What Does God And Jesus Look Like?

Do We Know What God Looks Like?

  1. Have you ever pondered what God’s like to gaze at in person?
  2. It’s probably the first question we ask in Sunday School, and for many of us, it’s the only one that ever gets a satisfactory response.
  3. Alternatively, some of us were given simplistic explanations (such as being informed that God is a guy with a long white beard who lives someplace in the skies) that, as adults, we now recognize are not entirely accurate.
  1. Fortunately, the Bible does provide some clear answers to our questions about God’s physical appearance.

What Does the Bible Say God Looks Like?

  1. The Bible mentions God’s characteristics in a number of different places.
  2. There are two specific statements made in the Bible concerning God’s appearance that are critical to grasp: first, God is described as having a face.
  3. First and foremost, God is spirit.
  1. God can appear as a mountain of fire, according to verses such as Deuteronomy 4:15-19, which distinguishes him from idols that are created to resemble human people in appearance.
  2. ″God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth,″ declares John 4:24 emphatically.
  3. One of the most famous passages about him is 1 Timothy 1:17, which refers to him as ″the King everlasting, immortal, and unseen.″ This shows that, while God can manifest himself in a variety of ways, including human form (more on that later), he does not have a fundamental physical form.
  1. Second, God is everywhere at the same time.
  2. Based on biblical passages such as Psalm 139:7-10 and Proverbs 15:3, this word refers to the fact that God is present in all locations at the same time.
  3. This further demonstrates that God must be a spirit, or the entire concept of omnipresence is rendered ineffective.

As commonly depicted in Sunday School cartoons, if God were indeed the figure we see outside the cosmos and then rushing down into the universe whenever someone needed him, he would only be present in one area at a given time.Even though God is described as being ″enthroned on high, who stoops down to look on the heavens and earth″ in Psalm 113:4-6, this is a poetic description, similar to Psalm 56:8 in which God is described as holding the writer’s tears in a bottle.God cannot have a fundamental physical form since he must be everywhere at the same time.

If God Is Spirit, How Can We Know What He Looks Like?

  1. Although God the Father is spirit, the Bible refers to Jesus as ″the image of the unseen God,″ which means ″the representation of the invisible God″ (Colossians 1:15-19).
  2. It has been hypothesized by some theologians that when God came to Abraham in Genesis 18, it was actually Jesus in a pre-incarnate form.
  3. We also don’t know much about Jesus’ physical appearance, but one of the Messianic predictions, Isaiah 53, states that ″He had no beauty nor majesty to entice us to him, nor was there anything in his appearance that we might want him″ (NASB) (Isaiah 53:2).
  1. Jesus’ example, on the other hand, allows us to see what God is like.
  2. He is God’s representation on earth, and by placing our faith in him, we get the power to become more like Christ and, as a result, to draw closer to the Almighty.

Proof of God’s Existence and Appearance 

Due to the fact that God does not have a bodily form, the natural question arises: ″How can we be certain that God exists?″ as well as the equally vital question of ″how does he look to us?″ There are several arguments in favor of the existence of God, as well as various evidence that have been advanced by various individuals.The following three are perhaps the most fundamental: Nature provides evidence.It is said in Psalm 19:1 that ″the heavens announce the glory of God, and the sky proclaim the work of his hands.″ Similar to this, the Bible says in Romans 1:20 that ″since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities—his everlasting power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been created, so that people are without excuse.″ As a result, the natural world, with its rich features and delicate balance, serves as evidence that something greater than ourselves is at work in our planet.

  • Evidence that comes from within.
  • It has been proposed by some theologians that we are all born with the conviction that there must be something out there, a God to discover and seek.
  • The phrase sensus divinitatis (Latin for ″feeling of the divine″) was used by John Calvin to characterize this sensation.
  • The validity of this statement may be contested, but it appears to be consistent with what the Bible states in Romans 2:14-15 about a sense of morality being inscribed on people’s hearts.
  • Assuming that we have an innate sense of morality within us, the issue becomes ″where does this sense of morality originate from?″ Similarly, if we have an instinctive sensation that there is something more out there, we may wonder, ″What is the purpose of this intuition?″ ″Did anything place it in that spot?″ Jesus’ testimony serves as evidence.
  1. After a while, we come to the conclusion that Jesus is the most compelling evidence of God’s existence.
  2. With every effort we make to comprehend what Jesus did and who Jesus was, we are presented with a basic fact: he claimed to be the Son of God.
  3. Specific to his claim to be the Messiah, he claimed to be the Son of Man, a title used in Daniel 7:3 to designate him.
  4. He said that he was born prior to Abraham’s birth and that he was the father of Abraham (John 8:58).
  1. When the Sanhedrin inquired as to whether or not he was the Messiah, Jesus said, ″I am…
  2. In the clouds of sky, you will see the Son of Man, who will be seated at the right hand of the Mighty One (Mark 14:62).
  3. Jesus made the claim that he was God’s son on several occasions (albeit sometimes cautiously and only at the appropriate place and at the appropriate time).
  4. The fact that Jesus claimed to be God, as C.S.

Lewis famously phrased it in a chapter of Mere Christianity titled ″A Shocking Alternative,″ means that we can only perceive him in three ways: ″A man who was just that: a guy who spoke the kind of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher.″ A lunatic on the same level as the man who claims to be a poached egg, or the Devil of Hell – depending on how you look at things.You are required to make a decision.Either this man was and continues to be the Son of God, or he was and continues to be a lunatic or something even worse.Whether you want to shut him up and call him an idiot, spit on him and murder him as a demon, or fall at his feet and name His Lord and God, let us not come with any patronizing drivel about him being a wonderful human teacher…The fact that He was neither insane nor a devil now appears plain to me, and as a result, however weird or terrible or implausible it may appear, I am forced to embrace the notion that He was and is God.″

Why Does It Matter What God Looks Like?

In light of the fact that God is far larger and more complicated than we are, we are still attempting to understand what it means for God to be spirit, how this relates to our being created in his image, and so on.Because we are limited and God is infinite, we will never be able to fully comprehend this notion, at least not on this side of the throne of God.Even if we don’t completely grasp the concept of God having no bodily form, recognizing that God exists is still crucial.

