- Religion and Philosophy
What Color Is Jesus Christ?
Does It Really Matter?
The Holy Bible has no physical description of Jesus Christ before the crucifixion. The books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and Paul do not describe what Jesus looked like at all. In fact, when Jesus was arrested Judas Iscariot had to point at Him. ( Matthew 26:47-49)
Jesus of Nazareth must have looked like a regular person, which means he would have had Middle Eastern or Mediterranean skin color. Although it is written in the bible that He has descended from the line of David, this is not exactly true. Mary, who gave birth to Jesus, was a virgin. Jesus was placed in her womb as the Son of God. Therefore, Jesus had no human biological roots.
However, since Jesus became human and was not born into a rich family, he had to work. He did not start to teach us about God's Word until He was about 30 years old. In order to help support his family, He must have done hard physical labor. Since they did not have power tools in those days, people had to work with their hands. Working with heavy wood and stone made people more muscular. They also had darker skin tones since they were working outside.
However, by the middle ages, people began to theorize how Jesus looked. By the 14Th century Nicephorius Callistus was quoted as saying " Jesus was tall, beautiful, with fair and wavy hair.
What is very interesting to me, however is what Hitler said about Jesus. Hitler believed Jesus to be an Aryan Christ. An entire hub could be written to explain this, but it is basically a white and noble German man. In one of Hitler's speech's he told the crowd " My feelings as a Christian points me to my Lord and my Savior as a fighter. It points me to the man who once suffered in loneliness, surrounded by a few followers, recognized these Jews for what they were and summoned men and who God's truth, was the greatest! Not as a sufferer, but as a fighter!
Hitler described Jesus as a white man who hated Jewish people, and many people believed him! So many died in concentration camps, and in fighting WWII. People and their loved ones suffered and died because of Hitler. Hitler was a liar and very evil.
In conclusion, since the bible does not tell us the color of Jesus's skin, does it really matter? I don't think it does. After all, Jesus allowed Himself to be crucified for our sins.
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