Jesus is either dead or never existed in the first place. I don’t know enough of these historical issues at all to have a firm belief about which position is correct. But I do find the arguments Robert Price makes prima facie compelling:
Two new scholarly works out this spring take opposite sides on the question of whether Jesus was an actual historical figure or a purely mythical invention. Bart Ehrman’s Did Jesus Exist?: The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth came out a few weeks ago and argues for the historical Jesus. Richard Carrier’s Proving History: Bayes’s Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus comes out in just a couple of weeks.