Here and there, I heard that Jesus is an avatar of Lord Vishnu (or even a reincarnation of Krishna).
Is this true?
According to Bhavishya Purana, Jesus is reincarnation of one of the greatest Bhaktas of lord Vishnu known as Dhruva Rishi. That's why he was born out of kumari garbha (virgin's womb) under Pole star (Dhruva Tara in Hindi). There is a addressing to reincarnation of Dhruva Rishi (Jesus) in Bhavishya Purana as
Here is some of the excerpt from above source:
Note: Bhavishya Purana is no longer in yathaswaroop (as it was) but there are similar prophecies in Bhagwat Purana also about Jesus. And Bhavishya Purana is a controversial subject and is not considered geniune (as it was written), this talks more about the subject.
I don't mean any Offence on (towards) any Religion or anyone's religious believes. I am just expressing what I came to know when I searched for Jesus in Sanatan Dharma Scriptures.
So as a concluding statement, it is up to your buddhi/viveka (intellect) to decide what is correct or incorrect, and seeing the proofs I say JESUS WAS/MIGHT-BE A BHAKTA NOT AVATAR OF LORD VISHNU.
Jesus is not an avatar of Vishnu. Avatar is not same as prophet. An avatar is significantly different from a prophet in that every human can attain the consciousness of an avatar while a prophet is a "chosen" special person whose consciousness cannot be attained by humans.
One cannot consider Jesus to be an avatar because he solves a different problem than Vishnu. He 'redeems' humans from their originally sinful nature which Vishnu doesn't. See my answer here for the details.
Coming to scriptural 'proofs', quoting from this weblog:
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