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Nelson Mandela as Jesus Christ

Nelson Mandela as Jesus Christ

Nelson Mandela as Jesus Christ.  This is disgusting and utterly blasphemous.  But then again what’s new in this evil world we live in.


The ultimate portrayal

Local banker offers $2.5m for recreation of Da Vinci’s most famous work

Aug 19, 2010 10:02 PM | By Andrea Nagel

Nelson Mandela - Last Supper

Figures are individuals who fought against inequality

Banker Mxolisi Mbetse has formally offered $2.5-million for a painting, Last Supper, depicting former president Nelson Mandela as Jesus Christ.

Artist Dean Simon, appointed in 1988 as an official war artist, was commissioned to produce the piece by a Johannesburg businessman who wants to remain anonymous.

It is a contemporary version of, arguably, one of the most recognisable images in the world – Leonardo Da Vinci’s fresco, The Last Supper. The original 1498 fresco depicts Jesus and his disciples seated around a table on the eve of his betrayal by Judas.

The local, secular version of the image replaces the figures from the New Testament with 12 figures identified as iconic individuals in the fight against inequality and oppression who dedicated their lives to the abolition of apartheid. The 13th figure, Judas, remains anonymous in the contemporary painting and is signified by a white shape – supposedly allowing viewers to draw their own conclusions about who it could be.

Suzie Copperthwaite, press officer for the work, said the selection of individuals in the painting was a collaborative and informed process that included Patrice Lumumba, the first prime minister of the Republic of Congo, Kwame Nkrumah, who helped Ghana gain independence, Albert Luthuli, Oliver Tambo, Steve Biko, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Mahatma Ghandi, Martin Luther King, and Rosa Parks, recognised as “the mother of the modern day civil rights movement” in the US.

Other figures include Mangaliso Sobukwe and Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia arranged around a Christ figure, Mandela.

Fifty prints have been created from the original painting and have been signed by the artist and Mandela. A portion of the proceeds generated from the sale of the prints will be donated to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund.

Stephan Welz, fine art auctioneer, commented jokingly that it certainly is not heavenly in art terms.

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26 comments to Nelson Mandela as Jesus Christ

  • mom4truth

    I realize I won’t be popular for this, but, honestly, who cares? The original is disgusting and utterly blasphemous. Let’s be real about DaVinci’s “faith” and that whole “no graven images” thingy…

    On a side note, it does remind me of the Liberation Theology and Collective Salvation.

  • Deborah (Discerning the World)

    mom4truth

    Not to worry. The reason I post these articles on Mandela is because is he held as such an icon by South Africans and the world for that matter. Mention the name of Mandela and everyone literally falls to the ground in reverence.

  • Elmarie A

    Deborah (Discerning the World)

    Mention the name of Mandela and everyone literally falls to the ground in reverence.

    Yip and what a rude awakening awaits those who worship this man. He is only human like everybody and a sinner like us all. If the world would just realize how much it grieve they are bringing upon themselves. Sad sad to see these things. I leaves one with a bad taste in your mouth………sorry just letting of some steam..

    Leviticus 19:4
    ” ‘Do not turn to idols or make gods of cast metal for yourselves. I am the LORD your God.

    Leviticus 26:1
    [ Reward for Obedience ] ” ‘Do not make idols or set up an image or a sacred stone for yourselves, and do not place a carved stone in your land to bow down before it. I am the LORD your God.

    Exodus 20:3-6
    3 “You shall have no other gods before [a] me. 4 “You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing love to a thousand {generations} of those who love me and keep my commandments.

  • fiona

    hello Its fiona again. I came back! I was away fro a few days, but I must say this website has given me qa lot to think about. I have another question. I think i read on here that ywam is not meant to be any good? I understand there is one of these toronto type things going on in the ywam base in s. africa. I was in 3 ywam bases and I never saw anything like that. The words of knowledge there were more accurate, life giving and life changing and pro- Jesus than anything Ive ever experienced. In fact it was at a ywam base that I fully committed my life to the Lord 11 years ago. The word of Knowledge I received atthe base still blows my mind when I think of it to this day and leaves me feeling overawed at Gods love and provision for me. Perhaps some wrong yeast has gotten into the base in s. africa and the others need warning? Please would you share with me what yu know. thankyou x

  • Grant C

    I fully agree with the comments above regarding idolatry and icons and the original painting having been raised to a reverent status. I am quite sure that this version will not reach the same level of infamy.

