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Yellowbunzz tasty

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I feel as though many black people are recently being influenced that the bible was brought to everyone by white people specifically. This has caused a huge ruckus in the black christian community especially when it comes to young adults who believe that we as black people have been brainwashed for decades into slavery and that the Bible was used to convince black people that we were meant to be slaves by God. Which is a lie.

The Bible isn't a random book, which needs to be said since you can't pick a short quote out of the entire bible and judge it as a whole just to push your own narrative.

And due to our young generation being spoon fed useless unreliable information by their favorite influencers. They begin to believe that the bible was made to oppress black people which therefore creates very close-mindedness in this entire situation. Since the one thing you can do to lead a majority of black people away from is "racism"

So I wanted to mention here a few things I've picked up(I haven't read the bible entirely soooo don't expect much) about us as black people.

So the only popular reference of an African person in the bible is of Moses's wife who was Ethopian. We all know that story and if not feel free to search it online and you will get a few bible references.

The unpopular one was that Jesus was black this is due to the fact that on Revelation 1:12-14

"12.And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks, 13.And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot ,and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.14. His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were as a flame of fire 15. And his feet like unto fine brass as if they burned in a furnace, and his voice as the sound of many waters"

Now reflecting in the statement that his feet were like unto fine brass(which is known for being a bronze, browner colour) that burned in a furnace which further exclaims that he was darker in complexion.

Secondly his hair was as white as wool. Now black people in general are known for having very thick natural coily hair which represent the pattern if wool. The reason I'm talking of this statement was the fact that his hair was further said to be as white as "wool" at first then "as white as snow" further showcasing that this was his hair pattern.

Now as you've seen its clearly written how Jesus looks like yet there is no verse I'm familiar with in the bible which speaks on him having pale white skin, long blonde hair and blue eyes and.

(If so please reference it)

And to further that, long hair for a man isnt and wasnt a good but due to the amount of influence the catholic church has in the world, even christians began indoctrinating these things in church.

Which brings me to my last point which is, why does racism exist?

The devil of course, but he had sooo many options on which race would be most oppressed and the oppressers.

He chose white individuals specifically to be oppressers and left the mark of colorism in each ethnicity whilst making sure that even though all races would experience racism. Black people specifically would be the bottom barrel of everything.

Ugly
Unintelligent
Animals

Those are the stereotypes.

We experience the bitter end of the stick since we are generally darker in complexion.

Beauty standards were created to be opposite of everything we are. Pale skinned, straight hair, thin nose.

Even now if I were to ask you how the devil looked like, you would immedietly refer to the color black while Jesus on the other hand will be referred to as a pale man.

This is what made me consider this statement of his appearance in the bible to be even more true.

But this is just a theory I had....feel free to discuss with me more stuff here.
 






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The Bible isn't a random book, which needs to be said since you can't pick a short quote out of the entire bible and judge it as a whole just to push your own narrative.
Even the Devil is known to pick bible verses to prove his points or push his narrative... so it's important to be aware of this trick and consult the whole gospel.


The unpopular one was that Jesus was black this is due to the fact that on Revelation 1:12-14

"12.And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks, 13.And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot ,and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.14. His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were as a flame of fire 15. And his feet like unto fine brass as if they burned in a furnace, and his voice as the sound of many waters"
Is Jesus black or white or yellow or red or tan or...? Guess we'll know when we see Him right.
 






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How do you think black people got their white names and their white version of Christianity?
I'm not sure......black people?

What I do know is that white names simply came from colonization.

When it comes to white names, its mostly African Americans or British Americans or mixed people who have English names. When it comes to Africans , majority of us have names which correspond with our cultures. Ndebele, Zulu, Igbo and etc.

The bible has also been translated from Hebrew to English therefore I can't specify that its white. I'm not sure of how Hebrews looked like.I just know that they are Jews. I did hear from somewhere that Hebrews were from a country rich in minerals...leading me to Africa again. But I'm not sure therefore I can't clearly specify.
 






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Is Jesus black or white or yellow or red or tan or...? Guess we'll know when we see Him right.
True.

Yet I am still frazzled by why a person would want to change his appearance for everyone.

As you know, a man worships with an image in mind. Therefore why are we specifically fed that....THAT is Jesus.
 






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I don't believe there was anything special about Jesus's appearances. The truth and power was the word that came out of his mouth, definitely not his looks.

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Thats very true. (But I do believe that Jesus was a remarkable looking person.)

