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Debate Score:187
Arguments:98
Total Votes:217
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Can anyone become like Jesus?

yes

Side Score: 92
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no

Side Score: 95
6 points

Anyone CAN be like him. Theoretically, anyone conscious of their actions can live a life free of sin (unless existence is a sin). But I no one has the will to, especially since Christianity grants blanket amnesty to sinners (as long as they are Christian).

Side: yes
5 points

Jesus can! :)

Side: yes

I believe it is possible for anyone (who wants to be close to god) to be like Jesus. What do you think and why?

I'm sorry if this debate has been done before

Side: yes
3 points

Yes, absolutely. I am assuming by "Jesus" you mean perfect, gentle, kind, blah blah. But we wouldn't know if Jesus himself was perfect as much of what we know of him is hearsay.

Side: yes

chances are there are jesus like people walking around all over the place and you wouldn't know it. If a person was "perfect" they wouldn't be announcing it. They would be living humble quiet lives and you and I my never see or hear about them.

Side: yes

You would need to take a few magic lessons and figure out how to walk on water and turn water into wine. You'll be great at parties ;)

Side: yes
1 point

Who's to say that when and if you reached the enlightened state that Jesus was functioning in that you wouldn't be able to make miracles. Jesus used those miracles to convince his follower that he spoke the truth. A modern enlightened or "perfect" person my not need to do such things.

Side: No

No..., but it might help ;)

Side: No
1 point

The argument centers around "become LIKE Jesus". What Jesus did is what we are capable of doing. "Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father." John 14:11-13. We can become like Jesus by being completely obedient to God. Can we take the place of Jesus - Savior for the world - No! We cannot accomplish the work God sent Jesus to do. Is this human perfection? No - God is a loving and caring God who forgives those who seek him. Our old nature continues to battle within us (per Paul) but we can repent, get up and start again. We cannot be a duplicate or clone of Jesus but our mission is clear - Go and tell. Just as Jesus came (in the flesh) and told the world by accomplishing God's task for him.

Side: yes
1 point

Many have. Modern messianic figures are virtually ubiquitous outside of first-world countries, and not uncommon within them. Who knows? Maybe someday, one of 'em'll manage a following to rival the Christians.

Side: yes
1 point

It's already been done:

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Criss Angel walks on water
Side: yes
agomez2(17) Disputed
2 points

even if this guy walked on water it doesn't mean he is like Jesus. Jesus didn't sin, but ALL humans do. This guy(in the video) has sinned, since he is human, and therefore can't be like Jesus.

Side: No
4 points

So Jesus wasn't human? What was he an elephant??????????????

Side: yes
Troy8(2430) Disputed
2 points

Nice try, but this is just a clever trick. Clearly he is walking on plexiglass or a surface like it.

Side: No
Niko(127) Disputed
1 point

Criss Angel's a magician. Don't compare Criss Angel to a man claiming to be the son of God.

Side: No
joebbowers(4) Clarified
1 point

Right. Chris Angel is a man who pretends to do magic while Jesus was a magic man who never existed.

Side: yes
1 point

Deleted. Made a observational mistake because of the bad quality of the video.

Side: No
mat111(5) Disputed
1 point

hes not walking on water thats fake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Side: No
dec8jelly(151) Disputed
0 points

its all fake.....................

see the secret behind this falseness::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Criss angel walk on water revealed!!!
Side: No
ThePyg(6761) Disputed
2 points

hmm, too bad Jesus is dead and didn't reveal his tricks to us.

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Side: yes
1 point

Considering the possibility that Jesus might have been nothing more than a preacher-philosopher, I would say it's quite possible, then, for anyone to be just like Jesus - especially if they can get a lot of people to write hyperbolized stories about him.

Speaking of which... Anyone here think anyone can become like Goku?

Side: yes
1 point

Absolutely, give me a hyperbolic time chamber.

Side: yes
1 point

Of course. All you need are some creative people to come up with some outlandish and impossible stories about your life hundreds of years after the events unfolded and of course embellish on them ALOT. Then even you can be Jesus!

