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What is a Christian? Acts 11:26

Acts 11:26
And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

I have surfed the Internet looking for “the” definition of what a Christian is. What I learned was that there were as many definitions of what a Christian was as there were writers on the subject. So I am adding my “two cents” worth to the dearth of definitions. But I defend my assertions directly from the King James version of the Holy Bible. The last line of verse 26  read as follows “And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.”

First who are “disciples”, in this case they were Church leaders of the time including whatever Apostles were their in Anitoch at the time and the Chruch members. Whose church are we talking about? The Church of Jesus Christ. The disciples were followers of Jesus Christ our Redeemer. Therefore (no big streatch) a Christian is a follower of Jesus Christ. One who believes in Him, confesses His name to all they meet. Are an example of the teaching of Christ to others. A Christian (disciple) is one who strives to keep the commandments and when he falls short repents with humility seeking heavenly forgiveness.

When I was surfing the Internet for a common definition of the term “Christian” I got to thinking…Who has the authority to define what a Christian is? Their are many 100’s or 1000’s of Christian denominations out there and more writers on the subject. All Christians adhere to some form of the Holy Bible. Shouldn’t we look for the one common denominator as the authority on the subject, the Bible? Yes we should and it simple says that a Christian is a follower of Jesus christ.


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