posted on Mar, 4 2004 @ 09:13 AM
Originally posted by EmbryonicEssence
Churches have Jesus portrayed on a cross, in pictures, visually, etc... for manipulation purposes. Did Jesus ever actually say to show him visually
to every one? Did he say, "show me nailed to this cross so that everyone will remember me only this way," I don't really think so. It's better
to remember someone in the mind and imagine what they looked like than it is to portray them visually in a false light. Again, even if he is
portrayed as dark skinned, he still won't be portrayed in a true light because humans are flawed and flawed beings can't make accurate
representations of someone who is divine.
[Edited on 3-4-2004 by EmbryonicEssence]
This is what the Lord said about images and crosses with Jesus on it in prophecy:
God and Idols
1 Hear what the LORD says to you, O house of Israel. 2 This is what the LORD says:
"Do not learn the ways of the nations
or be terrified by signs in the sky,
though the nations are terrified by them.
3 For the customs of the peoples are worthless;
they cut a tree out of the forest,
and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel.
4 They adorn it with silver and gold;
they fasten it with hammer and nails
so it will not totter.
5 Like a scarecrow in a melon patch,
their idols cannot speak;
they must be carried
because they cannot walk.
Do not fear them;
they can do no harm
nor can they do any good."
[Edited on 4-3-2004 by Colonel]