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  • Yes I do. I just have a feeling...
  • No. Religious people will have you believe that you need a religion, and that their religion is the only way to God. If Jesus has already saved us then we don't need a religion and so God would not let these charlatans preach in His name. He does nothing, therefore Jesus can't have been our saviour.
  • Yes, I believe that Jesus is my Savior.
  • I'm not sure these days.
  • "Jesus died for somebody's sins but not mine." - Patti Smith. That pretty much sums up how I feel about the matter. There are things that are sins to a Christian that I don't consider sinful, and I resent the idea that someone should take it upon themselves to save me from something I have no wish to be saved from. So maybe he's a saviour to some, maybe he helps some people. I think that around 80% of his teachings were based on good sound humanitarian principles- respect to the guy for that- but personally I don't consider him my saviour. If anyone's going to die for my sins I'll be doing it myself thanks. EDIT: Thanks for the negative rating! I read "Do YOU believe Jesus was our saviour?" and answered no. But apparently someone here knows me better than myself and apparently I do believe that he was. Sorry, my mistake- imagine not knowing my own beliefs doh!
  • No (I'm Buddhist). However, I do think that Chritianity does "work" for people, in the sense that it produces positive changes in their lives and allows them to be more peaceful, compassionate, etc. However, the *reasons* why it works are (in my opinion) different than the reasons they will use when sharing about their faith. The basic reasons I think it works (and most religions have similar benefits) is threefold: (1) there is a lot of teachings which emphasize reducing the grip of the ego - anything which reduces the "clinging to me, myself, and I" will naturally result in a richer, more satisfying life for the individual. (2) it promotes awareness: the notion that God or Christ is always your companion, and can "hear" your thoughts has the effect of making the believer pay more attention to their thoughts. This produces heightened self-awareness, and *that* always has positive influences. (3) Christianity comes with an ethical code which (if followed) will reduce the amount of trouble a person causes themselves and others, and that tends to have a positive effect on life. Of course, there are big downsides with religion too -- especially with the evangelical forms which emphasize dividing the world into "us vs. them", but that's another topic.
  • The bearing witness to Jesus is what inspires [literally, “is the spirit of”] prophesying.” (Re 19:10) Yes, Fulfilled prophecy is clear evidence that Jesus is the Messiah. Scores of Hebrew Scripture prophecies describe various aspects of the Messiah’s life course. In all, these categories of evidence include hundreds of facts that identify Jesus as the promised Messiah. Clearly, then, true Christians have rightly viewed him as ‘the one to whom all the prophets bore witness’ and the key to the knowledge of God. (Acts 10:43) The life course that Jesus lived is what else that convinces me. wonder Colossians 1:15 calls Jesus “the image of the invisible God”! Through untold years of close association, the obedient Son came to be just like his Father, Jehovah. This is another reason why Jesus is the key to the life-giving knowledge of God. Everything Jesus did while on earth is exactly what Jehovah would have done. He also set a sterling example of patience and reasonableness. Even when his disciples failed him, he sympathetically remarked: “The spirit, of course, is eager, but the flesh is weak.” (Mark 14:37, 38) Yet, Jesus was courageous and forthright with those who despised the truth and oppressed the helpless. (Matthew 23:27-33) Above all, he perfectly imitated his Father’s example of love. Jesus was even willing to die so that imperfect mankind would have a hope for the future. Yes I believe that Jesus is my savior and thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak out about this.
  • I do believe that Jesus is the Son of God and died for my sins. In my Sunday School we are studying Revelations and this last week we were studying where Jesus will come back and take those of us who have accepted Him as our Savior to Heaven and those who have not will go to hell. I'm curious to see the look on ya'lls faces when He comes and you realize you were wrong, it will be too late for you then. I wonder how many of ya'll will change your mind when the end is near? You have the right to believe what you want to believe and you may be right-I'm not willing to take the chance. Besides I know that God loves me and wants me up there with Him. I'm truly sorry, I was not trying to be condescending. There is a possibility that I am wrong and all that I am doing is for not-I'm just not willing to take the chance. I was just thinking what will all those who don't believe in God/Jesus be thinking when He does come? Sorry if I was wrong in putting it out there. Please forgive me and don't hold it against everybody else. If you have to judge than judge each person individually not as a group. God Bless, <:))))<><
  • No. I'm athiest. Very athiest. Jesus to me is a very nice guy with a beard, but that's it, just a beardy, cheery bloke. I mean, I just don't believe in all this religion, when it seems so full of exaggerations and lies. Why is it such a big deal to everyone if he was a man or God's son. according to religion, they are pretty much the same anyway. Just because the guy had a beard a long time ago and did nice things doesn't make him my saviour. I mean, James here for instance, he has a beard and I assume he is a nice bloke too. Why should I believe he is Jesus any less than anyone else? I believe in people, so by rights, All of you are my saviours. Therefore, all of you to me are Jesus! how cool is that?!
