Many historians and artist have falsely depicted the ethnic appearance of Christ. This seems like a very simple subject to disprove with the scriptures, however our people’s minds are clouded with lies, and the false image of Christ is etched / engraved in their minds that they are completely blinded to the truth written in the Holy Bible. They will read in the Bible of the description of Christ, and will reject what is written. They continue to worship and accepted the false image of Christ and be taught LIES, read John 4:23-24.
Proverbs 14:5: “A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.”
The faithful witnesses were the disciples, who gave a true description of Christ. But rather than accept what is written in the scriptures, many now argue that no one ever saw Christ, however the Bible says…
1 Corinthians 15:5: “And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:”
1 Corinthians 15:6: “After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.”
1 Corinthians 15:7: “After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.”
1 Corinthians 15:8: “And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.”
Therefore, with all those witnesses that saw Christ after He resurrected, they testified that He had a fleshly body with an ethnic appearance. One of those faithful witnesses was the Apostle John who was instructed to write what he saw in a book, read Revelation 1:11.
Revelation 1:13: “And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.”
Revelation 1:14: “His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;”
Revelation 1:15: “And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.”
Upon seeing Christ; John describes the hair on his head and face being white like wool. He then describes Christ’s eyes (the white part) as being red according to the prophecy. Genesis 49:12: “His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.” Then John describes the color of Christ’s feet is like brass (golden brown), as if they were burned in a furnace (meaning very dark) and his voice was loud like the roaring waters.
Skeptics try to argue that COLOR is not in the Bible or historically and biblically it does not matter when it relates to Christ’s ethnic appearance, however the prophet Daniel saw a vision of the Israelites’ Messiah; Jesus.
Daniel 10:5: “Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz:”
Daniel 10:6: “His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.”
Please notice that Daniel has the same exact description of Christ as the Apostle John and stresses the color of his arms and feet!
Paul warned the Church of Corinth not to be tricked and their minds corrupted with LIES, from the simplicity in Christ – because His word is easy to understand. He continues to explain that if anyone comes preaching “another Jesus” or “another spirit” or “another gospel” which has never been taught by any of God’s servants, they are to “bear with them” by correcting them in the scriptures.
2 Corinthians 11:3: “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.”
Let’s examine that verse historically. How did Satan/the serpent trick Eve? He lied and twisted the Words of the Lord to get Eve to disobey God.
Genesis 3:2: “And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:” Genesis 3:3: ” But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, lest ye die.” Genesis 3:4: “And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die.” Genesis 3:5: “For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”
So likewise today, that same deceitful spirit tricks many of us to reject God’s laws and testimonies. Saying “Ye shall not surely die. God is all love, don’t worry. Disobey it’s okay.”
2 Corinthians 11:4: “For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.”
1 John 4:1: ” Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”
1 John 4:2: “Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:”
1 John 4:3: “ And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.”
Today, Blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans (the Israelites) have accepted another Jesus, who is Caucasian. To go along with this false image of Christ is a false doctrine, which contradicts the Old and New Testament “You don’t have to keep the commandments anymore; Just love your brother.”
These false teachings about this “other Jesus” have corrupted the minds of our people creating self-hate among them. Leviticus 19:11 commands us not to lie and Proverbs 12:17: “He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.” The truth about Christ, his appearance, his true doctrine, who he came to die for etc., has not been taught to the Blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans!
John 8:31: “Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;”
John 8:32: “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
The Israelites (Blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans and the rest scattered in the Earth) are still in bondage under the other nations, bound in sins, and will never be free until they begin to accept the simplicity in Christ Jesus.
John 14:15: “If ye love me, keep my commandments.” So knowing the ethnic origin of Christ is not enough to free us from broken families, drug addiction, Black on Black crimes, racial injustice, imprisonment, teenage pregnancy or AIDS but rather the keeping of the commandments as Israelites.
Blessings and Peace unto you. Shalom