Jesus Versus White Republican Jesus (VIDEO)

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Was Jesus a white man? I don’t see how he possibly could have been.

Song of Solomon, chapter 1 verses 5 and 6 reads (King James Version):

I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.

Look not upon me, because I am black, because the sun hath looked upon me: my mother’s children were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.

Here is the oldest known depiction of Jesus that we currently have, referred to as The Healing of the Paralytic. Dating back to 235 AD, the image was discovered on the wall of the baptismal chamber inside the house-church at Dura Europos.

Public domain image, via wikipedia

The image of Christ depicted here has little in common with the images of a white-skinned, long-haired Jesus that most Americans are familiar with.

Those who insist that the European influenced images of Christ actually represent the physical appearance of Jesus should really do a bit of research on the subject. There’s not one iota of evidence, Biblical, historical, archaeological or scientific that would support the idea that Jesus was somehow of European descent.

The racial identity of Jesus did not become an issue until the 19th century, when the Nazis began promoting what they referred to as “Positive Christianity,” which distorted ideas of Christianity and racial purity (much like the views more subtly promoted by Fox News, today).

It’s surprising to see how many people embrace the idea of a “white Jesus” in spite of overwhelming evidence to the contrary. There is nothing in the Bible to suggest that Jesus looked any different from everyone else who lived in that part of the Middle East, 2,000 years ago.

Forensic Scientists have recreated what is likely the closest representation we’ll ever have to the face of Jesus. Using Archaeological evidence and historical information, this is the image they came up with.

(image credit: BBC Son of Man Documentary; Red Vision; via Wikimedia)

Skin-tone aside, the facial features seen in the forensic reconstruction are in direct contrast to the Western interpretation of Christ’s appearance. To learn more about how the forensic model was created, visit BBC’s Son of God web archive, here.

Modern Science has gone even further to understand and identify characters from the Bible.

Those who are unable to accept the idea of a black or brown Jesus, will no doubt have an even harder time accepting that we are all descendants of a single Black ancestor, referred to as Biblical Adam.

This documentary from National Geographic offers Scientific proof that, no matter what your skin color today, your ancestors are Black.

There are those who will reject the facts presented above, mainly people who want to worship a God created in the own image.

The book of Revelation makes it clear that the Christian God has no preference when it comes to race, color, language, national origin etc…

“After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands.”

What are the right wing Christian bigots going to do when they get to heaven and have to stand next to a Black man or an Arab man or a Hispanic or a Jew? Are they going to start a protest, and march around with signs demanding every in heaven speak English? What are they going to do when they meet Jesus and he’s not white?


Reprinted with permission from Addicting Info


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