  • boredasmustard is kind of right. We are told that we are all God's children, so Jesus was God's son, our brother. If he came from a family of saviours then we are all saviours. Who we are all saving, though, I'm not sure, unless we're saving each other. In that case we could save each other by not killing each other. Or will God get too lonely then?
  • Edit: Oh, wow! I also got negative ratings for answering a question about my PERSONAL beliefs with the truth. Who is it out here that knows my personal beliefs better than I do? Please come out and explain my beliefs to me. I don't want to walk around misguided. ********************************************************** Depends on from what you are saying he saved us. Do I think he saved us from our inherited stain of "original sin"? No. I don't believe in original sin, the fall from grace, inherited sin, or that we are in need of saving. For the purposes of this answer, I'm going to assume that Jesus Christ was an actual person (a fact not yet independently verified). I do think that the teachings attributed to Christ have had a huge impact on the world we live in - especially the Western hemisphere. I believe he saved people in those times from paying exhorbitant fees to the clergy and gave a personal relationship with God to them. I think His teachings of inclusiveness and doing unto others as you would have them do unto you have helped society. Granted, the latter teaching is contained in many other works far older than the Gospels, but it was Christ's teachings as told in the Gospels that spread worldwide and impacted our society. On the other hand, I think that His teachings have been used to commit great atrocities. This is the short answer as to whether or not I believe he saved anyone. Why is a much longer answer, and I'm just going to paste in my answer to the question, "Why do Wiccans Convert From Other Religions?" ************************************************************** I have always been acutely in touch with Divinity, and God did answer me. The problem was that the answers didn't fit with the picture my church, or any church I could find, painted. The other problem is that I have always had an insatiable curiosity. I had questions - legitimate questions. These questions were never answered. Indeed, my personal faith and character were called into question when I would ask these questions. My questions included: - Where did the "land of Nod" come from, if there were no other people besides Adam, Eve, and their sons? - Why did God have to mark Cain "so that others might know him" if the only "others" were his family? Had they suddenly forgotten what he looked like? - Where did Cain's wife come from? - Why would you ever want to marry your daughter to her rapist for a sum of 50 shekles? - Why do we condemn homosexuals, yet eat shellfish and pork? - What part of not having anything to do with divination did not apply to the prophets? - If God is so merciful and just, why does the Old Testament contain references to God ordering the wholesale slaughter of women and children by the Hebrews (oh, except the virgins, which you can marry and use to breed - aka: rape)? My list of questions went on and on...it just didn't ring true. The following link contains an explanation of why the author is a Witch. Although I didn't write it, it pretty much expresses how I feel: http://www.witchvox.com... . The following essay by Oberon "Otter" Zell explains another viewpoint on Genesis and the Biblical creation story. (Certainly not shared by all Wiccans or Pagans.) He has encouraged us to pass it along, so I do so: ************************** ****************************** ************************ The following is an article published some years ago in Green Egg. I hope you like it. Feel free to pass it along. Every so often I republish it. It's just too good to let it languish in mothballs. O.Z. We Are the Other People by Oberon (Otter) Zell "Ding-dong!" goes the doorbell. Is it Avon calling? Or perhaps Ed McMahon with my three million dollars? No, it's Yahweh's Witnesses again, just wanting to have a nice little chat about the Bible... Boy, did they ever come to the wrong house! So we invite them in: "Enter freely and of your own will..." (Hey, it's Sunday morning, nothing much going on, why not have a little entertainment?) Diane and I amuse ourselves watching their expressions as they check out the living room: great horned owl on the back of my chair; ceremonial masks and medicine skulls of dragons and unicorns on the wall; crystals, wands, staffs, swords; lots of Goddess figures and several altars; boa constrictors draped in amorous embrace over the elk horn; white doves sitting in the hanging planters; cats and weasels underfoot; iron dragon snorting steam atop the wood stove; posters and paintings of wizards and dinosaurs and witchy women, some proudly naked; sculptures of mythological beasties and lots more dinosaurs; warp six on the star-filled view screen of my computer; a five-foot model of the USS Enterprise and the skeleton of a