Monday, May 13, 2013

Institute - What did Christ Look like?

For my Institute Students:  

On May 1st - Big PR push in the UK--worth watching.  

 Corinne Young comments:  "Thanks for this.  A girl in Everett's ward bore her testimony just last Sunday about this.  She had been living in London doing  some type of work stuff for a few months.  She said how the play "The Book of Mormon" had been advertised as coming.  Well the Mormon church I guess decided to put up all of these ads about Mormons and the church.  She said it was very impressive and she felt that this was going to be a great help for the missionaries.  She said there are so very many people living in the UK who know nothing about Mormons or the church."


 On May 8th,  
What did Christ look like?  The only recorded description of Jesus was written by Publius Lentulus, governor of Judea.  It was written in Aramaic on stone and found in an excavated city:

"There lives, at this time, in Judea, a man of singular virtue whose name is Jesus Christ, whom the barbarians esteem as a prophet, but his followers love and adore him as the offspring of the immortal God.  He calls back the dead from the graves, and heals all sorts of diseases with a word or a thought.

He is a tall man, and well shaped, of an amiable and reverent aspect; his hair of a colour that can hardly be matched, the colour of chestnut full ripe, falling in waves about his shoulders.  His forehead high, large and imposing; his cheeks without spot or wrinkle, beautiful with a lovely red; his nose and mouth formed with exquisite symmetry; his beard thick and of the colour suitable to his hair reaching below his chin.  His eyes bright blue, clear, serene, look innocent, dignified, manly and mature.  In proportion of body most perfect and captivating, his hand and arms most delectable to behold.

He rebukes with majesty, counsels with mildness, his whole address, whether in word or deed, being eloquent and grave.  No man has seen his laugh, yet his manner is exceedingly pleasant; but he has wept in the presence of men.  He is temperate, modest and wise; a man, for his extraordinary beauty and divine perfections, surpassing the children of men in every state."

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