Side: yes
1 point

Steps to becoming Jesus: Just tell people you're the son of a divine creator, don't do anything morally wrong (besides the fact that you lied about being the son of a divine creator), and be publicly executed. Whether we should want to be like him is a different story.

Side: yes

According to your own Bible, which welcomes all:

Ephesians 5:1-2

“---Be imitators of God---, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Side: yes
1 point

Can anyone become like Jesus because

1.our lives can be changed.

2.In order to make people see God in us.

Side: yes
1 point

Well, since people seem to be THAT stupid, clearly my post was a joke.

To me, if magicians didn't reveal their tricks, it would be likely that they could gain a following. Imagine if magicians just claimed they were Wizards? It would be up to the Cato Institute to show us all that magicians are actually just tricksters (too bad the Cato Institute didn't exist 2000 years ago).

Side: yes
1 point

If you believe in God and have the holy spirit in you and the faith to move mountains, you could live up to Jesus's name! absolutely! Jesus was a norman human being with feelings and emotions just like we are.

Side: yes
1 point

f* you hes a magician its not real and your fake your very funny how dumb you are

Side: yes
1 point

For sure, being Jesus is easy. Just go to some place you expect to find hermit or someone who knows witchcraft, and ask them to teach you, that's all. But there're lots of side effect for studying them. And by the way, this is how Jesus learn to show miracle in his teen life which wasn't written in the bible.

Side: yes
1 point

Yes. Jesus said for us not to fear for He has overcome the world, and He has given us the power to do so also. we will overcome death

Revelation 2:10-12 (King James Version)

King James Version (KJV)

Public Domain

Side: yes
1 point

i would love to be jesus ambers brother and my tech teacher is jesus so anyone can be jesus

Side: yes
0 points

WTF laurenn? lawl u would not wanna be my bruv..trust me wth that lolz..

Side: yes
1 point

Jesus was a mortal man that supported a religion and did a superb job advertising for it. Anyone can become like Jesus because Jesus was, according to any viewpoint other than Christian, a normal man. He was not perfect, he simply portrayed himself as such to his followers. Many leaders, including Ghandi, Martin Luther King Jr, and even Hitler became much like Jesus in the fact that they were incredibly charismatic, passionate, and self sacrificial. All religious aspects aside, those are truly the only traits needed to become "like Jesus".

Side: yes
1 point

No! Wait? Well... I am Jesus and no one be me!!! Suck it bitches!

Side: yes
1 point

Look at me.... I am Jesus

Side: yes
1 point

Yes, and we all eventually must. Jesus was the great example of what we CAN be.

Side: yes

According to Buddhism, anyone can become a Buddha. Anyone. And since I believe in neither religion, I hold them as equals. Since one asserts that you can be a Buddha, but the other doesn't even mention whether or not you can become like Jesus, I'm going to say that you can. If Buddha = Jesus and anyone can become a Buddha, then anyone can become like Jesus.

Side: yes

Hey we agree on something!......................................................

Side: yes
1 point

Yes, that is simple. My children are just like Jesus. They don't exist either.

Side: yes
6 points

No one can become like Jesus because Jesus was perfect and we are not perfect. We all have sinned. Romans 3:23 says all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

We could follow His ways and understand all of what He did. But no one can become like Jesus.

Side: No
casper3912(1576) Disputed
3 points

Could you become approximately perfect ?

Side: yes
Srom(12204) Disputed
3 points

No not really. Every Christian person or pastor even sins. You can't go one day with out sinning.

Side: No

Even if we accumulate sin through life but later repent can we not then be perfect or without sin again? What is the purpose of repenting if we are still sinful?

Side: yes
iamdavidh(4870) Disputed
1 point

You always say completely unproven opinions as if they are fact. Do you not understand the concept of "why"?

Like yeah, the Bible says a lot of stuff, but why are people all sinners?

I disagree. I think people are born 100% blameless, therefore completely free of sin.

Who are you to say that no person has ever met some standard of a life free of sin? Who is your book to say?

