this person looks distorted and bloody. Christ is no longer beaten and bloody.

THANK YOU! My point exactly, but you say so much more eloquently. And I'm with you with the demonic aspect. Ponder your initial reaction when you saw this: a little freaked out? creeped out? puzzled? If it was truly of God your reaction would be so much different.

21 posted on 12/10/2009 8:37:06 AM PST by ozark hilljilly (I'm an American...not a European.)
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To: Alex Murphy
For the record, and contrary to the "standard" implications these sorts of postings on the FR Religion Forum are expected to deliver, this particular wacky "manifestation" came from a Baptist. Silliness knows no denominational boundaries, these days. To that end, and seeing that you are a believing Christian, why bother posting them? They make us all look a wee bit ridiculous in the eyes of the many fence-sitters who lurk here, no?
22 posted on 12/10/2009 8:40:14 AM PST by magisterium
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To: Alex Murphy

The Apostle John saw the Glorified Christ in 90 AD or earlier, and wrote down His description in Revelation chapter One. It certainly does not look anything like what can be seen in that image. There is no Biblical reason for Jesus Christ, whose Redemption work was completed, to be laying aside His glories to walk around in any tunnel underneath Jerusalem in imitation of a “Jesus” created by artists.

The Apostle Paul said, “ . . . though we have known Christ after the flesh, now henceforth know we him no more.” (2 Cor. 5:16)

And Jesus Himself said, “ . . . if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.” (Matthew 24:23).


23 posted on 12/10/2009 8:43:37 AM PST by John Leland 1789 (But then, I'm accused of just being a troll, so . . . .)
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To: ozark hilljilly

There is no reason for God to appear to someone fuzzy and unclear. All the visions the prophets and Apostles have had are clear, and vivid. But the fact it appears ghostly as opposed to the Living Christ in His perfect body tells me it isn’t genuinely Him. And further, we know from Scripture how Christ IS going to return - and it ain’t that photograph.


24 posted on 12/10/2009 8:44:29 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Alex Murphy

Christ is risen.
He doesn’t hang around like a ghost or a spirit.

It looks more like a severed rams head hanging upside down from the rafters.

There is a white curtain in the back ground.


25 posted on 12/10/2009 8:45:28 AM PST by right way right
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To: Secret Agent Man

You betcha!
Amen!


26 posted on 12/10/2009 8:46:37 AM PST by ozark hilljilly (I'm an American...not a European.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

What you said. Yes. Jesus doesn’t do pointless.


27 posted on 12/10/2009 8:47:20 AM PST by right way right
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To: Secret Agent Man
Demonic?

Was this a demonic snack chip?

Beware the anti-chessus!


28 posted on 12/10/2009 8:49:21 AM PST by IronKros (Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition. ~Adam Smith, The Wealth)
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To: Alex Murphy; Salamander; Markos33; Slings and Arrows
I don't see the big deal. Down in Texas you can get a photograph of Jesus crossing the border at least 20 - 30 times a day.


29 posted on 12/10/2009 8:49:44 AM PST by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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To: right way right
It looks more like a severed rams head hanging upside down...

Or maybe a goat's head??? Hmmmmmm

30 posted on 12/10/2009 8:49:47 AM PST by ozark hilljilly (I'm an American...not a European.)
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To: shibumi

Heh!LOL


31 posted on 12/10/2009 8:52:31 AM PST by ozark hilljilly (I'm an American...not a European.)
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To: pnh102
But I have no worries, I do not need photos to convince me that Jesus is real

And that in a nutshell is the true definition of FAITH.

32 posted on 12/10/2009 8:53:45 AM PST by ninergold3 ("Has it ever occurred to you that nothing occurs to God?" -Mark Lowry)
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To: WayneS; shibumi

Laden or unladen?


33 posted on 12/10/2009 8:53:51 AM PST by Salamander (I'm sure I need some rest but sleepin' don't come very easy in a straight white vest.....)
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To: Gadsden1st

I agree!


34 posted on 12/10/2009 8:54:02 AM PST by Irisshlass
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To: John Leland 1789

Your comment, my friend, is spot on...


35 posted on 12/10/2009 8:54:54 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: shibumi
In this photo there is at least one "Jesus", several other faces and assorted simulacra.

Take your time.

[the loony is obvious...please do not count her]

*No prizes will be awarded so don't getcher hopes up.