plesiosaur hanging from the ceiling; very, very many books, most of them dealing with obviously weird subjects... To say nothing of the great horned owl perched on the back of my chair and the Unicorn grazing in the front yard. You know; early Addams Family decor. And then, of course, it being late in the morning, you can expect Morning Glory to come wandering out naked, looking for her wake-up cup of tea. With the stage set and all the actors in place, the show is ready to begin. Their mission, of course, is to save our heathen souls by turning us on to "The Word of the Lord" - their Bible. I guess they figure some of us just haven't heard about it yet, and we're all eagerly awaiting their joyous tidings of personal salvation through giving our rational faculties to Jesus. Every time they come around, I look forward to trying out a new riposte. Sure, it may be cruel and sadistic of me, but hey, I didn't call them up and ask them to come over; they entered at their own risk! This time should be pretty good. [Note: This, with a few introductory frames showing the missionaries knocking on the door, is roughly where the booklet begins....] After letting them run off their basic rap while lovely Morning Glory serves us all hot herb tea, I innocently remark: "But none of that applies to us. We have no need for salvation because we don't have original sin. We are the Other People." "Huh? What?" they reply eloquently. It's clear they've never heard this one before. "Right," I say. "It's all in your Bible." And I proceed to tell them the story, using their own book for reference: (Genesis 1:26) The [Elohim] said, "Let us make humanity in our own image, in the likeness of ourselves, and let them be masters of the fish of the sea, the birds of heaven, the cattle, all the wild beasts and all the reptiles that crawl upon the earth." Elohim is a plural word, including male and female, and should properly be translated â??Gods" or "Pantheon." (1: 27) The Gods created humanity in the image of themselves, â??In the image of the Gods they created them, Male and female they created them.â?? (1:28) The Gods blessed them, saying to them, "Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and conquer it. Be masters of the fish of the sea, the birds of heaven and all living animals on the earth." Now clearly, here we are talking about the original creation of the human species: male and female. All the animals, plants, etc., have all been created in previous verses. This is before the Garden of Eden, and Yahweh is not mentioned as the creator of these people. The next chapter talks about how Yahweh, an individual member of the Pantheon, goes about assembling his own special little botanical and zoological Garden in Eden, and making his own little man to inhabit it: (Gen 2:7) Yahweh God fashioned a man of dust from the soil. Then he breathed into his nostrils a breath of life, and thus the man became a living being. (2:8) Yahweh God planted a garden in Eden which is in the east, and there he put the man he had fashioned. (2:9) Yahweh God caused to spring up from the soil every kind of tree, enticing to look at and good to eat, with the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in the middle of the garden. (2:15) Yahweh God took the man and settled him in the garden of Eden to cultivate and take care of it. Now this next is crucial: note Yahweh's precise words: (2:16) Then Yahweh God gave the man this admonition, "You may eat indeed of all the trees in the garden. (2:17) Nevertheless of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you are not to eat, for on the day you eat of it you shall most surely die." Fateful words, those. We will refer back to this admonition later. Then Yahweh decides to make a woman to go with the man. Now, don't forget that the Pantheon had earlier created a whole population of people, "male and female," who are presumably doing just fine somewhere "outside the gates of Eden." But this setup in Eden is Yahweh's own little experiment, and will unfold to its own separate destiny. (2:21) So Yahweh God made the man fall into a deep sleep. And while he slept, he took one of his ribs and enclosed it in flesh. (2:22) Yahweh God built the rib he had taken from the man into a woman, and brought her to the man. Right. Man gives birth to woman. Sure he does. But, that's the way the story is told here. (2:25) Now both of them were naked, the man and his wife, but they felt no shame in front of each other. Well, of course not! Why should they? But take careful note of those words, as they also will prove to be significant... Now this next part is where it starts to get interesting. Enter the Serpent:(Gen. 3:1) The serpent was the most subtle of all the wild beasts that Yahweh God had made. It asked the woman, "Did God really say you were not to eat from any of the trees in the garden?" (3:2) The woman answered the serpent, "We may eat the fruit of the trees in the garden. (3:3) "But of the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden God said, 'You must not eat it, nor touch