Many religions in the world have people they respect. But there is no person like Jesus. He is the Son of God.
Jesus was equal with God, but gave up that equality to come and live as a man (Philippians 2:5-9). Some may criticize his choice, but it is not theirs to criticize. Those who speak ill of Jesus concerning this action are simply speaking from ignorance. They have not had the position Jesus had, nor do they have the love he has for us. But, he was with God, was [is] God, and came to dwell among men as God in the flesh (John 1:1-3, 14).
Jesus lived the perfect life. From his virgin birth to his sacrificial death he was perfect. He committed no sin! None other has done the same. Even Enoch and Elijah who did not die but were taken to heaven by the Lord did not live sinless lives. All have sinned, and all fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:21). All but Jesus that is. While some may assume Jesus committed sin they are wrong. To say that since Jesus was man he had to commit sin is to approach it from man’s view. But, Jesus was God in the flesh and lived a sinless life! See Hebrews 4:15; 2 Corinthians 5:21.
Jesus died so others can live. The death he died was physical. The life he provides is spiritual. Ultimately that spiritual life will be in a resurrected and perfected body for eternity in heaven. But even now there is spiritual life. We do not live according to the flesh, but walk in the spirit (Galatians 5:16-26). While there are challenges, we have abundant blessings. And, all this confidence is given to us through Jesus.
Jesus was raised, and never died again. This is another proof that he was the Son of God. Others were raised by the power of God, but Jesus was raised to be coronated as king by God (Acts 2:29-33). There is a world of difference. No other religion or philosophy compares.
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