Why does almost every depiction (image) of God or Jesus resemble a white man?
My view is through the eyes of the African American experience in Americas and it is that Christianity was purposely manipulated by the dominate Caucasian race to steer mankind toward the darkness of racism through their imagery of God. God and Jesus were made in the image of the white man. In America this played a significant role in spreading racism and white supremacy. Think about it. God resembles the slave master. Therefore, the salve master is subliminally suggested to be God or godlike. This is one of the most subversive yet effective techniques of mass brainwashing ever perpetrated upon an enslaved people. The brainwashing is so complete that even after several generations post-slavery, many blacks still have self-esteem issues linked to their view of themselves as being inferior. Some still think that the white man’s ice is colder than the black man’s ice.
It is well documented that Jesus’ lineage can be traced throughout Africa and the Middle East and that he could not have had blue eyes or fair long hair as the vast majority of artists have depicted him. In actuality, because he was a Galilean Jew in the first century, he was most probably of dark complexion, muscular built with short curly hair – not unlike most Jewish men of that period (Isaiah 53:2).
The very notion of depicting God or Jesus in any imagery should be repulsive to Born Again Believer and identified as a rebellious and deceptive act of Satan. No man has ever seen God and there were no camera’s in the day of Christ’s earthly ministry. So where did these imageries of God and Christ come from?
They came out of the sinful imagination of man.
The true God is not a picture, the true God is not a statue, and as the Scriptures plainly state, by God’s own Word, the true God is not to be worshiped or prayed to by the use of statues or pictures. It is a blasphemous insult to Almighty God to portray Him in such a lowly and grossly-inaccurate way! (Exodus 20:4)
What does the Bible warn about the use of statues and pictures for worship?
God will shame and condemn those who use statues or images for worship:
“Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? Ye are even My witnesses. Is there a God beside Me? Yea, there is no God; I know not any. They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and their delectable things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses; they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed. Who hath formed a god, or molten a graven image that is profitable for nothing? Behold, all his fellows shall be ashamed: and the workmen, they are of men: let them all be gathered together, let them stand up; yet they shall fear, and they shall be ashamed together.” (Isaiah 44:8-11 KJV)
God is not made of wood, plastic, paint or cement – God is not to be represented by wood, plastic, paint or cement:
“Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device. And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men everywhere to repent: Because He hath appointed a day, in the which He will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom He hath ordained; whereof He hath given assurance unto all men, in that He hath raised Him from the dead” (Acts 17:29-31 KJV)
STOP THE LIE! TAKE THE PICTURES DOWN!
Learn more about God’s Commandment regarding making images of Him by visiting the following page: The Second Commandment