People often ask, “What makes Jesus different from all the other religious leaders who ever lived?”
The Bible—God’s authoritative word—makes it very clear that Jesus was more than just another religious teacher or prophet. It tells us instead that Jesus was unique.
How was Jesus unique? First, He was unique in His person. He wasn’t just an unusually spiritual individual. He was more than that; He was God in human flesh. Yes, He was fully man, but He was also fully God. The Bible puts it this way: “For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form” (Colossians 2:9). This is what we celebrate at Christmas—God coming to earth in the form of a man.
Second, Jesus was unique in His purpose. Why did He come to earth? He came for one reason: to save us from our sins. As Jesus Himself said, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost” (Luke 19:10). He did this by becoming the final sacrifice for our sins through His death on the cross.
We know His promise of eternal life is true because He did something no other person has ever done: He rose from the dead—what we call the resurrection—and still lives today. We invite you to look at Jesus as He is presented in the pages of the New Testament—and then to commit your life to Him.