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Leaders and founders of charismatic movements have a comparative advantage on the scale of influence, compared with scientists, politicians, or literary philosophers. The actions and motivations of later individuals can be more directly traced back to the actions and ideas of leaders who are themselves outspoken and charismatic; thus, the charismatic leaders' influence becomes more readily apparent and well-established.

It's no coincidence that in the current top five are the founders of three of the world's major religions (Jesus, 1; Mohammed, 2; Buddha, 4). Mahatma Gandhi (3) and Adolf Hitler (5), likewise were founders of charismatic movements, the former for peace and the latter for war.

Religion especially often serves as a uniquely strong motivating force for a person's actions. Given that 2 out of every 7 people alive today profess Christian faith, and given that Christianity has made significant inroads on every inhabited continent, it is entirely fair to say that the net impact of Jesus Christ has been greater than every other person throughout history.

He's also my Lord and Savior; so of course I voted for him in this ridiculous poll.
Jesus has revolutionised every life on the planet since his own life. He not only is the only man to claim being the Son of God himself (which I personally believe) and still have a majority of the world believing it but people today still don't deny the fact that he existed. Unlike leaders of other groups who have all died and bodies can be found, Jesus didn't care for it too much so he just shook death off and just came back to life, even after that he didn't bother with death again just went straight up to heaven. There are many other beliefs made by so called prophets that he was like them just another messenger of God, but he was whatever you believe he has made a greater influence/impact on everything that has every happened on this earth than anyone else to exist. Something that can't be compared to and will never again happen until his return.
God created all of us, nothing would exist if God had not created the Earth. We live in a broken world. We live this way because of sin, the sin Adam and Eve created for us all in the beginning. And our lives do not stop. We do not die. All Christians are taken up into heaven where we meet him face to face. We will rejoice and live in heaven until Jesus returns. He will save all the people on the Earth. He will return when every single person least expects it. It could be tomorrow, could be a 1 million years. Then he will destroy this broken Earth. Destroy our bodies and we will be given new ones. Perfect bodies. All pain and suffering gone too. I can't wait for this to happen.
Jesus Christ is easily the most influential person in history, coming in just above Muhammad. He brought about a New Age of history, of a loving and infinitely compassionate God, and not a vengeful one. The concept of a God that would pay the ultimate price to save us as opposed to destroy for our wrongdoings was so revolutionary that, in the first and second centuries, the Bible was just called the Good News. And that good news has created a religion that is still going strong 2000 years later, and is in fact the largest religion in the world by 500, 000 people.
Jesus is loved and respected in every major religion. And He has to be the most talked about person of all time on earth. Whether you agree that the fullness of diety is truly in Him or not you got something to say about Jesus. Just to name a few; Christians obviously talk about Jesus, Muslims talk about Him, atheists talk about Him, Jews talk about Him and the list goes on and on and on. His teachings are profoundly imacculate. There's nobody like Jesus the Christ, anyplace nor in any era. He's a perfect figure of love and never promoted violence upon other others. I could go on and on about Christ but I'll leave you folks with a couple questions. Who is as distinctive as Jesus? Who is as powerful as Him? Who is as courageous as Jesus? Who is as compassionate as Jesus? Who is as loving as Jesus?
Even the calendar we follow is based on the traditionally reckoned year of the conception or birth of Jesus of Nazareth, with AD counting years after the start of this epoch, and because denoting years before the start of the epoch. What more reasons to believe that He is the most influential person in the world
Jesus Christ is the definition of INFLUENTIAL. He taught us by the way that he lived. He is completely BOSS! Who do you know that would die on a cross, nails in his hands and feet. Betrayed by his own people. And still be the Savior to over 5 billion people in the world! He IS the reason for the season. And he looks badass in his photos. Pentecost: "This Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it." Talking about awesome!
Reasons to praise him
He woke me up this morning
I got up off my bed
Walked to the bathroom
Took a shower
Walked back to my room
Put on my clothes
Made breakfast
Brushed my hair
Brushed my Teeth
Didn't forget anything for school
Caught my bus
Got to school on time
Had friends to talk to
Was taught a lot in class
Ate lunch
Went to band
Had a pizza party
