Many speculate about the real teachings of Jesus. The true teachings of Jesus are quite clear from his statements, as long as they aren't mistranslated and misinterpreted. Here Jesus' statements from the Book of Matthew are quoted and described using the New International Version 1984/2011 unless otherwise noted - without regard to sect or religious institution.
Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. "If you are the Son of God," he said, "throw yourself down. For it is written: " 'He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.'" (Matt. 4:5-6)
Is the "devil" really addressing Jesus as the "son of God" here?
This is how Jesus responded when he approached John the Baptist for baptism. John had been preaching the coming presence of a greater teacher.
John's Jordan River baptisms and sermons brought large crowds of people wishing to hear from this teacher of wisdom. Though the text emphasizes John’s humble statement regarding Jesus, it is apparent that John the Baptist was a respected spiritual teacher, renowned throughout Judea.