What does the name Christian mean and how did it come to be applied to the followers of Jesus?
It means that you're a follower of Jesus Christ, you believe that he is the Son of God, that the bible is God's word (and that all in it, being God's word, is true), and try to follow it as closely as possible.
As for how it became applied to the followers, I'll simply say that his name was Jesus Christ, and so the following of him is Christianity...
As for how it became applied to the followers, I'll simply say that his name was Jesus Christ, and so the following of him is Christianity...
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\n. \n Answer \n. \nIt was the follower of Paul that was first called Christians in Antioch (Modern name ANTAKYA), Turkey.\n. \nActs 11:26 And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much …people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.\n. \nThe follower of Jesus was called Nazarene.\n. \n"The Nazarenes (Hebrew: Netzarim, נצרים) were a group of early followers of Jesus of Nazareth who, like the Ebionites, were noteworthy for refusing to follow Christianity in its complete break with Judaism."\n. \n. \n. (MORE)
Around 44 C.E (A.D.) . They were first called Christians at Antioch, Syria. Just to help paint this picture in history that helps us to know these things are real here is a little more of the canvas.: The first cerntury historian Josephus wrote that the Seleucids encouraged Jews to settle in Anti…och and gave them full citizenship rights, thus establishing a sizable Jewish population. The first mention of Antioch in the Bible is in connection with Nicolaus from Antioch, who became a christian after becoming a proselyte to the Jewish religion. (Ac6:5) (MORE)
Answer Church, every Sunday morning. Another Answer A lifelong relationship with someone you love is nota one hour a week thing. It is 100% of the time that we can knowHim and walk with Him and experience His leading, directing,teaching and (ouch) correction. The word of God, much disrespected tod…ay in some Christian circles,is one of Jesus' primary methods of teaching us about Himself. Ittells us specifically how we may know Him. Obedience is stressed ina number of places: John 14:21 (King James Version) 21He that hath my commandments, andkeepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shallbe loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifestmyself to him. If we're not ready to follow and obey the HolySpirit is grieved. As Tozer said 'Truth will not give itself to arebel' and 'If you're disobeying Jesus Christ you can't expect tobe enlightened.' Further to this, Jesus encourages people to seek Him: Matthew 7:7-8 (King James Version) 7Ask, and it shall be given you;seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:8For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth;and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. John 6:37 (King JamesVersion) 37All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and himthat cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. It must also be saidthat all this is possible because everyone is able to know Jesusbecause we have been made that way -to seek after God. This ispossible because everyone has sufficient light to know Jesus, whois Himself the light of the world. John 1:9 (King James Version) 9That was the true Light, whichlighteth every man that cometh into the world. Another View: I think a Christian should already know Jesus. If you are aChristian and you don't know Jesus then you should ask yourself whyis it you call yourself a Christian. According to the Bible aChristian is a person who has seen that their relationship with Godis broken - because of sin - and because of this brokenrelationship they will face condemnation. But then God has made away for them to restore their relationship with Him, that isthrough believing Jesus died and took their condemnation on Himself(followed by repentance and baptism) . Believe this and God says"when you beleive in Christ, God will put his stamp of ownership onyou by giving you the Holy Spirit. The Spirit is the guarantee thatyou shall receive what God has promised his people", - Ephesians 1:13,14 (MORE)
What are the names two types of Christians as per the ones who follow Jesus and the non followers of Jesus?
you can't be a christian and not follow Jesus...hence the name "christ"-ian. you can't be a christian and not follow Jesus...hence the name "christ"-ian. you can't be a christian and not follow Jesus...hence the name "christ"-ian
In simple terms, eternal life:. " He who believes in the Son has eternal life; he who does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God rests upon him ." John 3: 36
all who love and accept JESUS CHRIST as there LORD and Savior and vow to serve him and his father (GOD)
They hope to go to heaven and help their fellow human, and help God bring his Kingdom to earth. "Stewardship of the earth" is an increasingly popular theme.
Acts:11:26: And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.
