What Religion was Jesus?

Thailand
February 11, 2009 4:00am CST
Is this a dumb question? I really don't know. I guess I will just have to wait and see what responses I get.
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• India
11 Feb 09
he was definitely born a Jew so he can be said to be of Jewish religion.
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• Thailand
11 Feb 09
Also correct!
@Mamakavi (63)
• Kenya
11 Feb 09
Jesus was brought up in the Jewish faith.
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• Thailand
11 Feb 09
No question about it.
@srganesh (6345)
• India
11 Feb 09
I think HE is apart from religions.One should not confine HIM to small circles.Like the Sun,the Moon and the Sky,he belongs to the whole Universe and let us not separate him to certain religion.Even Christianity was not founded by him and he has not the least intentions to start a new religion.He considers himself a messenger from the God and only people found the religion in his name.I really doubt,Jesus would admit him as a christian himself.Cheers!
• Thailand
11 Feb 09
I do agree that he was not a Christian.
@urbandekay (18308)
20 Feb 09
Jesus, was of course raised a Jew, there can be no doubt and his early ministry was too the Jews. Preaching reformation. When the Jews rejected his teachings he set about creating the first Christian Church, by teaching his disciples and equipping them for the task ahead. So, take your pick of which name you prefer. all the best urban
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@gjabaigar (2200)
• Philippines
11 Feb 09
^_^ Howdy!.... Chiang_Mai_boy!.... Jesus Christ religion is Judaism and He is a Jew. His Father Joseph is a Jew. His Mother Mary is a Jew. He was baptized by His cousin John as being a Jew. As a child Jesus went to the temple of the Jew with His mother and father to worship God of the Jewish. Jesus got angry at the temple, when people making the temple as a market place and disrespecting the Temple of God. And Jesus clears them. ^_^ God Bless!.... Peace!.... Thanks!.... and Enjoy!.... myLot!....
• Thailand
11 Feb 09
I agree but his surname wasn't Christ. Christ was more of a job description and not a name.
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@gjabaigar (2200)
• Philippines
11 Feb 09
^_^ Thanks Chiang_Mai_boy.... Christ is actually the title or the mark of a higher consciousness. Because of the divine intervention of a higher consciousness or God's own Christ-self to Jesus for being the Messiah or the anointed -- because of that Jesus has the grace of a higher consciousness and that is the Christ. With those higher consciousness or the Christ consciousness of Jesus and God they become one body within their being. As Catholic and other Christians and other who believed in the words of Jesus Christ although we have different views about Jesus Christ and God we are still in one body of Jesus Christ and God because of that higher consciousness or the Christ with our self. And that is the symbol of what we called the Pagan's Christmas Tree with a star on top it is the symbol of being the Christ of Jesus and God or the higher consciousness. Higher consciousness, also called super consciousness (Yoga), objective consciousness (Gurdjieff), Buddhic consciousness (Theosophy), cosmic consciousness, God-consciousness (Sufism and Hinduism) and Christ consciousness (New Thought), are expressions used in various spiritual traditions to denote the consciousness of a human being who has reached a higher level of evolutionary development and who has come to know Reality as it is. Are aroused by and developed in conjunction with certain dispositions of character such as patience, kindness, truthfulness, humility and forgiveness towards one's fellow man – qualities without which, according to moral/ethical stipulations of the various traditions, higher consciousness is not possible. The real name of Jesus Christ.... "Yeshua Ben Yosef"..... Yeshua is the original Aramaic proper name for Jesus Christ or the Nazarene, who lived from about 6 B.C.E. to 27 C.E. (A.D.) The word "Jesus" is actually a mis-transliteration of a Greek mis-transliteration. The Emperor Constatine even mistook Jesus for Apollo, the son of the Greek god Zeus. In Hebrew Yeshua means Salvation while the name Jesus has no intrinsic meaning in English whatsoever. It is most proper to call Him Yeshua. It was indeed his proper name, given to him by his parents. Yeshua is a Hebrew name which has been transliterated into Greek as Iesous (IhsouV: pronounced "ee-ay-SUS"). The English "Jesus" comes from the Latin transliteration of the Greek name into the Latin Iesus. Now Greek has no "y" sound, but the Latin "i" is both an "i" and a "j" (i.e., it can have a consonantal force in front of other vowels), the latter of which is properly pronounced like the