Jesus was a real figure who lived around 5BC to 28AD in the countries we know today as Israel and Palestine. There are many references to Jesus in the historical record of the time, apart from the Bible. Today he has over 1,600,000,000 followers.
Jesus is more than a real historical person who lived on earth for 33 years -- he was God's son. In the bible, the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John tell what Jesus did in the last three years of his life. Jesus spent his time teaching about God, healing people, performing miracles, and giving hope to many.
While he had the full attributes of God, he was human. He experienced temptation, tiredness, hunger, thirst, and pain. He knew how it felt to be angry, disappointed, happy, surprised, elated, despairing.
The heart of the Christian message is that God so loved the world that he sent his son, Jesus, to die for all people, But more than that, he raised Jesus to life to conquer sin and to show he was greater than death itself.
What do I have to do to become a Christian?