members, click to sign in..

4,924 active users!!Bandwidth
TUESDAY
SEP 2, 2014
Home
NewsSITE
Events & Blogs
New Audio & Video
BroadcastersNew Stuff!
Local Church Finder
Live Webcasts
Sermons by Bible
Sermons by Topic
Sermons by Speaker
Sermons by Date
Staff Picks
CommentsALL -7 min
Top Sermons
VideosPDFs
Daily Log
PhotosNew Stuff!
StoresNew Stuff!
Online Bible
Hymnal
Daily Reading
Our Services
Submit Sermon
Members Only

 
RELIGION, CURRENT EVENTS, TECHNOLOGY Subscribe to the breaking newsWhat is RSS?
FRONT PAGE  |  9/2/2014
SATURDAY, JUN 16, 2012  |  7 comments
Mysterious bones may belong to John the Baptist ?
A small handful of bones found in an ancient church in Bulgaria may belong to John the Baptist, the biblical figure said to have baptized Jesus.

There's no way to be sure, of course, as there are no confirmed pieces of John the Baptist to compare to the fragments of bone. But the sarcophagus holding the bones was found near a second box bearing the name of St. John and his feast date (also called a holy day) of June 24. Now, new radiocarbon dating of the collagen in one of the bones pegs its age to the early first century, consistent with the New Testament and Jewish histories of John the Baptist's life.

"We got some dates that are very interesting indeed," study researcher Thomas Higham of the University of Oxford told LiveScience. "They suggest that the human bone is all from the same person, it's from a male, and it has a very high likelihood of an origin in the Near East," or Middle East ...


CLICK HERE to Read Entire Article
www.msnbc.msn.com

   04/04/14  |  Excavators discover 3,800-year-old biblical fortress in City of... • 11 comments
   03/17/14  |  50 People in the Bible Confirmed Archaeologically • 3 comments
   02/18/14  |  Camels in Genesis Prove Old Testament is 'Very Accurate,' • 6 comments
   01/29/14  |  Professor Says Ancient Inscription Is Evidence of Solomon's... • 1 comments
   06/23/13  |  Fox News: Find from era of King David may confirm Old Testament... • 4 comments
MORE RELATED ( ARCHAEOLOGY ) NEWS | MORE..
   08/31/14  |  Captured ISIS Laptop Contains Bubonic Plague, WMD Information • 11 comments
   08/29/14  |  Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History Death Toll Climbs Over 1,500 • 1 comments
   08/29/14  |  Federal judge decrminalizes polygamy • 3 comments
   08/20/14  |  Legal-Courts Same-sex 'marriage' freight train derailed in Tenn. • 2 comments
   08/18/14  |  Former FBI says only way to defeat Islam is to crush it • 40 comments
OTHER CHOICE NEWS | MORE..
   06/02/14  |  A Letter to SermonAudio From a Missionary to Haiti • 10 comments
   02/07/14  |  Bringing the Gospel of John to Every Home in Austin, TX • 31 comments
   01/07/14  |  SermonAudio Partners with RFC for the 2014 Family Conference at... • 1 comments
   01/01/14  |  Happy New Year from SermonAudio! • 29 comments
   12/10/13  |  SermonAudio Broadcaster Loses Historic Church Building To Fire • 3 comments
OTHER CHOICE NEWS | MORE..
   09/02/14  |  Obama Administration Punishes Oklahoma for Repealing Common Core...
   09/02/14  |  Raped and Slaughtered: Muslim Persecution of Christians, April,... • 8 comments
   09/02/14  |  New Hampshire Supreme Court Upholds Law Providing Tax Credits... • 3 comments
   09/02/14  |  Former Muslim UK school director funding Islamic State • 1 comments
   09/02/14  |  TIME: The Great Nunquisition • 26 comments
OTHER RECENT NEWS | MORE..

COMMENTS | show all | add new  
    Sorting Order:  
· Page 1 ·  Found: 7 user comment(s)
News Item6/19/12 8:16 AM
Russ | Texas  Find all comments by Russ
You mean to tell me Jim that not all the relics in the RCC are real? My faith is shaken...not so much. ;-)
7

News Item6/18/12 3:09 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Well, Russ, I'm not so sure if John's head was returned. But, if it was, he seemed to have some spares, as Dopey pointed out!
6

News Item6/17/12 3:31 PM
Dopey  Find all comments by Dopey
Jim Lincoln wrote:
Well, if there was a head included, it wasn't John the Baptist.
You have that right Jim!

I remember reading a couple of years ago when one Roman Catholic church in Rome was going to have a display of the "head" of John the Baptist. A controversy broke out among several other Roman Catholic churches in Rome who each had a "head" of John the Baptist. Must have been quite a sight in the Lord's day upon earth, this guy walking around preaching repentance, John the Baptist, who had several heads!!

