Why I think that those who criticize the Christian artistic tradition for always presenting Christ as a northern European are wrong.I have read a number of articles over the years that criticize the traditional representation of Christ as historically inaccurate and exemplary of historical northern European cultural bias.(please read on)Twice recently I have heard this discussion sparked off by the discovery of human remains in the Holy Land which date from the time of Christ, which have allowed scientists to create an image of the person from whom the bones came. The figure that is recreated is, surprise,surprise, olive-skinned and Semitic-looking, and so this indicates,. so the logic goes, what Christ would probably have looked like?? This being so,it demonstrates how narrow minded Europeans are, and how culturally narrow Christianity is for portraying Christ as a white, Caucasian..Here is my reaction: first, if ever there was a concocted news piece this was one – do we really need the discovery of a skull as evidence that a Jew living in the Middle East about 2,000 years ago might have been dark skinned and Semitic-looking? I think nearly every Christian today would at least be open to the idea with too feeling that their faith was threatened,and it wouldn’t require the discovery of a skull to convince them …OK lets see some of the techniques used by some scientists to determine the facial recognition of Christ Jesus..first..1 computerised tomography to create x-rays,2 physical anthropology.3 forensic anthropology.4 physical and biological sciences.5 primatology / paleoanthropology. (Study of primates).6 fields like nutrition, dentistry and climate adaptation play a role in this types of investigations..  I feel reasonably as it is for him to be painted as an African for an African congregations or as a Chinese for a Chinese congregations or as a European for a European congregations or as a North or south American audiences too. as in the painting I will display later in this article,..On the contrary according to the gospel of Matthew when Jesus was arrested in the garden of Gethsemane before the crucifixion, Judas Iscariot had to indicate to the soldiers whom Jesus was because they could not differentiate him from its disciples,. Further more clouding the questions of what Jesus looked like is the simple fact that no were in the new testament is Jesus described nor have any drawing of him ever been uncovered..There is additional problem of having neither a skeleton nor other bodily remain to probe for DNA ,in the absence of evidence our images of Jesus have been left to the imagination of artists,. While Western imagery is dominant in other parts of the world he is often shown as blacks, Arabs, Hispanics “and so the fundamental questions remains, …what did Jesus look like??????,…It still beats my imagination that a lot of believers who proclaim themselves as Christians or practice Christianity as a religion are not aware of this controversy that covered their eyes as a veil on the eyes of Christians,.hundreds thousands,millions or billions of Christians past or present buy different images which portrays the facial expressions of Christ Jesus unknowingly to them that they are furthering the artists craftiness in terms of artistic expressions,.Besides this aforementioned facts many Christian take to their heel by kneeling down to this images or sculptural work of this artisans forgetting the structural base principles outlined in the bible,.” Thou shall not bow down before any images before me”,..why do we forget this basic doctrinal statement,… Why why why….??? a large extent  every growing child support the fact that those portraits represent Christ Jesus,.If I should ask!!! Are parent not responsible for the decline of basic training and teachings of what the bible teaches??????,…this is plainly idolatry which they teach to their children unknowingly to them because they don’t have the knowledge and the truth in them..I shed tears for the present generations of children that are inculcated with this lies that comes as picture representation………..what a myth!!!!?????Ask yourself this question did Christ Jesus ever look like this???????Thanks ..!!!!!!!,…always osamwonyi



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