36 posted on 12/10/2009 9:06:43 AM PST by Salamander (I'm sure I need some rest but sleepin' don't come very easy in a straight white vest.....)
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To: Salamander

When Christ walked the earth people didn’t believe who He was in person. It is one thing to think that this picture is not authentic but it is another to mock Christ the way some of you have while hiding behind this picture.


37 posted on 12/10/2009 9:49:10 AM PST by Irisshlass
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To: Secret Agent Man
If it is genuine, I’d say the image is demonic. There’s no reason for Christ to have to appear as a smudgy apparition in some woman’s photograph. The face of this person looks distorted and bloody. Christ is no longer beaten and bloody. In fact Christ resurrected in His physical body that is now immortal and perfect, He is not an apparition nor would He appear this way. There is no need to. And especially to appear weak, even if this is in the area of His atoning death.

Christ is coming back in power and glory and everyone is going to KNOW it when it occurs. He is coming back powerful, and mighty, as King. Not like this.

This is exactly what I thought when I looked at the picture. If this is an actual image, and not some distortion of something else, then it is demonic and is designed to deceive.

Christ is King of all Kings and Lord of all Lords and you're right, there will be no mistaking that fact when He returns to reclaim His creation and establish His kingdom.

38 posted on 12/10/2009 10:23:05 AM PST by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: Secret Agent Man

“If it is genuine, I’d say the image is demonic.”

Agree. My cousin is a Baptist pastor in Italy. They see a lot of freaky stuff that gets the locals in a big stirred-up frenzy believing they’re seeing signs from God. Crying statues. Bleeding statues. (No burned toast stories — so far.) Most likely demonic activity intended to confuse.


39 posted on 12/10/2009 10:30:00 AM PST by MayflowerMadam (Never argue with a man whose job depends on not being convinced. (Mencken))
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To: Irisshlass; shibumi

I’m not mocking ~Christ~.

I’m mocking those who have no comprehension of the relentless determination of the human brain to reassemble random, chaotic bits of visual information into comprehensible “pictures”.

I’m fairly sure Jesus certainly has better things to do than lurk around in meat lockers, waiting to spring out at tourists.

Get a grip.

*If* that *were* actually Christ, would it not then technically qualify as His “second coming”?

The bible plainly states there will be only ONE “second coming” and since it still hurts when I pinch myself, it ain’t happened yet.

IMO, these “signs and wonders” are demonic ploys to deceive the gullible.

[all that ‘end times’ led astray by false dotrines stuff, doncha ya know...mayhap you should be more a wee bit more discerning...even the elect can get snagged up]


40 posted on 12/10/2009 11:23:07 AM PST by Salamander (I'm sure I need some rest but sleepin' don't come very easy in a straight white vest.....)
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To: Alex Murphy

Yoikes! Whatever that thing is, it looks scary!


41 posted on 12/10/2009 11:25:36 AM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: MayflowerMadam

“Bleeding statues”

I’m sorry but I can’t see *my* personal Savior resorting to Wes Craven special effects to get my attention.

Seeing something like *that* would cause me to run away from it, not “adore” it.

{{{shudder}}}


42 posted on 12/10/2009 11:28:14 AM PST by Salamander (I'm sure I need some rest but sleepin' don't come very easy in a straight white vest.....)
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To: Salamander

I don’t know THAT!


43 posted on 12/10/2009 11:39:00 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: Secret Agent Man
Christ is no longer beaten and bloody. In fact Christ resurrected in His physical body that is now immortal and perfect, He is not an apparition nor would He appear this way. There is no need to.

He is the King of Glow-reh!

44 posted on 12/10/2009 11:47:48 AM PST by ichabod1 ( I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet.)
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To: WayneS
"...their photos ALWAYS look like they were shot by a blind, one-armed, alcoholic with the DTs whose never used a camera before..."

Dad, is that you?

45 posted on 12/10/2009 12:02:57 PM PST by I Buried My Guns ( B.L.OA.T. : Buy Lots Of Ammo Today)
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To: Salamander

This was a Holy Site..not a meat locker. Christ said He would never leave us.

What is false doctrine?


46 posted on 12/10/2009 12:35:08 PM PST by Irisshlass
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To: Irisshlass
This is only the beginning of more sightings.
As we get closer to the end (Dec, 2012) we will be seeing more signs.
47 posted on 12/10/2009 5:10:10 PM PST by AGreatPer (Impeach Obama)
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