But I'm very curious as to why that particular image is portrayed for everyone. The words he spoke held so much depth which is definetly more important.

Yet why are people lying about his appearance when its clearly written in the bible how he looked

The thing is that many people who are non-white are running away from Christianity due to how the white people used the Bible to encourage slavery and the mere fact that the way in which the people in the bible are portrayed only shows them to relate to one specific demographic. This reduces relatability to the characters. Since to be rather honest, we relate more to people who look like us.

Look at Asia for instance, many Asians dont label themselves as Christians even though the seven church ages are there.

Many African Americans as well.

I personally experienced a harsh ruff when I began listening to these black influencers (before I was saved) who talked about slavery being allowed in the bible.

My doubt's increased since when I would reflect on all these movies I've watched, I'd never seen someone who looked like me in those times. And it only drew me away from God even more. Which made me feel that a white person actually wrote the entire bible....which is a lie.

Thats why its actually quite important when it comes to appearances, not specifically Jesus which is why I named the forum "Black people in the Bible". He is simply a reference to how pop culture took his actual image and replaced him with someone else. Which makes me question how many more people in the Bible look more different then how they are portrayed.

And if appearances weren't so important then why can't we easily detach from the image we have of Jesus in our heads.

Since there is a description of his appearance in the bible so why can't we simply switch so quickly and see him as that.

Thats where my suspicions lay.
 






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Im not being funny but all this black, white stuff, black pride, and all that. Is all just operating in the flesh. Gods kingdom is spirit. This is where the whole Black hebrew movement has come from. Its all just idolatry and pride of your own race. And I know alot of injustices have happened to black people over many years, but the truth is, its no different to the same ideologies as the Nazis, in how they have been opressed and need to take this and this back. Its crazy how wicked the world is that it how us convinced just like it has us convinced of many other things, that if you are black, its all well and good to call someone a whiteboy, or cracker, or grey tings, or have this attitude of my brother, your brother is your brother in Christ. And there wont be any of that, in the kingdom, im pretty sure of it.
 






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True.

Yet I am still frazzled by why a person would want to change his appearance for everyone.

As you know, a man worships with an image in mind. Therefore why are we specifically fed that....THAT is Jesus.
Actually i don't worship Jesus... i talk to Him and meditate on His words and act...
 






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I never thought to think of satan as black honestly...nor Jesus as white. I think that some people just think of things in the world as only black and white and think other people see it that way too. I think of satan as that evil fallen angel and Jesus as the savior of the world.

I don’t think of Jesus as white..knowing that the picture that he looks a certain way is probably wrong. He wasn’t anything to look at according to Isaiah 53...nothing that would draw us to Him. So I take it that He was probably homely here on earth.

Still, I’m not following Him because He might look like me..but that He is God who came and saved me...its not the outward appearance..but what He’s done for me. Perhaps the black community should look to Jesus as their savior rather than trying to figure out whether or not He looks like them? Because His being someones savior is more important than that.
 






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I never thought to think of satan as black honestly...nor Jesus as white. I think that some people just think of things in the world as only black and white and think other people see it that way too. I think of satan as that evil fallen angel and Jesus as the savior of the world.

I don’t think of Jesus as white..knowing that the picture that he looks a certain way is probably wrong. He wasn’t anything to look at according to Isaiah 53...nothing that would draw us to Him. So I take it that He was probably homely here on earth.

Still, I’m not following Him because He might look like me..but that He is God who came and saved me...its not the outward appearance..but what He’s done for me. Perhaps the black community should look to Jesus as their savior rather than trying to figure out whether or not He looks like them? Because His being someones savior is more important than that.
I think its very easy for you to just dismiss what black people have gone through if you think they can just "let him be their saviour" after his image was used to enslave them for hundreds of years, and after so much injustice was done, with the backing of the church in many instances, and much of the Christian church today still supports the destruction of black people. Sorry but its not that simple. Its easy to see why many blacks can turn against Christianity as a "white man's poison" and frankly I'm surprised that more blacks do not embrace this type of thinking. What good has the church done for black people, or for anybody for that matter ? The original missionaires who went into AFrica to "gain converts" were really intelligence assets used to spy on the population and survey the territories their nations were about to conquer. The vast majority of churches went along with colonization and slavery, a good deal of churches supported segregation and Jim Crow, and may churches today support the right wing agenda of keeping the poor poor and tax breaks for the ultra wealthy, so please tell me why a black person should embrace an institution with this legacy ?

What many call "Christianity" is generally anything but, and usually it is an affront to GOD.

