posted on Feb, 18 2004 @ 07:21 PM
Gentlemen and ladies,
Does it really matter what colour our Lord and Saviour was? No I think not. I'd love Jesus if he was brown, black,
yellow, orange, pink. We all bleed red my brothers.
I personally believe Jesus looked like the typical man of the area. Black curlish hair, olive or very tan complected man. Thin but strong, probably
having about 5% body fat or so given the diet of the area.
Anywho, what matters is your relationship with Jesus and if you accept Him as your Salvation and Life, and if you try your hardest to live up to His
God commands us to make statues, here are some samples from the Bible on this:
Ex. 25:1820: "And you shall make two cherubim of gold [i.e., two gold statues of angels]; of hammered work shall you make them, on the two ends of
the mercy seat. Make one cherub on the one end, and one cherub on the other end; of one piece of the mercy seat shall you make the cherubim on its two
ends. The cherubim shall spread out their wings above, overshadowing the mercy seat with their wings, their faces one to another; toward the mercy
seat shall the faces of the cherubim be."
Another verse to support statues:
1 Chr. 28:1819: "for the altar of incense made of refined gold, and its weight; also his plan for the golden chariot of the cherubim that spread
their wings and covered the ark of the covenant of the Lord. All this he made clear by the writing of the hand of the Lord concerning it all, all the
work to be done according to the plan."
David's plan for the temple included angel statues. Read Ezekiel 41:1718 and you'll see more uses of statues.
Here is story of the religious use of statues too. God told Moses to "make [a statue of] a fiery serpent, and set it on a pole; and every one who is
bitten, when he sees it shall live. So Moses made a bronze serpent, and set it on a pole; and if a serpent bit any man, he would look at the bronze
serpent and live." (Num. 21:89).
This shows that statues can be used ritually and not just religious decorations.
Mikro do you have pictures of your relatives and friends? what do they do for you? They help you to be reminded of events or people in your life. It
helps you remember. Catholics do the same statues, paintings, and other artistic things to recall the person or thing depicted. Catholics in the
early Church used them as tools to help those who were illterate to teach as well.
God forbids the worship of images as gods, but he doesnt ban the making of images. If he had, religious movies, videos, photographs, paintings, and
all similar things would be banned. But, as the case of the bronze serpent shows, God does not even forbid the ritual use of religious images.
It is when people begin to adore a statue as a god that the Lord becomes angry. Thus when people did start to worship the bronze serpent as a
snake-god (whom they named "Nehushtan"), the righteous king Hezekiah had it destroyed (2 Kgs. 18:4)."
The council of Nicaea said this about the sin of idoltry:
"T]he one who redeemed us from the darkness of idolatrous insanity, Christ our God, when he took for his bride his holy Catholic Church . . .
promised he would guard her and assured his holy disciples saying, I am with you every day until the consummation of this age. . . . To this
gracious offer some people paid no attention; being hoodwinked by the treacherous foe they abandoned the true line of reasoning . . . and they failed
to distinguish the holy from the profane, asserting that the icons of our Lord and of his saints were no different from the wooden images of satanic
The Council of Trent said idoltry is commited when "by worshipping idols and images as God, or believing that they possess any divinity or virtue
entitling them to our worship, by praying to, or reposing confidence in them"
Hope this helps you out brother.