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I am the executive editor of the webzine "Eklektikos: A Contemporary Christian Digest", a tireless researcher seeking a deeper and clearer knowledge regarding the past, present and future plight of Christians in our fallen world.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

What Color Is Jesus In Your World?

If the West, especially America, wants to play a major role in the massive expansion of the gospel across the globe in the decades to come, we will need to shuck the homogeneity that bedevils our conception of Christ and begin to grow in our thinking. Many missionaries have done just that through the centuries of Christianity's push across the nations. Others of us have some growth ahead.

Is Your Jesus Homogenous?

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Blogger Jot said...

Very interesting article. I've never thought of Jesus as being homogenous, but must admit that my mental images of His physical appearance have been somewhat generated by my own social interactions - and thus limited by them.
I think the point is not what Jesus looked like - in fact, I know it's not. If there was any relevance to Jesus' physical appearance, the Bible would've given us His description. The truth is, people all try to mold Jesus to be like themselves too much, when instead we should be molding ourselves to be like Him.
Jesus, I'm certain, looked like the other men of His days on the earth. That's why Judas had to point Him out to the mob in the garden (Matt 26:48; Mark 14:44; Luke 22:47-48). You see, those with Judas couldn't tell which man was Jesus simply by His appearance, but had to devise a sign so they would know which man to arrest. That, in itself, is proof enough for me.
I do know what Jesus looks like now... "And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and among the lampstands was someone 'like a son of man,' dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest. His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters. In his right hand he held seven stars, and out of his mouth came a sharp double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance." (Revelations 1:12-16)
If we choose to focus on what Jesus' physical appearance was here on earth, we've simply missed the entire point of His visit.

Peace, love and the Truth of Jesus...

not1jot

"Do not judge men by mere appearances; for the light laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy."
- E.H. Chapin

Sunday, July 24, 2005 3:01:00 PM  
Anonymous stock trading said...

This is a fascinating post! The truth is, people all try to mold Jesus to be like themselves too much, when instead we should be molding ourselves to be like Him.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 2:37:00 AM  

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