    Although Mandela has been a great humanitarian in the opinion of most and one of the better political leaders in history, his status has certainly been subject to the same false deification and idolatrous worship by the secular world. As I have never heard with any clarity whether Mandela is a Christian believer or not, I must assume that his silence on the matter and his interfaith stance must surely indicate the contrary. Considering the fantastic opportunities he has squandered where he could have spread the Gospel from the greatest platforms in the world, it is a pretty clear indication that he is still lost.

    It is sometimes an odd consideration, that certain hugely famous and well loved individuals throughout world history, who have been regarded as great moral leaders and humanitarian icons, are most probably never to share heaven with the saved Christian. It is also a clear pointer to the infinite Glory of God, where no matter what status man achieves in this world, it is simply meaningless and of zero value, unless Jesus is at the center of that temporary status.

    Now then, back to constructive critique of the artistic piece in question. I am very knowledgeable on these matters, you know, as I am a qualified breeder of racing chickens.

    Do you notice also the very confused quizzical expressions on the faces of most of the men in the picture? What is it, do you suppose, they do not understand? Is it the fact that they cannot believe the predicament they find themselves in, is because they were not provided with free champagne and warm towels or do they simply not recognize the very white shiny chap at the far left corner?

    Finally, why do they all have question marks painted around their heads?

    Peace to you all!

  • Deborah (Discerning the World)

    fiona

    Have you manage to open your Bible yet and start studying it since we last spoke? A good place to start is at the beginning.

    You have consistently ignored all our comments to you and you repeatedly come back with the same nonsense talk. Start backing your comments up using verses from the bible from now on ok? And I mean it.

    You say that you can’t find anything wrong with YWAM yet you have not even read the bible. You are wasting my time and yours as you are not once bit sincere in learning the truth. And keep to topic please. This is not the YWAM article.

  • Jemah

    I THINK PATHETIC BLASPHEMY AND ON TOP OF IT BEEN AN ARTIST MYSELF IT’S REALLY UGLY, NOW i PREFER LEONARDO’S WORKS ANYDAY.
    HOW CAN THE SPIRIT INSPIRE SOMETHING SO UGLY,( I’M NOT SAYING THAT LEONARDO WAS INSPIRED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT BUT HE HAD A FAIR KNOWLEDGE OF BEAUTY) APART FROM THE FACT THAT WE ARE NOT TO MAKE GRAVEN IMAGES OR TRY TO PORTRAY GOD…THIS IS WORSE IT’S AN ??????????? IDOLATROUS GRAVEN IMAGE – FOR A BETTER LACK OF EXPLANATION. FOR THE ARTIST IS NOT TRYING ONLY TO PORTRAY GOD BUT TO POTRAY AS GOD SOMEONE WHO IS VERY FAR FROM BEEN GOD – SO TWICE A ROTTEN POTATO AWARD FOR THE ARTIST!
    FUNNY THAT THE OMITTED JUDAS IS REPRESENTED BY A WHITE SPACE? EVERYONE KNOWS THAT BLACK WOULD BE THE CHOSEN COLOUR, PERHAPS THE ARTIST DOESNT REALLY WANT TO RAISE TOO MUCH IN THE VIEWERS IMAGINATION? WHAT A MESS OF A WORLD WE LIVE IN!
    AND TO THINK THAT THESE ARTISTS MAKE A FORTUNE
    PATHETIC PATHETIC PATHETIC – BUT i KNOW IT’S THE WAY IT IS SO I’LL CARRY ON WALKING IN MY CHEAP CARBOARD SHOES AND JUST CONCENTRATE ON MY FEET.
    Rom 10:15
    (15) And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
    GOD BLESS THE RIGHTEOUS AND THE SAINTS!

