Jesus Christ

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'''Jesus Christ''', according to [[Christian Doctrine]], is the "Only begotten Son of God," who came to die for the sins of man, so that all people may have everlasting life in heaven.
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'''Jesus Christ''', according to [[Christian]] Doctrine, is the "Only begotten Son of [[God]]," who came to die for the sins of man, so that all people may have everlasting life in heaven.
  
''"For God so loved the World that he gave his only begotten son, so that whosoever believe in him will have everlasting life"'' - John 3:16
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''"For God so loved the World that he gave his only begotten son, so that whosoever believe in him will have everlasting life"'' - [[John]] 3:16
  
The Jesus of [[The Bible]] is shown to perform [[miracles]], (walking on water, curing the blind, raising the dead, etc).  He also commands great respect with his desciples.
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The Jesus of [[the Bible]] is shown to perform [[miracles]], such as walking on water, curing the blind, and raising the dead.  He also commands great respect with his desciples.
  
 
==Historical Jesus==
 
==Historical Jesus==
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There are some passing references to people that ''may'' have been Jesus.
 
There are some passing references to people that ''may'' have been Jesus.
  
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Some [[atheists]] consider discussion of the existence of a historical Jesus to be a [[red herring]].  They argue that, while a person named Jesus may or may not have existed, there is clearly no reason to believe that he had special powers, was the son of God, or performed miracles.  Even if it could be firmly established that Jesus the man existed, this would not be evidence for the extraordinary claims that make up the foundation of the Christian religion.
  
 
[[Category: Religious mythology]]
 
[[Category: Religious mythology]]
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[[Category: The Bible]]
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[[Category: Deities]]

Revision as of 09:37, 26 July 2006

Jesus Christ, according to Christian Doctrine, is the "Only begotten Son of God," who came to die for the sins of man, so that all people may have everlasting life in heaven.

"For God so loved the World that he gave his only begotten son, so that whosoever believe in him will have everlasting life" - John 3:16

The Jesus of the Bible is shown to perform miracles, such as walking on water, curing the blind, and raising the dead. He also commands great respect with his desciples.

Historical Jesus

Despite the fact that 2 billion people worldwide believe that Jesus was a real person, who was born of a virgin, lived, prescribed laws, got up the nose of the Jewish Council, fell out of favor with his subjects, and then got nailed to a tree, there is no hard evidence that such a person existed. There are some passing references to people that may have been Jesus.

Some atheists consider discussion of the existence of a historical Jesus to be a red herring. They argue that, while a person named Jesus may or may not have existed, there is clearly no reason to believe that he had special powers, was the son of God, or performed miracles. Even if it could be firmly established that Jesus the man existed, this would not be evidence for the extraordinary claims that make up the foundation of the Christian religion.

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