In a sea of crowd-opinion and options of saving, a messiah is one voice louder than others showing the way because they are aware of the way out. The true test of a messiah is found in their ability to be right or be wrongly perceived.
GOD is likened to a tree and the root of it and we were all made to be part of GOD. We see the tree: the stem, the branches, the leaves but in most cases we do not see the roots and how far they stretch deep into the soil to seek nutrients and water.
If you accept the fruit but deny the root even though the shoot cannot be without its root, you have simply told a side of the story based on what you can see.