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Gary Watkins wrote: Didn't the report say it was common to find nails in the tombs? Sounds like sensationalism to me. Who cares if they did possibly find nails that may have been the ones that crucified Christ! All the relics in the world won't save the soul. Only Christ can.
Good comment Gary! It matches well with what the Jews did long ago.
2 Kings 18:4 He removed the high places and broke down the sacred pillars and cut down the Asherah. He also broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made, for until those days the sons of Israel burned incense to it; and it was called Nehushtan.
Jesus said to him," Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are the people who have not seen and yet have believed." John 20:29
Dare I say, anyone who needs physical proof of the reality of Jesus Christ, none the less His roles as Lord and Savior, should examine whether they have truly been called to receive Christ as Lord and Savior.
This is given so Many assumptions such as how do we know this is caiphus tomb and not a fraud and just because you find nails in a ossuary assuming that it is associated with Jesus is a long shot at best as there was many people crucified and how do we know these nails were used for crucifixion even if they were it would not make much difference other than add to our knowledge of crucifixion and add to evidence for the resserection. As a Christian we believe in a risen saviour despite people trying to find counter evidence for it We need to hear what scholars say on this evidence as caiphus may be a popular name at the time as pop archeology which is not grounded in any scholarly work Like the last writer i do not want this to become a catholic relic
Didn't the report say it was common to find nails in the tombs? Sounds like sensationalism to me. Who cares if they did possibly find nails that may have been the ones that crucified Christ! All the relics in the world won't save the soul. Only Christ can.
You of course know what should be done with all idols?
Numbers 21 9 And Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on the standard; and it came about, that if a serpent bit any man, when he looked to the bronze serpent, he lived. 2 Kings 18 4 He removed the high places and broke down the sacred pillars and cut down the Asherah. He also broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made, for until those days the sons of Israel burned incense to it; and it was called Nehushtan.---NASB
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary wrote: II Kings 18:4: 1-8 ... The brazen serpent had been carefully preserved, as a memorial of God's goodness to their fathers in the wilderness; but it was idle and wicked to burn incense to it. All helps to devotion, not warranted by the word of God, interrupt the exercise of faith; they always lead to superstition and other dangerous evils. Human nature perverts every thing of this kind. True faith needs not such aids; the word of God, daily thought upon and prayed over, is all the outward help we need.
""If you accept that this is the tomb of Caiaphas and if you accept that these nails came from that tomb, given that Caiaphas is only associated with the crucifixion of Jesus they very well could be those nails," he said."
"If".... "If".... "could be"....
Of course we believe you sunshine. And the moon is made of green cheese too.
This find should please the Roman Catholics, it will give them something else to worship.