  • We must understand the appearance and nature of God for a variety of reasons, some of which are listed below: It assists us in comprehending how God may be sovereign.
  • In this case, God is like a pagan deity, who lives on Mount Olympus and descends to save humanity one at a time.
  • This makes him a limited creature.
  • Recognizing that God is spirit and can be found everywhere at the same time demonstrates how God can maintain control.
  • Because he is spirit, he has the ability to exist wherever and be the ultimate ruler of the cosmos as described in the Bible.
  1. Recognizing his spiritual essence allows us to appreciate his power and authority.
  2. It demonstrates what distinguishes Jesus from the rest of us.
  3. Considering that God is spirit, it should come as no surprise that when Jesus came to earth and took on human form, something extraordinary had occurred.
  4. God, who is all-knowing and all-powerful, has humbled himself (Philippians 2:7) in order to come to us in the shape of a human being and dwell among us.
  1. Compared to tales about gods descending to earth, such as Zeus coming down from Olympus and transforming into a bird to soar over the Earth for a period, this is much different from what we see in real life.
  2. To assert that Jesus was God manifested in human flesh is a far more radical claim, and it distinguishes Christianity from other religions in significant ways.
  3. It alters our understanding of what it means to be created in God’s image.
  4. Theological scholars disagree on whether or not people were created in God’s image (Genesis 1:27) has a physical component.

Why people appear the way they do may have been designed by God, and our physical design (our limits and powers) may have revealed something about our status as God’s image-bearers.What’s more, when it comes to answering the question of what God looks like, the fact that God is spirit means that we are not ″in the image of God″ in the literal, physical sense.Due to the fact that God is spirit, there must be a spiritual component to it.Regardless of how we interpret this concept, the fact that God the Father is a spirit has an impact on what it means to be God’s image bearers.Further reading may be found at: Exactly what God was doing before he created the universe is unknown to us.

When it comes to understanding the nature of God, what are the most important concepts to grasp?Do we seek God’s justice or do we want justice for ourselves?Photo courtesy of iStock/Getty Images Plus/BrAt PiKaChU and BrAt PiKaChU G.

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What Did Jesus Look Like?

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The Bible’s answer

  • Because Jesus’ personal appearance is not detailed in the Bible, no one knows what he looked like in his physical appearance. This suggests that the bodily characteristics of Jesus are unimportant. The Bible, on the other hand, does provide us with a basic description of Jesus’ physical appearance. Characteristics: Jesus was a Jew, therefore it is possible that he received common Semitic characteristics from his mother. (See also Hebrews 7:14.) It is doubtful that his physical characteristics were very distinguishing. He was able to travel in stealth from Galilee to Jerusalem on one occasion, and he did it without being discovered. (See also John 7:10, 11) And he did not appear to stand out even among his closest disciples, according to reports. Remember that Judas Iscariot was tasked with identifying Jesus to the armed mob that had surrounded him when he was arrested? —Matthew 26:47-49.
  • Mark 12:47-49. Because the Bible states that ″long hair is a shame to a man,″ it’s improbable that Jesus had long hair. —1 Corinthians 11:14
  • Beard: Jesus had a beard on his face. He did so in accordance with Jewish law, which forbade adult males from ″disfiguring the margins of their beards.″ (See also Leviticus 19:27 and Galatians 4:4). In addition, the Bible makes reference to Jesus’ beard in a prophesy of his suffering. [See also Isaiah 50:6.] Body: All indicators point to Jesus being in good physical condition. During his ministry, he covered a great deal of ground. The Bible records that Jesus cleansed the Jewish temple twice, first by toppling the tables of money changers, and secondly by driving out cattle with a whip (Matthew 9: 35). (2:14–15
  • Luke 19:45–46
  • John 2:14–15) Volume IV, page 884 of McClintock and Strong’s Cyclopedia argues that ″the entire evangelical story shows strong and vigorous bodily condition.″ The facial expressions of Jesus: Jesus was a loving and caring person, and his facial expressions undoubtedly reflected this. (Matthew 11:28
  • Matthew 11:29) People from many walks of life came to him for consolation and assistance. (See also Luke 5:12, 13
  • 7:37, 38.) Even youngsters appeared to be at comfortable in his company. Jesus said in Matthew 19:13-15 and Mark 9:35-37,

Misconceptions about Jesus’ appearance

As a result of the book of Revelation’s comparisons of Jesus’ hair to wool and his feet to ″burnished bronze,″ some believe that Jesus must have been of African heritage.According to the New Jerusalem Bible (Revelation 1: 14, 15).Fact: The book of Revelation is delivered ″in signs,″ as the title suggests.

  • The Book of Revelation (Revelation 1:1) While the description of Jesus’ hair and feet is written in symbolic language, it is not intended to represent his physical appearance while he was on earth.
  • Instead, it is intended to illustrate the traits of Jesus following his resurrection.
  • When it says that Jesus’ ″head and his hair were white as white wool, as snow,″ the author of Revelation 1: 14 is comparing color rather than texture to describe Jesus’ appearance.
  • This shows the wisdom he has gained as a result of his age.
  • Revelation 3: 14 (KJV) Neither the texture of Jesus’ hair nor the texture of snow are being compared in this verse; rather, they are being compared in this verse to the texture of wool and snow, respectively.
  1. ″Jesus’ feet looked like fine copper when it was blazing in a furnace,″ according to the author.
  2. (15:15) (Revelation 1: 15) In addition, his face was ″as dazzling as the sun when it is shining at its brightest.″ According to Revelation 1:16, This vision, which depicts the resurrected Jesus as the one ″who dwells in unapproachable brightness,″ must be symbolic, because no race possesses skin tone that corresponds to these descriptions.
  3. Paul wrote in 1 Timothy 6:16.
  4. Misconception: Jesus was a fragile and helpless man.
  1. The truth is that Jesus acted in a masculine manner.
  2. For example, he bravely identified himself to the armed throng that had gathered to apprehend him and take him into custody.
  3. (See John 18:4-8.) Jesus must have also been physically fit in order to have worked as a carpenter with hand tools on the cross.
  4. —Matthew 6:3.
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So, why did Jesus want assistance in carrying his torture stake?And why did he die before the other people who were killed beside him?(Luke 23:26; John 19:31-33; Acts 2:42) Jesus’ corpse was in a state of significant decomposition just before his execution.He’d been up all night, in part because of the emotional torment he was experiencing.(Luke 22:42-44; cf.

