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Was Jesus Black or White? Beyond The Menalin

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Was Jesus Black or White? Beyond The Menalin

The issue is, Jesus was not white. You’d be pardoned for suspecting something on the off chance that you’ve at any point entered a Western church or visited a workmanship exhibition.

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In any case, while there is no physical depiction of him in the Bible, there is additionally no uncertainty that the authentic Jesus, the man who was executed by the Roman State in the primary century CE, was an earthy colored cleaned, Middle Eastern Jew.

This isn’t disputable from an academic perspective, however by one way or another it is an overlooked detail for a significant number of the a huge number of Christians who will accumulate to observe Easter this week.

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One will argue that does it really matter for us find answers to these tough questions?

With all due respect I will say yes, it really does since our society calls on good role models , we are well aware of the power of representation and the importance of diverse role models so I wouldn’t be bad as a Ghanaian to also find a black role model in the shape of Jesus Christ as in Koranteng’s book I read years ago gave me a fair admiration in this path in his book titled ‘Black Man’s Redemption’

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In Melbourne Gibson’s movie Passion for Christ an Australian man was used in that movie and if Jesus was not black in that movie it gives me the motivation to go on with this piece as we can recognise the importance of ethnically and physically diverse role models in our media todag, so according to my worries why can’t we do the same for Religion ? Why do we continue to allow images of a whitened Jesus to dominate while you and I were not there. My hope is for a balance domination of Jesus just to give a black generation a role model in the shape of Jesus Christ.

Using a white man as Jesus Christ in all media platforms including movies and pictures creates a mental miarrppressentation , where one can feel deep affection for Jesus but little empathy the black man. It likewise has implications for the theological claim that humans are made in God’s image. If God is always imaged as white, then the default human becomes white and such thinking does not breed positive image for the black man.

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Growing up I have always seen pictures a around giving me an impression that Jesus is a white man and not black and it is with this belief that Black Supramacy Group have also argued that Christianity was created just to make the man mentally enslaved and looks down on their black colour.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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Christians Are Wicked – Popular Gospel Musician Reveals

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Christians Are Wicked – Popular Gospel Musician Reveals

Popular gospel musician, Great Ampong, confessed that despite being a devout Christian, he will always view Muslims as being more charitable and giving than Christians.

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Speaking in an interview on Happy FM, Ampong stated that he spent nine years sleeping in a church due to his homelessness and lack of employment, but no one saw him to help him out.

“I even used to clean and sometimes sing during events, but no one in the church ever invited me home to eat or even gave me money for food… Christians are wicked,” he said.

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According to the musician, the first person to ever gift him money for the first time was the late Alhaji Banda of blessed memory.

“These are some of the things which make Christianity difficult. The first man to ever give me Ghc 300.00 in 2003 was Alhaji Banda.

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“He gave me that money, the first time we met and he did so without me asking him, the person who really helped me in my music career was him who is a Muslim,” he explained

Quite recently, Isaiah Kwadwo Ampong and Daddy Lumba had a rift over some 3.6 million old Ghana cedis proceeds from an album launch that the latter allegedly pocketed.

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This was after a joint production of an album, “Hossana,” in which Ampong reportedly wrote eight out of ten songs.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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Homosexuality Not A Crime – Pope Francis

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Pope Francis criticized laws that criminalize homosexuality as “unjust,” saying God loves all his children just as they are and called on Catholic bishops who support the laws to welcome LGBTQ people into the church.

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“Being homosexual isn’t a crime,” Francis said during an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press.

Francis acknowledged that Catholic bishops in some parts of the world support laws that criminalize homosexuality or discriminate against the LGBTQ community, and he himself referred to the issue in terms of “sin.”

But he attributed such attitudes to cultural backgrounds and said bishops in particular need to undergo a process of change to recognize the dignity of everyone.

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“These bishops have to have a process of conversion,” he said, adding that they should apply “tenderness, please, as God has for each one of us.”

Some 67 countries or jurisdictions worldwide criminalize consensual same-sex sexual activity, 11 of which can or do impose the death penalty, according to The Human Dignity Trust, which works to end such laws.

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Experts say even where the laws are not enforced, they contribute to harassment, stigmatization and violence against LGBTQ people.

In the US, more than a dozen states still have anti-sodomy laws on the books, despite a 2003 Supreme Court ruling declaring them unconstitutional.

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Gay rights advocates say the antiquated laws are used to harass homosexuals and point to new legislation, such as the “Don’t say gay” law in Florida, which forbids instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade, as evidence of continued efforts to marginalize LGBTQ people.

The United Nations has repeatedly called for an end to laws criminalizing homosexuality outright, saying they violate rights to privacy and freedom from discrimination and are a breach of countries’ obligations under international law to protect the human rights of all people, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Declaring such laws “unjust,” Francis said the Catholic Church can and should work to put an end to them. “It must do this. It must do this,” he said.