English "y" (which explains the German Jesu, "YAY-su")That is why we spell Jesus as we do, taking it straight from Latin, but we pronounce the name with a soft "j" sound because that is what we do in English with the consonantal "j". In Jesus' Name.... whatever or whichever names or titles or may call He is still the same person who says all the words for the soul spiritual enlightenment. Although until this modern times mostly Catholics and other Christians, the tradition of pronouncing His completely hellenized name as "Jesus" has indeed obscured His true name, "Yeshua," and has shifted its perceived meaning much like most of His original teachings. As with all things Essene however, there is always the exoteric and the esoteric philosophies and functions. That is, those ideas and teachings suitable to be imparted to the public, and those designed for or understood by the specially initiated alone. Even His name, it would seem, became a part of this understanding. The name Jesus or Jesus Christ is often used in everything from idle conversation, to bumper stickers and jewelry, to enforcing false teachings, to justifying wars and political agendas, and is even used as a profanity. The name "Yeshua" however, has remained pure and holy, known and used only by those who would uphold His name and teachings in the highest regard and thus reserving His holy name for use only in spiritual matters and the most humbled and sincere of prayer and obeisances. ^_^ God Bless! and Enjoy!.... myLot!.... (sorry Chiang_Mai_boy I made a long one)....
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• United States
7 Feb 10
Wow, give that man a Kabbalah...and a side order of Nag Hammadi.
• India
18 Jun 09
there is no doubt on the religion of jesus. he was born to jewish parents and hence he is a jew. his teachings agree with old testament. his god was the same old testament god and he never claimed that it is a different god anywhere in the gospels. it is an entirely different thing that this person jesus ever existed as bible claims. early church fathers invented this character head of christian church, in that sense go ahead and assign him any religion of your choice.
@urbandekay (18308)
5 Feb 10
No serious scholar has ever concluded that Jesus did not exist, in fact the evidence for his existence is better than for the existence of Alexander the Great. If you are going to make such claims present some evidence. all the best urban
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
11 Feb 09
Jesus was an Orthodox Jew. He eventually became a Rabbi because he was reffered to as a teacher which is what a Rabbi is. There is a lot of information missing about his life, because so many of the books written about him were not included in the christian testament, since they praised women and the pope at that time did not want that. According to the laws of the Jews at that time, Jesus would have had to marry by the age of about 20, but there is little written about that time except in gospels that most people don't read. Shalom~Adoniah
@urbandekay (18308)
16 Jun 09
No, the cannon of the New Testament was decided long before the then Bishop of Rome declared himself Pope in the 11th Century. Also those books that were rejected from the cannon were rejected for reasons of dubious authenticity all the best urban
• United States
7 Feb 10
He was born Jewish by blood, and raised to be a Rabbi in the Jewish faith. ' So technically, Jew...
@Harley009 (1420)
• India
25 Oct 09
He was a pious and great messenger of God. He believed in the Almighty God and accepted his guidance, and submitted his wills to the Almighty God. He preached the same basic message as all other prophets were preaching. God gave him messages, which agree with previous messages received by previous prophets. May Almighty God guide us to the right path. Peace.
@Pose123 (21662)
• Canada
14 Feb 09
Hi Chiang, Jesus Christ was a Jew and a member of the Jewish faith. His teachings however, were meant for all that would listen. Sadly very few people have attempted to follow them. Blessings.
@ronnyb (6117)
• Jamaica
12 Feb 09
Jesuswas a jew and at that time the religion of the jews was Judaism.Late jesus would start his own movement entitled Christianity and there would a few priciples that were borrowed from Judaism and also sveral intersting parralels but primarily Christianity became the true teaching that jews would follow.Your question isnt dumb because strictly speaking Jesus has no religion since he really wasnt from the earth but if you could ascribe a religion then Judaism would be it
@megumiart (3780)
• United States
11 Feb 09
It's not a dumb question, lol. I never really knew either. I've heard a lot of people say he was Jewish.
• United States
11 Feb 09
Jesus was a practicing Jew he attended temple and followed the jewish laws