Here is a question on images of Jesus?

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Do you imagine what Jesus sounded like?

This came up because of the post on the sequal of "The Passion of Christ". I remember when I was defending, foolishly if I may add, how it would be impossible to not create an image of Jesus in ones mind when speaking about Him. To which Pastor Strange pointed out it is possible to not do such. Not to say I am ever to be free and clear of that sin BTW. Though I will admit that I can never think of a time when I literally imagined Him audiably speaking to me. Of course maybe my memory is slipping as I grow older.
I don't believe I've ever imagined what Jesus sounded like.

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You know what happens when people tell you not to think about a certain thing? Thank you LOL
Perhaps it's noteworthy that Jesus spoke in Old Aramaic, and his words are recorded in Koine Greek. It's hard for us to imagine ANYONE speaking in either of those languages.

I don't know about everyone else, but when someone tells me, "so and so said xyz," I don't play through the scene in my head. I just take the proposition as it stands. To play it back like a movie would take a great deal of intentionality. The same goes for constructing a mental sound clip out of it.
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It is striking the way imagination becomes active in a matter of anticipation. On the other hand, where the object is a matter of possession there is cause for reflection. I find this relevant in light of two things. 1. Christ is given in possession to the believer, Eph. 3:17. The imagination should cease and reflection should be active. 2. The visible and sensible elements of bread and wine are specifically given to us for the purpose of remembrance, which should invoke reflection.

To speak pastorally, the way to cure a sensual imagination is to "see" Christ as the apostles "remembered" Him, full of grace and truth; and in His offices as our complete Saviour; and as He is made of God to us wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption; and to reflect with a trusting heart on the present enjoyment of Christ so as to rest in Him. Where the soul rests and reflects, the imagination has no cause to stir.
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