As He called each disciple He said "follow me."\n. \nThe command is no less binding on Christians today. A Christian is defined by the new birth and following Christ. \n. \nChrist came to earth having left much of His supernatural trappings in heaven. He lived among us as one of us, in all ways… yet without sin. He showed us the way. In fact, the earliest name associated with Christians was "the way." Followers of Christ were of "The way." The name "Christian" came later. (MORE)
A Christian will come or become a Christian by knowing and searching Christ Jesus, simply speaking or crying from their heart, their hurt and their soul asking or praying for the revelation or spirit of Christ to be revealed to themselves after truly repenting of their sinfulness and unholy nature. …It does not have to even be an audible cry or voice or verbal dialogue. God is a spirit and hears the spirit of His creation. (MORE)
It only means that we should mend our ways and follow the way Jesus taught us to live our lives.
Mostly from the writings of the Apostle Paul (sometimes called the Pauline Letters), which make up the bulk of the New Testament.
Jesus was the theologian par excellance; He does not merely study God (which is what a theologian does), He IS God. A theologian seeks to know about God; the Father's knowledge of Himself is so consuming that it begets Jesus, the Son. That is what Jesus is; the Father's knowledge of Himself, or "t…he image of the invisible God." (Col. 1:15) So you see, Jesus knows God more than anybody else (because he is the identity of God), and insofar is this knowledge is what theologians seek, He is the first and greatest theologian. However, I suspect that your question is more along the lines of "Christian theology seems kind of fabricated because Jesus wasn't a theologian." I would answer that Jesus was a theologian in the sense that he taught about the nature of God and things of that nature. But we must keep in mind that the practice of "theology" as a separate study from philosophy and religion is a very recent phenomenon. So I would say it's unfair to try to categorize Christ as something that didn't even exist in His time. But Theology "came from" prayerful reflection on God. Because we are made in His image (Gen 1:27), the likeness of which being primarily in the soul, and it's rational and appetitic characteristics, God has given us the ability to reason; this reason can and does take the form of theology (among other things). But our natural reason can only take us so far. Ultimately it is Jesus, with the Spirit that teaches us about God. (1 Cor. 2) (MORE)
Yes. Jesus was called Christ (which means Messiah) and that is where the word Christian comes from.
In Christianity, Jesus refers to Jesus of Nazareth, the man who Christians accept to be the Messiah, the son of God, the second person of the Trinity, and the incarnation of God. Jesus is seen as the hope of people who have no hope in life, the role model for all people, and the one who opened up ac…cess to salvation. (MORE)
It would take too long to list the names of a third of the world here.
Any Jew would have been Judaisers. (not sure of the spelling there). Greeks, Romans worshiped multiple gods (polytheism).
The first was "The Followers of the Way" but soon "Christian" began to be used.
The term Christian is coined in the bible itself, and was used originally as a pejorative term. It is similar to the word Yank that was a pejorative British term for the colonists in North America. It has since taken on an entirely different sense. Addition: Jesus has several prophetic names. A f…air number can be found in Isaiah 9:6: For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. (KJV) In the Gospel according to Matthew (1:23) we're told that "Immanuel" means "God with us". The term Immanuel (or Emmanuel) is found in Isaiah 7:14: Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. (KJV) Messiah, another term applied to Jesus, means "anointed". "Christ" and "Messiah" mean the same thing in different languages. So, to call oneself a Christian is to accept that Jesus is God's anointed one. And if one accepts that, then one accepts all the other descriptions as well. (MORE)
It is true that Jesus was a born Jew, but If we read 5.Mose 21: 22-23 and also the epistle Galatians 3: 13-14, then we know that Jesus is now a cursed one, because the Jewish Law says that everything what hangs on the Cross is cursed. That means that Jesus is no Jew anymore. And Jesus himself ne…ver followed a religion of man(Judaism), he just wanted to do God's Will. Thats the reason why he not practiced Judaism in his time and lived instead what we call today Christian. What for an irony, the Jews departed themself from God. (MORE)
Yes they were. There were also the 12 apostles. And deciples. Anyone can be a deciple of Christ by preaching about him to others. Can u plz answer one of my unanswered ones? they r all about nicknames for Allison. I've had no answers so far.
they named themselves christians because they were referring to how they were Christ like. Because Jesus is the Christ, or "The Anointed One" and they wanted to show that they would be like unto him
Yes, it is a promise. Soon, Jesus will return to Rapture (take to heaven) his church. Be ready. The Bible says Jesus' return will surprise eveyone. It will be like a thief in the night.