You don't know every person to ever live in the history of the world.

So what inherently about humans makes you think they cannot be without sin?

That would be "why" so don't quote the Bible. Use your brain.

Side: yes
Srom(12204) Disputed
5 points

I can quote the Bible if I want to you can't stop me. We all have sinned. You are sinning too. Everday someone is sinning. No one goes one day without sinning. I hear everyday on the new that someone is killed or someone robbed a bank or did something wrong. That's sin right there killing someone stealing money or doing stuff that is wrong. I bet when you were a kid you sinned because you didn't listen to your parents. That is one of the ten commandments honor your father and mother. you are sinning right now because you choose to be an atheist and not serve God. I have sinned in my life. I disobey my parents when I was little. I stole something when I was little from the store one time.

Actually Jesus was the one who lived free of sin. The devil tried to tempt Him when he was wandering for forty days without food.

Romans 3:23 says For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

We were perfect before Adam and Eve sinned but since they choose to eat the fruit because the serpant tempted them we have sinned.

Side: No
1 point

i don't think there ever was a Jesus, but if there was, he was definitely not perfect. Have you ever read any of the so called lost holy books? They have found parts about Jesus when he was growing up that show he wasn't perfect by any means. For example when he was a kid he accidentally killed his friend.

Side: There was no Jesus
Srom(12204) Disputed
2 points

Never said in the Bible that he killed his friend. Also God is perfect because He never sinned. If He sinned then He wouldn't be God because God would make the right choices and not the wrong choices.

Side: yes
hhioh(454) Disputed
2 points

Would you please care to link some evidence in your answer good sir, it would be much appreciated.

Side: No
Bueltell(1) Disputed
1 point

How can Jesus be 100% perfect. If he was perfect why didn't he save the ones who died, if he was perfect why didn't he save his self from dying. No one can be 100% perfect.

Side: yes
Srom(12204) Disputed
1 point

Well He didn't sin when He came to this world. The reason why He didn't save himself is because God turned His back on Jesus because He was suffering for our sins that He had on His shoulders.

He did save those who died the one's who are Christians won't be a part of this corrupted world and they will be in heaven.

Side: no
Saurbaby(5590) Disputed
-1 points

Incorrect. Jesus did sin. And if he didn't then that'd be more reason for you not to believe the religion, at least in my opinion. I don't feel like getting too much into it right now, but here's a link for you to read, from a great site that I think you should check out.

Supporting Evidence: Jesus Sinning (www.religioustolerance.org)
Side: yes
Troy8(2430) Disputed
2 points

Nearly everything the article mentions has to do with the Pharisees. They were never meant to be authorities on sin. In fact, there is a parable in which they are described to be good and faithful on the outside, but very unchanged and cold on the inside.

Side: No
6 points

In the Name of God.

I suppose no one can become like Prophet Isa(Jesus) as he was the prophet of God and we are normal people,He came here to guide us.

Side: No
4 points

Can you be the son of God? No, obviously not as we are all human. Can you ever go a day without sinning? No, impossible, as all humans sin. Can you heal people, no matter what illnesses they have? No, we are not miracle workers like that. If Doctors were perfect, then no one would die from anything but old age. Can you be perfect? Definitely not. There aren't many ways in which anyone can be like Jesus. You could be slightly close, but there are so many amazing things about Him, that no human would ever come close.

Side: No
3 points

Unfortunately the question is 'can anyone become like Jesus' instead of 'can someone become like Jesus'. I doubt that all six billion people on this planet can become like Jesus - or why they would all want to.

A reason not everyone could become like Jesus is because Jesus did very few things wrong in his entire life. This means that for someone to become the 'modern Jesus' they would have to start being like him from infancy. So they could not 'become' like him at all.

Side: No
2 points

NO... The kind of Christ we know in the holy scriptures is a man of goodness and purity and there are none like that left. Even if we willed today it is almost impossible to be as good and pure.

