Pictures of Jesus

Dan Corner

Many Pictures of Jesus Are Dangerously Deceitful

Pictures of Jesus are an attention grabber. Some believe a picture of Jesus is worth a thousand words, but what if the pictures of Jesus we commonly see are deceitful? Could those same pictures of Jesus be as dangerous as a false teacher or even worse? ABSOLUTELY!

Especially in a day when the literacy rate is so low, compounded by the incomprehensible KJV only problem, there are many people who think the pictures of Jesus they see are accurate depictions, because they don't know the scriptures as they think they do. Folks, please know many of the pictures of Jesus the public is exposed to are F-A-R from biblical. In fact, some images of Jesus are dangerous to your SOUL!

As with anything else, we must test everything then hold on to the good (1 Thess. 5:21), that is, if any good (truth) exists. That means we must learn what the Bible says about the images of Jesus, which so many sincere people are seeing. When pictures of Jesus are tested in that manner, it becomes apparent that the devil has even been using Jesus pictures that many have hanging on their walls and even venerating those same images with kisses!

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Laughing Jesus Pictures

A laughing Jesus is not the Jesus of the Bible! To show a laughing Jesus is take the edge off of the seriousness of God's truth and doing the will of God with its eternal consequences. We are battling for eternity and the fight is ferocious.

To have a laughing Jesus teaching serious heaven or hell truths -- correcting and rebuking -- is ludicrous. The real Jesus was a man of sorrows (Isa. 53:3). There are NO scriptures which state that Jesus laughed or smiled; neither any of his apostles! Especially when preaching, God's servants are to be dead serious (Titus 2:7)! There is something spiritually wrong with smiley, laughing, joking preachers!

Pictures of Jesus With Halo

Some pictures of Jesus show him with a halo. A Jesus halo is not scriptural either! It is true that Jesus was sinless (2 Cor. 5:21), and he alone (Rom. 3:23), but he did not walk around with a halo above his head! If he did, he would have been conspicuously different by his physical appearance.

Such a Jesus halo is never indicated in scripture. To represent his sinlessness with a Jesus halo, then having a halo above Mary's head too, is to imply that she also shared in the attributes of God. Again, pictures of Jesus like that are deceitful.

Don't be deceived by pictures of Jesus.
We do not know what Jesus looked like,
except that he was an average looking
bearded Jewish man of at least 33 years of age.

Pictures of Jesus With Long Hair

Jesus' hair was not long. Pictures of Jesus displaying him with long hair are also incorrect!
Does not the very nature of things teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him, (1 Cor 11:14)
Surely, Jesus' hair was not a disgrace to him! The length of one's hair is an issue in Christian beliefs, though mostly neglected and denied in our day.

Pictures of Jesus and The Devil

Though not as common as other pictures of Jesus is the Lord arm wrestling with the devil! There it is depicted that the Lord is in a serious struggle straining with Satan to win! That is FAR from reality! The devil is not almighty God.

To have an image of Jesus wrestling with the devil is ludicrous. NOTE: It will take only one of God's angels to capture, chain and throw the devil in the Abyss during the 1000 year reign of Christ (Rev. 20:1,2)! Lucifer is doomed to eternal fire (Mt. 25:41 cf. Rev. 20:10)!

Pictures of Jesus On The Cross

Pictures of Jesus on the cross, almost 100% of the time, display a horrible satanic deception! To have pictures of Jesus on the cross with a couple drops of blood on his body grossly minimizes the unjust beatings, scourging and flogging the precious innocent Lord Jesus went through for our redemption.

If pictures of Jesus on the cross were true to the scriptures, he would be displayed as a bloody, blob of appalling flesh (Isa 52:14)! He had mud and spit on his swollen, bruised and lacerated body. He also hung naked, as all the crucified did. Especially the devil has used such pictures of Jesus to distort the truth about the incredible bloody price the Lord Jesus paid for our salvation.

Such artists with their pictures of Jesus on the cross have deceived more than many dangerous false teachers on that subject! At least one picture in a Catholic church in Poland has Mary on the cross with the baby Jesus! (See image to the right.)

The Jehovah's Witnesses have pictures of Jesus on a stake with his hands above his head, as did J. Vernon McGee, the deceased once saved always saved teacher!

The Pictures of Jesus on the Throne of God

Pictures of Jesus with him sharing the throne of God with Mary are DEADLY! In reality, Jesus on the throne is now a full grown man, who is sitting to the right side of the Father. Mary is NOT sovereignly sitting on the throne with Jesus co-ruling the Universe, especially with the crowned Mary holding and supporting the baby Jesus on her lap!

Such distorted pictures of Jesus and Mary have caused Catholic people to lethally look to and trust Mary for protection and salvation, as many Popes have. Certainly such pictures of Jesus and Mary have helped with that deception.

