How is Jesus different from other religious leaders?
Here's the answer:
Jesus is very different from other religious leaders! He is the only one worth following.
You may have heard of some other religious leaders, like Buddha, Mohammed, or Joseph Smith. They created their own religions, and many people follow them. Unfortunately, these religions are false and can’t get people into heaven.
Jesus is the only one worth following, because He is the only one who is God. The Bible tells us this: “In the beginning, the Word was already there. The Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). When the Bible says “the Word” in this verse, it means Jesus. Jesus was with God from the very beginning of time because He is God. None of the other religious leaders were God. They were just people!
Another thing that makes Jesus very different is the fact that Jesus died on a cross for our sins and then rose from the dead. He’s alive in heaven right now! No other religious leader rose from the dead. When they died, they stayed dead. And they didn’t have the power to die so we could all be forgiven of our sins, either. Jesus is the only one who could do that, so He is the only way to forgiveness and life forever in heaven.
Jesus is the one we should follow and worship. No one else deserves that. Have you chosen to follow Jesus yet? If not, you can read more about the path to heaven here.
"He [Jesus] gave his life to pay for our sins. But he not only paid for our sins. He also paid for the sins of the whole world" (John 2:2).
"You can’t be saved by believing in anyone else. God has given people no other name under heaven that will save them" (Acts 4:12).
"Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me'" (John 14:6).