No. Just referring to the name ‘Jesus’ and meaning to refer to the Jesus Christ of ancient history does not make is so. Many are believing in a ‘jesus’ of their own making or someone else’s. This is forbidden by the First Commandment.
Exodus 20:3 “You shall have no other gods before me.
Consider the Following Orthodox Christians believe:
- Jesus is one with the Father.
- Jesus has always existed as God and does not have a wife.
- Lucifer is a fallen angel and is not a brother in any way to Jesus.
- Jesus is a god, one of many, a separate being from the Father.
- Jesus came into being when the Father had relations with his wife.
- Jesus and Lucifer are spirit brothers.
I asked two Mormon missionaries who were visiting with me in my home, based on this comparison, if we were talking about the same Jesus. They admitted the obvious: no. To learn more about the real Jesus, get my Why Jesus study for free in the sidebar.
From a human standpoint, we think of ourselves as basically good people who occasionally do some bad things. But what does God think?
Psalm 51:5 “Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.”
Romans 3:10-13 “None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.”
Luke 18:19 “…No one is good except God alone.”
God’s Word is clear: all people are bad who therefore do bad things.
Mans truth is irrelevant in light of God’s truth.
Proverbs 14:12 “There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.”
Matthew 7:21-23 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’”