Everything You Need to Know AboutJesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the center figure of Christian scripture yet most know very little about him.
Jesus got rewarded for your sins

1In the Bible Jesus only pretended to die, then actually got rewarded for your sins.

Jesus actually never died, especially not for anyone’s sins. In the Bible Jesus lived after the crucifixion. Rather than dying he was simply made alive in spirit form, which is a supposed upgrade from his flesh & bodily form.*

Death is when one ceases to exist, Jesus never sacrificed his existence. If you wish to call Jesus’ spiritual transition “death” then death would be considered a good thing, a reward, not a sacrifice. He was also rewarded with literal Heaven.

* 1 Peter 3:18-19

King David the begotten son of God

2Jesus was not God’s only begotten son.

Despite the later stories in John 3:16, King David was the first to be called God’s begotten son according to Psalms 2:7. Adam, however, is obviously the first person God begot in the Bible.

I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
Psalms 2:7

Jesus enforces the old laws

3Jesus demands we follow every single immoral law of the Old Testament.

In the New Testament Paul tells us we no longer need to follow the old laws (Romans 10:4, Galatians 3:23–25, Ephesians 2:15). Jesus on the other hand disagrees. When the Pharisees ask, “what is the most important law” Jesus responds with “loving God and others.” But these are just the most important ones and supposed basis for all other laws (somehow love is the basis for stoning people to death).

Jesus still, however, says we must follow ALL of the old laws as long as Heaven and Earth still exist. Even the least of the laws (Matthew 5:17-19, Luke 16:17), not just the “most important ones.”

In Matthew 15:4-7 Jesus even specifically says that if you don’t stone people to death in accordance with the old laws that you “nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition.” In doing so Jesus says you are a hypocrite, only honor God with your lips and not your heart, and worship God in vain. Claims that we shouldn’t follow the old laws “are merely human rules.”

Some argue that since Jesus says, “Let the one who is without sin among you be the first to cast a stone…” we can ignore where Jesus said to follow all of the old laws. However, that verse is not actually from scripture. Learn More

4Jesus once got angry at a fig tree.

Jesus got angry at a fig tree

Jesus is portrayed as a loving figure in the story of the adulteress, which was a later addition to scripture, but he can also be a short-tempered spoiled jerk. In Matthew 21:18-22 & Mark 11:12-25 Jesus came across a fig tree when he was hungry, but this rude and inconsiderate tree currently didn’t have any fruit. Jesus got so pissed off and personally offended by this tree that he destroyed it, selfishly telling the tree that it cannot provide fruit for anyone ever again… because it did not have fruit when he wanted some.

Evidence for Jesus

5There is no record of the figure Jesus Christ prior to Paul’s stories (33-36 CE).

The belief in alleged messianic prophets was commonplace around the Mediterranean region during Paul’s time. Yet there is no record of the messianic prophet found in Christian scriptures until Paul personally shared his stories about the figure Jesus Christ.

Paul did persecute the rapidly spreading belief of various Jewish messiahs being revealed, but not the belief in the specific messiah Jesus Christ as no one was even mentioning such a savior.

Paul naming Jesus

6"Jesus Christ" was not the unique name of a specific figure.

The name Jesus means “savior” or “God’s salvation” and the title “Christ” means “messiah.” So Paul simply referred to his bringer of God’s salvation, the messiah, as… “God’s salvation, the messiah.”

7According to Paul, his knowledge of Jesus was based on scripture, not an actual figure.

Paul never suggests his accounts of Jesus were based on witnessed accounts of recent historical events. Instead, he specifically tells us that his knowledge of this new messiah was based on his interpretation of scripture (which he claims was “divinely guided”).

Hence why no one in history mentions Jesus prior to Paul sharing his scriptural interpretation.

On a related note, Paul most likely based the notion of God having a son from passages like Proverbs 30:4 which asks, “what is his[God’s] son’s name”. Or on a misinterpretation of Psalms 2:7-12 which refers to King David as God’s “begotten” son.

Note that Galatians 1:12 says “revelation OF Jesus” and not “FROM Jesus” as some modern Bibles like the NIV falsely changed it to.

There is a later story of Paul meeting Jesus on the road to Damascus but this is from Acts which was not written by Paul.