Side: No
2 points

no we can not be like jesus because jesus have only one and he is very prefect but we are not prefect

Side: No
2 points

I think people have different believe and have much other religion

Side: No
2 points

I believe people is can't be jesus because if everyone can be Jesus they will do everything even fly and predict their future

Side: No
2 points

If Jesus was the man they said he was nobody could be him because he was portrayed as perfect and performed miracles which we are not capable of (Faith healers are scammers).

Side: No
2 points

God is all powerful (omnipotent). He is the god of all gods so no, no one can be as great as Jesus.

Side: No
2 points

I believe that no one can be as good as Jesus as he died for OUR sin so that we can be closer to god. Can anyone do that, i doubt so, although I'm not a christian, I want to be but what Jesus has did for us on the cross is something we can never do

Side: no
2 points

Being a decent human being should've been an obious attire amongst humankind.

Being a perfect, divine zombie? I doubt it.

Side: no
2 points

im fat. trolololololol.. The minimum length for an argument is 50 characters. The purpose of this restriction is to cut down on the amount of dumb jokes, so we can keep the quality of debate and discourse as high as possible.

Side: no
2 points

no! JESUS IS THE ONE AND ONLY MESSIAH AND HE IS COMPLETE! WE ARE NOT YET COMPLETE AND WE SIN EVERYDAY! WE ARE OUR HEAVENLY FATHER'S CHILDREN BUT WE SINNED FAR TOO MUCH AND OUR HEAVENLY FATHER STILL EXCEPTS US! BUT JESUS HAS NEVER SINNED. AT ALL!

Side: no
2 points

Can you turn water into wine? Can you heal the blind? Can you walk on water? Can you rise from the dead? No. So you cannot be like Jesus.

Side: no
2 points

Well, if they have some form of schizophrenia where they suddenly become the undead zombie son of some cosmic God who likes to build species and watch them kill each other, and how then goes on earth and starts pretending to walk on water... The yes, yes they can.

Side: no
1 point

We can be like Jesus and follow His ways but we can't be Him. Jesus is perfect and we are mortals who have sinned.

Side: No
Itstim(18) Disputed
1 point

The question was can anyone become LIKE Jesus- not whether we can become Jesus. So your saying if we want to be like Jesus we have to be perfect? Personally, I believe Jesus sees us all just like him. If we do the things we wanted him to, we become like him. (Love thy neighbor, follow God's way, etc.)

Side: yes

No; somebody cannot suddenly become a work of fiction ;)

Side: No
1 point

anyone can't become like Jesus because Jesus die for helping us but we can do the good things that he done

Side: No
1 point

it is impossible because you cant be perfect and you cant walk on water or any of his miracles

Side: No
1 point

It depends on your definition of "like" is if it's do the things like Jesus then probably not because in the bible it said that Jesus resurected Lazuras. But if your definition of like is act like Jesus such as spread the word of god or help the needy then yes

Side: No
1 point

Just to clear things up for all you people who say that Jesus made miracles and therefor no man can be like him. Jesus didn't do miracles, God did miracles through Jesus, cant God do miracles through anyone he wanted to?

Side: yes
1 point

Assuming we take Jesus Christ in the sense of the literal Christian interpretation (Son of God) then no, no one can become like Jesus as Christianity describes the Christ as being part of the Holy Trinity and more than mere human in the spiritual sense. Furthermore, Jesus Christ is seen to be the sinless Man and that is something, in a Christian sense, that one cannot obtain hence the need for His Salvation.

If, instead, we take Jesus Christ in the sense of Islam the same answer reigns dominant as they described Jesus as a Prophet and Muhammad as the last Prophet and so by logical deduction if the something one is trying to become has become impossible to attain then one cannot become it.

So no, using the only two major references to Jesus Christ, one cannot become like Jesus Christ in the absolute sense.

Side: No
1 point

No ebecause of Adam and Eve's sin we are ALL sinnners. And Jesus was NOT a sinner so whether that person was as good and pure as Jesus could not be exactly like him.

Side: no
1 point

P.S- Remember the line "In adam's fall we sinned all" and jesus didnt sin.

Side: no