10 surprising truths about Jesus.

10 surprising truths about Jesus. August 20, 2016
Christ with Beard, wall mural, late 4th Century, via Wikimedia Commons.
Christ with Beard, wall mural, late 4th Century, via Wikimedia Commons
  1. Jesus never set out to create a new religion. He considered himself a devout Jew with his own ideas on how to reform Judaism, not someone who planned to start his own religion. Even his earliest followers, who called him Rabbi or Teacher, mainly saw themselves as Jews who wanted to modify Judaic practices, not create a separate religion.

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