Christianity Is Not About Jesus
No, Christianity is not about Jesus.
A lot of people think that Christianity is named after Jesus because we refer to him as “Jesus Christ.” I am here to tell you that Christianity is not named after Jesus or any person that actually existed in history.
In Greek it’s pronounced “Christos” but ultimately it just means “the anointed one.” Kind of like how Neo was named so because he was the one. Christ is the title of the Messiah prophesized by Jewish scripture. This Messiah is the Savior and Redeemer that would bring salvation to the Jewish people and mankind in general. Isaiah has a whole chapter dedicated to the Messiah called “The Suffering Servant.”
Paul himself even exemplifies this by calling Jesus “Christ Jesus” or simply “Christ.” This is a general title for the Messiah of Judaism. Thus, Christianity is merely a religion based on the concept of the Jewish Messiah.
The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah,[a] the Son of God,[b] 2 as it is written in Isaiah the prophet:
“I will send my messenger ahead of you,
who will prepare your way”[c]—
3 “a voice of one calling in the wilderness,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
make straight paths for him.’”
I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel I preached is not of human origin. 12 I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ.