I hear it said that Jesus was a man just like me but perfect in holiness and by following him – who kept the Law with perfection -I can become righteous and come to Paradise by my own merit. see Ebionism
Jesus Was Just A Human And An Example Worth Following Ebionism/AdoptionismIn my last post I made a very poor fist in my attempt to explain – what if Jesus was not divine? To Assume that Jesus was not divine and therefore is not a member of the Trinity – as we know it -furthermore that the Last Supper, if that occurred does not celebrate the mystery of bread becoming his flesh, nor wine his blood but a commemoration or remembrance of the life and death of Jesus, of a great Teacher..
Ebionism: This heresy is much like Adoptionism but has a few distinctions that differentiate it. The Ebionites believed that Jesus was simply a normal man who happened to just outdo the rest of humanity in the virtue department. It was as though Jesus was a human who earned a status like a Greek demigod. He was still just a man, but His extreme virtue caused God to adopt Him and stamp Him as Judaism’s promised messiah. Unlike Adoptionists, however, Ebionites found that they could be justified through keeping the law like Christ did. Therefore, Christ’s life is simply an example to follow and has nothing to offer humans in its atoning work. Again, like Docetism, Ebionism interfered with the Christian belief of Jesus Christ being fully human and fully divine. Not only does this take Jesus out of the Godhead (the Trinity), but it also calls into question the power of His death and resurrection (had Jesus not been fully divine). Additionally, this belief makes it seem as though humans could be without sin or of high virtue without God’s grace (Pelagianism). If that’s the case, why would humans need a savior from a Christian standpoint? On top of that, the reasoning of this heresy causes it to reject the Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ. JARED M. WEBB DECEMBER 28, 2017Source https://listverse.com/2017/12/28/10-beliefs-about-jesus-that-christians-have-rejected/