Saturday, June 2, 2012

Different depictions of Jesus Christ

 by c.pio
African Christ - Baptism

Chinese Christ - Last Supper

JaosonINC: Catholics are idiot! Christ is one person… but look LOL Catholic cannot give an exact facial feature of him HAHAHAHA

If I will post a picture of our Lord Jesus Christ depicting in an Ethnic presentation to my Catholic Brothers or Sisters, no doubt they would agree that the person depicted in the image is our Messiah. But try to show this to a nation or races that knew nothing about him. I know you know what could be the outcome. 

Painting or images depicting Christ in different races attesting the biblical accounts that Christ is

King of kings and Lord of all lords. Revelation 17:14

that he is with us Matthew 28:20, to show his plan to all races:

In that day the wolf and the lamb will live together; the leopard will lie down with the baby goat. The calf and the yearling will be safe with the lion, and a little child will lead them all. The cow will graze near the bear. The cub and the calf will lie down together. The lion will eat hay like a cow. The baby will play safely near the hole of a cobra. Yes, a little child will put its hand in a nest of deadly snakes without harm. Nothing will hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain, for as the waters fill the sea, so the earth will be filled with people who know the Lord. In that day the heir to David’s throne will be a banner of salvation to all the world. The nations will rally to him, and the land where he lives will be a glorious place.
          Isaiah 11:6-10

and his invitation to his Kingdom

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.  Matthew 11:29-30

Paul and his Missionary Journey
A True ecumenical approach – unity in Cultural Diversity

One good biblical account of proclaiming a gospel thru ethnic approach was made by Apostle Paul, in Acts 17 we can read it clearly how he invite the gentiles and offer the Kingdom of God.

Paul begin with a complimentary word to captures the goodwill of his listeners "I perceive that in every way you are very religious" then he explain who is this "unknown god" of the Athenians.

Paul adhere to what our Lord said "Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces.” Matthew 7:6 He used the Athenian Literature, he presented an image of an Athenian Christ

Acts 17:28 'For in him we live and move and have our being.' As some of your own poets have said, 'We are his offspring.'

Taken from two Greek Philosophers name Epimedes (6th century BC reputed author of religious and poetical writings) and Aratus (315–c. 245 BC, Macedonia Greek poet)

They fashioned a tomb for thee, O holy and high one
The Cretans, always liars, evil beasts, idle bellies!
But thou art not dead: thou livest and abidest forever,

For in thee we live and move and have our being.
– Epimenides, Cretica

From Zeus let us begin; him do we mortals never leave unnamed;full of Zeus are all the streets and all the market-places of men;full is the sea and the havens thereof; always we all have need of Zeus. For we are also his offspring;
– Aratus ,Phaenomena 1-5

Again in his epistles to Titus 1:12-14 even one of their own prophets has said, “Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons.” This testimony is true. Therefore, rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith and will pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the commands of those who reject the truth.

The Cretans, always liars, evil beasts, idle bellies!

– Epimenides, Cretica is a poem against the general sentiment of Crete, proposed that pagan god Zeus was immortal.

Do not be misled: "Bad company corrupts good character." 1Cor. 15:33

"Evil communications corrupt good manners"

 – Menander, Thaïs (342–291 BC) was a Greek dramatist

1 Timothy 5:4 But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.


But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to show piety at home

- Andria Act IV,  Publius Terentius Afer (185–159 BC), was a comic playwright 

 Whatever races you belong… color, language… Christ is always present.

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