Top Ten Powerful Religious Artifacts
Which among these ten following religious relics can you consider as the most powerful of all?
10 — Staff of Moses
It is a piece of wood that can make rocks squirt with water. It can be transformed into a snake, and can even break the sea in half, so that people can cross over. It is truly powerful and of course, of great significance. It is believed that the staff of Moses has been handed down from generation to generation. Some people claim the rod is now in Istanbul, Turkey.
9 — The Chains of St. Peter
It is written in the Bible that during the night before his trial, an angel orchestrated a prison break for Peter, the apostle whom Catholics believe was the first pope. Today, the chain is kept in a box under the main altar of St. Peter Basilica in Rome. Legend has it that when Pope Leo I held a chain he was holding near the chains that were used to bind Peter during his imprisonment, the two chains magnetically joined together.
8 — Seal of Muhammad
Christians might disagree, but Muslims believe Muhammad is a greater spiritual figure than Jesus. Carrying this mindset, they hold on firmly to whatever relic their beloved prophet may have left them. Muhammad had a lot of relics, but none is considered to be more valuable than his seal which is made of red agate. Such an artifact is the true symbol which can declare that you belong to Allah. No wonder the Islamic world hold it in such very high regard.
7 — Tablets of Testimony
Popularly known to us as The Stone Tablets of the Ten Commandments, these 2 relics are perhaps more powerful than the others due to the fact that the inscriptions on it were fashioned by the hands of God the Father Himself. Biblical text claims that the Ark of The Covenant holds these stones. Since the true location of the Ark is still unknown, the Stone Tablets that some people claim to have is obviously fake.
6 — Shroud of Turin
Some devout Christians take it as the first official photograph of Jesus Christ. It was believed to be the linen cloth used to cover his dead body in his tomb. When the decaying fumes emanated from Christ’s body, his physique was allegedly painted into the cloth. Though scientists was able to prove it as a hoax, many Catholics still worship the image even in these modern times.