it, under pain of death." (3:4) Then the serpent said to the woman, "No! You will not die! (3:5) "God knows in fact that on the day you eat it your eyes will be opened and you will be like gods, knowing good and evil." What a remarkable statement! "Your eyes will be opened and you will be like gods, knowing good and evil." The Serpent directly contradicts Yahweh. Obviously, one of them has to be lying. Which one, do you suppose? And, if the serpent speaks true, wouldn't you wish to eat of the magic fruit? Wouldn't it be a good thing, to become "like gods, knowing good and evil"? Or is it preferable to remain in ignorance? (Gen. 3:6) The woman saw that the tree was good to eat and pleasing to the eye, and that it was desirable for the knowledge that it could give. So she took some of its fruit and ate it. She gave some also to her husband who was with her, and he ate it. (3:7) Then the eyes of both of them were opened and they realized that they were naked. So they sewed fig leaves together to make themselves loincloths. The author makes an interesting assumption here: that if you realize you are naked you will automatically want to cover yourself. Further implications will unfold shortly... (Gen. 3:8) The man and his wife heard the sound of Yahweh God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from Yahweh God among the trees of the garden. (3:9) But Yahweh God called to the man. "Where are you?" he asked. (3:10) "I heard the sound of you in the garden," he replied. "I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid." (3:11) "Who told you that you were naked?" he asked. "Have you been eating of the tree I forbade you to eat?" And so the sign of the Fall becomes modesty. Take note of this. The descendants of Adam and Eve will be distinguished throughout history from virtually all other peoples by their obsessive modesty taboos, wherein they will feel ashamed of being naked. It follows that those who feel no shame in being naked are, by definition, not carriers of this spiritual disease of original sin! (Gen. 3:12) The man replied, â??It was the woman you put with me; she gave me the fruit, and I ate it." Right. Blame the woman. What a turkey! (3:13) Then Yahweh God asked the woman, "What is this you have done?" The woman replied, "The serpent tempted me and I ate." So of course she blames the serpent. But just what did the serpent do that was so evil? Why, he called Yahweh a liar! Was he wrong? Let's see... (3:21) Yahweh God made clothes out of skins for the man and his wife, and they put them on. Out of skins? This means that Yahweh had to kill some innocent animals to pander to Adam and Eve's new obsession with modesty! And now we come to the crux of the Fall. Yahweh had said back there in chapter (2:17), regarding the fruit of the tree of knowledge, that "on the day you eat of it you shall most surely die." The Serpent, on the other hand, had contradicted Yahweh in chapter (3:4-5): "No! You will not die! God knows in fact that on the day you eat it your eyes will be opened and you will be like gods, knowing good and evil." So what actually happened? Who lied and who told the truth about this remarkable fruit? The answer is given in the next verse: (3:22) Then Yahweh God said, "See, the man has become like one of us, with his knowledge of good and evil. He must not be allowed to stretch his hand out next and pick from the tree of life also, and eat some and live forever." Get that? Yahweh himself admits that he had lied! In fact, and in Yahweh's own words, the Serpent spoke the absolute truth! And moreover, Yahweh tells the rest of the Pantheon that he intends to evict Adam (and presumably Eve as well) to keep them from gaining immortality to go with their newly acquired divine knowledge. To prevent them, in other words, from truly becoming gods! So who, in this story, comes off as a benefactor of humanity, and who comes off as a tyrant? THE SERPENT NEVER LIED! This story, to digress slightly, bears a remarkable resemblance to a contemporary tale from ancient Greece. In that version, the Serpent (later identified as Lucifer, the Light-Bearer) may be equated with the heroic titan Prometheus, who championed humanity against the tyranny of Zeus, who wished for people to be mere slaves of the gods. Prometheus, whose name means "forethought," gave people wisdom, intelligence, and fire stolen from Olympus. Moreover, he ordained the portions of animal sacrifice so that humans got the best parts (the meat and hides) while the portion that was burned to the gods was the bones and fat. In punishment for this defiance of his divine authority, Zeus condemned Prometheus to a terrible punishment for an immortal: to be chained to a mountain in the Caucasus, where Zeus' gryphon/eagle (actually a Lammergier) would devour his liver each day. It would grow back each night. Zeus promised to relent if Prometheus would reveal his great secret knowledge: Who would succeed Zeus as supreme god? Prometheus refused to tell, but history has revealed the answer... The interesting thing about all this is that the