Went home
Ate dinner
Did my homework
Got to go on TheTopTens.com
This is just from a small, ten year old, fifth grader, so imagine what he can do for you.
By the way HE DID WAY MORE THAN THIS
PRAISE GOD
People have started wars in the name of Jesus and some of these have been atrocious. I honestly believe though that if it were not for his teachings this world would have ended already. The most powerful country in the world still has people put their hand on the book containing his words before testifying in court, that should say enough about his character, the only one without sin!
Since his birth, more books published about him, known in each generation, in over 2800 languages 10 times the one in 2nd place, The Bible being the top published in the numbers billions, almost six times more than the book I 2nd place. Yea, I would say he is the world's most known person to ever live (a short 33 year life on earth) and still counting. Most songs written about for a single life.
He was, is and will remain the most influential person. He is the creator of the history because/AD. Non can compare with Him. He is the Lord of all. There is no salvation without him. He is perfect role model for human being. He is the saviour of the world. Who gave himself as a ransom for others.
Jesus the Christ preached a philosophy of love, acceptance and understanding. He avowed a philosophy of non-violent protest. His teachings are acknowledged by most of the world's mono-theist religions, regardless of whom they claim as prophets after the fact. His birth/life changed the course of civilization. While I don't believe he is the "son" of the creator, his life and philosophy can't be denied.
Oh come on it's Jesus we're talking about. I don't think there's anybody in the world who would actually agree on dying to save billions of sinners who don't deserve it. Such unselfish act will make me ALWAYS, always believe in him and God and always try to do what the Bible says.
This one man's life has caused wars, miracles, and revials. Governments to rise and fall. People to adore him and to question him. He changed the lives of every human being around the world, and people are still reacting to his life two thousand years later. No one life has ever empacted this world as we know it like this man, Jesus.
Jesus showed the way for the world to live in peace through love demonstrated by his self-sacrifice. He never lifted a sword and died a humiliating death; yet 2,000 years later He remains the most influential figure in history. The truth of His message was so powerful that it continues to resonate today as the best hope for humanity.
I don't see any reason to argue. Stats of all time prove the point that Jesus is the most influential not only in this world, but the whole universe and the unknown realms. Angels bow down and even nature obeyed him. I believe he is GOD!
Not only is he God in flesh, he die on the cross for the sins of the whole world, and rose again to prove it. Now if that's not a number one, than I don't know who is.
Lets talk about why he is so influential, almost every event in history is inspired by him in a good way or a bad way, and people fighting over the catholic faith in general have shaped are world, whether or not he is the messiah, he has changed our lives in ways nobody can imagine.
Even if you don't believe in Jesus, you know his name. He's inspired millions of people and even if you aren't Christian, many of the lessons he taught can apply to everyone, like the Good Samaritan.
Jesus all the way! He was the son of a poor Jewish carpenter not a prince, King, Military leader and yet we talk about him. Even after 2000 years. Books are written everyday about him. People claim to see him or Try to prove he is not god. They fight about Him. For Him. Just a carpenter's son?
This is the man that brought the greatest message ever, to the world! The influence of Jesus even gave birth to other religions that came out of envy! Look at the world today and see the imprints of Jesus influence everywhere. Thank you Jesus, for being who you are!
No one has affected justice system, philanthropy like this man, no one has more hospitals schools etc to his name.. No one is able to make people willingly die for him like him, no man's word's have been more timeless
People who oriented their life around His teachings founded school systems, hospitals and administered justice through advocacy across the world, throughout history. The fastest growing religion on the planet still - all because of a man named Jesus.
Jesus Christ is by far the most influential person who has ever lived. His life has changed billions and His principles have been adapted by billions of people. Personally Jesus Christ has changed me... I believe that he lives today and its only a matter of time until we join Him in HEAVEN!
The whole world counts how many years have passed since his birth. Every time we even mention any date, appointment, calendar event, we actually articulate how much time has passed since his birth. Our complete system circulates around him. For this reason alone he is most important person of all times, by a wide margin.

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