Didn’t Paul mention Jesus’ brother? Even Paul believes James is the literal “brother of the lord” he still states that his knowledge of Jesus did not come from another person. This obviously would include James.

Now to him who is able to establish you by my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the eternal God, so that all nations might believe and obey him.
Romans 16:25-26

For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
Romans 10:11

For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,
1 Corinthians 15:3-4

But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Galatians 1:11-12

8According to Paul, the accounts of Jesus were only “witnessed” in people’s heads. And he was the first to make these stories known to the public.

In 1 Corinthians 15:3-8 Paul mentions everyone who the gospel of Jesus Christ was made known to. He says Jesus appeared to them as he did to him, which as previously mentioned was through interpretation of scriptures. Jesus appeared in their heads, in visions. Hence how and why he appeared to over 500 people, alive and dead, at the same time.

Paul likely believed Jesus was real, flesh & blood, and not a “mystic figure” like many proposed messiahs that only existed in a mystical realm. But Paul also made it clear that Jesus’ life and deeds went by unnoticed by man until his story was later revealed to man through the “divine” interpretation of scripture.

Because of this, Paul regularly cites knowledge of Jesus as being a mystery to the public. Paul also always refers to Jesus’ “appearance” and future coming without any returning aspects. He even calls Jesus’ future coming a “revelation”, something that will happen for the first time.

Jesus’ coming is referred to as a “COMING” without any returning aspect in 1 Corinthians 4:5, 11:26, 15:23, 16:22, 2 Peter 1:16, 3:3, 1 Thessalonians 2:19, 3:13, 4:15, 5:23, James 5:7, 5:8, 2 Thessalonians 1:10, 2:1-2, 2:8, Hebrews 10:37, & 1 John 2:28.

Jesus’ coming is referred to as an “APPEARANCE” without any returning aspect in 1 John 2:28, Colossians 3:4, 1 Peter 5:4, 1 Timothy 6:14-16, 2 Timothy 4:1, & Titus 2:13.

Finally, Jesus’ coming is referred to as a “REVELATION” which is something that will happen for the first time in 1 Peter 4:13, 1 Peter 5:1, 2 Thessalonians 1:7, 2 Thessalonians 2:6, 1 Peter 1:13, & 1 Corinthians 1:7.

Hebrews 9:28 says Jesus will appear a second time but this passage does not say he will appear before his followers a second time, just simply appear back on earth where his first appearance was unknown to humans.

For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles— Surely you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that was given to me for you, that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly. In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, which was not made known to people in other generations as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to God’s holy apostles and prophets.
Ephesians 3:1-5

Now to him who is able to establish you in accordance with my gospel, the message I proclaim about Jesus Christ, in keeping with the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the eternal God, so that all the Gentiles might come to the obedience that comes from faith
Romans 16:25-26

My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ
Colossians 2:2

And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains.
Colossians 4:3

9All records of Jesus spread from where Paul personally shared his stories.

Do you ever wonder why, if the message of Jesus was so important, that it was only revealed publicly through one man, in one tiny region of the planet? All later stories of Jesus only spread out of areas where Paul personally shared his scripture-based stories. Of which only spread around the world as fast as ancient man could share them.

Think about how long societies around the world had to wait, and how many generations past before the gospel of Jesus was made known in their region.

Map of the Bible

10Paul mentions very little about Jesus.

Jesus alone

Paul knew little to nothing about his new messiah and didn’t write anything about his life. Paul only mentioned that Jesus “died” for our sins, was buried, raised on the third day, and also appeared to others through divine interpretation of scripture.

It was not until stories by later authors that any mention of his life on Earth was included. The stories about being born of a human, place of birth, parents’ names, a childhood, John the Baptist, Jesus’ baptism, moral teachings, miracles, apocalyptic views, Judas, Peter’s denial, his arrest and trial, twelve disciples, visitors at the tomb, his travels, parables, and public crucifixion were all added later with the gospel writers.

Jesus stories

11Aspects of Jesus’ life were based on a real person(s), but not until later.

While Jesus was not originally based on a historic figure, as Paul and history tells us, some aspects of his story were. But it is not until the later gospel stories of Jesus that we find any basis or influence from an actual person or persons.

