Jesus of Nazareth also referred to as Jesus Christ or simply Christ, is easily the most important figure in the history of mankind. It makes no difference what you think of him, you have to concede that he is the most famous man of the last 2000 years.
If you consider him to be God or a man, or was he the world’s greatest prophet or merely just a well intentioned fanatic who came to grief after a short and stormy public career.
However you regard him the fact remains that the life and death of Jesus, and the teachings attributed to him will ensure he is the most famous person to have lived and influenced human history.
As the central figure of Christianity, more people have written and read books and sermons concerning him than anyone else. The Teachings of Jesus and Christianity was the key religion of the entire European race over the last two millenniums, where the race molded and dominated the social and political outlook of the entire world as every corner of the globe was discovered, and this shaped the civilization of the world.
Therefore the fundamental question that needs to be answered is what did Jesus really stand for? What did he want to teach us? What did he really want us to believe? If he came back today, would his original message be the 20th century teaching of Christian faith?