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By Definition the Messiah is a leader who is regarded as or professes to be a savior or liberator A savior is a person who rescues another from harm danger or loss Theologically Messiah means the Anointed One the Christ It is the Hebrew name for the promised deliverer of humankind Christians accept Jesus Christ as the Messiah The Jewish religion asserts that the Messiah is yet to come The concept of the Messiah combines the Hebrew ideal of a king from the line of David with the priestly tradition exemplified by Moses Certain Old Testament passages also characterize the Messiah as a suffering servant In Christian theology Jesus fulfills all three concepts In modern times the term applies loosely to any anticipated liberator or to an expected savior in any non-Christian religion Krishna in Hinduism and Indian mythology the eighth avatar or incarnation of the god Vishnu According to tradition Vishnu appeared as Krishna to rid the world of a tyrannical king named Kamsa the son of a demon Numerous legends describe Krishnas miracles and heroic exploits He appears prominently sometimes as a deity in the epic poem Mahabharata in which he sides with the Pandavas one of two contending families and acts as the charioteer of the hero Arjuna It is to Arjuna troubled on the eve of the decisive battle that Krishna delivers the celebrated discourse on duty and life known as the Bhagavad-Gita According to John 424 God is spirit Luke 2439 tells us a spirit has no flesh or bone All scripture confirms that God in the Old Testament was invisible No man has seen God John 118 but Jesus is described as the exact representation of God the image of God and the image of the invisible God The spirit of God that never permanently occupied a body or form before took on the form of a man by becoming the person of
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