That depends on your question. If you mean exists, then no, I don't think he's alive now. If you mean existed...I think that Jesus was just a guy who did good things and people thought he was the son of God.
No, I believe a messiah may come in the future but one definitely hasn't come yet. Shalom everybody :D lol it means "peace/hello" I'm Jewish :3 if a messiah already came the world would be at peace right? A true messiah wouldn't be for one religion, but would save all. I know Jesus was Jewish, but I disagree that he saved everyone.
I saw a documentary where a man explained his theories, which I like, and choose to believe. He said that Jesus was a real man, and at the time that he was a baby, was when Jews were being persecuted for practicing their religion, as their town was recently conquered by Romans I think, so Roman Catholicism? was being forced upon the locals. Jesus and his parents were living a little further away from the main city, and practicing in private. There were other rebels who still practiced in secret, but they were beheaded, burned alive, thrown off really tall walls and stuff if they were found to be practicing it, so it was a very secret thing to do. So Jesus' parents raised him to be very strongly Jewish, because the prophecy about the savior coming had been around for many many years before Jesus' parents were alive.
If ANY person sincerely desires to have a relationship with Jesus, He is faithful to acknowledge His presence in their life. Archeological evidence as well as secular writings have revealed His existence. Countless numbers of people that have made Him their Savior can attest to His living existence this very day. Whoever seeks Him, will find Him. He is a gentleman, He will not force Himself upon anyone. As scripture says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice,and open the door, I will come into him,and will sup with him, and he with Me." Rev.3:20 KJV.
He existed as much to me as Gilgamesh did. Do either of them have any impact on how I live my life?... No. Do I believe in the super natural stories that either one of them are in? No. Could they have existed, yes.
he taught that he had existed long before his life as a man on earth—in fact, he had lived alongside his Father, Jehovah, “before the world was.” (John 17:5) So he was alive when life on earth began.-jw.org
Yes, I believe that Jesus existed and here are a few points to consider:
1. The Encyclopedia Britannica, 2002 Edition, speaks on this matter saying: "independent accounts prove that in ancient times even the opponents of Christianity never doubted the historicity of Jesus, which was disputed for the first time and on inadequate grounds at the end of the 18th, during the 19th, and at the beginning of the 20th centuries.”
2. So too, in 2006, the book Jesus and Archaeology said: “No reputable scholar today questions that a Jew named Jesus son of Joseph lived; most readily admit that we now know a considerable amount about his actions and his basic teachings.”
3. More importantly, the Bible portrays Jesus as a real person. It provides the names of his ancestors and immediate family. (Matthew 1:1; 13:55) It also gives the names of prominent rulers who were contemporaries of Jesus. (Luke 3:1, 2) Those details allow researchers to verify the accuracy of the Bible accounts.
How do we know George Washington or Abraham Lincoln ever existed? We were not there. We rely on history and records from that period. So, too, with Christ. The primary record of His existence is the Bible. Although we Christians usually think of the Bible as the Word of God, we should remember that much of it is a historical record as well. The New Testament documents, in particular, give us vital historical information about Jesus, even though they are not intended to be extensive biographies in the modern sense. The New Testament picture of Jesus is supported by non-Christian historical sources, although where are not many of these that have survived from the time of the early Church. The probable reason for such scant non-Christian historical evidence is that the Romans, who were the main historians of the time, would not have been concerned with a small outpost of their empire like Palestine. (My answer continues in the comments)