Overnight, the Jews abused him, and the next morning, the Romans tormented him until he died from his injuries.According to the Scriptures (Matthew 26:67, 68; John 19:1-3) Such things almost certainly contributed to his death.A common misconception is that Jesus was usually depressed and sad.

  • The truth is that Jesus accurately represented the characteristics of his heavenly Father, Jehovah, who is referred to in the Bible as ″the cheerful God.″ Among the passages cited are 1 Timothy 1:11 and John 14:9.
  • In fact, Jesus demonstrated to others how to be content.
  • (Matthew 5:3-9; Luke 11:28; John 5:19) These findings demonstrate that Jesus’ facial expressions frequently indicated his contentment.

What did Jesus really look like?

Joan Taylor contributed to this article.King’s College London is a prestigious educational institution.Published on December 24th, 2015.

  • Everyone is familiar with the appearance of Jesus.
  • He is the most portrayed character in all of Western art, and he is easily recognized by his long hair and beard, as well as his long robe with long sleeves (typically white) and a cloak, which he wears everywhere (often blue).
  • As a result, Jesus may be recognized on pancakes and slices of bread.
  • But did he truly have this appearance?
  • In truth, this well-known image of Jesus dates back to the Byzantine period, from the 4th century onwards, and Byzantine portrayals of Jesus were symbolic rather than historically accurate – they were concerned with symbolism rather than factual accuracy.
  1. In the Santa Pudenziana church in Rome, the altar mosaic depicts an emperor seated on his throne, and this was the inspiration for the mosaics used there.
  2. Jesus is clad in a toga made of gold.
  3. A statue of long-haired and bearded Olympian Zeus on a throne is well-known across the globe; in fact, the Roman Emperor Augustus had a duplicate of himself built in the same manner.
  4. Zeus is also renowned as the deity of thunder and lightning (without the godly long hair and beard).
  1. For the purpose of depicting the divine reign of Christ as cosmic King, Byzantine painters created a younger version of Zeus, who was known as Christ the Younger.
  2. This depiction of the heavenly Christ, which is occasionally updated in hippy fashion, has evolved into our typical model of the early Jesus as a result of historical development.
  3. So, what was Jesus’ physical appearance like?
  4. Let’s take it from top to bottom.

1. Hair and beard

In those instances where early Christians did not depict Christ as the celestial king, they depicted him as a regular man with a short beard and short hair.Nevertheless, as a traveling sage, it is possible that Jesus wore a beard, for the simple reason that he did not visit barbers.An individual philosopher (who was pondering about higher matters) was supposed to be distinguished from the rest of society by his general scruffiness and beard.

  • Epictetus, a Stoic philosopher, thought it was ″acceptable in accordance with Nature.″ Being clean-shaven and having short hair was thought extremely necessary in the first century Graeco-Roman civilization, if for no other reason.
  • A magnificent mane of luxuriant hair and a beard were divine features that were not matched in contemporary masculine fashion.
  • Even a philosopher wore his hair in a rather short style.
  • In antiquity, having a beard was not considered to be a distinguishing characteristic of being a Jew.
  • In reality, one of the difficulties for oppressors of Jews at various eras was distinguishing them from everyone else when they looked the same as everyone else (a point made in the book of Maccabees).
  1. Jewish captives who are beardless, however, appear in depictions of Jewish males on Judaea Capta coins, which were minted by Rome following the conquest of Jerusalem in 70AD.
  2. So Jesus, as a philosopher with a ″natural″ appearance, may have had a short beard, like the men represented on Judaea Capta coinage, but his hair was most likely not extremely long, like the males depicted on Judaea Capta coinage.
  3. In the event that his hair had been even slightly longer, we would have expected some sort of reaction.
  4. When it came to Jewish males, those who had untidy beards and slightly long hair were instantly identified as those who had taken a Nazirite vow stood out.
  1. These individuals would commit themselves to God for a period of time, refrain from drinking alcohol or cutting their hair – and at the conclusion of this period, they would shave their heads in an unique ritual held in the Temple of Solomon (as described in Acts chapter 21, verse 24).
  2. However, Jesus did not adhere to the Nazirite vow, as evidenced by the fact that he is frequently spotted drinking wine – his enemies accuse him of consuming an excessive amount of it (Matthew chapter 11, verse 19).
  3. If he had long hair and looked like a Nazirite, we would have expected someone to point out the contradiction between what he appeared to be doing and what he was actually doing – the problem would be that he was actually drinking wine.

2. Clothing

During the time of Jesus, affluent men wore long robes on important occasions in order to flaunt their social standing in front of others.The following is from one of Jesus’ teachings: ″Be wary of the scribes, who seek to stroll around the temple courts in long robes (stolai), to be saluted in the markets, to have the most important seats in the synagogues, and to be seated in the places of honour at feasts″ (Mark chapter 12, verses 38-39).Because the sayings of Jesus are widely believed to be the more accurate sections of the Gospels, we can infer that Jesus did not actually wear such clothes.

  • An ankle-length tunic and chiton were the norm for males in Jesus’s time, while an ankle-length tunic was the norm for women, and swapping these around was a fashion statement in and of itself.
  • As a result, when Thecla, a woman, dresses in a short (male) tunic in the 2nd Century Acts of Paul and Thecla, it comes as a bit of a surprise.
  • They would typically have colored bands extending from the shoulder to the hem, and they may be made entirely of one piece of fabric.
  • On top of the tunic, you would wear a mantle, also known as a himation, and we know that Jesus wore one of these since it was this that a lady touched when she requested to be cured by hom in the Gospel of Mark (see, for example, Mark chapter 5, verse 27).
  • A mantle was a huge piece of woollen stuff, yet it was not particularly thick, so you would need to wear two of them to be sufficiently warm.
  1. Histation, which could be worn in a variety of ways, including as a wrap, would fall beyond the knees and entirely cover the short tunic.
  2. The huge himation was worn without the tunic by certain austere thinkers, exposing their upper right torso, but it is an another tale altogether.
  3. The quality, size, and color of these mantles all served as indicators of power and status in their respective societies.
  4. Purple and certain shades of blue were associated with affluence and prestige.
  1. Because the dyes used to create these colors were extremely uncommon and expensive, they were referred to as ″royal colors.″ Colors, on the other hand, might signify something else.
  2. A gang of deadly transvestites, according to the historian Josephus, dressed in ″colored mantles″ (chlanidia), which denoted that they were women’s clothing, the Zealots (a Jewish faction that sought to drive the Romans out of Judea).
  3. Real men, unless they were of the greatest social position, should, according to this, dress in undyed garments.
  4. Jesus, on the other hand, did not dress in white.