  • Deborah (Discerning the World)

    Jemah

    WHAT A MESS OF A WORLD WE LIVE IN!

    What is worse is when a ‘christian’ lies

  • Elmarie A

    Deborah (Discerning the World)

    What is worse is when a ‘christian’ lies

    Debs, and old saying is Lies do have very short legs and that is especially true when a “christian” lies. They are always caught out………..the question is will that person who calls her/him self a “christian” then repent and stop doing what is wrong.

    These verses comes to mind:
    Colossians 3:8-10 (Amplified Bible)

    8But now put away and rid yourselves [completely] of all these things: anger, rage, bad feeling toward others, curses and slander, and foulmouthed abuse and shameful utterances from your lips!

    9Do not lie to one another, for you have stripped off the old (unregenerate) self with its evil practices,

    10And have clothed yourselves with the new [spiritual self], which is [ever in the process of being] renewed and remolded into [fuller and more perfect [a]knowledge upon] knowledge after the image (the likeness) of Him Who created it.(A)

  • Jemah

    Deborah
    who are you referring to???

  • Michael

    Sadly art can be abused and can have sinister meanings. At one stage of my life I had a lot of respect for Madiba and believed that he had integrity but after seeing the warm embrace he gave Fidel Castro when he visited the Tuinhuis and the subsequent interpreted conversation they had filled with compliments and flattery for each other (can be seen on You tube), I realised that there is something terribly wrong…not to mention his attendance to Mugabe’s wedding to his second wife Grace. A person’s underlying integrity and character can be seen in the people he/she embraces.These so-called friends are children of utter darkness…it is just not a matter of difference but that which atrocities have been perpetrated by these leaders against human life…no better than Hitler, Stalin ,Idi Amin and Sadam Hussain.

  • Deborah (Discerning the World)

    Jemah

    I am speaking to all THREE of you:

    ————————
    AMi

    Ami / Jemah / Amedeo – You have been using multiple names to comment on this blog for a while, while subtly promoting your website. The rules of this site state that using multiple names will not be tolerated – What do you have to prove by doing so? What are you trying to hide? When ‘AMi’ came on the scene we watched and waited and sure enough the ‘nasty’ comment reared it’s ugly head. You come here and out of no where insult me and I must sit back and give you a hug for it? Pfff, that will be the day.

    Nothing worse than liars…especially so called Christian ones.

    And no, not you nor Jemah or Amedeo or any other name you can think of will comment again.

    ———————–

  • Burning Lamp

    Split personalities? It is possible. Demonic, but possible. Strange.

  • Deborah (Discerning the World)

    My response based on a comment I deleted.

    Jemah

    Please don’t call me a liar and actually bring my salvation into question because of this – gee whiskers! What’s your problem.

    You used the SAME email address for all 3 names. Hence your avatar picture is the same on all 3 since you started commenting. This is something that is set by default from your side when you comment. Once just has to peruse yours, Ami and Amedeo’s comments to see the same Avatar.

    As Homer Simpson would say. “DoH!”

    You tried to use different IP addresses but there was a cross over and Ami had Jemah’s IP address along with the same email and so did Amedeo and vice versa.

  • Jemah

    Deborah
    You are still in error to believe that we are the same person for we are not apart from the fact that we are married AMedeo or AMI and I so there, and people that are saved can still lie.Im not callling u a liar but you had the wrong discernment yes!I just get to work and write from my side and Ami from his
    and why did you delete the comment? for what, just because we work off the same web address should we be punished oh well whatever you want to believe.
    One day you’ll see because you will. So another time I will say to you
    Luk 7:31-35
    (31) And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like?
    (32) They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.
    (33) For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil.
    (34) The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners!
    (35) But wisdom is justified of all her children.

    Goodbye and GOD bless you!

