Originally posted by allenidaho
3. Jesus would not have looked like he is always depicted.
By that, I mean the European and American depiction of Jesus. That tall, white male with clean robes and a neatly trimmed beard. The bible takes place
in the middle east. Meaning he would have been darker skinned with brown hair and eyes. He would have been on the shorter side, averaging around
5'10". The bible is fairly vague on any physical description aside from saying he was pretty much average looking.
You can tell what Jesus looked like from his life story.
In and around Egypt back then there were people of all complexions, from the darkest to the fairest. You see this in the Egyptian paintings on walls
of the period.
So, where did Jesus fit in this scheme?
To answer this, you need to know some basic key facts in religious doctrine.
According to the Buddhists, man suffers from three poisons: "greed", "anger", and "delusion".
All men suffer from these three things, but some suffer one poison more than the other two, making three basic groups of men standing among mankind.
Let's call these three groups "Green", "Red", and "Blue".
Green men suffer mostly the poison of greed.
Red men suffer mostly the poison of anger.
Blue men suffer mostly the poison of delusion.
These are the three root races that make up mankind.
Yes, man is created. He didn't evolve. And when you understand the plan, you'll see the evidence right in front your eyes.
These three races of men walk about in plain sight everywhere, but most people don't recognize them. That is, people don't understand the poison
they are suffering from. They think everybody is just like me. In fact, people are suffering from different levels of each of the three poisons.
Because man has these three poisons, the LORD brings punishments to help cure him of the malady, e.g.,
A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee: and a third part shall fall by the
sword round about thee; and I will scatter a third part into all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them.
-- Ezekiel 5:12
several places in the bible list the "three" punishments, using variations on the wording. Famine for the greedy,
war for the angry, and persecution for the deluded. That last third "I will scatter ... and draw out a sword after them" is causing them to run
about in fear of hurt, i.e. mentally persecuting them, because they are deluded.
Greed -- Lord's cure = famine
Anger -- Lord's cure = war
Delusion - Lord's cure = persecution
The old testimant LORD was a bit harsh, in his methods, and Jesus brought in a more gentle cure, which the New Testiment renders...
And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
-- 1 Corinthians 13:13
The three antidotes to the poisons: faith, hope, charity, help to cure man of the poisons,,
Greed -- christian antidote = charity
Anger -- christian antidote = hope
Delusion -- christian antidote = faith
Now we could go on and analyze things in more depth, but at the moment we're only interested in determining what Jesus must have looked like. And
from these things we can determine his appearance.
The "Green" men, who suffer from the poison of "Greed", are easily identified being those most likely to experiences famine, and "lack of
things" in general. The "Red" men, who suffer from the poison of "Anger", are easily identified being those most likely to experiences war,
conflicts and fighting. And the "Blue" men, who suffer from the poison of "Delusion", are easily identified being those most likely to complain of
being persecuted for their beliefs and their ideas.
Now look at the life of Jesus, and pick which of these three poisons you think his Father, who is the LORD, made him suffer while here on earth?
If you think Jesus mostly experienced famine, then Jesus must be one of the "Green" men.
If you think Jesus mostly experienced war, then Jesus must be one of the "Red" men.
If you think Jesus mostly experienced persecution, then Jesus must be one of the "Blue" men.
I'll let you decide, which of the three root races, you think Jesus would have more in common with.
Once you understand the "design", you find the answers to many questions yourself.