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  1. Jesus Christ is 100% God and 100% human.

    Jesus Christ is one of the persons of the Trinity, part of the Triune God.

    Jesus Christ was always there, and at the creation of the world, too, only became human (born in the flesh) later.

    Jesus Christ voluntarily humbled himself, becoming a man and experiencing all the hardships of ordinary human life. At the same time, he remained a God.

    Jesus Christ voluntarily took upon Himself all the sins of all mankind and offered Himself as a sacrifice for the forgiveness of human transgressions. He gave Himself up to humiliation, abuse, mockery, loneliness, heavy torments of torture and a shameful death on the cross. A very painful, very humiliating death. But He was a God, and He didn't have to do that.

    Jesus Christ loves all people, which is why He did this.

    Jesus Christ rose from the dead.

    Jesus Christ was physically transformed, showing us the example of our eternity after the Last Judgment and resurrection of the body.

    At every Holy Mass and Divine Liturgy properly celebrated, Jesus Christ transforms bread and wine with a drop of water into His own Body and Blood, and then allows the faithful to receive communion – that is, to drink His Blood and eat His Body.

    Jesus Christ constantly resides in Catholic and Orthodox churches under the guise of bread.

    That is, His main difference from the founders of other religions is not only that He is God, the true God, but also that He loves people so much that for their sake (for our sake) He was humiliated, humiliated, suffered and died, then rose again and continues to come to us every day under the guise of bread (sometimes showing his true essence after transubstantiation).

  2. If we talk not about the theological understanding, but about the nature of the very life of a particular figure, then the main difference between Jesus is the martyr's death and the subsequent resurrection. Many figures of other religions are told that they were born of a virgin, that their birth was predicted and caused a stir among sages and rulers, that even in childhood they showed special abilities, that they performed various miracles, that they directly communicated with higher forces and were themselves from such forces, that they preached the highest truth, had special charisma, and so on. Some suffered and were persecuted, while others experienced the betrayal of their disciples and were killed by their enemies. But only one went to a martyr's and shameful death, and then rose from the dead.

  3. As the French historian of antiquity Andre Bonnard aptly put it:”Christianity grew on Greek soil from the seeds of Judaism.”

    In the Greek culture itself, where the initial rationalism of philosophy was mixed with mystical and mythological religious ideas, the concept of “the son of God” was quite common and even banal.

    Hercules, for example, did not die. The gods made him immortal and took him to Olympus. In addition, according to legend, his father was Zeus.

    Alexander the Great considered himself the Son of God. He even made a special trip during his campaigns in Egypt, where the local priests “confirmed” his “pedigree”.

    In Judaism, there is a concept of the Messiah (Mashiach), who should come to earth and make the Jewish people rule over all nations. But this concept is associated as “heavenly sovereign”, and not as “son of God”. The latter is considered sacrilege, because there is only One God and he should not have any “relatives”. In part, in Judaism, Jesus Christ appears as the son of God… a group of godless people.

    That is why Christianity could not have appeared directly in Judea, but was born in the diasporas of Roman cities of former Greek states or colonies, where the religious tradition fully allowed the humanization of God as his Son, who became Jesus Christ according to legend.

    The duality of the nature of Jesus Christ as the Son of Man and the Son of God distinguishes him from representatives of other religions (not Greek culture).

    For example, Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, became holy; Muhammad, in Islam, is only the prophet of Allah…

    The ancient religion, Mithraism, had many similarities with early Christianity. But the Iranian Mithra is God himself, who sacrifices a bull to atone for human sins. In Christianity, the main victim is the Son of God himself, who died on the cross, which makes the religious concept of “sacrifice” the highest manifestation of divine and human nature.

    The dual nature of the essence of Jesus Christ brought many problems… early Christianity. Some of the Christians even rejected this combination, considering Jesus Christ the son of God, but only a man. The most popular version at that time was the version of the priest Arius about the God-likeness of Jesus as the Son of God. But, in the end, the version about the consubstantiality of God the Father and God the Son won, which was canonized in 325 at the First Council of Nicaea. Arianism and other understandings of the nature of Christ were declared heretical and systematically persecuted and are being persecuted to the end… to the present day. Although, fortunately, now heretics are no longer burned at the stake, but are engaged in theological disputes with them on the Internet.

  4. Christ did not found a new religion, but conceived an evolutionarily new being-the tn Body of Christ, in other words, God-manhood. I'm in my embryonic period now. II The coming of Christ will be the birth of this spirit-material being (see chapter 12 of the Apocalypse)

  5. Jesus Christ-man and Jesus Christ-God, as the hypostasis of the Most Holy Trinity, are not the same thing, but on the other hand, they are the same thing. Divine and human, but one person. So is man: two natures – spiritual and material, but one person, and this person is indestructible, and in this person the image and likeness of God is preserved.

