The Bible tells us that Jesus WAS the Christ.
Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
And he put the question to them: “You, though, who do you say I am?” Peter answered him: “You are the Christ.
But Jesus remained silent. Then the high priest said to Him, "I charge You under oath by the living God: Tell us if You are the Christ, the Son of God.
Today in the City of David a Savior has been born to you. He is Christ the Lord!
John 1:40, 41
Andrew,+ the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who heard what John said and followed Jesus. 41 He first found his own brother Simon and said to him: “We have found the Mes·siʹah”+ (which means, when translated, “Christ”),
She said to him: “Yes, Lord, I have believed that you are the Christ, the Son of God, the one coming into the world.”