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Who is Jesus and what did he look like? 

Jesus Washing the Feet of His Apostles by Albert Gustaf AristidesJesus Leads the Blind by Alexandre BidaThe Lost Sheep by Alfred Soord
Jesus Blesses the Children by Andreas HunaeusThe Adoration of the Shepherds by Arthur A. DixonJesus and the Disciples at Emmaus by Christen Dalsgaard
Behold Your Little Ones by Del ParsonAround the Campfire by Michael DudashBe Not Afraid by Greg OlsenIn the World, Not of the World by Greg Olsen

The Urantia Book says this about Jesus’ physical appearance:

”Although Jesus was poor, his social standing in Nazareth was in no way impaired. He was one of the foremost young men of the city and very highly regarded by most of the young women. Since Jesus was such a splendid specimen of robust and intellectual manhood…” 127:5.1 

Jesus was one of the most robust and refined specimens of manhood to appear on earth since the days of Adam. His physical development was superb. His mind was active, keen, and penetrating—compared with the average mentality of his contemporaries, it had developed gigantic proportions—and his spirit was indeed humanly divine. 128:6.2  

The pictures of Jesus have been most unfortunate. These paintings of the Christ have exerted a deleterious influence on youth; the temple merchants would hardly have fled before Jesus if he had been such a man as your artists usually have depicted. His was a dignified manhood; he was good, but natural. Jesus did not pose as a mild, sweet, gentle, and kindly mystic. His teaching was thrillingly dynamic. He not only meant well, but he went about actually doing good. 141:3.6

The Urantia Book reveals so much about Jesus. In fact the last 700 pages, a full third of the book, is devoted to the story of Jesus. It details his birth, childhood, adolescence, young adulthood and adult life and reveals as never before details about his family, his friends, and his apostles.

The world was turned upside down by Jesus and his Apostles. Scholars have said that we have been given the Bible accounts for approximately 30 days of his life. Surely, he did and said many things we don’t know of. John 21:25 exclaims, “And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written.” So what else did Jesus say and do that made that made his Apostle John proclaim that?

The Urantia Book says:

Jesus is the spiritual lens in human likeness which makes visible to the material creature Him who is invisible. He is your elder brother who, in the flesh, makes known to you a Being of infinite attributes whom not even the celestial hosts can presume fully to understand. But all of this must consist in the personal experience of the individual believer. God who is spirit can be known only as a spiritual experience. God can be revealed to the finite sons of the material worlds, by the divine Son of the spiritual realms, only as a Father. You can know the Eternal as a Father; you can worship him as the God of universes, the infinite Creator of all existences. 169:4.13

Jesus is truly a savior in the sense that his life and death do win men over to goodness and righteous survival. Jesus loves men so much that his love awakens the response of love in the human heart. Love is truly contagious and eternally creative. Jesus' death on the cross exemplifies a love which is sufficiently strong and divine to forgive sin and swallow up all evil-doing. Jesus disclosed to this world a higher quality of righteousness than justice—mere technical right and wrong. Divine love does not merely forgive wrongs; it absorbs and actually destroys them. 188:5.2  

There are many chapters in The Urantia Book that discuss Jesus, his parents, his family, his apostles, his ministry (private and public) as well as his death and resurrection. To read this remarkable story of Jesus, begin here: http://www.urantiabook.org/newbook/index-biography-of-jesus.html

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