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Subject: responses to Jesus' question in Mark 8: 27-38
Category: Relationships and Society > Religion
Asked by: ep333-ga
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Posted: 11 Sep 2006 13:33 PDT
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Question ID: 764237
Who is Jesus to a Buddist? to a Hindu? to a Mormon? to a Christian? to
an agnostic? to a follower of Islam?
Subject: Re: responses to Jesus' question in Mark 8: 27-38
Answered By: easterangel-ga on 11 Sep 2006 16:25 PDT
Hi! Thanks for the question.

Generally speaking here are the beliefs of each as regards to Jesus
Christ. Please read the links so you can have a more detailed
understanding of their beliefs.

Christians - "Jesus was born of the virgin Mary (Matt. 1:18; Luke 1:35)"

"Christianity teaches that Jesus is both God and man at the same time.
The reason that he is God in flesh is because only God can atone for
our sins; we can't do it on our own because we are finite, sinful
beings and we cannot please an infinitely holy God.  Jesus had to be a
man to be able to die for humanity.  This means that Jesus took our
place on the cross; that is, He took our place and suffered the wrath
of God the Father."

Buddhist - "The bible and its message were never known to the Buddha,
and in fact he never spoke of God, or Jesus; consequently Buddhists,
generally don?t speak out for God as Christians do. They don?t believe
in any personal God or Divine Being. The concept of Jesus as our
Savior is foreign to them..."


Hindus - "Hindus say the teenage Jesus traveled across Southeast Asia,
learning yogic traditions and returning home to be a guru to the


Agnostics - "Since an agnostic does not believe in God,  he cannot
think that Jesus was God.  Most agnostics admire the life and
teachings of Jesus as told in the Gospels,  but not necessarily more
than those of other men."


Muslims - "Jesus, then, was simply one of many prophets according to
Islam.  Therefore, they deny the Christian doctrine of the deity of
Jesus, the need for His atoning sacrifice (4:157-158), the Trinity 
(5:73) and much more."


Please read the following links as well:

Mormons - There is novirgin birth. Jesus was begotten by the Immortal
Father in the same way as mortals do and that Jeus and Lucifer were
spirit brothers.


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Subject: Re: responses to Jesus' question in Mark 8: 27-38
From: markvmd-ga on 11 Sep 2006 20:12 PDT
Don't forget that according to the founder of the Mormon religion,
Joseph Smith, Christ came to America and preached to the natives for
several days.
Subject: Re: responses to Jesus' question in Mark 8: 27-38
From: linuxconvert-ga on 11 Sep 2006 23:59 PDT
As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
(mormons) the above statement about our beleif in Christ is somewhat
innacurate. A more accurate response comes straight from a site that
is authored by our church ( it says:
"Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is Heavenly Father?s Only Begotten
Son in the flesh. He is our Redeemer. Through Jesus Christ, Heavenly
Father has provided a way for all people to become like Him and return
to live with Him forever.

We love Christ. We worship Christ. He is our example and our Savior."

Hope that helps clear thing up.
Subject: Re: responses to Jesus' question in Mark 8: 27-38
From: pugwashjw65-ga on 13 Sep 2006 02:11 PDT
Easterangel; ALL of Christianity does not believe that Jesus is 'both
God and Man'. All the websites are just " pushing their own barrows"
so to speak. The real authority about Jesus HAS to be the Bible. Some
basics. The 'holy spirit' is never named, unlike all other Biblical
entities. And being God's power, and not a 'person', this makes sense.
Jesus was actually 'created' by his Father in heaven [whom no man has
seen...Jesus WAS ] [Proverbs 8;22-31] and was SENT to earth for our
benefit.  Because of Jesus' pre human existence, of which even he was
not aware...UNTIL his baptism...God's power as the dove coming down
finally making him aware...Matthew 3;16...When Jesus became aware, he
would have had FULL knowledge of all the religions that ever were,
including the Eastern styles. Even he at that time would have known
that to reach even them with the ' Good News' he was preaching...would
take time. He started with JUST the Jews, and eventually guiding Peter
to take his message to the rest of the world starting with the Roman,
Cornelius.[Acts ch. 10]
*(Matthew 3:16-17) After being baptized Jesus immediately came up from
the water; and, look! the heavens were opened up, and he saw
descending like a dove God?s spirit coming upon him. 17 Look! Also,
there was a voice from the heavens that said: ?This is my Son, the
beloved, whom I have approved.?
(John 1:2) This one was in [the] beginning with God.
(John 1:10) He was in the world, and the world came into existence
through him, but the world did not know him.
(John 1:18) No man has seen God at any time; the only-begotten god who
is in the bosom [position] with the Father is the one that has
explained him.
(John 3:16) ?For God loved the world so much that he gave his
only-begotten Son, in order that everyone exercising faith in him
might not be destroyed but have everlasting life.
(John 4:34) Jesus said to them: ?My food is for me to do the will of
him that sent me and to finish his work.
(John 5:19) Therefore, in answer, Jesus went on to say to them: ?Most
truly I say to YOU, The Son cannot do a single thing of his own
initiative, but only what he beholds the Father doing. For whatever
things that One does, these things the Son also does in like manner.
(John 5:22) For the Father judges no one at all, but he has committed
all the judging to the Son,
(John 6:38) because I have come down from heaven to do, not my will,
but the will of him that sent me.

This is pretty heavy when stacked up against the old 'Trinity', and
generally ONLY scripture of John 1;1;...with the 'a' scrubbed out.
Subject: Re: responses to Jesus' question in Mark 8: 27-38
From: neilzero-ga on 14 Sep 2006 07:21 PDT
Pugwash is correct that some Christian denominations reject the
Trinity idea, with various ideas of Jesus and God being individuals
with their own free agency. Most of the rest of what pugwash typed
however is believed by scarecely anyone other than Jehovah Witnesses.
Most of the Bible support for these pugwash ideas are a real stretch
of the likely meaning of these verses and numerious other Bible verses
more or less refute these pugwash ideas. Unfortunately a lot of
private interpertation is occuring thoughout Christianity. I wish I
knew how to get unity, but compromise makes most of the doctrines near
worthless. The opinion of my Church = The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints is all other Christians should repent and be
baptised by the authoritity restored though Joseph Smith the Prophet.

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