Jehovah's Witnesses Points To Ponder (PDF -- many images)

Black Jesus Pictures and the Black Hebrew Israelites

The issue of skin color for the Lord and Savior should never come up, but it has, to such a degree that some are very adamant in their errors and such has bred even more errors. An example of that is the black Hebrew Israelites. They not only claim Jesus had black skin, but Abraham, Moses, David, the apostles, Mary, etc. were all black. They promulgate their message WITHOUT scriptural proof and even deny evidence to the contrary.

Esau and David

The first to come out was RED, and his whole body was like a hairy garment; so they named him Esau. (Gen 25:25)
So he sent and had him brought in. He [David] was RUDDY, with a fine appearance and handsome features. Then the LORD said, "Rise and anoint him; he is the one." (1 Sam 16:12)
ADMONIY is the Hebrew term describing BOTH Esau and David. That Hebrew word means: Red of the hair OR complexion, thereby implying fair skin.

There are also fair-skinned Jews in Jerusalem, who can trace their bloodline back to King David, which again demolishes the black Hebrew Israelites baseless theory, which should never come up.

The Revelation 1 Vision of Jesus

A primary scripture the Black Hebrew Israelites cite as proof is the vision mentioned in Revelation chapter 1. They focus in upon these verses:
His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters. In his right hand he held seven stars, and out of his mouth came a sharp double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance. (Rev. 1:14-16)
They try to force out an interpretation of Jesus being black from his hair being white like wool [see image to right of a Jew with "hair white like wool"] and his feet being like bronze glowing in a furnace, but they conveniently overlook that the same vision also says:

The feet like burnished bronze and Jesus' face like a brilliant shining sun are depicting the intensity, brilliance and shining light of how Jesus appeared in this vision. Elsewhere, God is shown to be in unapproachable light (1 Tim. 6:16) and a consuming fire (Heb. 12:29) upon whom no one can see his face and live (Ex. 33:20).

The vision of Revelation 1 shows symbolism. If we were to take that as a literal description of the Lord Jesus, then he was a white man, since he had a white head. Again, the issue of race is not important, since Jesus is the one Savior who died for us all.

The Woman In Song of Solomon Argument

The woman in Song of Solomon was dark (though some translations say black) - she was darkened by the sun:
Do not stare at me because I am dark, BECAUSE I AM DARKENED BY THE SUN. My mother's sons were angry with me and made me take care of the vineyards; my own vineyard I had to neglect. (Song of Solomon 1:6)
The very verse they also offer as proof actually teaches the opposite. How? Because her skin was not dark (or "black") until the sun darkened it. Originally, she was fair skinned who later got a deep heavy sun tan, that is, "darkened by the sun".

When a Christian presents the evidence, sometimes he is then falsely accused of being racist! WHY? Because he doesn't go along with their fable that Jesus was a black man.

By far, the worst part of it all for the black Hebrew Israelites is their lethal attachment to the Mosaic law, from which Christians will fall from grace and Christ will be of no value at all by trying to be justified that way (Gal. 5:2-4). Please see Messianic Jews Have Reintroduced DEADLY Galatianism for details.

Folks, all images of Jesus are flawed. We do not know what he looked like, except that he was Jewish, which he got from his mother, Mary. (Jews are not black, but they sadly do reject the salvation in the New Testament similar to the black Hebrew Israelites.)

BTW, Queen Elizabeth II was a descendant of King David.

Deceptive and DEADLY Pictures of Jesus

Such pictures of Jesus are bad enough, but even if they would be true to God's word, they still should not be venerated in any way, including with kisses as typically done by sincere Catholics. That is a form of modern-day idolatry.

We show our love for Jesus by doing God's will (John 14:15), not by kissing pictures of Jesus. Remember this: We do not know what Jesus looked like, except that he was an average looking bearded Jewish man of at least 33 years of age.

Deception In The Church Via Pictures of Jesus

Millions of unscriptural pictures of Jesus exist throughout the world and have helped to spread deception in the church. Such pictures of Jesus have aided the father of lies (John 8:44) to lethally deceive sincere church-goers, who believe the bible, but don't know its message!

The image to the right is what Catholic children are taught. Notice how Mary is shown to be between the Lord Jesus and the people receiving grace. Catholics have been wrongly taught that Mary is the mediatrix and dispenser of all grace. That is a horrible distortion of the truth, as presented in scripture.

From a laughing Jesus -- to a Jesus on the cross with a couple drops of blood -- to Jesus on the throne as a baby being held up by Mary -- millions of sincere SOULS worldwide are misled. Pictures of Jesus like that are worth a thousand words of DEADLY POISON! Jesus pictures like that should be trashed ASAP. Please pass these truths about pictures of Jesus to others you love and care about.


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