Lecrae Reacting to Billy Graham Clip About Jesus’ Skin Color Goes Viral byfor Christian News Now
Lecrae doesn’t say a word during the entire 55 second video, yet uses facial expressions to speak his thoughts regarding Graham’s words to the crowd.
The clip of Graham’s sermon was taken from a 1971 crusade event in Chicago.
“And don’t you Black people ever forget one thing,” Graham said in his sermon. Lecrae can be seen raising his eye to indicate he was listening and not sure where this was going.
“The man that helped Jesus carry the cross was a Black man,” Graham stated to which Lecrae’s facial expression reacted in agreement, but still unsure where Graham’s point was headed.
Graham who was starting to make his main point told the audience, “And don’t ever forget another thing.” Lecrae then shows an anticipated “I’m listening” type of look in the camera.
“Jesus belongs to Africa as much as he does to Europe and Asia,” Graham preached and Lecrae again nodded in agreement. “He was born in that part of the world that touches Africa and Asia and Europe,” Graham continued.
Then Lecrae gave a look of surprise when the iconic evangelist told the crowd, “And Jesus was not a white man like me!”
As Graham continued he also said, “Nor was he as Black as some of you.” Because we have no physical picture of Jesus, other than what is depicted in Scripture Graham explained, “We don’t know what the color of his skin, but it must have been a dark color like the people of His day, because He was a man like them.”