A notable feature of this hairstyle was that it required bleaching or chalking, and it was linked with a sect known as the Essenes, who adhered to a stringent interpretation of Jewish law.During a prayer session on a mountaintop with three apostles, Jesus begins to emit light, which is portrayed in Mark chapter 9 as the difference between Jesus’ garments and brilliant, white clothing.As Mark describes it, Jesus’ himatia (in the plural, the term may refer to ″clothes″ or ″clothes″ rather than precisely ″mantles″) started off ″glistening and exceedingly white, as if no fuller on the face of the world could bleach them.″ As a result, before his transfiguration, Jesus is depicted by Mark as an average man, dressed in ordinary garments, in this instance undyed wool, the kind of material that would be sent to a fuller for processing.More information regarding Jesus’ attire is revealed after his death, when the Roman soldiers split his himatia (in this context, the term most likely refers to two mantles) into four portions, each of which contains a different piece of clothing (see John chapter 19, verse 23).One of these, most likely, was a tallith, or Jewish prayer shawl, in some way.

This cloak with tassels (tzitzith) is expressly mentioned by Jesus in Matthew 23:5 when he speaks of the kingdom of God.A lightweight himation, typically constructed of undyed creamy-colored woollen material, and it was likely embellished with some sort of indigo stripe or threading, as was the case here.

3. Feet

Jesus would have walked about with sandals on his feet.Everyone walked about in sandals.Sandals from the time of Jesus have been discovered in desert caverns between the Dead Sea and Masada, allowing us to observe firsthand what they were like during the time of the Savior.

  • The soles were made of thick strips of leather that were sewed together, and the top sections were made of leather straps that went through the toes.
  • They were extremely plain and straightforward.

4. Features

And what about Jesus’s physical characteristics?They were of Jewish descent.The fact that Jesus was a Jew (or a Judaean) is unquestionable since it is repeated in a variety of literary sources, including the writings of Paul, provides more evidence.

  • Furthermore, as stated in the Letter to the Hebrews, ″it is unmistakable that our Lord was descended from the tribe of Judah.″ So, how do we see a Jew at this time, a guy who, according to Luke chapter 3, was ″around 30 years of age when he began,″ in this situation?
  • According to a BBC documentary, Son of God, developed in 2001 by forensic anthropologist Richard Neave, the model of a Galilean man was based on a real skull discovered in the region.
  • He did not assert that it was the face of Jesus.
  • It was only intended to arouse people’s curiosity in Jesus as a man of his time and location, as we are never told that he appeared in a special manner.
  • Although much has been done to reconstruct Jesus’ physical appearance from ancient bones, I believe the most accurate representation of Jesus’ physical appearance is found in the depiction of Moses that can be found on the walls of the Dura-Europos synagogue in the 3rd Century, because it demonstrates how the Graeco-Roman world imagined a Jewish sage.
  1. Moses is depicted in undyed garments, and his one cloak is in reality a tallith, since tassels (tzitzith) can be seen at the corners of the Dura depiction of Moses splitting the Red Sea.
  2. The short hair and slight beard of this Jesus, as well as his short tunic with short sleeves and his himation, make this image a far more accurate basis for picturing the historical Jesus than the adaptations of the Byzantine Jesus that have become standard: the historical Jesus is dressed in a short tunic with short sleeves and a himation.
  3. Distinguished Professor of Christian Origins and Second Temple Judaism at King’s College London, Joan Taylor is also the author of The Essenes, the Scrolls, and the Dead Sea (King’s College London Press).
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What Did Jesus Look Like?

In Western cultures, the most popular representation of Jesus Christ has been that of a bearded, fair-skinned man with long, wavy, light brown or blond hair and (often) blue eyes, who has been shown in this manner for millennia.However, the Bible does not describe Jesus’ physical appearance, and all of the evidence we do have shows that he looked significantly different from how he has been shown for so many years.

What Does the Bible Say?

The Bible provides just a few hints as to Christ’s physical characteristics.The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, which comprise the first four volumes of the New Testament, contain the majority of what we know about Jesus.According to the Gospels, Jesus was a Jewish man who was born in Bethlehem and reared in the town of Nazareth in Galilee (then Palestine, now northern Israel) around the first century A.D., according to the New Testament.

  • While the Bible informs us that Jesus was around 30 years old when he began his ministry (Luke 3:23), it tells us almost little about his physical appearance, other than the fact that he didn’t stand out in any particular manner.
  • During Jesus’ imprisonment in the garden of Gethsemane before to his execution (Matthew 26:47-56) Judas Iscariot had to point out Jesus to his troops among the disciples, apparently because they all looked to be the same size as one another.
  • WATCH: JESUS: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE Vault According to several academics, the passages from Revelation 1:14-15 provide evidence that Jesus’ complexion was a deeper shade and that his hair was of a shaggy texture.
  • ″His hairs were as white as white wool, as white as snow,″ the story claims of his head hairs.
  • In the light of day, his eyes were like a blaze of fire, and his feet were like burnished bronze, purified as though by fire.″ ″We don’t know what he looked like, but if all of the things that we know about him are true, he was a Palestinian Jewish man living in Galilee in the first century,″ says Robert Cargill, assistant professor of classics and religious studies at the University of Iowa and editor of Biblical Archaeology Review.
  1. ″We don’t know what he looked like, but if all of the things that we know about him are true, he was a Palestinian Jewish man living in Galile Thus, his appearance was that of a Palestinian Jewish guy living in the first century AD.
  2. He would have had the appearance of a Jewish Galilean.″ READ MORE: Who Was the Author of the Bible?

How Have Depictions of Jesus Changed Over the Centuries?

