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Was Jesus black?
It is the age old question that has generated years and years of debate. But according to most scholars, the answer is not a difficult one.
“Jesus was definitely a person of color,” said Rev. Dr. Mark A. Lomax, pastor of First Afrikan Presbyterian Church in Lithonia, GA.
The question has been discussed for centuries. And it prompts another debate: Why does Jesus’ race matter?
According to Lomax, who is also an Associate Professor at the Interdenominational Theological Center, there is no historical matter that gives a clue of Jesus’ phenotype.
“But one thing that is known for sure, Jesus was not European. His people came from Egypt...Read More