The World knows that 2000 years ago a man named Jesus came from the town of Nazareth in what now is called Israel. He travelled about the region and gained a large following. After a years, the religious leaders in Jerusalem falsely accused him of crimes and handed him over to the Roman authorities. They executed him by nailing him to a cross. A short time later, his followers preached in the name of Jesus Christ, whom they said rose from the dead. More and more followers were added to this movement which has became the Christian Church of today.
Jesus is God:
John wrote about him: In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God. He created the World and all that is in it. The religious leaders of his time understood that Jesus claimed to be God. Paul wrote that when Jesus died, the father reveal to the entire World that he was God.