In Revelation 1:14-15 we are given a description of Jesus.
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
HAIR- LIKE WHITE WOOL
EYES- LIKE A FLAME OF FIRE
This passage describes the resurrected Jesus with hair that is white like wool, along with eyes like fire. His bronze feet and loud voice complete the picture of a majestic, powerful Jesus who has conquered death and the grave. Jesus was not and is not a punk!
There are other scriptures that identify his Jewish ancestry and that he was born in Bethlehem. People like to refer to the home of Bethlehem as the Middle East. The Middle East is not a continent. The Middle East is not a country. It does not exist. Bethlehem is on the continent of Africa, South Africa to be exact.
I am a bible scholar. I search it, research it and study it as my life depends upon it…because it does. My spiritual roots lie within its pages. My spiritual identity is made known and the greatest revelation of them all, I AM CREATED IN THE IMAGE AND LIKENESS OF GOD, is the POWER in powerful.
So in a theology class when my White #45 supporting professor refused to paint a physical picture of what Jesus the man looks like, I fired him. When he refused to acknowledge that the color bronze is dark, that wool is thick and course and that Bethlehem is indeed a country that sits on the continent of Africa, I knew this mans spirit was compromised.
He is compromised by his unwillingness to accept the documented fact (historically, scientifically, archaeologically, and all other ALLY’s) that Jesus looks more like this
And nothing like this
I was done with him and every one like him. He then went on to make the circular argument that the physical appearance of Jesus does not matter.
Get the hell out of here. If it did not matter we would not have images of picture B everywhere. No, it matters butt hole. It matters because the text is clear. Man is created in the image and likeness of God. That means physically and spiritually. How important would this information have been to Africans who were enslaved and declared 3/5ths human by America’s founding fathers?
How impactful would it be if disenfranchised, disenchanted hopeless people all over the world realized that the Son of God, Savior of the World actually looks like them? What would this revelation knowledge due to the spirit and psyche of the incarcerated and mentally diseased?
How important would this information be to the thousands of black men who have flocked to the Nation of Islam (dragging black women with them) because they believe the lie that Jesus is white, Christianity is a European religion and that slavery was endorsed by YHWH יהוה, Yahweh?
My God, it is the most IMPORTANT fact of the bible in my opinion and this fool was not denying the authenticity of the information, he just refused to accept it.
And I knew right then and right there that I could not and would not trust this man and this school with my Master Degree education. I can research the truth but I do not want to be in a battle room in my classroom.
That class was the last one I took with him.I completed my degree in April and wrote the Board and the University President and took my pursuit for higher learning else where.
God is not speaking or giving direction or instruction on every page of the 66 books of the Bible. A significant amount of the bible is history and the recordings of man. But when God is speaking, He is saying something and saying something that deserves to be acknowledged and reveranced….even when we disagree and when we do not like it. Isn’t that hilarious anyway? Creature arguing with the Creator? Creature believes it knows more than Creator.
This professors hatred and prejudice prevented him from embracing truth. Surely, this truth would have helped to reshape his views and opinions of brown people and the continent his president calls a “shit hole”. Surely this truth would have allowed him to begin to allow his heart to heal from what ails it.
Unfortunately, he is not a big enough person to even begin the process of admitting he is wrong and has been wrong for every day of his 70 year old life. I cannot change him or his heart only God can do that and this professor has made it abundantly clear that he is not interested. He is probably reprobate.
Nevertheless, he is unfit to teach me or instruct me in anything. That still remains the exclusive job of the Holy Spirit. No matter whose feet I sit at, that will never change and whoever I trust to instruct me as I go higher will have to be submitted to the Spirit of Truth. If they are not, they can go the hell on…or I will.
-The Budding Professor