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Woke Magazine Christianity Today Claims Jesus Christ Was Asian on Christmas Eve

Notoriously woke magazine Christianity Today drew widespread criticism on Christmas Eve for making the claim that Jesus Christ was “born in Asia” and was actually “Asian.”

The claim was made in a post on X in promotion of a “photo essay” article entitled “How Asian Artists Picture Jesus’ Birth From 1240 to Today”.

The article, published on December 18th, begins “Jesus was born in Asia. He was Asian. Yet the preponderance of Christian art that shows him at home in Europe has meant that he is embedded deeply in the popular imagination as Western.”

The article takes aim at the European portrayals of Jesus, or those who “may object to depicting Jesus as anything other than a brown male born into a Jewish family in Bethlehem of Judea in the first century, believing that doing so undermines his historicity. But Christian artists who tackle the subject of the Incarnation are often aiming not at historical realism but at theological meaning.”

The post on X was massively ratio’d with many Christians taking the woke publication to task.

Others responded with equally as outlandish claims to show how absurd the publication was in its proclamation.

The article went on to praise Muslim interpretations of Christ, even though Islam is a religion that vehemently opposes representations of their own prophet Mohammed. “Muslims produced many fine examples in the medieval and early modern periods—whether for economic reasons, as an outworking of their own faith tradition’s reverence for Jesus, or simply out of curiosity and attraction. And in the 20th century, Hindu and Buddhist artists were also significant contributors,” the article reads.

The new editor-in-chief of Christianity Today Russell Moore recently remarked that evangelical Christianity is moving too far to the right” while he criticized President Trump. “Russell Moore resigned from the Southern Baptist Convention in 2021, after years of being at odds with other evangelical leaders. Specifically, Moore openly criticized Donald Trump, whom many evangelical Christians embraced” The New Republic reported.

Many cultures have interpreted the nativity family, and Jesus Christ, in art to appear as part of that culture, race or ethnicity. While Jesus is universal in the Christian faith, he was an historic individual with an actual ethnic background, and was a Jew. His customs, traditions, and education in the temple were all in keeping with Judaism at the time.

READ 15 COMMENTS
  • C R H says:

    Russell Moore is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. A power hungry liberal that made his way up the ranks of the Southern Baptist Convention over the years fueled by a desire and support of liberals wanting to take down the Biblical teachings of the SBC. They did succeed in splitting the SBC and it hasn’t been the same in years. Seems Moore has now negated the magazine Christianity Today into a false publication of made up stories of “feel good” religion where anything goes as long as it makes you happy. But, that isn’t reality.

  • John sweet says:

    That as early as 231 BCE Jewish settlements were thriving in China should not be ignored nor forgotten! The East Asian Jews are a fact that influenced the artists in that region and should not be ignored. It seems likely that worship for Christ would follow as well!

  • Bret says:

    It’s in the Bible. Book of Tong Lee. Duh people!!

  • Jack Tripper says:

    Christianity Today is a joke of a magazine. They have gone to the dark side, they now work for Satan and his minnions.

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