Do you know what Jesus looks like? Have a think about it and try to remember the last picture you saw of Jesus. What does He look like in the pic, blonde hair and blue eyed? Dark hair and blue eyed? Or maybe long dark hair with brown eyes? I’ll add a couple of pictures so you can see what I mean.
Do these look familiar? Now that you’ve seen these pictures, I’ll show you what the bible says about Him.
“For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.” Isaiah 53:2
“And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and elders of the people. Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast. And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him.” Matthew 26:48,49
This particular verse means that Jesus looked just like just like all the other men there, with no obvious difference in appearance. If He were different, as the pictures insinuate, then Judas would have just told them to arrest the man with blonde hair and blue eyes. Also, if you think about it, where was Jesus born? In the middle east. From what I’ve seen, people in the middle east have olive coloured skin, dark hair and dark eyes. Not exactly what I see in a lot of popular pictures.
In fact, it is thought by many that the pictures of Jesus are actually based on Cesar Borgia. (Link to come, as the previous one isn’t working anymore.)
One thing that really worries me about these pictures of Jesus that people cling to, is that it could actually be what the false prophet/anti-christ etc looks like when it comes, and he will fool potentially millions of people. Think about it. So many people believe that that’s what Jesus looked like, so if someone comes looking like that, people will believe it is Jesus, when it actually isn’t.
They could very well be fooled into taking the mark of the beast because this person who looks like “Jesus” will tell them to. Of course, this is not in the bible, but many people feel the same as I do. I just don’t want to see anyone get fooled.
The bible also says this about making pictures or idols of Him to worship: “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.” Exodus 20:4-6.
I have been told that having pictures of Jesus or crucifixes etc is idolatry. I tend to think this is true, as people tend to worship the pictures etc and not Jesus himself. Here’s a verse about idolatry: “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,” 1 Corinthians 6:9 I
f you have any pictures of Jesus, then please, I ask you to pray about it and see if God really wants you to have them. I think the scriptures speak for themselves though.
**Edit – Someone has just made a comment to me that this picture could also play a part in end times deception. I never looked at it that way. It (the picture) is something we need to take with a grain of salt, because nobody truly knows what Jesus looked like. I believe the Bible doesn’t reveal that to us for a reason.
Here’s one more link, just to end this post with. It is a very interesting look at what Jesus could possibly have looked like, based on forensic studies. Obviously no-one will know for sure, but the popular pictures are probably far from the truth. http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/health/forensics/1282186