Who is Jesus?

Jude 4b – …our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. 

John 14:6 – Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me…”

Throughout history, counterfeit Christs have been on the rise, including in our own day, as I co-wrote about many years ago in a book called Vintage Jesus

Progressive woke “Christians” say Jesus was merely a good man, but they are not clear about His being the God-man. 

Jehovah’s Witnesses say that Jesus was merely Michael the archangel, a created being that became a man. 

Mormonism teaches that Jesus was not God but only a man who became one of many gods; it furthermore teaches that he was a polygamist and a half-brother of Lucifer. 

Unitarian Universalism teaches that Jesus was not God but rather a great man to be respected solely for his teaching, love, justice, and healing. 

New Age guru Deepak Chopra told Larry King, “I see Christ as a state of consciousness we can all aspire to.” (1) 

According to Scientology, Jesus is an “implant” forced upon a Thetan about a million years ago. 

Bahá’ís say that Jesus was a manifestation of God and a prophet but inferior to Muhammad and Bahá’u’lláh. 

Buddhism teaches that Jesus was not God but rather an enlightened man like the Buddha. 

Hinduism, with its many views of Jesus, does not consider Him to be the only God, but most likely a wise man or incarnation of God much like Krishna. 

Indian Hindu leader Mahatma Gandhi said, “I cannot ascribe exclusive divinity to Jesus. He is as divine as Krishna or Rama or Muhammad or Zoroaster.” (2)

Islam teaches that Jesus was merely a man and a prophet who is inferior to Muhammad. 

The Dalai Lama said, “[Jesus] was either a fully enlightened being, or a bodhisvatta [a being who aids others to enlightenment] of a very high spiritual realization.” (3) 

Before we can discern who the real Christians are, we must discern who the real Christ is. Who knew Jesus best? Obviously, His family. No one knows us as well as our family. They see the true you, when no one else is watching, and if anyone would have known that Jesus was not born of a virgin, sinless, and risen from death to prove His claims to be God, it would be Jesus’ family. 

Who do you believe Jesus is? 

  1. “Who Was Jesus?” Larry King Live. First broadcast December 24, 2004, CNN, http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/ 0412/24/lkl.01.html.
  2. Mahatma Gandhi, Harijan (March 6, 1937): 25.
  3. Dalai Lama, “The Karma of the Gospel,” Newsweek, March 27, 2000.

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