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Friday, June 18, 2010

The meaning of the word “Christian”

(In a way this is a continuation of the previous post ) . The word Christian is derived from the word Christ. In the Bible we read of Christ Jesus, or Jesus Christ. The word is derived from the Greek word “Christos”, which means anointed. It has the same meaning as the Hebrew word “Messiah” . This means saviour, the one who comes to save. (Read on)

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  1. Many of these people only believe in a historical Jesus. A great prophet, yes, like Mohammed, but not an anointed one, certainly not their personal savour. How can they who deny Him as the Son of God, and strip Him of His Godly, supernatural characteristics, call themselves Christians? They say they admire Him and live according to His teachings thus may call themselves Christians. Maybe they don’t know the origins and deeper meaning of the word?