What does the name Christian mean and how did it come to be applied to the followers of Jesus?

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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...
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Why were the followers of Jesus called Christians?

\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 (MORE)

What year were the followers of Jesus first called Christians?

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How do Christians today come to know Jesus?

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Why do you think that following the teaching of Jesus is important to Christians?

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How do Christians come to know Jesus?

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If jesus is not theologian were did christian theology come from?

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What does Jesus mean in Christianity?

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If Emmanuel is Jesus' prophetic name why do most of his followers call themselves Christian?

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If Jesus was Jewish why did he follow the Christian faith?

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 (MORE)

Who did name the followers of Jesus as Christians?

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

Is Jesus coming back to get all the Christians?

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What attracted many followers of Christianity to Jesus?

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Do Muslims follow Jesus Christ more than Christians do?

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What is the works of a famous christian that followed Jesus example?

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Is Jesus coming back a Christian?

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When were the followers of Jesus reffered to as Christians?

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Why do Christians baptize in Jesus name?

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What does Jesus mean to Christians?

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How did Jesus's follows come to be known as Christianity?

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 (MORE)

Is Jesus a follower for Christianity?

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Where did Jesus say Come and Follow me?

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