Simon Cowell is `21st century Jesus`

Los Angeles: Music mogul Simon Cowell`s acerbic tongue has earned him the unlikely title of `21st century Jesus`.

Evangelical magazine `Re` has dubbed the 51-year-old Briton a modern-day Jesus as his straight-talking is believed to be just like the Messiah`s, reported Ace Showbiz online.

Cowell has famously put down many a contestants on hit talent shows like `American Idol`, `X-Factor` and `Britain`s Got Talent` with his sharp criticisms.

The journal for the Assemblies of God church even uses a picture of the messianic music mogul on the cover.

"Jesus, the one we think of as being meek and mild, gentle and loving and full of compassion, had the ability to talk tough. For some his words were hard to swallow, just like Cowell`s, but he spoke truth and doesn`t that hurt sometimes?" an article inside the magazine reads.

"Simon Cowell takes, learns from them and grows in the process, and there are numerous stories in the Bible of people who do the same," it further adds.

The magazine goes on praising Cowell by comparing him to other biblical figures like the father of all nations Abraham and the prophet Elijah.