Jesus Christ, or otherwise known as of Jesus of Nazareth (c. 5 BC/BCE – c. 30 AD/CE; Hebrew: ישועYeshua; Greek: Ἰησοῦς 'Iēsoûs'), was a first-century Jewish preacher and religious leader. He is widely recognized as a sacrificial savior and son of God by Christians. Jesus is the central figure of Christianity, which views him as the Messiah foretold in the Old Testament, with most Christian denominations believing him to be the Son of God who was raised from the dead. Islam considers Jesus a prophet and also the Messiah. He is one of the most influential figures in human history.Christian beliefs include Jesus' virgin birth, performance of miracles and ascension into Heaven.According to most Christian interpretations of the Bible, the theme of Jesus' teachings was that of repentance, unconditional love, forgiveness of sin, grace, and the coming of the Kingdom of God. Starting as a small Jewish sect, it developed into a religion clearly distinct from Judaism several decades after Jesus' death. Over the centuries, it spread to most of Europe, and around the world. His followers look at Jesus Christ the savior of humanity.