• What Does it Mean to be a “Christian”?

    The name “Christian” carries a wide range of meaning and understanding today, as it has throughout history. It is obviously related to “Christ,” which is from the Greek translation of the Hebrew word for “Messiah,” and refers to the person of Jesus Christ. A general definition of “Christian” then would be someone who follows the teachings or doctrine of Jesus Christ. The teachings of Jesus Christ are contained in the Bible, but how they are understood and what kind of people should bear the name “Christian” is highly debatable, and by no means universally accepted or understood. It is interesting to note that the followers of Jesus during his lifetime on earth and shortly after did not refer to themselves as “Christians.”

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  • What Does it Mean to be a “Christian”?

    Admin said:

    The name “Christian” carries a wide range of meaning and understanding today, as it has throughout history. It is obviously related to “Christ,” which is from the Greek translation of the Hebrew word for “Messiah,” and refers to the person of Jesus Christ. A general definition of “Christian” then would be someone who follows the teachings or doctrine of Jesus Christ. The teachings of Jesus Christ are contained in the Bible, but how they are understood and what kind of people should bear the name “Christian” is highly debatable, and by no means universally accepted or understood. It is interesting to note that the followers of Jesus during his lifetime on earth and shortly after did not refer to themselves as “Christians.”

    The early Christians of the first centuries often referred to come into union with Christ. To become one with Him in relationship. A new way of life that leads to Life.

    A Christian by birth maybe a good start, but unselfishly loving Him even should it cost our life is true union with the one who is also called The Lover of mankind.

    I hope these thoughts will be a blessing to one person or more!

    Adam

  • What Does it Mean to be a “Christian”?

    What a delight to find an article like this on a health site. What an excellent one. I am challenged and fed. Will be sharing this. I've recently thought of this topic knowing God. Thought how great this would b for a tract. You should see about getting this into that format. Maybe condensing it a bit. If u do please let me know. Lord Bless U.