- NOTE: For similarly named heroes (or interpretations of this character), please see Jesus Christ.
|“||I am the way and the truth and the life.No one comes to the Father except through me.||„|
|~ John 14:6, Holy Bible KJV.|
|“||Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.||„|
|~ John 14:1-11, Holy Bible NLT.|
Jesus Christ, or otherwise known as Jesus of Nazereth is widely recognized as a sacrificial savior and son of God by Abrahamic Religions.
Jesus of Nazareth (c. 5 BC/BCE – c. 30 AD/CE), also known as Jesus Christ, is the central figure of Christianity, which views Him as the Messiah foretold in the Old Testament, with most Christian denominations believing Him to be the Son of God who was raised from the dead. Islam considers Jesus a prophet and also the Messiah. He is one of the most influential figures in human history.
Christian beliefs include Jesus' virgin birth, performance of miracles, and ascension into Heaven.
According to most Christian interpretations of the Bible, the theme of Jesus' teachings was that of repentance, unconditional love, forgiveness of sin, grace, and the coming of the Kingdom of God, also known as the Kingdom of the Heavens. Starting as a small Jewish sect, it developed into a religion clearly distinct from Judaism several decades after Jesus' death. Over the centuries, it spread to most of Europe, and around the world. His followers look at Jesus Christ the savior of humanity.
He is born of a woman called Mary, a virgin woman chosen to be the mother of the Messiah because of her goodness. Mary gets pregnant by the Holy Spirit. Time before his birth, Joseph, Mary's fiancé, breaks up with her secretly, but an angel explains him everything and Joseph returns with Mary.
- Jesus' original Hebrew name Joshuah, Joseph, or "Joshuah son of Joseph" would be pronounced as "Yoshuah, Yoshep" in the original language.
- The term "Jesus" was His Greek title, roughly translated as "Son of god".
- When Christianity began to spread through the Roman Empire, the Romans choose to use the more Latin friendly Greek name rather than his original Hebrew name.
- In Islam, Jesus is still seen as an important prophet, if not a Messianic figure.