Greeks properly regarded Prometheus as a noble hero in his defiance of unjust tyranny. One may wonder why the Serpent is not so well regarded. On the contrary, snakes are loathed throughout Christiandom. (3:23) So Yahweh God expelled him from the garden of Eden, to till the soil from which he had been taken. (3:24) He banished the man, and in front of the garden of Eden he posted the cherubs, and the flame of a flashing sword, to guard the way to the tree of life. So that's it for the Fall. But the story of Adam and Eve doesn't end there. (Gen 4:1) The man had intercourse with his wife Eve, and she conceived and gave birth to Cain... (4:2) She gave birth to a second child, Abel, the brother of Cain. Now Abel became a shepherd and kept flocks, while Cain tilled the soil. (4:3) Time passed and Cain brought some of the produce of the soil as an offering for Yahweh, (4:4) while Abel, for his part, brought the first-born of his flock and some of their fat as well. Yahweh looked with favor on Abel and his offering. But he did not look with favor on Cain and his offering, and Cain was very angry and downcast. Well, why shouldn't he be? Both brothers had brought forth their first fruits as offerings, but Yahweh rejected the vegetables and only accepted the blood sacrifice. This was to set a gruesome precedent: (4:8) Cain said to his brother Abel, "Let us go out;" and while they were in the open country, Cain set on his brother Abel and killed him. Accursed and marked for fratricide, (4:16) Cain left the presence of Yahweh and settled in the land of Nod, east of Eden. We can assume that the phrase "left the presence of Yahweh" implies that Yahweh is a local deity, and not omnipresent. Now Eden, according to (Gen. 2:14-15), was situated at the source of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, apparently right where Lake Van is now, in Turkey. "East of Eden," therefore, would probably be along the shores of the Caspian Sea, right in the Indo-European heartland. Cain settled in there, among the people of Nod, and married one of the women of that country. Here, for the first time, is specifically mentioned the "other people" who are not of the lineage of Adam and Eve. i.e.: the Pagans. So let's look at this story from another viewpoint: There we were, around six thousand years ago, living in our little farming communities around the Caspian Sea, in the land of Nod, when this dude with a terrible scar comes stumbling in out of the sunset. He tells us this bizarre story, about how his mother and father had been created by some god named Yahweh, and put in charge of a beautiful garden somewhere out west, and how they had gotten thrown out for disobedience after eating some of the landlord's forbidden magic fruit of enlightenment. He tells us of murdering his brother, as the god of his parents would only accept blood sacrifice, and of receiving that scar as a mark so that all would know him as a fratricide. The poor guy is really a mess psychologically, obsessed with guilt. He is also obsessively modest, insisting on wearing clothes even in the hottest summer, and he has a hard time with our penchant for skinny-dipping in the warm inland sea. He seems to believe that he is tainted by the "sin" of his parent's disobedience; that it is in his blood, somehow, and will continue to contaminate his children and his children's children. One of our healing women takes pity on the poor sucker, and marries him... (4:17) Cain had intercourse with his wife, and she conceived and gave birth to Enoch. He became the builder of a town, and he gave the town the name of his son Enoch. With both of their first sons not turning out very well, Adam and Eve decided to try again: (4:25) Adam had intercourse with his wife, and she gave birth to a son whom she named Seth... (4:26) A son was also born to Seth, and he named him Enosh. This man was the first to invoke the name of Yahweh. Now it doesn't mention here where Seth's wife came from. Another woman from Nod, possibly, or maybe someone from another Neolithic community downstream in the Tigris-Euphrates valley. But her folks also, cannot be of the lineage of Adam and Eve, and must also be counted among "the other people." But whatever happened to Adam? After all, way back there in chapter Gen. 2:17, warning Adam about the magic fruit of knowledge, Yahweh had told him that "on the day you eat of it you shall most surely die." So, when did Adam die? (Gen. 5:4) Adam lived for eight hundred years after the birth of Seth and he became the father of sons and daughters. (5:5) In all, Adam lived for nine hundred and thirty years; then he died. Hey, that's pretty good! Nine hundred and some odd years isn't bad for a man who's been told he's gonna die the next day! Well, the story goes on, and maybe next time the Witnesses come to visit I'll tell more of it. But suffice it to say that those of us who are not of Semitic descent (i.e., not of the lineage of Adam and Eve) cannot share in the Original Sin that comes with that lineage. Being that the Bible is the story of that