Judea, Roman Empire, 7-2. BC.-Judea, Roman Empire, 30-33 A. D.

Jesus Christ, Jesus of Nazareth or simply Jesus, is the most important historical figure of Christianity and founder based on his teachings. Most Christian religions consider HIM God’s son and the expected Messiah of the Old Testament, as well as a symbol of peace on Earth.

According to the Gospels, Jesus was born of a virgin by the Holy Spirit and worked as a carpenter. Apparently, he began his ministry after being baptized, making several trips to neighboring towns of Galilee.

Jesus preached the word of God to many people and often crowds through practical forms as sermons and parables. He taught to love God and the inclusion to his kingdom prior repentance and acceptance of his message and encouraged the complete dedication to Him. His work made ​​him acquire many followers and disciples.

Author: Heinrich Hofmann

“Christ and the Rich Young Ruler” / Author: Heinrich Hofmann

He also performed miracles: he turned water into wine, multiplied food, healed the sick, walked on water, among others. These facts made crowds grow larger and he began to be a danger to the Pharisees.

In the Passover meal, Jesus taught to his 12 apostles his last teachings and predicted that he would be betrayed by one of them. Indeed, Judas Iscariot betrayed his master and he was arrested and brought before Pontius Pilate. Jesus was crucified after the decision of the people but raised on the third day and ascended into heaven. Christian tradition states that Jesus Christ came into the world to save men from their sins.

Jesus Christ is the central figure of influential Christianity. His followers became known as Christians and would form the most widespread religions in the world. He has change aspects of social, political and historical areas and his image has been represented in countless works of art.