  • FERDINAND

    THE GREATEST SOUTH AFRICAN IN OUR TIMES. HE S NOT FLAWLESS BUT HE IS BEAUTIFUL.WHENEVER SOUTH AFRICA NEEDS HIM HE COMES THROUGH. HALALA MADIBA HALALA.

  • Paul

    Ferdinand – You mean the guy who put bombs in stations to blow up men, women and children indiscriminately, including his own people! You mean the man who is a 33rd degree Freemason along with Mbeki and Zuma who bows to Obama? You mean the man who lives in the lap of luxury while his people starve? You mean that South African?

  • Deborah (Discerning the World)

    Jemah

    You confuse me. So why is Amedeo/AMi then insulting me and my blog under another article?

    I thought Amedeo and I (when we first discussed) months ago were a-ok but now Amedeo is returning under the name of AMi.

    I am not psychic! The use of the word discernment does not apply when it comes to people playing silly games. I don’t have time for nonsense.

  • rokko

    mandela is the anticrist his nim is 46664 [4]666[4].
    the bible seid he will rule for 42months, he ruled over the anc from the point he was president in 1994 may 10 to 1997 dec ??? as anc leader and president 42months. and he came form the sea [robin island].

  • Deborah (Discerning the World)

    rokko

    Well that’s a new one if ever I’ve see it…

  • doringdraad

    Paul wrote:

    Ferdinand – You mean the guy who put bombs in stations to blow up men, women and children indiscriminately, including his own people! You mean the man who is a 33rd degree Freemason along with Mbeki and Zuma who bows to Obama? You mean the man who lives in the lap of luxury while his people starve? You mean that South African?

    Good one Paul! Many people like licking the boots of government leaders and submit to their tyranny. Mandela is a nobody! I despise his policies, ideals and ideologies. They are earthly and demonic. Mandela and his followers are my enemy and I will gladly face them on the battlefield to bring an end to them all

  • Deborah (Discerning the World)

    Doringdraad

    Eish, I dunno what to think of your comment. 10 Commandments is clear, Thou Shalt not kill.

  • doringdraad

    The commandment is actually, thou shalt not murder. Killing and murdering is not the same thing. That does not mean I cannot kill to defend my family, or kill to defend my country. There is a time for peace and a time for war. The time for war is almost upon us. Shall we resist evil or shall we stand around like sheep and wait to be slaughtered? How many times did God use righteous men to kill/judge the enemy? I can think of many examples, Elijah killing the Baal prophets is one. I am not calling for bloodshed, but bloodshed shall befall my enemies when they come for my family. Better to die a free man than to live as a slave in the New World Order!

  • Deborah (Discerning the World)

    dooringdraad

    I get what you are saying and I understand. I meant to say murder, It’s Catholics who use the word Kill.

  • Martin Horan

    Jesus said to Peter, when he cut of the High Priest’s servant’s ear, “Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword [Matt 26:52].”
    When Nelson Mandela was arrested before he was sent to prison, he was in possession of arms that were more deadly than any sword. I do not think he would have been thinking along the lines of Jesus Christ.
    Neither Nelson Mandela’s life, nor the lives of his family members were about to be taken when he was arrested with weapons and ammunition.
    I can see Doringdraad’s point–I think. I would agree with him that it is better to die free than live as a slave in the New World Order.
    But Nelson Mandela was not fighting against the NWO. In fact, he’s an advocate of it. So were and are others depicted in the painting.
    In fact, Ghandi (sitting to Mandela’s left), a Hindu who had many gods, was a personal correspondent with Hitler and agreed with Hitler’s attitudes towards the Jews. This great man of peace (if you pardon my sarcasm) was also a vegetarian.
    I find it intesting how pacifists can be full of love for animals and yet full of contempt and hatred for human beings while also claiming to be lovers of humanity.
    Like most of these people who want a New World Order, he was just another hypocrite.
    And Mandela wasn’t much better. You aren’t going to hear him condemn Hamas, Hezbollah or those who train children to be suicide bombers.
    He wouldn’t because he would see them as part and parcel of the NWO.

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