Two are: that Jesus substituted Judas Iscariot for himself on the cross, or that God intervened and removed Jesus from Roman captivity before the crucifixion took place. The Christian Trinity of three persons is rejected as the ultimate blasphemy against God.

Many of the followers of Jesus founded the Jerusalem Church circa 30 CE under the leadership of James the Just -- a brother of Jesus. They appear to have believed that he was a Jewish reformer, teacher, prophet, and native healer, but not a deity .

If the events in Jesus' life that appear to come from Krishna were eliminated as invalid, then most of the key Christian beliefs about Jesus would have to be abandoned: his virgin birth, incarnation, sinless life, crucifixion, descent into Hell, resurrection, ascension to heaven.

Criteria for salvation, belief in the Trinity, the inerrancy of the Bible, the inspiration of the authors of the Bible by God, etc. A few skeptics claim that Yeshua of Nazareth was a purely mythical character.

Some early Christian leaders attributed the similarities between Christianity and earlier religions to a trick of Satan.

They felt that Satan had created many crucified saviors, born of virgins, before Jesus in order to discredit Christianity's uniqueness. Conservative Christians generally believe in the inerrancy of the Bible, and that the authors of the Bible were inspired by God.

There were various male heroes within Egyptian, Greek, Indian, Roman and other pantheons of Gods, whose role was to be saviors to humanity -- much like Jesus.

In order to compete with those religions, Christianity would have had to describe Jesus in terms that matched or surpassed the legends and myths of other religions. The authors of the gospels may well have picked up themes from other sources and added them to their writings in order to make Christianity more credible to a religiously diverse world, most of which worshiped multiple Gods and Goddesses.

By isolating and removing such foreign material, we might be able to get a clearer picture of what Jesus taught and how he lived.

This is very close to the image of Jesus uncovered by many liberal theologians, in their quest for the historical Jesus.

Many progressive Christians feel that a Hindu source for many of the events in Jesus' life is a topic is worth studying.

Many non-Christian religious belief systems, including Hinduism, permeated the Mediterranean region in the 1 century CE.

A few others believe that he was a real individual who lived in perhaps the 2Most Christians believe that he is the Son of God, the second personality in the Trinity.