If you were asked to write in one paragraph who and what you think Jesus was, what would you say?
Jesus likely existed and was most likely an apocalyptic prophet who thought the end of the world was near and that he would personally play a key role in ushering in a new kingdom of God. His words resonated with the oppressed people whom he lived amongst and so he gathered a small following. This following obviously carried an anti-Roman sentiment which made it simple for Pilate to order his execution after he created some trouble in the temple one day. Subsequently Jesus was most likely executed by crucifixion and his followers left to interpret this change of plan.