What’s a Jesus movie without some type of controversy? A North Carolina based minister is calling for black people to boycott today’s release of the “Son of God”. Paul Scott, who also goes by the name of Truth Minista, of the Durham, NC based Messianic Afrikan Nation is outraged because the movie depicts Jesus as a white man.
As with every Hollywood movie about the bible, there has always been a lack of color. Never-mind the fact that this verse of the bible exists;
The hairs of his head were white, like white wool, like snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire, 15 his feet were like burnished bronze, refined in a furnace, and his voice was like the roar of many waters.
Many people feel that the scripture is literally saying Jesus was a black man with kinky hair. But then there’s the figurative, where some people say that it’s cloaked in symbolism:
In Rev. John is describing what he sees of Jesus in the HEAVENS. NOT, the description of Jesus when he was on earth. What he describes is ALL – symbolism. Each have specific meaning. Such as, “His hair was as white as wool!” NO, Jesus did not have an Afro or black type of hair, the focus of John was in describing that his hair was WHITE – which symbolizes WISDOM!
Second thing, the feet of Bronze or Copper – depending on the bible translation. THIS is a symbol as well – NOT a literal description of Jesus Christ EARTHLY human features when he walked the earth. The bible often describes “Divine” things in terms of precious jewels, or metals. This description of his FEET, glowing, or burning – ie; the copper, or bronze was to symbolize his time on earth when he, like a “comely” man, walked the earth teaching about his Father and the Kingdom message. NOTHING to do with his literal, earthly physical description. NOTHING!
Whatever the case may be, depending on the type of church you attend now, or growing up, you may have had a white Jesus or a black Jesus looking down on you. But what can we expect from Hollywood?
Clutchettes, were you taught that Jesus was black or white?