Wednesday, December 25, 2013

What color was baby Jesus?

Olive skinned Jesus, Joseph and Mary
Recently a misinformed FOX television "news" host, Megyn Kelly, stated that Jesus was white, just as was Santa Claus.

Historians believe it would be most likely that Jesus would have had olive/brown colored skin.

Cultures around the world have crafted Jesus in their own image.  It has always been popular to interpret scripture in ways that accommodate our world view and values.  Despite our tendency to form God into our image, the message of Christ was about being welcoming of all, whatever their race or gender... ALL are created in God's image.

You can read further about this controversy in an article by Jesse Washington, "The race of Jesus, unknown, but still exerts a powerful pull on humanity."

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