5

News Item6/17/12 8:56 AM
Russ | Texas  Find all comments by Russ
I don't Know why they make a big deal about all this considering there is absolutely no way to verify the remains.

As far as the head thing goes, you guys do realize that they could have obtained his head and buried it right along with the rest of his body right? I don't think they made a wall mount out of it.

4

News Item6/16/12 2:45 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Well, if there was a head included, it wasn't John the Baptist.

As far as Baptism: Truth or Tradition, I think most Southern Baptists have it right.

Yeah, this would be more bones to venerate, for the Romish Church, I don't know what the Orthodox church does with any old bones they find lying around?

Oh, I read the story and it said there was a tooth and part of the cranium, scratch John.

Martin Luther wrote:
... The relics, in which there are found so many falsehoods and
tomfooleries concerning the bones of dogs and horses, that even the
devil has laughed at such rascalities, ought long ago to have been
condemned, even though there were some good in them; and so much the
more because they are without the Word of God; being neither commanded
nor counseled, they are an entirely unnecessary and useless thing. But
the worst is that [they have imagined that] these relics had to work
indulgence and the forgiveness of sins [and have revered them] as a good
work and service of God, like the Mass, etc.
3

News Item6/16/12 2:35 PM
Mike | New York  Find all comments by Mike
Cheer up wrote:
Oh this should cheer up the Baptists. Some of them think that their denomination founded in 1521 came from John!!
But it should also cheer the Roman Catholics up. It well give them a new relic to worship.
The bones shouldn't be wasted. They can be made into soup, to go along with the cheese sandwich of past days.
2

News Item6/16/12 2:20 PM
Cheer up  Find all comments by Cheer up
Oh this should cheer up the Baptists. Some of them think that their denomination founded in 1521 came from John!!

But it should also cheer the Roman Catholics up. It well give them a new relic to worship.

1
There are a total of 7 user comments displayed | add new comment |Subscribe to these comments
Last PostTotal
Joel Osteen's wife accused of 'blasphemous' remarks
rodney k. from tennessee: " jessica dawson i believe mrs. olsteen is more..."
-5 min 33 
TIME: The Great Nunquisition
shane from socal: "observer, thanks bro. my daughter started school today...."
-2 hrs 26 
Chinese NIV Bible Revised Edition Launches in Hong Kong
james thomas from florida: " unprofitable servant how does he find these things,..."
-6 hrs 25 


Peace
Scott T. Brown
Jesus Took Bread

Matthew
Sunday Service
Hope Baptist Church
Play! | MP3 | RSS


Hourly: Understanding Religious Fanati
Pastor Iain Murray
GPTS & Mt. Olive
Staff Picks..

Blog 8/29/14
God Be With You ‚ÄėTil We Meet Again...

New York Gospel Mission
for the past sev­eral weeks, many people have expr­ess­ed...

Sermon:
Our Sanctuary
Ken Jones






                   
God assures us of a future that is better than all our past. ... J. C. Stern

Las Vegas, NV
  42   DAYS LEFT
Gospel of John
Cities | Local | Personal
MOBILE
iPhone + iPad
Church App
Android
Church App
Kindle + Nook
BlackBerry
Windows Mobile, Nokia
Chromecast TV
ROKU TV
Pebble Smartwatch
Kindle Reader


HELP
Knowledgebase
Broadcasters
Listeners
Q&A
Uploading Sermons
Uploading Videos
Webcasting
Tips & Tricks
YouTube Screencasts

FOLLOW
Weekly Newsletter
Staff Picks Feed
Site Notices New!
RSS | Twitter | Facebook
SERVICES | ALL
Local Church Finder | Info
MP3 Play & Download
Mobile Apps
Podcasting
Video Support
Live Webcasting
Transcription Service
HIFI Option
Business Cards
SOLO | MINI | Domains
Favorites
QR Codes
24x7 Radio Stream
INTEGRATION
Sermon Browser
HTML Codes
WordPress
Twitter
Facebook
Logos | e-Sword
SOAP API

BATCH
Transfer Agent
Protected Podcasts
Upload via Email
Auto-Upload Sermons
Auto-Blog Import
Picasa | FTP | Dropbox
ABOUT US
SermonAudio.com is the largest library of audio sermons from conservative churches and ministries worldwide. All broadcasters must adhere to the Articles of Faith.

Our Services | Testimonials
Broadcast With Us!
Support Us
Advertising | Local Ads
CONTACT
info@sermonaudio.com
Copyright © 2014 SermonAudio.com.