Jesus was not the founder of a new religion. He had come to revive the religion of the earlier Prophets, to purge and purify it of all the later interpolation and mis presentation of the Pharisees and Sadducees and to urge his compatriots to repent and turn to God.
Like all other Prophets he believed in one God. Although Jesus had the most profound respect for the Law of Moses and never opposed it or hinted that it would ever pass away he seems away to have sought to get at the spirit of it, to stress what true obedience to it entailed.
He accepted the Torah and the Prophets but rejected the rabbinical interpretations and traditions which he complained had made void the word of God. Through his inspired sermons and beautiful parables, Jesus tried to make his people God-conscious and to fill their hearts with love for men.
He claimed that the message he was delivering to the people was not his but of God. He claimed to be a prophet of God. Jesus was not the son of God in any unique or exclusive sense.
The phrase which he appears to have used much more frequently for himself was the ‘Son of Man’. Jesus was a prophet and his religion was in no way different from that of previous prophets.
He had come to revive the true religion of God for the Jews of his age and to make them true believers, sincere in their faith and righteous in their dealings with other men. Jesus gave the message of purification of mind and brain to humanity.
He declared, “I have come not to destroy the teaching of Moses but to compliment-the same.” He sacrificed his life on the cross for this, holy mission.
Subsequently his basic teachings of brotherhood were ignored and superstitious beliefs and practices started to prevail in the society. Jesus Christ, for the liberation and welfare of the masses, revealed the eternal truth by his divine sermons which have been guiding human beings.