Actually people are wooed to Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit. When they believe on Him (believe that He died for their sin, was buried, and was resurrected) and become followers of Jesus they are then and only then Christians. You have to believe on Jesus before you become a Christian.
The question is not clear, Jesus Christ the Messiah was born to Mary in Bethlehem.
We didn't. Paul provided practical application of the teachings of Jesus to help fellow believers and church bodies live under the teachings of Christ. He never ascended to be the head of the church, nor did he contradict Jesus - in everything he did, he pointed the way toward Christ to help others …follow Him. (MORE)
This answer has fallen into debate and has, accordingly, been moved to the discussion page. The short form of it, however, is this: Muslims and Christians have differing views on what, exactly, Jesus taught during His earthly ministry. Each follows the teachings found in their own holy book to th…e exclusion of the other. From this perspective, both sides will claim to follow Christ more closely than the other. This is the only objective answer that I can give at this time: for more information, check the Discussion page. (MORE)
in the bible God speaks to his disciples, he gives commandments, if we obey his commandment we shall follow Christ
Disciples, which means 'imitator' and not just believer. At the end of Jesus' 3 1/2 year ministry, Jesus had 120 disciples. He called His Father's Church which He established, His 'little flock.'
NOPE! not at all, the roman empire decided that pagonism was going outta style so they adopted Christianity to regain control of there empire,that's all it is really
â¦When he found him, he brought him to Antioch. So for a whole year Barnabas and Saul met with the church and taught great numbers of people. The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch [Acts 11:26]
It means handing over your sins and failures to him. It also means getting to know Jesus and spending time with him.
There are no famous Christians that i know of that followed Jesus example. But the most famous Christian that believed in the faith of Jesus Christ, was Paul who also wrote many letters to churches in his time, about this faith. You can read about him in the Acts and in the Epistles in the Bible.
Jesus said that He would come back to bring His church to be with Him in heaven. Coming back means that He was already here, so . . . He came, He left, and He's coming back again.
HIS followers carried on HIS messages of Life and healing to others. Christianity is a LIFESTYLE not a religion. And Jesus ' use of the word LOVE never defined an emotion but rather an ACT or ACTION toward another person. Love God above all else and Love your Neighbor, Love your enemy, as you love y…ourself. (MORE)
Here is a definition of Christian: IN BRIEF: One who believes, professes to believe, or who is assumed to believe, in the religion of Christ and whose behavior exemplifies Christ's teachings. Jesus is coming back again as King of kings and Lord of lords. He is the Almighty Son of God, the Ann…ointed One of God.. In the early Church of God (called so 12 times in the NT), disciples or followers of Jesus were called 'The Way.' In Acts 11:26, the term Christian is 1st used to describe those who follow Jesus' example and His leader's role in the Church of God. . (MORE)
In the Bible in Acts 11:26 it says that followers of Jesus were first called Christians in Antioch. It was a derogatory remark since Jesus had been executed like any one today that had been put to death for crimes against the state. Surprisingly followers wore this badge well since they would gladly… follow Jesus even to death. (MORE)
Well at Matthew 16:24 Jesus says "If anyone wants to come after me, let him disown himself and pick up his torture stake and continually follow me." Hope that's what you were looking for.
Jesus' followers were his disciples. They were people who believed who Jesus was first, and chose to be loyal to him.
to be with jesus forever in heaven. 1. We hope to keep sin out of our lives as much as we can. 2. We hope to achieve a personal relationship with God and Jesus. 3. We hope one day to go to Heaven because of Jesus's sacrifice for us. See also: John 3:16-21. Mark 16:15-16.