12“Historical Jesus” is not based on a historical figure, it’s based on the lack of evidence for one.

Historical Jesus ChristCertain stories in the gospels suggest that some aspects of Jesus’ life were loosely inspired by legends of an actual person, or persons. Historians have dubbed this person(s) “Historical Jesus” because an actual name is not known. Outside of scripture, there is nothing to suggest that this person(s) existed but certain scriptural writings about Jesus, such as the resurrection story, sound more like they were based on a real-life regular human being than a demi-god figure.

For example, death from crucifixion normally takes several days but in the gospels, Jesus appeared dead after only 3 and 6 hours.* Even Pontius Pilate doubts he could have died so quickly. ** And the herbs Joseph of Arimathea brought to the tomb were healing aloes, not embalming herbs.

The story sounds just like an exaggerated retelling of a regular person who was subdued by a liquid contained in the vinegar coated sponge***, appeared dead, then later revived. The original Greek scriptures also speak of a resuscitation, not a resurrection as the story is currently told.

* Matthew 27:46, Luke 23:44-46
** Mark 15:44
*** John 19:29-30

The “ascension” to Heaven is not part of, or found in, any of the earliest copies of the gospels. The ascension was added to the end of Mark and Luke much later.

13Biblically speaking, Jesus is not the only way to everlasting life.

Tree of life

In Genesis 3:22-23 the sole reason Adam & Eve were kicked out of the garden was so humans couldn’t have everlasting life. Which can be obtained by eating of the garden’s Tree of Life. So instead of believing in Jesus for everlasting life, as mentioned in John 3:16, you could simply eat some magic fruit.

If God could change his mind about wanting us to have everlasting life then can also go back on his ban from Eden. Or, since he is God, he could create an endless amount of various ways for man to obtain everlasting life.

14If Jesus loves everyone, that makes his love meaningless.

Jesus loves everyone

Many Christians excitedly say “Jesus loves you”, but Jesus is said to love everyone. There is nothing significant about being loved by Jesus. Just like a movie review by a critic who gives 5 out of 5 stars to every film, no matter how horrible, Jesus’ love is meaningless.

Love is meaningful because it is something that one has to earn. Jesus just loves people because they are people, with no regard to who they are as an individual.

15Jesus did miracles, but so can everyone else biblically speaking.

Peter walking on water

Sure, Jesus could walk on water but so could Peter. Although Jesus performed many supernatural miracles they were done through the use of God’s powers. And according to the Bible, on a few occasions such as John 14:12, anyone who believes in Jesus can also perform the miracles he did through the power of God. Not only that but it said anything that anyone who believes in Jesus asks for in prayer will come true, even supernatural miracles that are greater than those that Jesus did. Jesus was not the ultimate power behind any of his miracles, and according to the Bible, a lot of people are able to do the same flashy tricks, and even better ones. If the Bible were true, why can’t Christians walk on water in real life?

16Jesus Fulfilled Prophecies, but only within scripture.

Writing scripture

Yes, according to the stories of Jesus in the New Testament he did perform a large amount of the prophecies predicted in the Old Testament… and the big deal is? Everyone understands that the New Testament stories were written AFTER the Old Testament stories, of which the NT writers have read before and were well aware of. It is not that hard to read a story that makes prophecies, and then later write a newer story about a person fulfilling these prophecies you just read about.

17Christian Apologists exist because evidence for Jesus does not.

Christian Apologists

Since Paul even says again and again that his knowledge of Jesus is based on scripture we should not be surprised that there is no historical evidence to suggest Jesus actually existed. However, when there is no evidence supporting a claim made by Christianity, there is a group that exists solely to trick you (and probably themselves) into thinking otherwise.

Click here to learn everything you need to know about Christian Apologists, including their most common claims about the alleged evidence for a real-life Jesus.


With a closer look at the Bible Jesus becomes a rather insignificant figure. He is not God’s only begotten son, not the only way to eternal life, never died on the cross, and the only thing he “sacrificed” on the cross was 3 or 6 hours of his day.

His significance drops even lower since Paul, the first person to speak of Jesus, tells us his stories were based on his interpretation of scripture. Modern hype aside, is Jesus really a character worthy of worship?