    The Apostle Paul: “If Christ is not risen, then our faith is in vain”, i.e. Christianity is based on the most important event-the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, which itself is directly a miracle. Moreover, the entire Gospel is full of descriptions, starting with the Annunciation and Immaculate Conception, followed by endless chains of miracles that follow the entire canvas of the three-year ministry of Jesus Christ to the people, starting with the transformation of water into wine in Cana of Galilee (the miracle of walking on water, healing various sick, weak and lepers, blind, etc., the miracle of Transfiguration on Mount Tabor) and Well, further in the book of Acts of the Apostles, we also see the miracles that the apostles performed by the power of our Lord Jesus Christ. Starting with the miracle of Pentecost-speaking in unknown tongues – and ending with the various miracles that the apostles performed, first of all, miracles of healing. Then the whole history of the Christian Church for two thousand years is also full of various miracles that were performed by the power of the Cross, by the power of the Lord, by our numerous saints. Christ does miracles, but it's as simple as that.

    Leibniz proposed the definition of a miracle: “A miracle is a phenomenon that contradicts the laws of nature.” Take, for example, Archimedes ' law, according to which a body is immersed in a liquid, and some force acts on it. According to this law, a person cannot walk on water. If we see through the eyes of the apostles that Jesus Christ is walking on water, then we understand that this is a miracle, because this event contradicts the laws of physics. If we understand that Jesus Christ touched the eyes of a blind person and healed them, we understand that this is a miracle, because it contradicts the laws of physiology, the laws of medicine. We understand that if Jesus Christ with his word resurrected Lazarus four days old, who had already begun to stink, i.e. irreversible processes had already begun, we also understand that this is a miracle, because it contradicts the laws of medicine. All other events: the transformation of water into wine, the Immaculate Conception, the Nativity of the Virgin-all this is described in this very simple and understandable wording. A miracle always violates one or more laws

    Oddly enough, there are very few miracles in the Gospel. Much less than we would like. The first miracle-the transformation of wine into water at the wedding in Cana of Galilee is stipulated by what? When they approach Jesus Christ, they say: “The wine at the wedding is over, we should have more.” The guests are sad. What Jesus Christ says: “And I am God, it is easy for me. How much wine do you need to make”? No, He says, ” The time has not come yet. I won't do it.” And only when His Mother persuaded Him, He agreed secretly, so that no one would know: let there be wine now, as if the owner had stocked up. When people approached Him on the street and said: “Lord, heal us, me or my servant, the centurion or my daughter,” what was His first question? Faith? Correctly. If He saw that a person had faith, then he performed a miracle. No faith? There will be no miracle. Initially, you need to believe that a miracle is possible, then a miracle is created. If there is no faith, then a miracle is not created. This is an example. The crucifixion. The Savior is hanging on the cross. What are the soldiers shouting? “If You are God, come down from the cross. Save Yourself and us.” Such a mockery. Well, really, if You are a God, then all this is very easy to do. They have no faith. He does not do this not only because it is necessary for other more serious reasons. The Savior was to atone for the sins of mankind. This is, of course, the main reason. But there is also another psychological problem. First there must be faith, and then only a miracle.

    If there is no faith , there is no miracle. He didn't even appear to the apostles. He appears to them as a wayfarer going to Emmaus. He talks to them, listens to what events have taken place. And then, when He heard that they really believe that Jesus Christ is risen, then He said, “This is who I am.” That is, always from the very first to the very last, always in the beginning is faith. It's not about her, it's about us. Then this point of view is absolutely correct: to see a miracle, you need to have faith. Here is a wonderful parable about the rich man and Lazarus. Lazarus went to heaven, and the rich man went to hell. And the rich man feels suffering, thirsts, and sees Lazarus enjoying himself in the cool. He asks God: “Let me go out into the world, I will tell my friends and relatives not to do what I did, so that after death they will not suffer in hell as I suffer.” What does God say? He says: “You haven't heard. I sent the prophets, but you did not listen to them, so even if the dead are raised up, you will not believe.” Absolutely correct! A person must first have faith. If there is no faith, even if a four-day-old, even a hundred-day-old person is resurrected, the unbeliever will look for natural causes. He'll never believe it. He will always be looking for some unknown laws that need to be explained somehow. Therefore, we need, first of all, faith.

