Blood of Christ in Christian theology refers to (a) the physical blood actually shed by Jesus Christ primarily on the Cross, and the salvation which Christianity teaches was accomplished thereby; or (b) the sacramental blood present in the Eucharist or Lord’s Supper, which some Christian denominations believe to be the same blood of Christ shed on the Cross.
The crosses were erected by sliding the bottom of the crucifix into deep holes that were dug in the rock at Moriah, Golgotha, and Calvary outside Jerusalem. The holes were carved out long before Jesus, they were used over and over again by the Romans and signs were carved and painted on the rock face of Golgotha with the charges of criminals who would be intentionally executed in this manner, outside the back-road to Jerusalem. Romans ruled with brute force and this was a message to would be thieves or raiders, that crime would be strictly punished.
Ron Wyatt discovered what many experts believe to be the blood of Christ, trapped in a crack in the rock some 70 feet beneath the ground in an ancient archaeological tunnel exploration. For almost 20 years Ron Wyatt led a team of archaeologists on a dig underneath the temple mount in Jerusalem, to follow an ancient tunnel system, digging deeper and deeper, year after year, to finally discover the site of the original tabernacle for the Ark of the Covenant.
Using modern techniques of GPS they were able to determine the exact location of the Ark was directly underneath the location on Golgotha where Jesus Christ was first crucified and then later punctured by a Roman spear, the blood of that puncture would bleed down the cross and into crucifix hole in the rock, at the bottom of which, was a crack that went down all the way to the underground chamber where the Ark was hidden 600 years previously. The archaeologists brought samples of he Blood of Christ and studied under electron-microscope to witness particles in the blood are still alive, from the samples off the rock stain.
The following day, after the crucifixion of Christ, there was an earthquake
The Blood of Christ is insignia of the Lion of Judah, as the ancients knew things about blood we are just beginning to appreciate. To keep the blood clean is to believe in God and that the living particles in our blood will remain forever. There’s something especially mystical about our blood and the Blood of Christ is still alive.
Ron Wyatt claims that the blood stain was trapped in the rock and never washed away because there was an earthquake the day following the crucifixion of Christ and that shifted the rock and closed the crack that contained the blood that had seeped all the way down from 70 feet (think 7 floors) above the cavern where the Ark of the Covenant had been hidden about 600 years previously.
Quake Reveals Day of Jesus’ Crucifixion
Jesus, as described in the New Testament, was most likely crucified on Friday April 3, 33 A.D.
The latest investigation, reported in the journal International Geology Review, focused on earthquake activity at the Dead Sea, located 13 miles from Jerusalem. The Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 27, mentions that an earthquake coincided with the crucifixion:
“And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open.”
To analyze earthquake activity in the region, geologist Jefferson Williams of Supersonic Geophysical and colleagues Markus Schwab and Achim Brauer of the German Research Center for Geosciences studied three cores from the beach of the Ein Gedi Spa adjacent to the Dead Sea.
Varves, which are annual layers of deposition in the sediments, reveal that at least two major earthquakes affected the core: a widespread earthquake in 31 B.C. and an early first century seismic event that happened sometime between 26 A.D. and 36 A.D.
The latter period occurred during “the years when Pontius Pilate was procurator of Judea and when the earthquake of the Gospel of Matthew is historically constrained,” Williams said.
“The day and date of the crucifixion (Good Friday) are known with a fair degree of precision,” he said. But the year has been in question.
In terms of textual clues to the date of the crucifixion, Williams quoted a Nature paper authored by Colin Humphreys and Graeme Waddington. Williams summarized their work as follows:
- All four gospels and Tacitus in Annals (XV,44) agree that the crucifixion occurred when Pontius Pilate was procurator of Judea from 26-36 AD.
- All four gospels say the crucifixion occurred on a Friday.
- All four gospels agree that Jesus died a few hours before the beginning of the Jewish Sabbath (nightfall on a Friday).
- The synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke) indicate that Jesus died before nightfall on the 14th day of Nisan; right before the start of the Passover meal.
- John’s gospel differs from the synoptics; apparently indicating that Jesus died before nightfall on the 15th day of Nisan.
When data about the Jewish calendar and astronomical calculations are factored in, a handful of possible dates result, with Friday April 3, 33 A.D. being the best match, according to the researchers.
In terms of the earthquake data alone, Williams and his team acknowledge that the seismic activity associated with the crucifixion could refer to “an earthquake that occurred sometime before or after the crucifixion and was in effect ‘borrowed’ by the author of the Gospel of Matthew, and a local earthquake between 26 and 36 A.D. that was sufficiently energetic to deform the sediments of Ein Gedi but not energetic enough to produce a still extant and extra-biblical historical record.”
“If the last possibility is true, this would mean that the report of an earthquake in the Gospel of Matthew is a type of allegory,” they write.
Williams is studying yet another possible natural happening associated with the crucifixion – darkness.
Three of the four canonical gospels report darkness from noon to 3 PM after the crucifixion. Such darkness could have been caused by a dust storm, he believes.
Williams is investigating if there are dust storm deposits in the sediments coincident with the early first century Jerusalem region earthquake.
Part of This story was provided by Discovery News.
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