lineage, of Adam and Eve's descendants and their special relationship with their particular god, Yahweh, it follows that this is not the story of the rest of us. We may have been Cain's wife's people, or Seth's wife's people, or some other people over the hill and far away, but whichever people the rest of us are, as far as the Bible is concerned, we are the Other People, and so we are continually referred to throughout. Later books of the Bible are filled with admonitions to the followers of Yahweh to "learn not the ways of the Pagans..." (Jer 10:2) with detailed descriptions of exactly what it is we do, such as erect standing stones and sacred poles, worship in sacred groves and practice divination and magic. And worship the sun, moon, stars and the "Queen of Heaven." "You must not behave as they do in Egypt where once you lived; you must not behave as they do in Canaan where I am taking you. You must not follow their laws." (Lev 18:3) For Yahweh, as he so clearly emphasizes, is not the god of the Pagans. We have our own lineage and our own heritage, and our tale is not told in the Bible. We were not "made" like clay figurines by a male deity out of "dust from the soil." We were born of our Mother the Earth, and have evolved over eons in Her nurturing embrace. All of us, in our many and diverse tribes, have creation myths and legends of our origins and history; some of these tales may even be actually true. Like the descendants of Adam and Eve, many of us also have stories of great floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and other cataclysms that wiped out whole communities of our people, wherein "I alone survived to tell the tale." Nearly all of our ancestral tribes (and especially those of us who today are reclaiming our own Pagan heritage) lack that peculiar obsessive body modesty that seems to be a hallmark of the original sin alluded to in the story of the Fall. We can be naked and unashamed! Why, our Goddess even tells us, "As a sign that you are truly free, you shall be naked in your rites." Not being born into sin, we have no need of salvation, and no need of a Messiah to redeem our sinful souls. Neither heaven nor hell is our destination in the afterlife; we have our own various arrangements with our own various deities. The Bible is not our story; we have our own stories to tell, and they are many and diverse. In a long life, you may get to hear many of them... May you live long and prosper!
  • Heart and soul!
  • Nope. I'm Jewish.
  • I believe there was a guy from Nazareth called Jesus. Didn't someone write a book about him?
  • Yes, I believe in him as my Saviour and that he was an actual man who lived on earth about 2,000 years ago.
  • Definetly. He is the true son of God. He was wounded for our transgressions, and bruised for our iniquities. Surely the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. Jesus truly rose from the grave, and was know where to be found. He ascended into heaven, and is sitting at the right hand of the Father.
  • I'm sure he was a great man.
  • He definitely existed and died as the Bible says. Whether he did everything else he was supposed to have done is another matter - he probably disrupted the Roman temples, but whether he walked on water is up for debate.
  • Yes, with every fiber in my body and every inch of my heart. I am so thankful for His sacrifice. In His grasp, <:))))<>< "Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." Romans 12:21
  • I'm not sure.I like to keep my mind open, that's my honest answer.
  • I believed that he existed, but he was not the son of God or God.
  • Believe in Jesus? Like he was a real man? Yes. Son of G-d? Nope.
  • As a person, yes. As the son of God? Unsure.
  • I believe in Jesus having existed, I believe he was a prophet. I am still trying to make my mind up about the rest.
  • I beleive in Christ; he is my King! With all my heart to him I'll sing; I'll raise my voice in praise and joy, in grand amens my touge employ. I beleve in Christ he is God's Son. on earth to dwell his sould did come. He healed the sick; the dead he raised. Good works were his; his name be praised. Elder Bruce R. McConkie (1915-1985)
  • YES :-)
  • YES :-)
  • YES :-)
  • yes i do!!
  • I do believe that a man called "Jesus" probably existed and was a great prophet and visionary whose ideals and teachings were for the most part good ones, but to no greater degree than say... Ghandi. I don't go in for that whole "Son Of God" bollocks, nor do I believe that Jesus died for anyone's sins but those of the people who may or may not have personally nailed him up on the cross.
  • Not just was, but is. Yes, I believe He is the Savior because I believe that He is the only begotten Son of God who loved us and shed His precious blood and died for us in our place on the cross for our sins. I also believe that He is the only One to raise Himself from the dead and defeat death. This is why I believe Him to be the Savior and the only Way to heaven. I hope that this helps. -In the Master's service. Thank you and God bless you!
