Groups or individuals who claim to know exactly how Jesus looks scare me.
OK, maybe they don't scare me but they do concern me--a lot.
There was an advertisement atop our web site with a picture of some man with long brown hair, wearing white robes and standing in front of a cross. The man has his arms outstretched. The type on the ad says: "I Love You This Much."
Since the man looks like all the other men that people say is Jesus I can only assume that the ad is trying to tell folks that Jesus loves them. I guess that's good.
If you don't know what I'm talking about, drive to the corner of East Kings and Youree Drive and look up. The advertisement is fairly large. And I commend Broadmoor Baptist Church for exercising their right to pay to put it there and on our site.
But how do they know what Jesus looks like?
We didn't have any pictures of Jesus in my church in Nashville because my pastor said there wasn't a clear enough description of God's son to make any definite pictures.
I'm not a historian but I don't think Jesus looks like the man on the ad. And I'm not trying to pick a fight with Broadmoor Baptist but the man on the ad looks like a hippie. I don't think Jesus was a hippie at all...
I'm not one of the people that thinks Jesus is a Black man or a woman. I don't know what he looks like so how do they?
I don't know.
Just my thoughts. Please share yours.