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Calling Christians to Biblical Christianity. Christians must have discernment in all areas of life in this end time of deception, realizing also that American leadership of both political parties are leading us into the New World Order of the coming antichrist. Do not be conformed to this world. Rom. 12:2. Expose the deeds of darkness. Eph. 5:11. "He that is not zealous against error, is not likely to be zealous for truth." J.C. Ryle ----- [NEW AND IMPROVED BLOG UNDER CONSTRUCTION] 

July 10, 2015

6:45 PM - Christians versus Bible Believers

What is a Christian? It's a simple question most people think they know the answer to. Who first coined the word? The answers might surprise most people.

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The term "Christian" is used by Popes and Presidents, homosexual clergymen and hollywood "stars". In other words, the term is not only meaningless, but it brings confusion as those who take it contradict what even they say their 'christ' represents. Those who love the Truth ought not to bring or contribute to this confusion. 

The Eastman's Bible Dictionary defines Christians as follows.
The name given by the Greeks or Romans, probably in reproach, to the followers of Jesus. It was first used at Antioch. The names by which the disciples were known among themselves were "brethren," "the faithful," "elect," "saints," "believers." But as distinguishing them from the multitude without, the name "Christian" came into use, and was universally accepted. This name occurs but three times in the New Testament (Acts 11:26; 26:28; 1 Pet. 4:16).
http://www.pursuingthetruth.org/sermons/files/christianityvsreligion.htm

Acts 11:26 is indeed the first place where the word/name "Christian" occurs in the Bible, but not the only place. The same word is used later in Acts 26:28, and also at 1st Peter 4:16. As Meyer (Commentary on Acts in loc.) points out, all three instances can be read as outsiders using this name as a reproach.
http://www.ichthys.com/mail-the-name-Christian.htm

What is a "Christian"?

"So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, "If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free." (John 8:31-32)"

How easily the traditions of men bind us and make us either less useful or useless to God the Father...

If you take a survey and ask one thousand people who live in the united states of america the following question, "are you a christian?" - one doesn't need to be a prophet to know that the vast majority of people will answer, "yes".  A significant number will answer something to the effect of, "oh, well I guess, but I prefer the term 'whatever-religious-sect-I-am-a-member-of'", like protestant or roman catholic or evangelical or mormon or mennonite or pentacostal et al.  So, while some will not feel comfortable with the label "christian" as their first religious label due to a high allegiance to their particular religious sect's name (e.g. baptist, catholic, methodist, lutheran, mormon, etc.), the vast majority would accede that the label "christian" is a label they would take to themselves to describe themselves.

Continued
http://www.jesusfamilies.org/hot_topics/christian.htm



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