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Saturday, October 29, 2005How do you Picture Christ
One of my biggest pet peeves is how Hollywood betrays Jesus. Even back in the day, Christ was this frail dude typically with blue eyes.
Ok, let’s think about it Jesus was raised by Joseph to be a carpenter this was back before power tools and at a time when children helped out at a young age. In the book The Bible or the Axe William Levi tells how he and his brother were shepherds at ages five and six, just to give you an idea of how young He may have been.
So this is how I picture Jesus, first of he a Jew so had at least dark hair and eyes, and probably a darker skin tone. I also picture him as being a rather big person, after all cutting and sawing on wood, not to mention cutting trees down, would have build muscles. I picture his hands to have calluses on calluses, the kind of hand that swallows yours when you shake it.
Ok, let’s deal with Jesus’ character first off as Flannel points out He was God. He was the same God from the Old Testament, which means He was not only loving, but just as will. I know that it’s popular to focuses on Christ’s love, but think about it when He was dealing with people He knew what was in their hearts. Think about 1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, younger ones, be subject to older ones, and all being subject to one another. Put on humility. For God resists proud ones, but He gives grace to the humble. Now with this in mind think or better yet reread the gospels, I think you’ll find a difference in how Jesus treated the Pharisees, and how he treated for example the woman in John 8. As well as some of the things he said to the leaders of that day.
One last thing, by keeping in mind that Jesus was God, and their for the same yesterday today and forever, you can easily see that what Christ did in the temple when He cleaned house, He was not sinning(I’ve heard people that would call themselves Christians say this). He was merely being the holy and just God He has always been.
This has been brought to you via the great Flannel Avenger’s Blogsphere Bible Study.
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