I am so sick and tired of people making a issue out of what color Jesus was or what color were the twelve tribes of Israel or if God is black or white. For me, I personally I DON'T CARE what color any of them were or are. There is no verses in the bible that I know of that makes an "issue" out of skin color of people in the bible. So why do people who are suppose to be believers make an issue out of it?
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Chriswilliam90- Thanks for your answer.
PandN- Thanks for your answer. I believe most who have provided their answer have pretty much said the same thing. If one is in the body of Christ then race should be a non-issue as I'm sure it was a non-issue at the beginning of the ekklesia.
Thank you for your comment. In all my years of studying the bible I have never read a chapter or verse that made issue of one's race, have you? Again thanks for commenting.
Authentic Christianity transcends raceðnicity. There is no black or white cultural value system in the Bible there is a humanity system recognizing that we are all made in the image of God,sinners in need of redemption- through Jesus Christ.
tsadjatko- I believe your right. Again thanks.
Welp, can't argue with you on this one. Jesus, assuming he was a real guy, would have been a perfectly-normal Middle Eastern-looking fellow. I recall the Isaiah prophecies stating the messiah would be someone of average appearance, so it checks out.
I was reading someone's answer to this question and deleted the answer/comment by mistake. I'm sorry about that. You're welcome to try again.
Graceinus, there was only one I ever noticed, when Moses married a woman from Ethiopia and his sister complained about it. She was chastised for her attitude by both Moses and God. She was struck with leprosy. Ironic, as it made her stark white.
Sherry Thornburg- Can you provide the Chapter and verses of your information. I wouldn't mined reading it? Did shecomplain because her sister became white or because she was struck with loprosy? Thanks
"Why then were you not afraid To speak against My servant Moses?" This is why the leprosy. Numbers 12:1-15
Rich- Thank you for the info.
I thank you also Rich. What and interesting portion when taken in light of this subject. Who among is white as snow?
"Who among is white as snow?"
From my readings, everyone that repents and calls on the name of Jesus.
cbl12- Thank you very much for your comment. I agree, in my opinion it's the charcter and perfection of Jesus that is most important. The color of His skin is a non-issue.
John 4:9 Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, "How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?" For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.
I suspect that Christ looked like a Jew that He was and the Samaritan women saw.
I likely presume that his appearance had nothing to do with her knowledge of his Gospel. She knew him a Jew by his preaching and not by his sight. Yea that I walk with no sight I know you by name and adore you by the words you speak, even though.
Eric- Thanks for your comment. I beleive that race is another issue that satan uses to distract follower of Jesus from a more valueable subject which is the Kingdom of God. Issue of color is just one more subject that adds to distraction from truth.
John 4:9 was the initial meeting before any preaching. All she initially had to go on was his looks and the sound of His voice saying "give me a drink". preaching followed knowing He was a Jew.
Well I never heard anyone use Michael Jackson to support a theological viewpoint, but you are right on peachpurple! Embrace Jesus, His book, and don't judge Him by his cover (color) :-)
peachpurple- Thanks for your answer. I agree. " No matter black or white."
Tsad- At the end of each of your comment it reads in red "This comment is awaiting moderation." Third time I seen this on your comments. What's going on?
I sent you an email - you need to moderate it, mark it not spam
Tsad At the risk of sounding stupid what e-mail I haven't seen it and if I click "Not spam" on your comment does that clear it up?
It should, I emailed you through fanmail on hubpages, is that email you have there still good? search., you check all your emails from hub pages or tsadjatko?
Tsad- I discovered my e-mail address was short by to letters and corrected it, so if you wish try again. And I'll clicked both "Not spam" on both your comments and see what happens, thanks
BradmasterOCcal- Thanks for your comment. For those who think it matters, then you have missed the whole point of why God sent Jesus to us in the first place. God's Kingdom is for anyone who seeks after it regardless of the color you've been given.
His shed blood was red much like ours only His wasn't tainted with sin.
willbelove- Thank you for your answer I can understand how one my feel mistrated or marginalized at times. No one should have to go through that. I agree, He suffered, died and was resurrected for all our sins. Regardless of our skin color or His.