While studying and looking through some online articles, I ran across an article by J. Warner Wallace, a retired detective, apologist, and author of “Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospel” I have read this book and find it extremely compelling in providing logical definitive proof for the existence of Jesus as the Christ.
His article explored how varying religions around the world both believed in His existence and His mission during His time on earth. Here is a synopsis from the article and below it will be a link so you can read the entire article.
From J Warner Wallace: Who is Jesus, According to Other Religions?
“All the world’s major religions feel compelled to account for Jesus in one way or another:
Jews believe Jesus was Mary’s son, was a teacher (Rabbi), had many disciples, was respected, performed miracles, claimed to be the Messiah and was crucified on the cross. They also acknowledge His followers reported Jesus was raised from the dead.
Muslims believe Jesus was born of a virgin, is to be revered and respected, was a prophet, a wise teacher who worked miracles, ascended to heaven, and will come again.
Ahmadiyya Muslims believe Jesus may have been born of a virgin, was a prophet and wise teacher, worked miracles, and was crucified on a cross.
Bahá’í believe Jesus came from God, was a wise teacher who had a divine and human nature, worked miracles, and was crucified and resurrected as an atonement for humanity.
Hindus believe Jesus was a holy man, a wise teacher, and is a ‘god’.
Buddhists believe Jesus was an enlightened man and a wise teacher.
New Age believers maintain Jesus was a wise moral teacher.“
You can read the entirety of the article here: Who Is Jesus, According to Other Religions? | Cold Case Christianity Excellent article, but I recommend the book also.
I think it interesting that other world religions feel it necessary to discuss the main character of “competing” World religion and hold Him in such high esteem. Makes me wonder, if He is so important to be discussed or thought about in such a way-why not follow the source Himself? Would this not make the most sense, as He must surely be the True God and Creator of the universe.
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