  • Yes! Thank God he did!
  • Maybe a saviour to some, but luckily, I don't need saving.
  • No I don't.
  • Yes i do
  • I am my own savior.
  • No. He may be other's saviors, and that is just fine.
  • There is like 50 different versions of this question.
  • I abstain.
  • I believe him in the same way I believe in Aristotle. I believe he probably existed, and I believe his philosophy was ahead of its time.
  • Not only believe, but follow, love, worship.
  • What do you mean by believe?
  • Yes, with all of my heart.
  • I believe there is a possibility that he existed though have not seen any proof in history books.If he did ,he would have been a revolutionary and insightful teacher and had a lot to give to this world.Also he would have been a man and not a god or an only son of a god.
  • Maybe the man did exist. However I don't believe in all the miracles or whatever he did. I think his story was dramatized. Just not something I believe in, personally.
  • There appears to be quite a bit of written documentation regarding his existence. More documentation than there is for other people existing in that time. What is more challenging to believe is that he died for the salvation of all people. I believe both, but I admit it's not always easy, the best things in life never are.
  • All Muslims do. They are very broadminded. It is in the Holy Qur’an that they should believe in all whom God had sent without denying any one of them. HQ 2:136 asks Muslims to “Say: We believe in God and that which is revealed unto Us and that which was revealed unto Abraham, and Ishmael, and Isaac, and Jacob. and the tribes, and that which Moses AND JESUS received, add that which the Prophets received from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and unto Him we have surrendered.”
  • I believe he existed and was probably a great teacher, but not too sure about all that supernatural stuff. Who knows? Whatever makes you happy.
  • Yes I do. He is my Savior and my Lord.
  • I definitely do.
  • I don't think that Jesus was our savior. There is absolutely no historical evidence that he even existed. There is no direct evidence of people meeting him outside of the Bible. Josephus and Tacitus lived 30-60 years (check exact times) after his supposed death. The bible has a four faced messenger of Yahweh, the face of a man, a lion, an eagle, and a bull, with four wings, and a flaming sword. The bible has a prophet fly off into the sky/heaven in a flaming chariot. The Bible has a prophet Elisha part waters to walk on dry land. The Bible also talks about a dragons, one fire breathing dragon, satyrs, a talking snake, a talking donkey. It sounds too much like mythology. Heaven and Sky can be used interchangeably. The writers of the Bible probably believed that Yahweh was in the Sky. Heaven was the sky. Yahweh was a Sky-god. In the Old Testament Yahweh orders the deaths of thousands of people. The Bible says that Children should be stoned for rebelling against their parents. Yahweh sends two she-bears to kill 42 children (some say "youths") for mocking his prophet. Yahweh appears to Abraham as a man. Yahweh appears to Jacob as a man, wrestles with Jacob and loses. It all sounds too much like mythology.
  • Great question. Do you Believe Jesus was our Savior? Yes, I do. Why? Because he said he was.
  • You betcha I do !
  • Do you really want my answer? Or are you more concerned with analizing the facts?
  • he would have been a good goalkeeper ,he would have nailed that job
  • I believe Jesus was a saint,a sufi and a radical that tried to change ridged thinking of religions that where long past their time.He was humble, and from his character ,never claimed to be a savior of future generations,and that his message was that we can only save ourselves by own actions.He had never intended to be a scapegoat to free others of their actions.
  • You must not, because the Bible says God is the only saviour: "I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour." (Isaiah 43:11) This is further supported in: 2 Samuel 22:3-4 "The LORD is ... the horn of my salvation, ...my saviour" Psalm 106:21 "They forgat God their saviour" Isaiah 43:3 "For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour" and many other places.
  • I believe that God gave us Jesus to save us from sin. This is what I and my church believes: I believe in God, the father, the almighty. Creator of heaven and earth and in Jesus Christ, his only son, our Lord, who was born of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He rose again, in fulfillment of the scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of The Father. He shall come again to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins and the ressurection of the body and life everlasting.
  • &quot;Jesus Christ died for nothin' I suppose."
  • He IS my Savior
  • no. because he doesnt answer prayers(much like god)
  • I believe JESUS CHRIST IS GOD. I belive in the Holy Trinity. I am Orthodox Catholic.