    So when a person is forced to believe in God, it means that they are deprived of their freedom, put a person on the level of an animal, and you can force them in different ways. You can force it by performing a miracle. In this way, God would show violence to man. He would force him to believe, and that would be violence against a person, violence against his freedom. This is the philosophical meaning of the Savior's words, when in the beginning He demanded faith, and then showed a miracle.

    But still, the Savior understands that a person is weak, and sometimes you need to give him at least a little help so that he understands that miracles exist. Just like the Apostle Thomas, who said that he would never believe that Jesus Christ had risen. The Lord said: “Put your fingers in My wounds.” He put it in and said, ” Yes, You are my Lord and my God! I truly see that these wounds are not apparent, but real. I can feel them with my fingers, see their ribs, see their blood.”

    In the same way, you and I are like Thomas, unlike others, as the Savior said :” What have you invested, Thomas? For you have seen and believed. But blessed are those who do not see and believe.”

    I have not come to the healthy, but to the sick, ” said Jesus Christ. Here are people who understand that they are sick, that they need salvation, just need faith.

    Jesus Christ behaves in the most optimal way. Jesus Christ himself explained it this way:”My kingdom,” He said, ” is not of this world.” Man cannot know by his created nature, nor can he know by his reason the Divine Essence. He must understand it at the level at which he is. So He spoke in the language of proverbs…

  6. Jesus Christ differs from the founders of other religions at least in that he did not establish Christianity as a religion. Moreover, Jesus lived thirty years of his life as a non-Christian, until he was baptized by the pagan Ivan the Baptist. The symbolism of the life-giving cross existed long before the birth of Jesus Christ among the pagans, called peasants. It was their crosses that were destroyed by the adepts of Sabaoth on the heights and in the sacred groves. Peasants are not farmers, farmers, or cultivators, but people who worship the holy Cross, which first appeared as the Alatyr stone in the ancient peasant capital of Arkona. The peasants were pagans and the rite of baptism of Jesus Christ, which was held not in the Temple of Sabaoth, but in the river, on the feast of Ivan Kupala, is a pagan rite.

    The Christianity that we know today was founded by the Jew Saul forty years after the execution of Christ. Saul created a new religion following the example of the Jewish religion created by the cuckold Moses, and it was not for nothing that Saul was one of the best students of Gamaleel, who taught the Talmud. Saul assumed the apostolic position vacated by the suicide of the apostle Jude, and began to call himself only the Apostle Paul. This false apostle had never met Jesus Christ. Modern Christianity also has nothing in common with the teachings of Jesus Christ.

  7. Jesus is distinguished by his moral and spiritual perfection. This is the first thing that catches your eye when you read the Gospels. In an interesting article about Christ, I read that he, having the power to raise the dead, was a lamb who voluntarily gave his life to save people from the bondage of sin and death.

    Jesus could pulverize his enemies at any time with a click. But he didn't. Moreover, when he was dying, he asked his Father to forgive these people, because they do not know what they are doing. There is much other evidence that Jesus is the most outstanding person who ever lived on earth.

  8. Jesus Christ is God, the Creator of the universe, the Father of all creation and the Earth itself. It was He who determined how we should live to be reunited with Him in eternity and it is He who owns the life of each of us … Is there still a person on Earth who created the universe and owns our lives ???

  9. The fact that He set a beginning and an end ( highlighting the time interval in which everything will be resolved and the uncertainty that arose after the fall and exile will end).

  10. Jesus brought people a message that they had not heard since the foundation of the world. No one had ever brought such news to people before Jesus. There were many teachers, prophets, and philosophers before Him who taught us to honor God and love our neighbor, and the 10 commandments have been around for many centuries. However, only Jesus brought the message for which He is loved and revered for centuries and will continue to be revered. Jesus was anointed of God, like all the prophets before Him, and He alone was honored to proclaim not the will, but the decision of God.

  11. I see two fundamental differences.�

    1. The religion of Christ is Christ Himself, not His teaching, example, etc., but in other religions (including pseudo – Christian ones, for example, Orthodoxy) – on the contrary. In the religion of Christ, you can know His teachings by heart, follow His example scrupulously, and fulfill all the commandments, but if you do not live by Him, but by your ” I ” – all your efforts are in vain.

    2. All other religions, including pseudo-Christians, contain only recommendations on how to live in order to avoid the wrath of God and live forever. Only Christ came, took the wrath we deserved, and rose again to live directly with everyone who trusted Him. Figuratively speaking, all religions teach how to get out of the pit, and only Christ Himself came down to us in our pit and pushed us out, who believe in Him.