Some of the oldest known artistic images of Jesus date back to the mid-third century A.D., more than two centuries after his death, according to archaeological evidence.These are the paintings found in the ancient catacombs of St.Domitilla in Rome, which were uncovered for the first time about four hundred years ago.

  • The paintings represent Jesus as the Good Shepherd, a youthful, short-haired, beardless man with a lamb wrapped over his shoulders, which was one of the most popular depictions of Jesus at the time of their creation.
  • Another early image of Jesus was discovered on the walls of a damaged chapel in southern Israel in 2018, adding to the growing collection of early portraits.
  • It is the earliest known image of Christ found in Israel, and it depicts him with shorter, curly hair, a depiction that was common to the eastern region of the Byzantine empire, particularly in Egypt and the Syria-Palestine region, but which was later lost to later Byzantine art.
  • It was painted in the sixth century A.D., and it is the earliest known image of Christ found in Israel.
  • MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT: Is this 1,500-year-old painting a depiction of Jesus’ physical appearance?
  1. During the fourth century A.D., the long-haired, bearded picture of Jesus began to develop, which was significantly influenced by portrayals of Greek and Roman gods, notably the all-powerful Greek deity Zeus.
  2. As a result, Jesus began to appear dressed in a long robe and sitting on an elevated platform, such as the fifth-century mosaic on the altar of the Santa Pudenziana church in Rome, and occasionally with a crown of gold encircling his head.
  3. Joan Taylor, a professor of Christian origins and second temple Judaism at King’s College London, argued in The Irish Times that the goal of these depictions was never to depict Jesus as a human being, but rather to convey theological arguments about who Jesus was as Christ (King, Judge, and divine Son).
  4. ″They have progressed through time to become the typical ‘Jesus’ that we know today.″ To be sure, not all depictions of Jesus are consistent with the prevailing picture of him that has been presented in Western art.
  1. In reality, he has been represented as a member of many different civilizations across the world, at least in terms of visual representation.
  2. Cultures tend to represent major religious leaders as having the appearance of the prevailing racial identity, as Cargill elucidates.
  3. MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT: The Bible asserts that Jesus was a real person.
  4. Is there any further evidence?
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What Is the Shroud of Turin?

One of the most well-known of the many probable relics associated with Jesus that have appeared throughout the years is the Shroud of Turin, which was discovered in 1354 and has since become a worldwide sensation.According to believers, Jesus was wrapped in the piece of linen after he was crucified and that the shroud has a distinct image of his face.Many scholars, however, believe the shroud to be a forgery, and the Vatican even refers to it as a ″icon″ rather than a relic in its own documents.

  • ″The Shroud of Turin has been refuted on a couple of occasions as a medieval fake,″ says Cargill.
  • ″The Shroud of Turin has been debunked as a medieval forgery.″ In the words of the author, ″It’s part of a larger phenomenon that has existed since Jesus himself, of attempting to acquire and, if they can’t be acquired, to produce objects that were part of Jesus’ body, life, and ministry—for the purposes of either legitimizing his existence and the claims made about him, or, in some cases, harnessing his miraculous powers.
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What Research and Science Can Tell Us About Jesus

An international team of forensic anthropologists and computer programmers led by retired medical artist Richard Neave collaborated on the creation of a new image of Jesus in 2001, using an Israeli skull from the first century A.D., computer modeling, and their knowledge of what Jewish people looked like at the time.However, while no one asserts that this image is an exact reconstruction of what Jesus himself actually looked like, scholars believe that this image—roughly five feet tall and featuring darker skin tones and eyes as well as shorter, curlier hair—is more accurate than many artistic depictions of the son of God.The author of What Did Jesus Look Like?

  • (2018) analyzed archaeological evidence, historical writings, and ancient Egyptian funerary art to reach the conclusion that Jesus, like the majority of people in Judea and Egypt at the time, had brown eyes, dark brown to black hair, and olive-brown skin tone.
  • The typical man’s height at the period was around 5-feet-5-inches (166 cm), so he may have stood about that height.
  • In spite of the fact that Cargill believes that these more contemporary depictions of Jesus—which include darker, maybe curlier hair, deeper skin tone, and dark eyes—are likely to be closer to the truth, he emphasizes that we will never be able to know precisely what Jesus looked like.
  • ″Can you imagine what Jewish Galileans looked like 2,000 years ago?″ he wonders.
  • ″That’s the question,″ says the author.
  1. ″It’s likely that they didn’t have blue eyes or blond hair.″

What Did Jesus Look Like?

Many people have pondered, ″What did Jesus look like?″ after reading the Bible or hearing someone speak about Jesus.Given that Jesus lived more than 2,000 years ago, we don’t have any photographs or even sketches of what he looked like.We may, however, draw some broad conclusions about Jesus’ physical appearance based on his society and archeological evidence, which we will discuss below.

  • According to Joan Taylor, a professor of Christian Origins and Second Temple Judaism at the University of London, she conducted study on the look of Jesus for the book What Did Jesus Look Like?
  • She believes that Jesus had a physical appearance similar to that of the majority of people in the Middle East throughout the First Century.
  • Ancient Jewish people resembled Egyptians in terms of physical appearance during the period of their origin.
  • The majority of first-century Jewish men, according to archeological data, stood around 5’5″ tall and had brown eyes.
  • Another school of thought holds that Jesus was 5′ 1″ tall and weighed 110 pounds.

Jesus Likely Had Black Hair and a Beard.

″And do not swear by your head, for you will not be able to make even one hair white or black,″ Jesus instructed his disciples (Matthew 5:36).Jesus most likely wore a beard and short curly hair with long sideburns or ″payot,″ as the Greeks called them.″You shall not round off the hair on your temples or mar the edges of your beard,″ the injunction of Leviticus 19:27 said.

  • ″You shall not mar the margins of your beard.″ In modern times, Orthodox Jewish men continue to have a lengthy beard on the sides of their heads.
  • Jews and Romans were both thought to have shorter hairstyles, which was considered the standard.
  • ″Does not the very nature of things tell you that if a man has long hair, it is a source of embarrassment for him, but that if a woman has long hair, it is a source of pride for her?″ Paul says to early Christians in Corinth.
  • ″She is provided a covering since she has long hair″ (1 Corinthians 11:14-15).

