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Re: “Fear of a Black Jesus?

I don't know about the actual race of Jesus; however, it would be very naive to think that one who was born and grew up in what we now consider the Middle East would have been of caucasion color and heritage. What we considered as the Middle East and Africa were not so separate during that time. If you look even at the history of Ethiopia, you would see several ties between the Ethiopians and the Old and New Testament. The wife of Moses was the ancestor to the Ethiopians, the love interest of King Solomon (the Queen of Sheba) was an Ethiopian ancester, and the Ethiopians believe whole heartedly that they possess the ancient biblical Arc of the Covenenant, which holds the original Ten Commandments. There are those who say the Ethiopians can trace their heritage to the Tribe of Judah, the same tribe of where Jesus came from in his human form. In fact, Jesus has been called the "Lion of Judah" in the New Testament So, Jesus was far from what we now consider white/Euro-looking. It is more likely that he was African or have a stronger African appearance. What we have in this country is a deep fear in knowing that Jesus, the Savior, a person/deity thought to have been brought to African slaves by European Christians, to actually be of color. It is laughable, especially because the Ethiopians and others of African heritage have ancient ties to Christianity and the acceptance of Christ, think that Jesus' human form was anything but more "ethnic", similar to appearance that we see in Arabs and/or Africans with deeper skin tone. PLus remember, the original man, or at least close to it, came from Africa. So really, we are all from the same people, but migration and evolution may have lightened the skin colors of some.

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Posted by christ31 on 10/15/2007 at 3:32 PM

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