View Full Version : Boy sent home for dressing as Jesus
November 1st, 2008, 11:59 AM
I don't think people should pretend to be Jesus at all. People cannot be perfect like Jesus. I have nothing against talking about Jesus, etc, but I don't think anyone should pretend to be Jesus. Only Jesus is Jesus.
Not even on film/stage in representation of who He was and is?
I agree that only Jesus is Jesus; I agree that one is wrong who tries to impersonate the Deity of Christ for the purpose of deception from who He truly is in the Word of God. But I don't think representing Him in costume to portray His importance and/or holiness is wrong.
November 1st, 2008, 12:06 PM
I don't think anyone should impersonate Jesus, ever.
November 1st, 2008, 12:10 PM
I don't have a problem with Jesus being portrayed in movies or Church performances. As far as children dressing as Jesus, they are doing it because they love Jesus and I don't have a problem with it.
November 1st, 2008, 02:47 PM
Typically, children (if left on their own without a lot of parental input) will either dress as someone they admire, or as a joke ( I had a clown and a Marine this year at my house). So just like everything we do, it comes down to a heart issue.
Did the boy dress up like Jesus because He is someone the boy wants to emulate, or was it a joke, playing on the fact that the boy already had long hair? The article doesn't really say, so I would be hard pressed to call the appropriateness of his costume.
ooh, good point, I would like to know the boy's motives too. But I thought it was sweet that the little kids wanted to know who this Jesus was! I pray they have people in their lives who will tell them!
November 1st, 2008, 04:00 PM
I wonder what Jesus himself thought of this little boy and his costume. I lean towards that Jesus' heart was touched. I just can't picture Jesus being angry at the boy, even if it was a mistake. And if it was a mistake, I think Jesus would use this as a teaching tool. Full of mercy and grace. Jesus would use it for good. :)
November 1st, 2008, 04:05 PM
I think to use the image of Jesus as a costume on a day when everyone is wearing a costume is perhaps a bit disrespectful of Him. Now, if the little boy were in a play, or if the theme was "come as the man you admire most" then I think it would be a sweet tribute. But on a day when a costume is simply worn for the sake of having a costume, it would not be a choice I'd let my child make.
Just my opinion, though. This is a tough dilemma.
November 1st, 2008, 04:17 PM
I am torn around this...
I don't really like Jesus been played on an Evil Night as some comedical display like this but I don't know if he should have been sent away when there are people dressed up in very evil things.
God leads many of us into the lions den to do his work.Maybe He choose this boy for that reason.:thumb
November 1st, 2008, 05:15 PM
If he was wearing the costume to mock Jesus, then it was inappropriate. If he was wearing it to show his religious convictions, then there may not be a problem, but I can see how some may be offended by the outfit either way. Some of the younger children may have thought he was actually Jesus, that's not good. So, it's really a tough call.
November 1st, 2008, 05:20 PM
Me too. Besides, does Jesus approve of celebrating Halloween?
I'm sure Jesus does not approve of Halloween, but he wouldn't hide inside and lock the doors to keep the evil out either. He meets evil head on, and beats it back with His Glory. So, maybe, just maybe, this boy was meeting that challenge.
November 1st, 2008, 05:30 PM
The problem here is how the public school bars a historical biblical image. If it had been a Buddha outfit, I doubt they would have said anything about it.
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