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Where did the word Christianity come from and was the word ever mentioned by Jesus?

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'Christian' was actually a word meaning 'christ followers' coined by non-christians and meant as an derogatory term but Christs followers took ownership of it and made it their own.

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Star aux. before Christian was used it was simply know as the way. God bless. :)
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Amen
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Christ (Jesus) --> Christians (Followers of the Christ) ---> Christianity

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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.

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Suzie17

The word CHRIST comes from the Greek word CHRISTOS, which means "the anointed one".

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Thanks. It amazes me how many Christians don't even know the meaning of the word.
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Oh I know. I even had someone once tell me off that it didn't mean that. But they were an atheist.
Got all kinds if hate going on today haha! Had someone losing it over whether wolves and lions kill each other hahahahaha!!!! It's really getting THAT BAD on here huh? Kinda funny tho.
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Jack_Frost
So it IS christos! Wasnt sure if i had the right greek word or not
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I knew it meant anointed one tho... Suzie, what'd they think it meant???
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Suzie17
I don't know haha. But I got verbal bashing regardless. Some people on here just live for that.
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Yes Christ comes from Christos but the term Christian and Christianity came later. Christian is a follower of Christos. And isn't Christianity the study and belief of the Christos. Not sure if the last is a correct definition or not? Do you know. Or am I way off lol.
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No you're right, but way to deep haha! I thought you wanted to know what it meant or how the name came about. I have no idea who said it first
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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.

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It was the Jewish authorities that started it? I wasn't sure. Thank you now I don't have to think about it all day LOL.
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Jealousy?!? Really?!?
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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.

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JamesKaeberle

The Word Christian means Christlike. Followers of Christ.


Acts 11:26

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.

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Suzie17
You're joking right?
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Acutely it was Luke, and Peter;
Acts 11:26
Acts 26:28
1 Peter 4:16
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no suzie, im not.
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Jack_Frost

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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(Clarification- jesus did not die in Antioch, the were first called christians in Antioch. sorry, that might have confused someone
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It is written:
Acts 11:26
Acts 26:28
1 Peter 4:16

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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.

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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.

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CHRIST+ INSANITY = CHRISTIANITY ....FLESH AND BLOOD CANNOT ENTER INTO HEAVEN ..YET HE'S THERE ....HE HAS NOT RETURNED ..YET ALL CLAIM TO TALK TO HIM BUT NO ONE SHOWS HIM, A EUR SAVIOR AND EURO DISCIPLES IN PALESTINE 60 MILES FROM AFRICA....NAME MARK,LUKE AND JAMES ...WOW...TURNING THE SECOND BIRTH OF THE SPIRIT INTO A PHYSICAL FULL RESURRECTION ....NAILING A MAN TO A CROSS TO SAVE HUMANITY ,WHO HAVE THERE OWN THOUGHTS AND MIND ,HOW DOES HIS DYING EFFECT THE MIND OF INDIVIDUALS...OR THERE LIFE??? NO ONE IN THEIR RIGHT MIND SHOULD EVER SAY I BELIEVE IN CHRIST -INSANITY OR CHRISTIANITY...

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