But he was not Jesus; he was John the Baptist, whose story shows how he threatened the Roman Empire to such an extent that King Herod Antipas claimed his life, supposedly before parading his head in front of his guests during a party. Find out in the UK premiere of Head Of John The Baptist on Sunday 17 June at 8pm, as experts reveal how a rumour emerged that John the Baptist’s body was retrieved.Independent Fundamental Baptists (IFB) is a loosely-affiliated, cultish denomination of Christian fundamentalists.According to the Pew Forum on Religious and Public Life, there are approximately 7.85 million IFB members in America.
Some of the beliefs and practices characteristic of Independent Fundamental Baptists are:→ The King James Version is the only true Word of God; all other translations of the Bible are the work of the devil.
Meant to be taken literally, the KJV is inspired, inerrant, infallible, and the supreme and final authority in all things.
It is therefore literally true that, for instance, God created the world in six 24-hour days; Satan is real, the enemy of God, and the instigator of all false religions; the theory of evolution is unscriptural and therefore without merit; and hell is a real place where all who die without having accepted Christ as their Savior suffer consciously being roasted alive for eternity.→ Each IFB church is wholly autonomous and free from any outside governance.
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. The human bones in the box included a knucklebone, a tooth, part of a cranium, a rib and an ulna, or arm bone.
The researchers could only date the knucklebone, because radiocarbon dating relies on organic material, and only that bone had enough collagen for a good analysis.