Through the centuries, thousands of books, stories, novels, television programs, and films about Jesus Christ have been written and produced. Hundreds of thousands of churches have been erected in His name. Millions have claimed to be His ministers. Billions have professed Him as “Lord and Savior.” Today, Jesus is renowned the world over, commonly known in one way or another in every culture of the world, whether one professes to be Christian, atheist, or of any other religion. Many have positive comments about Him, regardless of their beliefs about who He was and what He taught. His name also stirs great controversy and debate. Yet, despite worldwide recognition—despite billions professing to be His followers—despite all the knowledge circulating about Him—Jesus Christ remains unknown—even to Christianity! Unlike anything ever produced, The True Jesus Christ – Unknown to Christianity accurately examines the life, ministry, and teachings of the most influential Person in the history of the world. Excluding popular tradition, theory, and opinion—the usual approach to His life—it takes you on an extraordinary and gripping journey through the corridors of the life and times of Jesus Christ, and correctly answers in plain language the greatest questions about Him—straight from the Bible and history. You will learn what only a tiny few have understood.
Opinions range widely about who and what was Jesus Christ—as well as who and what He is today. But few disagree that He forever changed the course of history and civilization. In the first century AD, huge throngs of listeners followed Him in every city, in awe of the powerful miracles He performed and the words He spoke. Demons were cast out. People were raised from the dead. Food was multiplied. People were healed. Myths were shattered. Lives were changed. Through the centuries, thousands of books, stories, novels, television programs, and films have been written and produced about Jesus Christ. Hundreds of thousands of churches have been erected in His name. Millions have claimed to be His ministers. Billions have professed Him “Lord and Savior.” Today, Jesus is renowned the world over, commonly known in one way or another in every culture of the world, whether one professes to be Christian, atheist, or of any other religion. Many have positive comments about Him, regardless of their beliefs about who He was and what He taught. His name also stirs great controversy and debate. Yet, despite worldwide recognition—despite billions professing to be His followers—despite all the knowledge circulating about Him—Jesus Christ remains unknown—even to Christianity! We must ask: Is it possible the central figure of a religion could be unknown to almost all who profess to follow Him? If so, how did this happen? Many have accepted without question what they have heard, read, or were taught throughout their lives about Christ and the teachings He brought. These same people usually vigorously defend their beliefs while feeling no need to examine PROOF of why they believe what they do—or to consider how they came to such beliefs. Human nature follows the crowd, which follows what is popular. This has been the case with virtually every one of the widely accepted teachings, traditions, and practices of mainstream Christianity. Few are aware—or even care—that these have been taken almost entirely from paganism, false customs, and human reasoning—and not from the Bible. Most of the teachings of Christendom have no biblical basis whatsoever—and in many cases Jesus actually commands the exact opposite! Thus, the Jesus Christ of the Bible has been left out of professing Christianity—unknown to vast millions, hidden in a cloud of deceit, confusion, lies, and commonly accepted falsehoods. What is your view of Jesus? What image does His name evoke? Perhaps you picture a weak, long-haired, sickly looking man in a flowing white robe. Maybe you think of “baby Jesus” in a manger, with three “wise men” giving Him gifts on December 25. You might think of a figure in a loincloth hanging from a cross with trickles of blood oozing from His side and the crown of thorns piercing His head. Maybe Easter eggs and sunrise services come to mind, or the Christmas season. You might also envision Jesus standing on a street corner pleading with people to give their hearts to Him. Perhaps you hear Him saying, “Love is everything. Show love to all people and accept Me into your hearts to be saved.” You might also picture Jesus walking through villages giving money to the poor, or saying, “Just believe in Me. Obedience is no longer necessary, nor are works of any kind.” These and other well-known views of Jesus Christ have been driven into the minds of countless billions over the centuries. Though commonly believed, these images and perceptions fail the test of careful biblical and historical examination. The mainstream ideas about the supposed Christ of the Bible and what He taught simply do not measure up to the facts—the largely unassembled facts that have always been available—and you will see proof of this beyond doubt.
As Pastor General of The Restored Church of God, David C. Pack oversees the world’s most extensive biblically based websites. He attended Ambassador College, entered the Worldwide Church of God ministry in 1971 and was personally trained by Herbert W. Armstrong. He established over 50 congregations, authored more than 20 books, and has written hundreds of booklets and articles. As Editor-in-Chief of The Real Truth magazine and voice of The World to Come program, he has reached millions around the globe with the most powerful truths of the Bible, unknown to almost all.