  12. It differs in that he was not the founder of a new religion. It doesn't have such a task. He simply opened people's eyes to the essence of spiritual things. And spirituality is above all religions. I do not support the view that Christianity supposedly belongs to the Abrahamic religions, i.e. it comes from Judaism. I consider this a completely new breakthrough and revolutionary teaching. This is not a religion. This is a teaching. It was later that the Holy Fathers turned the Teaching into a religion. Over 2000 years, so much intellectual garbage has been introduced that almost nothing remains of the original simple and sincere teaching. Yes, Jesus constantly referred to the Old Testament, but this is not surprising. He simply used the conceptual apparatus , the images that were in use in the society of that time and were understandable to most people. Before the coming of Christ, there were various prophets who sometimes felt or guessed what Jesus later revealed to the world, But only Jesus turned out to be the one who was a living incarnation (example) those spiritual values that the prophets only guessed at. This is the whole greatness of Christ. There is no mystery in the Holy Trinity that the Holy Fathers proclaim. Jesus did not come to confuse people's minds , to create more fog , but only to give a certain sacred mystical meaning to his teaching and thereby raise the rating. Everything is simple. And everyone can understand the meaning of the Trinity (although this term was coined by the fathers), But the meaning is simple. Jesus is a living example of those spiritual, moral qualities that are the Holy Spirit. These are holy qualities. The same Spirit that is inherent in God. This is why Jesus claimed that He and the Father are one. One spirit

  13. The fact that for most of his earthly life, Jesus was a completely ordinary person. He spent time with his relatives and worked hard to help Joseph (this is not mentioned anywhere, but it is unlikely that He had a choice, based on the peculiarities of that time), and did not attach himself to meditation practices under a tree or something like that. Even after baptism and temptation, most of the time he behaves quite naturally for a young man: he does not avoid holidays, eats normally, spends a lot of time with like-minded people, and so on.

    There is no such humanity in any of the religions.

  14. Despite religious wars and other deviations, drunkenness is the first religion to recognize peace and tolerance. Tolerance, of course, is in its direct meaning, and not in the sense that it is understood by gays and their opponents.

  15. If without fanaticism, not to many. From time to time, saints, prophets and founders of religions come to the world. They remind us of the moral foundations of humanity when all this begins to be forgotten or perverted. And Christ himself noted that the eternal teaching about life has become rigid, caste-based and too professional. So did Buddha, Krishna, Thoth, and other lights of truth.�

    The statement that he was God is not true, he forbade himself to be called good – that is, perfect. He is the son of man. That is, born of a human being. But he did not separate the nature of God from men, and so directly recalled it from the scriptures – is it not said: you are all gods? (Heb. from John) That is, the very rational principle, conscience, insight that is in every person.

  16. only-a nation of invented prophets-I am sure-neither Christ nor Buddha nor Krishna was born on earth – but there were and will be-Mavrodi!- change my mind-prove that Buddha lived-and I will kiss your lotus feet

  17. I accidentally clicked on the reply anonymously button so I'll duplicate my answer:

    Christ came into the world in a completely unique way – by giving birth to the Virgin, the Son of God conceived in her by the Holy Spirit. By His birth, He “bypassed” the seed of the serpent, which in one way or another is transmitted to every person born. That is why the serpent had no power over Him, and that is why He was able to defeat the evil one and redeem those who believe in Him ,save them, set them free, and transform them. It was through such a birth that Christ could say of Himself, without a drop of pride or conceit, that He is the Way, the Truth, the Life, the Door, Salvation, the Bread that came from Heaven, the Living Water, the Righteousness, the Light of the world, etc.

  18. The pure-blooded Jew Jesus, along with his people, worshipped the Jewish God Jehovah(Exodus 33:19), a religion that God Himself founded through Moses long before the birth of the Jew Jesus.


    {Exodus 33: 19}”And [the Lord said to Moses],' I will spend all my glory before you, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before you.

    Jesus Christ did not change his religion, nor did he establish any NEW religion, but when Israel moved away from TRUE worship, Jehovah began to look for TRUE worshippers throughout the inhabited earth, and they are now so few that even the ALMIGHTY Jehovah has to look for them all over the earth.
    So said Jesus Christ himself, and here are his words about it, recorded in the eternal book-the Bible:

    {Jn 4: 23} ” But the time will come, and is now, when TRUE worshippers will worship the Father (and not me) in spirit and truth, for the Father(Jehovah-Exodus 33:19) seeks such worshippers for Himself.”>

    Have you ever met TRUE Christians who worship not Jesus Christ, but his Father Jehovah?

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