Jesus never used the term Christian. I do not know when or where it started but it means Followers of Christ which is what believers called Jesus. I could be wrong but it may have started and a derogatory name for those of the new religion.
No Jesus did not mention Christian. He is of Jewish descent. The Jewish authorities did not like him cause of jealousy and called believers Christians. God purposely blinded some Jews to Jesus being messiah. Lots of Jews did believe and got baptized with the "Gentiles" nations that was of ancient Israel scattered in world even today. 1kings tells story.It hasnt changed. If you believe you are grafted in olive tree no matter Jew or non Jew.. Jesus our kinsmen redeemer.
Jesus never used Christian. Remember, Christianity is believed, by us followers, to be the fulfillment of the Abrahamic religion. In its infancy it was simply known as The Way. Some believe the term Christian, may have been first coined as a derogatory term, such as redneck and many other terms. Then, like these other terms, was embraced by the ones being called that name. Hope this helps. God bless.
The Word Christian means Christlike. Followers of Christ.
26 And when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. So it was that for a whole year they assembled with the church and taught a great many people. And the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.
Christ-ian. Jesus was called the chirst and the suffix "ian" means "follower of". So christian means "follower of christ". I believe that the word chirst comes from a greek word... Christos, was it? Anyways, it meant anointed one. He never used the word christian, neither did his apostles. They were first called christians a little while after Jesus' death, in Antioch.
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No where in the Word does God command or Refer to Born Again believers through Christ as Christians.He calls them Sons and Daughters,Citizens and Heirs of His Kingdom.The only way to be Connected to God is through His Son Christ Jesus which makes us through acceptance Children of God and not Christians.Christianity I believe are a Religion and there's no place in God`s Kingdom for Religion.if you have accepted Christ as Lord and Saviour consider yourself as a Citizen and Heir of His Kingdom but Mostly a Child of the Living God.
This is a question that builds on the discussion above, but not directly related: What is the original meaning of the word, "Christ - ian" I am particularly interested in the meaning of the suffix, "ian." I tried looking it up on linguistic sites online but don't find anything that helps. A shorter version of "ian" is "an," and that, apparently, means "follower of," which makes sense to me. However, what is the linguistic base of "an"? When I grew up, I was told "Christ-ian" meant "little Christ." I don't find anything that confirms that. Your ideas are welcome and will be considered respectfully.