Jesus Was neither Tall nor Remarkably Good Looking.

They would have made a comment if Jesus’ arrival had been noteworthy in any manner, according to the gospels’ writers.For example, in the Gospel of Luke, a tax collector named Zacchaeus is described as being of average height.″Jesus was on his way to him, and Zacchaeus was interested in seeing what he was like.

  • Zacchaeus, on the other hand, was a small man who couldn’t see above the crowd.
  • As a result, he went ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree,″ says the author.
  • (Luke 19:3-4, Christian Standard Version) If Jesus had been taller than the average person in the throng, Zacchaeus would have been able to see him clearly over the rest of the people.
  • In the Old Testament, the future King Saul is described as being attractive and standing at a respectable height.
  • ″Kish had a son named Saul, who was better-looking and more than a head taller than everyone else in all of Israel,″ according to the story.
  1. The Bible says (1 Samuel 9:2, CEV).
  2. As recorded in 1 Samuel 17:4, Goliath was depicted as a giant who stood six cubits and a span tall, which corresponds to more than nine feet tall in modern terms.

Jesus Was Not Beautiful and Wasn’t Considered Majestic.

In their personal narrative of Jesus’ life and work, the disciples drew on prophetic passages from Isaiah 53, which they included in their writing.This chapter of Isaiah, according to many Christians, is a description of Jesus’ coming to earth as the Messiah and the suffering He would face.″Because he sprang up before him like a young plant, and like a root emerging from parched earth; he has neither shape nor grandeur that we should admire, nor beauty that we should love him,″ he said.

  • He was hated and rejected by mankind; he was a man of sorrows and acquainted with sadness; and like one from whom folks hide their faces, he was despised, and we did not see him as someone to be respected…
  • Nevertheless, he was pierced for our trespasses and crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and it is by his wounds that we are healed.
  • (Isaiah 53:2–3, Isaiah 53:5) The Matthew Henry Concise Commentary on Isaiah 53:1-3 draws a connection between this prophetic scripture and Christ’s lack of beauty and appearance, as well as his suffering and mission.
  • As the author says, ″Nowhere else in the entire Old Testament is it so obviously and completely promised that Christ should suffer and ultimately enter into his glory, as in this chapter…
  • According to Jewish tradition, the Messiah’s lowly status and public appearance did not comport with their conceptions of him…
  1. The splendour that one may have expected to see in his presence was completely lacking.″ Jesus used the prophet Isaiah 53 to describe himself.
  2. In his explanation, he stated that ″it is written of the Son of Man that he should endure many things and be regarded with disdain.″ He added that (Mark 9:12) According to Matthew 8:17, Jesus cured those who were demon-possessed as well as all those who were sick in order to ″fulfill what had been foretold by the prophet Isaiah: ‘He took our ailments and bore our diseases.’ ″ ″He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that we may die to sin and live to righteousness,″ Peter wrote.
  3. ″You have been healed by His stripes″ (1 Peter 2:24).

Why Aren’t There Pictures of Jesus from His Lifetime?

Jesus’ ministry and message had a profound impact on the entire globe.People were martyred and died as a result of their faith in him, but we have no physical evidence of what he seemed to be like.Throughout the First Century, carvings, sculptures, and mosaics representing military commanders like Caesar as well as ordinary people have been discovered.

  • Why didn’t early Christians erect portraits or sculptures in Christ’s honor?
  • What was the reason for this?
  • Having been raised as Jews, Jesus and the earliest followers observed the Law and relied on Old Testament principles to guide them in every aspect of their life, including marriage.
  • When God gave his people the Ten Commandments, He specifically instructed them not to create graven images.
  • God’s people were not allowed to worship any other gods.
  1. In the aftermath of delivering the people of Israel from Egypt’s captivity, God did not want them to slip back into the habit of worshiping idols of men, such as Pharaoh, or idols of animals, as they had done previously.
  2. A carved figure or any likeness of anything in the heavens above, or anything in the earth beneath, or anything that is in the sea under the ground shall not be made for yourself″ (Exodus 20:4).
  3. As a result of this passage, God cautioned his people not to worship or bow down to idols, for the Lord was a ″jealous God,″ punishing those who hated him by visiting his ″iniquity on the offspring to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me″ (Exodus 20:5).
  4. A critical instruction with far-reaching implications was issued.
  1. Just before the Israelites were ready to cross the Jordan River into the Promised Land, God reinforced his previous order that they should not create an idol or image in the shape of a man.
  2. ″So that you do not become corrupt and create for yourselves an idol, an image of any shape, whether formed in the shape of a man or a woman, or in the shape of any animal on the earth, or in the shape of any bird that flies in the air, or in the shape of any creature that moves along the ground, or in the shape of any fish in the waters beneath″ (Deuteronomy 4:15-18).

Why Do We Have Pictures of Jesus If Early Christians Didn’t Create Images?

The images of Christ in stained glass, icons or sculptures in the sanctuary, or depictions of Jesus in your Children’s Bible may have been a part of your childhood experience.These are examples of the artist’s imaginative abilities.One of the earliest known depictions of Jesus goes back to 235 years after his death and resurrection.

  • This painting of Jesus curing the paralytic was discovered on a wall at Syria’s Dura-Europos church, which is one of the world’s earliest Christian churches and is considered to be the oldest in the world.
  • Another antique image of Jesus, this one depicting him as a beardless young man in the role of a shepherd, was discovered in the Roman Catacombs.
  • It wasn’t until the fourth century C.E.
  • that painters began showing Jesus with a beard.
  • The Bible was taught to Christians via the use of art in the early church.
  1. It was through the use of paintings and sculptures that Christians of all ages who were illiterate were able to recall stories about Jesus.
  2. Art was an important aspect of Roman civilization, and it was later absorbed into early Christian culture.
  3. As a result of the widespread presence of art and sculpture in ancient Roman, Greek, and Syrian culture, art and sculpture played an important part in the church’s representational practices.
  4. Ancient artwork, paintings, and even current visuals are representations of an artist’s imagination as well as the culture in which they were created.
  1. One look at Rembrandt’s paintings of Christ from the 17th century CE offers a totally different view on Christ’s appearance from older medieval illuminated manuscripts from the 10th century CE.
  2. We can easily see how the artist’s point of view and society impacted the attire, hair color, and even hairdo that Jesus wore in this painting.

