As far as I understand it, in terms of Christian doctrine no one can be as holy or enlightened as Jesus. .
Hello vide. That is the implication.
The fundamental reason is that God is Jesus and Jesus is God and that was a onetime event. Literally..
When one is perceived as God, and not of God, anything that is said must be understood as if God is "speaking Himself". To a degree, I do believe, there is an accuracy to that in much of what is espoused that Jesus said is profound in it's truth, but he was "preaching to the choir", so to speak. He was saying things they sincerely wanted to hear. A lot of good that did considering the "signs of he times", of which those are hazy. I think we need to ask, "why was there a need for there to be a "Jesus" to iterate what most of the oppressed already knew? Sure, it shows "compassion", but it did nothing to alleviate the pain other than to offer hope for better times to come? If he were truly THE GOD, don't you think he would have known how to circumvent the powers that took his life? After all, he, being God, created them too?
The God who made the heavens and the earth became human, born as a child, grew into a man, taught the ways of God, and shared in the human fate of suffering and death.
Wow! That explains it, huh? That justifies his murder, and excuses all suffering in it's depiction of his willingness to die for us? "I will sacrifice myself for you, for there is not a damn thing anyone can do about it, not even me, being God and all"! It'll get better "someday". How so very convenient that was and brilliantly put together, I might add. The only thing I do believe is his death, though even that could be a fabrication warning others who talked of "this God thing",to beware. Hmmm? We don't even know what the man looked like! Did he exist? If so why, in that godforsaken land we call the Holy Land which has been anything but Godly, IMO. If there ever was a hell on Earth, that's were Satan would have his throne, again IMO. Of course, unless he were shrewd enough to manipulate others who truly live in the Eden's of this Earth to allow him admittance. Hmmm?
The dynamic of Christ's suffering is inextricably connected to the fact that God acknowledges human imperfection (sins) and via Jesus Christ we reconcile with God.
Now that very statement ties the old testament to the new testament in that man was seduced to sin. It backs it up perfectly and gives it validity. How could a "perfect, omnipotent, omnipresent anything" be capable of creating anything "imperfect". You just have to ask that question! Which leads to the next question, why are we so "flawed"? Just in any perfect creation, we don't like being told what to do! Why would God need "to command us" when he created us perfect? Unless it was a part of our growth as human beings and the overwhelming nature of life itself and our greed "not to give it up" which was exhibited in our death. It had to be this way, is the only logical answer to that question. Vide, you have to understand that which we constitute "evil" is extremely intelligent and is very capable of manipulating the mind of those of lesser knowledge. It was done then and it is being done today.
It is still God in one way or another.
It is still an "interpretation" of God, IMO, nothing more. Just as we created god, we created satan, to relieve mankind of culpability! What about woman in all of this religious talk that "mankind" is responsible for, Huh? Where was Jesus in all that? They were washing his feet! Just like they did Moses. Hmmm? Where was he for the 18 years of his life we know nothing about; if we know so much about the last three, it seems we would know that too?
But this has been an abstract concept that philosophy has tried to reconcile. Take Spinoza for example, who supposed that there is one primary substance, and that one substance is God. Everything by contrast is like God and shares in the abstract nature of God, including Jesus and other Jessi. Under that framework, there could definitely be other versions of Jesus. But definitely, both Christ and Siddhartha Gautama were enlightened and spread mutual compassion and salvation. Now could we all be potential Christ's? Fundamentally no, but ideally it would be great.
D'harma and Vide in answer to the OP is IMO Yes. We are all of that God, but not that God. In my personal opinion in that it has the most power, the most money, the most influence, the most control, and IMO created the most fear, the bible is the most contaminated of all religious dogmas along with it's brother, the Koran. They were both cut from the same manmade cloth. As long as we, the human race, are at odds and divided as we are, there will never be peace.
All of our philosophers, writers of religious text and all manners of communication have be edited by the powers of the time and all lived in fear of espousing a truth for it would fall out of favor for the presiding god on the throne at the time, just as it is today.