The Talking Jesus research conducted by the Evangelical Alliance with HOPE and the Church of England showed that more than a third – 39 per cent – of people thought Jesus was a myth.
You might assume that some of those people were followers of other faiths, believing Jesus to be just someone Christians believe in. But that’s not the case.
Many faiths hold Jesus Christ in high regard, despite not believing him to be the son of God. Whether thought to be prophet, saint or wise man, Christians can use these connections to our saviour to guide conversations with Muslims, Sikhs, Hindus and Buddhists. As Amaris Cole found out, many of those who reject Christianity don’t reject Jesus, and that can help with evangelism.