Francis quoted the Catechism of the Catholic Church in saying gays must be welcomed and respected, and should not be marginalized or discriminated against.

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“We are all children of God, and God loves us as we are and for the strength that each of us fights for our dignity,” Francis said, speaking to the AP in the Vatican hotel where he lives.

Such laws are common in Africa and the Middle East and date from British colonial times or are inspired by Islamic law. Some Catholic bishops have strongly upheld them as consistent with Vatican teaching that considers homosexual activity “intrinsically disordered,” while others have called for them to be overturned as a violation of basic human dignity.

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In 2019, Francis had been expected to issue a statement opposing criminalization of homosexuality during a meeting with human rights groups that conducted research into the effects of such laws and so-called “conversion therapies.”

In the end, the pope did not meet with the groups, which instead met with the Vatican No. 2, who reaffirmed “the dignity of every human person and against every form of violence.”

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On Tuesday, Francis said there needed to be a distinction between a crime and a sin with regard to homosexuality.

“Being homosexual is not a crime,” he said. “It’s not a crime. Yes, but it’s a sin. Fine, but first let’s distinguish between a sin and a crime.”

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“It’s also a sin to lack charity with one another,” he added.

Catholic teaching holds that while gays must be treated with respect, homosexual acts are “intrinsically disordered.” Francis has not changed that teaching, but he has made reaching out to the LGBTQ community a hallmark of his papacy.

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Starting with his famous 2013 declaration, “Who am I to judge?” when he was asked about a purportedly gay priest, Francis has gone on to minister repeatedly and publicly to the gay and trans community.

As archbishop of Buenos Aires, he favored granting legal protections to same-sex couples as an alternative to endorsing gay marriage, which Catholic doctrine forbids.

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Despite such outreach, Francis was criticized by the Catholic LGBTQ community for a 2021 decree from the Vatican’s doctrine office that the church cannot bless same-sex unions “because God cannot bless sin.”

The Vatican in 2008 declined to sign onto a U.N. declaration that called for the decriminalization of homosexuality, complaining the text went beyond the original scope and also included language about “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” it found problematic.

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In a statement at the time, the Vatican urged countries to avoid “unjust discrimination” against gays and end penalties against them.

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Was King Solomon A White Or Black Man? – Know This Secret

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Was King Solomon A White Or Black Man? – Know This Secret

Globally Kings among Kings aim at the admiration or name of just one king who is in the person of King Solomon.

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This is and among other numerous reasons is the reason why the King of Ashanti Kingdom in Ghana is nicknamed King Solomon.

This proves his sense of knowledge and wisdom. Literally people who exhibit pure sense of knowledge in their endeavours are also called Solomon making an imprint of how knowledgable the person in question is.

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King Solomon’s Reign

Per the Hebrew Bible, Old Testament, Quran, and Hadiths, King Solomon who also known as Jedidiah was a fabulously wealthy and wise king of the United Kingdom of Israel who succeeded his father, King David.

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It is believed that King Solomon ruled from 970 to 931 Before Christ (BC) or Before the Common Era (BCE). King Solomon in other words is being referred to as the as king of the United Monarchy, which broke apart into the northern Kingdom of Israel and the southern Kingdom of Judah shortly after his death. Following the split, his patrilineal descendants ruled over Judah alone.

According to the Quran, he is considered a major prophet, and Muslims generally refer to him by the Arabic variant Sulayman, son of David, this is according to the body of Jewish civil and ceremonial law which is known as the Talmud. Solomon is one of the 48 prophets.

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King Solomon’s Wisdom

King Solomon is being identified by the Hebrew as the builder of the First Temple in Jerusalem, beginning in the fourth year of his reign, using the vast wealth he and his father had accumulated. He committed the temple to Yahweh, the God of Israel. He is seen as great in wisdom, wealth and power beyond either of the previous kings of the country, but also as a king who sinned. His sins included idolatry, marrying foreign women and, ultimately, turning away from Yahweh, and they led to the kingdom’s being torn in two during the reign of his son Rehoboam.

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King Solomon Was A Black Man

King David was ruddy like these two children. Here is means like his son Solomon. Ruddy means reddish brown like these children and these cows.

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The two main colours of olives are green and black. So, when we say “olive skinned” do we mean green like a Martian or black like the black skinned indigenous people still living in the area King David lived?

According to the Bible Adam was the colour of the earth: reddish brown to dark brown (maybe even jet black) but definitely not “white” or “olive skinned.” We know the colour of the earth from the ground as it appears black in hue/colour. Hue-man= human. All these people had hues/colour to them. Thus the colour man and what colour was that? Black.

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Raisins are ruddy too. King David like his son and the women he married were black. They were indeed “raisins in the sun.”. With this assertion I can boldly say that King Solomon as we all know as a black man.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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