Not all Christians do. Christians described as "Jesus Only" or "Oneness Pentecostals" believe that water baptism must be done in the name of Jesus in order to be saved from Hell. However, most other Christians believe that baptism should be done in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spiri…t (Matthew 28:18). (MORE)
Jesus means many things to Christians: He is the beginning and the end (alpha and omega) - Revelation 22:13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last." He is God - Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be… upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. He is the only begotten son - John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. He is the anointed one (Messiah / Christ) - John 1:41 He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, "We have found the Messiah" (which is translated, the Christ). John 1:42 And he brought him to Jesus. Now when Jesus looked at him, He said, "You are Simon the son of Jonah. You shall be called Cephas" (which is translated, A Stone). He is Immanuel - Matthew 1:23 "A virgin will become pregnant and have a son, and he will be called Immanuel" (which means, "God is with us"). He is Saviour - John 4:42 Then they said to the woman, "Now we believe, not because of what you said, for we ourselves have heard Him and we know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world." He is judge - Acts 10:42 And he commanded us to preach the gospel to the people and to testify that he is the one whom God has appointed judge of the living and the dead. He is the door - John 10:9 I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. He is the way the truth and the life. - John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. Without Jesus there would be no Christianity. (MORE)
The term was first coined in Antioch in the middle first century: Acts 11:26New International Version (NIV) 26 and when he found him, he brought him to Antioch. So for a whole year Barnabas and Saul met with the church and taught great numbers of people. The disciples were called Christian…s first at Antioch. (MORE)
Jesus says "follow me" 19 times in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. He never says "follow myself."
The Bible doesn't say who took the christian message to Rome. There are several views. The most plausible view is converts of Paul from Asia Minor and Greece moved to Rome and preached the gospel there.
The twelve followers of Jesus were the twelve apostles: Andrew (Peter's brother), Bartholomew, James the son of Alphaeus, James the son of Zebedee, John the brother of James the son of Zebedee,Judas Iscariot, Mathew, Peter, Paul, Simon the Zealot, Thaddaeus, and Thomas
Christians follow Jesus and salvation from God through Jesus. Anyone who God allows and who wants to, can become a real Christian and gain wisdom from the Holy Bible.
Being a follower of Jesus means that you believe in what he saidand did while he walked this Earth. You trust that he was the Sonof God and are willing to live your life according to histeachings.
Some think the heathen population may have nicknamed themChristians out of jest or scorn, but the Bible shows that it was aGod-given name; they "were by divine providence called Christians."(Acts 11:26)
Jesus said "follow me" about 21 times in the New Testament: Matthew_4:19 Then He said to them, "Follow Me, and I will make youfishers of men." Matthew_8:22 But Jesus said to him, "Follow Me, and let the deadbury their own dead." Matthew_9:9 As Jesus passed on from there, He saw a man namedMatthewth…ew sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, "FollowMe." So he arose and followed Him. Matthew_16:24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone desiresto come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, andfollow Me. Matthew_19:21 Jesus said to him, "If you want to be perfect, go,sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasurein heaven; and come, follow Me." Mark_1:17 Then Jesus said to them, "Follow Me, and I will make youbecome fishers of men." Mark_2:14 As He passed by, He saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sittingat the tax office. And He said to him, "Follow Me." So he arose andfollowed Him. Mark_8:34 When He had called the people to Himself, with Hisdisciples also, He said to them, "Whoever desires to come after Me,let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. Mark_10:21 Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him,"One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and giveto the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, takeup the cross, and follow Me." Luke_5:27 After these things He went out and saw a tax collectornamed Levi, sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, "FollowMe." Luke_9:23 Then He said to them all, "If anyone desires to comeafter Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, andfollow Me. Luke_9:59 Then He said to another, "Follow Me." But he said, "Lord,let me first go and bury my father." Luke_18:22 So when Jesus heard these things, He said to him, "Youstill lack one thing. Sell all that you have and distribute to thepoor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me." John_1:43 The following day Jesus wanted to go to Galilee, and Hefound Philip and said to him, "Follow Me." John_10:27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they followMe. John_12:26 If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am,there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Fatherwill honor. John_13:36 Simon Peter said to Him, "Lord, where are You going?"Jesus answered him, "Where I am going you cannot follow Me now, butyou shall follow Me afterward." John_21:19 This He spoke, signifying by what death he would glorifyGod. And when He had spoken this, He said to him, "Follow Me." John_21:22 Jesus said to him, "If I will that he remain till Icome, what is that to you? You follow Me." Act_12:8 Then the angel said to him, "Gird yourself and tie on yoursandals"; and so he did. And he said to him, "Put on your garmentand follow me." (MORE)