The tragedy is that many people black and white get turned off from the Bible because of the horrific and disgusting history of many of the people who claimed to be acting according to the "wiil of God"

but there is plenty of truth in the bible, if you know how to interpret it, and not be mislead by Charlatans.
 






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I think its very easy for you to just dismiss what black people have gone through if you think they can just "let him be their saviour" after his image was used to enslave them for hundreds of years, and after so much injustice was done, with the backing of the church in many instances, and much of the Christian church today still supports the destruction of black people. Sorry but its not that simple. Its easy to see why many blacks can turn against Christianity as a "white man's poison" and frankly I'm surprised that more blacks do not embrace this type of thinking. What good has the church done for black people, or for anybody for that matter ? The original missionaires who went into AFrica to "gain converts" were really intelligence assets used to spy on the population and survey the territories their nations were about to conquer. The vast majority of churches went along with colonization and slavery, a good deal of churches supported segregation and Jim Crow, and may churches today support the right wing agenda of keeping the poor poor and tax breaks for the ultra wealthy, so please tell me why a black person should embrace an institution with this legacy ?

What many call "Christianity" is generally anything but, and usually it is an affront to GOD.

The tragedy is that many people black and white get turned off from the Bible because of the horrific and disgusting history of many of the people who claimed to be acting according to the "wiil of God"

but there is plenty of truth in the bible, if you know how to interpret it, and not be mislead by Charlatans.
Well...how many black people in the US have been slaves recently? How many black people in the US are held back by white people? Are the black people in the US holding themselves back instead with their victim status? Seems like laws have been changed to help the black man..but they are still in their own mental prisons bitter against the white man but don’t realize that they aren’t slaves anymore?

I’ve seen all black churches..not sure what you’re talking about where the church supports the destruction of the black person. Even if there aren’t all black churches..not everyone is racist or sees black v white.
 






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I never thought to think of satan as black honestly...nor Jesus as white. I think that some people just think of things in the world as only black and white and think other people see it that way too. I think of satan as that evil fallen angel and Jesus as the savior of the world.

I don’t think of Jesus as white..knowing that the picture that he looks a certain way is probably wrong. He wasn’t anything to look at according to Isaiah 53...nothing that would draw us to Him. So I take it that He was probably homely here on earth.

Still, I’m not following Him because He might look like me..but that He is God who came and saved me...its not the outward appearance..but what He’s done for me. Perhaps the black community should look to Jesus as their savior rather than trying to figure out whether or not He looks like them? Because His being someones savior is more important than that.
++++ same. I am white and in my country we were always surrounded by this stereotypical images of Jesus. But I just can’t imagine His appearance. Jesus in my imagination doesn’t have appearance. I just see His hands with wounds and feel His great love. But when I think about His appearance when he lived on this Earth... I think He looked more like brown. I don’t see anything godly in this stereotypical picture of Jesus (with long hair and blue eyes).
 






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I think its very easy for you to just dismiss what black people have gone through if you think they can just "let him be their saviour" after his image was used to enslave them for hundreds of years, and after so much injustice was done, with the backing of the church in many instances, and much of the Christian church today still supports the destruction of black people. Sorry but its not that simple. Its easy to see why many blacks can turn against Christianity as a "white man's poison" and frankly I'm surprised that more blacks do not embrace this type of thinking. What good has the church done for black people, or for anybody for that matter ? The original missionaires who went into AFrica to "gain converts" were really intelligence assets used to spy on the population and survey the territories their nations were about to conquer. The vast majority of churches went along with colonization and slavery, a good deal of churches supported segregation and Jim Crow, and may churches today support the right wing agenda of keeping the poor poor and tax breaks for the ultra wealthy, so please tell me why a black person should embrace an institution with this legacy ?

What many call "Christianity" is generally anything but, and usually it is an affront to GOD.

The tragedy is that many people black and white get turned off from the Bible because of the horrific and disgusting history of many of the people who claimed to be acting according to the "wiil of God"

but there is plenty of truth in the bible, if you know how to interpret it, and not be mislead by Charlatans.
Some ridiculous notions here, sure, there was alot of corruption but what do you think religions of africans have been? voodoo, santeria, withcraft, they would literally sacrifice there own children, and this is still going on now.

2 wrongs dont make a right, and people not representing christ dont speak for all christians, this is exactly the same roman catholic argument. if a black person doesnt want to truly look for christ rather than the worldly christians that are setting up on earth thats still on them.
 






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