This has been a hard nut to crack for many. Many theories have been brought up to justify the race of Jesus Christ, although the Bible does have clear proof about the true race of Jesus. Trying to justify that Lord Jesus is black is difficult, as the Bible tells us in Genesis 1: 27 that we were made in the image and likeness of God. Jesus is the son of God and thus our brother and friend. Since we were all made in the express image of God and Jesus our brother, it is then obvious that He is neither a black nor a white man.
Jesus Himself does not look at us from the perspective of ethnicity, so why does it have to be such an issue about His ethnicity? Jesus’ ethnicity has created a feverish pitch amongst many of different denominations. However this should not be the case. The issue is do we believe in Him and the fact that He is the Messiah?
History has it that early Jews were originally Black. Some debate that Jesus, having been born in the Jew community, was then of black ethnicity. However there is lack of direct biblical or historical directive references to back this up.
Galatians 3: 28 reminds us that there is neither Jew nor gentile, slave nor free, nor is there male or female, for we are all one in the body of Christ.
In reference to this verse, we should therefore concentrate on building the kingdom of God, as we all are the body of Christ. God our creator does not look at our races because we are His expressed image. In fact, He is not a respecter of persons. Let us not make racism a basis for argument, instead, let us love each other and build the heavenly kingdom.