  • (1)....Yes! (2)....John Chapter 3 V-16
  • I believe that he might have been a person, but I don't believe in any religion.
  • I believe there were dragons at one point in time
  • Yes, I do !
  • I do believe in Jesus and that he is the Son of the Most High God.
  • not in the christian sense, that he was God or anything, but i'm a muslim and we believe in him as a prophet. ...oh boy here come the DR's...
  • That he existed, YES, but if he was what the bible says he was.... That's a tough one.
  • The existence of Jesus as a historical person has already been proven. If you mean do I believe that he was who he claimed to be? Then, yes.
  • Yes ... As a Buddhist, I believe that Jesus was a special man, but just a man.
  • As a man? Yes. As the immaculately-conceived son of God who gestated within four months, and died to save me from a life of sin only to be raised from the dead three days later? No.
  • That he was a real man? Yes. About his Divinity? No, I think that was something created in order to manipulate people.
  • Yes, I do, and I am proud of it. I mean, if he doesn't exist, how to you think humans got here? The evolutions theory says we evolved from rocks, and I don't think that's true. Do you?
  • I believe that he existed, and I have no doubt he was a great teacher, but I don't believe in his divinity or anything like that.
  • Yes, I believe that there is something better and grander out there then man himself and I am happy to have something to believe in and personally strive for. I am happy that is all that matters. Will one way or another ever be proven. No. ;-}
  • Does Jesus believe in me?
  • Sure, I'm pretty sure he once lived. As for the son of a god? I would say probably not, but I'm not worried about it.
  • With all my heart. He is my Lord and Savior and each day I thank God for allowing his son to give his life on the cross for me so that through his blood that was shed I can be cleansed of and forgiven for my sins.
  • Yes. As we proclaim in the Nicene Creed (from the year 325): We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, one in being with the Father. Through Him all things were made. For us and our salvation He came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit, He was born of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake He was crucified under Pontius Pilate; He suffered, died, and was buried. On the third day He rose again in fulfillment of the scriptures: He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. The Catechism of the Catholic Church explains what we believe in depth: http://www.nccbuscc.org/catechism/text/pt1sect2chpt2art3.htm#p1 With love in Christ.
  • I very much believe that Jesus is ous savior. He died on the cross, so that our sins can be forgiven by God. I'm forever grateful to him :)
  • God sent Jesus to Earth to experience all that humans experience in order to understand us. Our want, our needs; He also sent Him to preach God's Word so that we my join God, Jesus, Holy Spirit in Heaven after he comes down and raises the dead in Jesus and the remaining alive that believe in God. God will give everyone a chance to repent and believe. I get this answer from the bible. I still can't find the answer I'm looking for: Does God believe in cremation. I'd like an answer from an expert in the Christian religion or any opinions are greatly appreciated. Sincerely and hungry for the Word of God-Jesus-Holy Spirit Sue
  • Yes, and I have had personal experiences. He is my savior and the best friend. He found and saved me when I was completely alone and devastated. He gave me a new life that is why I firmly believe in him and nobody can change my point of view about his existence and power.
  • I've not seen any convincing evidence that he actually existed at all. There are absolutely NO secular accounts of his existance. All claims of his existance come from within the religious community. Now, Muhammed on the other hand..we know he existed. He was tied into both the political and religious realms of his time, there are many religious and non-religious accounts of his existance. However, I do not believe either to be a savior or prophet.
  • Because He fulfilled scripture. He vindicates Himself daily and because I have faith.
  • YES HE DIED FOR US 2000 YEARS AGO
  • He was and is because He offered and I accepted.
  • Now WAS, he IS!!!!!1!!11oneoneone lolololololoo0;o0lololololkolol Just kidding, it's all bullshit.
  • Yes, because of a personal experience. Jesus said ask and you shall receive.
  • Well first hes was our savior and still is. He was nailed to a cross to save us. He shed his blood to save us. He was spit on and beat to save us. If thats not a SAVIOR I dont know what is.
  • I believe he is.While i was in the service,and in regular life,i put myself in some situations that i know damn well i would not have survived without some kind of 'devine intervention'.I know some people dont believe in any kind of God but thats their right just as it is mine to believe.
  • yes because thats how i was tought in my sunday school...
  • Barney is our savior. Purple dinosaur loves you and me.

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