What did Jesus Christ look like?

Acts 17:29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device.

There is a reason why the Holy Bible did NOT describe Jesus’s face or complexion. No one knows His face except those He was with.  Think about that perfect time in history — no cameras or video yet, nor many artists to paint or sculpt portraits, because most people in that time and place were probably busy. Of course, nothing God does is by accident.

He intended that there would be no Youtube nor Kodak snapshots nor courtroom sketches in Pilate’s judgement arena, because He didn’t want us to make an image of Him, in the person of the Son. He doesn’t want us to worship an idol, because God is a Spirit and should be worshiped in Spirit.

When people adopt a mental image of Jesus as any various ethniticity, with accompanying features, it actually stunts their spiritual growth. This practice is popular and accepted in our world, but dangerous. Artists of the Renaissance and earlier portray Jesus in a certain way, that suited those artists and their financiers, and most people are fixed on that image still today. It hurts them, because they are concentrating on the wrong thing, i.e., the material and physical.

John 20:29 Blessed are those who have not seen me, yet he believe.

Even 15th century artists weren’t alive when Jesus walked. So why do you think their portrayals of him are accurate?

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