What Does All This Mean for Us Today?

Knowing that no images or sculptures of Jesus were created during his lifetime serves as a reminder to us that God looks at the heart and not the external appearance of a person.Once, when God enlisted the prophet Samuel to pick the king of Israel, God gave him extremely precise instructions to avoid Saul, who had the appearance of a king but did not have a desire to serve the Lord.In response, the Lord instructed Samuel to disregard his outward appearance or the height of his stature because he had been rejected by Me.’″ Because the Lord views things differently than men do: men gaze at the external appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.″ (1 Samuel 16:7; 1 Samuel 16:8) It is critical that we learn from this and refrain from judging ourselves or others based on our external looks.

  • Similarly to what Jesus instructed his followers, ″Do not judge by appearances, but judge with sound judgment″ (John 7:24).
  • They were Jesus’ followers who traveled with him throughout his time of ministry, and each of them went on to write books about him.
  • Considering that none of the texts written by Jesus’ disciples contain any description of his looks, it is astonishing that they do not.
  • The authors of the New Testament made it a point to keep our attention on Jesus’ teaching and his heart.
  • Whenever we feel unattractive or unattractive, or when people detest or criticize us because of our appearance, we must remember that Jesus himself was unattractive and unattractive; he wasn’t regarded good-looking or handsome; and people laughed at him and even spat on him (Matthew 26:67).
  1. People frequently make snap judgments based on their outer appearance.
  2. This is not the behavior that Christians should exhibit.
  3. Our value is not determined by how we appear, how popular or handsome we are, or how much money we make.
  4. According to James 3:9, our worth is founded on God’s love for us, because he created each and every human being in His image.
  1. Idol worship, idolatry BibleStudyTools.com, Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible (Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible) (Concise).
  2. BiblicalArchaeology.org cites Isaiah 53 as a source.
  3. ″Can you tell me what Jesus looked like?″ CNN.com, ″A New Face of Jesus emerges from the realms of science and computers.″ Jeordan Legon’s work from 2002.
  4. LiveScience.com, ″Can You Tell Me What Jesus Really Looked Like?″ ″A new study redraws the image of the holy.″ Owen Jarus, according to the website Oldest.org ″The Seven Oldest Jesus Paintings in the World,″ according to the article.
See also:  The Little Girl Who Paints Jesus?

TimesOfIsrael.com, ″During a forensic pilgrimage, a researcher inquires, ‘What did Jesus look like?’″ the article states.Rich Tenorio’s work from 2018.The author of Embracing Change: Learning to Trust God through Biblical Women, as well as two books about Hezekiah, Penny Noyes, M.Ed., is well-known in the Christian community.Penny may be found on her blog and on Instagram, where she goes by the handle @pennynoyes.Photo credit (from top to bottom, left to right): Wikimedia Commons/Rembrandt; Unsplash/Paul Zoetem Eijer; Wikimedia Commons/Chateau des Moines; Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown Carl Bloch and Dieric Bouts are two of the most well-known composers in the world.

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What Does God Look Like?

Have you ever been curious about what God looks like? Is He anything like the photographs or images you see on the internet?

Graven Images

In ancient Israel, God brought them out of a land full of idols and graven images, only to see them fall back into it again.God commands that we have no other gods before us, which are really no gods at all, so what we think about God; what He is like; and who He is, is extremely important for us to understand.This is perhaps the most important thing to understand because if we don’t know Who God is, we won’t know Who Jesus is, and that means we’re under God’s judgment, so it’s critical that we understand Who God is and what He commands, which we already know; God ″commands all people everywhere to repent″ (Acts 17:30), so we must understand what repentance is, who causes repentance, and why we are told to repent and believe (Luke 24:47; Mark 1:14-15).

  • If we have our own picture of Deity and a god of our own conception, then we do not have the God of the Bible, and we must first determine who God is, what God requires, and then how we might be saved (Rom 10:9-13) before proceeding.

Born of the Spirit

When it comes to God, it is frequently said that his eyes are too pure to gaze upon sin.″You who are of purer eyes than to behold evil and cannot gaze at injustice, why do you lazily stare at traitors and keep mute when the wicked eats up the one more upright than he,″ Habakkuk the Prophet wrote of God in 1:13.That is correct.

  • God is holy, but does he have eyes as we do?
  • John 4:24 states that ″God is spirit, and those worshiping Him must worship him in spirit and truth,″ and Jesus told Nicodemus that ″unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God″ (John 3:3), and that ″that which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which was born of the Spirit is spirit″ (John 3:3).
  • (John 3:6).
  • After that, Jesus provides Nicodemus with an earthly illustration of individuals who have been born again or born by the Spirit, which refers to the Holy Spirit, by informing him, ″The wind blows wherever it likes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it is going.″ The same holds true for everybody who is born of the Spirit″ (John 3:8).

Human Language

Was the prophet implying that God’s eyes were too holy to gaze upon sin when he claimed God’s eyes were too holy to look upon sin?Is it even possible that God has eyes?It was God’s hands that stretched forth the heavens, and it was I who commanded all their host, as recorded by Isaiah the Prophet in Isaiah 45:12, but do God’s hands exist in the physical world?

  • Is this a description of God’s physical attributes?
  • It’s hard to see how this is possible given that God is Spirit, and Spirit is like wind in that you can see the effects of the wind but not the wind itself.
  • God prompted the writers to write in a language that we could comprehend.
  • It was necessary for him to ″stoop down″ to our mortal thoughts and speak in a language we could understand, therefore if an author writes about God’s hands, it is a reference to God’s power, authority, and sovereignty, respectively.
  • When describing a God who is beyond description, the authors must descend to our level in order to communicate with us in terms we can understand.
  1. For example, when the author of Hebrews writes, ″And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account,″ he is not saying God is looking down with physical eyes because He doesn’t need to; He knows what we are thinking.
  2. These sorts of physical allusions to the body are employed for our advantage in order for us to better grasp Who God is and how He operates in the affairs of people.
  3. Any allusions to body parts are purely symbolic in nature and are intended to inform us about God and what He is capable of doing.
  4. When God says that He ″gives an ear to our petitions,″ He is referring to the fact that He hears our prayers and takes our appeals to Him into consideration.

