Someone sent me this exact question a few days ago and I want to answer it for him publicly.
My current belief, based on my own experiences, understanding of the universe, conversations with spirits, guides, and angels, and some limited research is as follows:
I believe there was an individual who walked our earth as an incarnated human who achieved enlightenment. He became totally aware at the highest level you can imagine. He remembered where he came from, and completely understood who he truly was and how he fit into the grand design. I believe he created a following. I believe he performed what seemed like miracles to most people. I believe he was persecuted for his beliefs. And I believe he was killed by the people who feared his power. I believe his truest power was simply that he remembered; that there was no veil covering his eyes. And that knowledge threatened men in power.
I believe he may have been a man named Jesus, but he could have been named something else and lived somewhere else, but the story is the same.
I believe that when he died he became an ascended master and is now guiding many of us towards enlightenment. I believe we could all tap into his knowledge, wisdom, and divine love any time we wish to.
I believe that he does not care by what name we refer to him, only that we allow him into our hearts.
I believe that he does not care for our worship, only that we worship love itself.
I believe that he does not care what book we read, as long as we are kind to one another.
I believe he cares not for the mysticism that books say surround his birth and his parentage, and cares only that we listen to his stories and ideas.
In the end we are all sons and daughters of God, for we are God. We are all One. What we do to others, we do to ourselves. What we do to ourselves, we do to others. So love yourself and feel peace in your heart, for then there will be love and peace in the world.
When we realize these truths, we will be in Heaven.