Is Jesus black?

There is this kid on the my bus who insists that Jesus was black.He is black so I kind of think that is the reason he told me that Jesus was black.I personally think that it doesn’t matter what his color was because his teachings remain the same.
Please try to reply and give an answer.And when I try to tell him that he might be misinterpreting it he tells me”it doesn’t matter what you believe Jesus is black and if you don’t believe it you will have to take it up with him in heaven.”I am not going to lie I have a slight hatred for black people but it is something that I ask God to help me overcome.I just feel that because he is black he maybe feels that it should be known.And so far the verses he has to prove them have not meant literally black.Ex.Revelations Ch.1:15.I believe it is said to describe his brightness which sybolizes his holiness and greatness.Another being Jeremiah 14:2 I believe it is in referance to how down they were because they had chosen to disregard god.I believe that by saying black it symbolizes anger and evil.I do not think it is literal.Please feel free to reply.This is a question and I am willing to accept being wrong, with that said I do not want this to bacome an argument.
The Hopeful

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  1. Oftentimes, the Lord puts before us a test. This could be a test to see how we handle it, according to His Word (by His Spirit’s leading), or to test the other person to see how they respond (whether they too respond by His Spirit’s leading also), or both. Of course, the Lord always knows the outcome of the matter and the level each person is at in their walk, but He must allow for things to happen so that He can perform what is necessary for His kingdom’s purpose. Look at this as an opportunity to grow in Him. See what the Lord shares with you, on how to handle the matter with this individual. Maybe it’s not to prove who’s ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ in the matter, but a chance for you to overcome something you’re struggling with in your walk and for you to plant a seed in the circumstance that has an opportunity for him to change his heart also. Just remember…it’s not about us at all (how we are portrayed in the incident) but how Jesus’ love is portrayed in the incident.
    I have experienced many circumstances that the Lord’s thrown me into where I have had to deal with some pretty ‘tough’ people. One thing I have learned in these experiences, as I am led by His Spirit, is that the Lord IS very loving and meets people where they are at in their walk. Sometimes He doesn’t even mention a Scripture in His ministering to the individual, but just gives them a word that shows love and compassion in a person’s life who needs it at the time. Trust His leading and He will do the work from there. As long as you handle it the way He shares for you to handle it, then you’ve done your work for His kingdom purposes.

  2. faithishearing says:

    You have to careful with this…
    Was Jesus black? I am not sure, and I don’t think that it matters. I would think that during His time on earth, he would have looked more Middle Eastern, definitely not the blond hair, blue eyes you see in pictures. How does He look now, in Heaven? I’m not sure, but John in vision saw a glorified Jesus:

    Revelation 1:14-16
    The hairs of his head were white, like white wool, like snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire, his feet were like burnished bronze, refined in a furnace, and his voice was like the roar of many waters. In his right hand he held seven stars, from his mouth came a sharp two-edged sword, and his face was like the sun shining in full strength.

    This passage does not give a description of the color of His skin tone. It only describes the brilliance of His face, ‘like a sun shining in full strength’, which brings to my mind, Moses after he came from the presence of God with the Ten Commandments. (Exodus 34:29, 35) And probably has more to do with God’s presence and power. Others would say that this passage in Revelation is symbolic, which I won’t get into, because I don’t know much about it.
    Race, as we know it today, is a fairly new concept. Our modern classification of race (white, black, etc.) did not come until about the 15th century, at the start of the Atlantic slave trade, and was mostly used as a justification of the practice. Before then people were classified mostly by region. (Joseph of Arimathea, Mary of Magdala, etc.) Or other ways (Jew and Gentile), which still isn’t based on color, by the way.
    Galatians 3:28
    There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
    What caused division and dissension because of sin, God brings together in Christ.
    As I stated in the post, you have to be careful with this, people can get offended very quickly. Because of sin, many people who claimed to be Christians and to have Jesus have used the Bible to somehow perpetuate the idea of the supposed inferiority of races of people. Because of this, people have been hurt and have rejected God and Jesus.
    I would not engage in an argument with your friend on the color of Jesus. Titus 3:9. But…
    I can see how this can be a wonderful opportunity to talk about Jesus regardless. You can be a great witness to the people you ride the bus with. You prayed to God to help you love those different from you, maybe this young man is a way of God teaching you how.
    I’m just noticing this post is old…
    Maybe you dealt with this already, or will in the future; anyway, I am sure it can be useful to someone.
    Interesting topic. I am kind of curious to see what others have to say.

  3. Redbuck40 says:

    Seen the average Israeli lately? Dark skin, dark hair, dark eyes. Well that is what he WAS like. Now he is White hair, white skin, eyes of fire.

    Chris

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