Jesus

Given that Jesus is the fullness of God and provides us with the clearest picture possible of Who the Father is and what He is like, and because Jesus was in His physical body during His earthly ministry, Jesus has seen the Father and spent time with the Father, as the two have always been in fellowship with one another, according to the Scriptures.I believe Jesus would tell us that understanding God is more essential than being able to describe God’s specific bodily characteristics.Apart from that, how can you define what something or someone is if they are invisible and we have never seen it or them?

  • Even though it’s a difficult endeavor, the issue of ″What does God look like″ pales in comparison to the subject of Who is Jesus Christ and why we require a personal connection with Him.
  • Someday, we shall see God face to face and He will be with us (Revelation 21:3; 22:4), so we will have a better understanding of what God is like.
  • Until then, we can take Jesus’ words to heart: ″If you have seen Me, you have seen the Father″ (John 14:9).
  • (John 14:9).
  • I don’t mean that we can see the Father in Scripture in a literal, physical sense.
  1. But if we can see Jesus in Scripture, we can see the Father, at the very least in our imaginations.
  2. That doesn’t seem to me to be really significant.
  3. It is more vital, for example, to know Christ and to see Him crucified than it is to know what Jesus looked like.

Conclusion

Some things are not worth discussing, and this is one of those questions that will not be fully addressed until either we reach the state of glory or the return of the Son of God.I may take comfort in the idea that I am acquainted with God and that He is acquainted with me.While His existence is eternally necessary (Matt 7:21-23), the shape, size, and form of the Lord of glory are unknown to me.

  • I will have to wait until the Lord of glory arrives before I can find out.
  • Then we will perceive Him, that is, Jesus, for who He truly is, and there is no doubt that we will not be preoccupied with less essential matters such as ″Does God have ears?″ Trying to figure out how many angels can dance on the top of a pin is fun, but knowing Christ means knowing eternal life.
  • The rest of the information may be kept under wraps until the kingdom finds out.
  • It’s all right.
  • I’m aware that God hears, sees, and knows everything, and that He ″speaks″ from His Word, but I’m not expecting to see Him today…or any other day for that matter.
  1. More information on God may be found here: God’s 10 Most Magnificent Characteristics a source of information The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), published by Crossway Bibles is used for the scripture quotes (2007).
  2. The ESV is an abbreviation for English Standard Version.
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Faith Forum: Does God speak directly to humans?

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte of the Philippines reportedly stated that while traveling home, he was staring up into the sky as everyone else was sound asleep, and he heard a voice saying, ″If you don’t stop using epithets, I will bring this plane down right now.″ ″And I asked myself, ‘Who is this?’″ Duterte stated that ″of course, ‘it is God,″ he added.Duterte, a practicing Catholic, claims he has made a pledge to God that he will not use expletives again.Many people have claimed that God spoke personally to them.

  • According to reports, seeing or hearing anything or hearing voices when alone that no one else can see or hear is fairly prevalent.
  • According to a Gallup poll conducted in 1999, 23 percent of all Americans had either heard or seen a vision of some kind.
  • Specifically, does God communicate with mankind directly, or does he do so through intermediaries, such as messengers, deities, archangels, saints, inspired individuals, sages, intermediates, or representatives?
  • Or does he communicate with us through scriptures, dreams, or visions — or is there another channel of contact available to us?
  • Alternatively, does God manifest himself in a bodily form, or do humans just hear the word of the Creator?
  1. Or is it possible that God does not communicate at all?
  2. God is claimed to have previously communicated with us through the texts, which contain the entirety of God’s message.
  3. Does God still need to speak with us on a one-on-one basis?
  4. What do you think is the most effective approach for God to connect with humans?
  1. We posed the following question to our panel of eminent religious leaders from throughout the region: Does God communicate directly with humans?
  2. What they have to say is as follows:

LEARN HOW TO HEAR GOD

Stephen R.Karcher, presiding priest of St.Anthony Greek Orthodox Church, is a native of New York.

  • God talks to everyone, but we must learn to listen to Him in order to hear Him!
  • According to the Gospel, ″God so loves the world,″ and as a result, he communicates with us in the language of love.
  • He communicates with us through dreams, visions, and whispers.
  • We can learn to hear God speak via his Church, through the love of his people, and through the voice of his priests and pastors, all of which are provided by him.
  • When we listen to, read, and study the Holy Scriptures, the Holy Spirit speaks to us via the voice of our hearts.
  1. It is also taught in the Bible that God communicates with us via the situations we encounter: ″All things work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose.″ The Bible tells the story of God speaking personally to Abraham, Moses, Elijah, and other prophets.
  2. This was a group of folks who were eager to hear his voice because they were pure in spirit.
  3. We, too, can learn to hear what he’s saying.

GOD’S REALITY — DIRECT COMMUNICATION INACCESSIBLE

Justin V.Deverse is a Baha’i educator.There is unquestionably spiritual inspiration, but the source relies on our point of view on the matter.

  • According to Baha’u’llah, there can be no direct contact between God, the ultimate reality that cannot be known, and human people.
  • Direct communication would convey a sense of fairness.
  • Those who are divine manifestations, the founders of major faiths throughout history, have as their mission to mediate and make God’s will known to mankind.
  • Prayers and readings revealed by God’s messengers, in language filled with particular strength, are the means by which we establish our own transcendent relationship.
  • The Baha’i scriptures teach that inspiration can be received while one is in the state of prayer, as well as after one has completed serious meditation.
  1. ″The riches of the next world are closeness to God,″ says the author.
  2. As a result, it is evident that individuals who are in close proximity to the Divine Court are permitted to intervene, and that God has approved of their intercession.″ As a result, we must be receptive while also carefully discerning the source in order to remove our own wishes or tendencies.

YES … GOD SPEAKS!

Steven Bond serves as the main pastor of Summit Christian Church in Sparks, Nevada.God does, in fact, talk personally to humanity.There are about 2,000 occurrences of words such as ″And God spoke to Moses″ or ″the word of the Lord came to Jonah″ or ″God spoke″ throughout the Old Testament.

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