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christian and believer

 
waltmeyer
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12/26/2012 12:02 PM
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christian and believer
Consider that the term 'christian' in used once in the book of Acts...and...the most competling thing about this term is the context about it's use. The pagan Romans were calling beleivers Christians because they considered believers to be atheists...because they did not believe in their pagan gods.
So, the term is a mockery of believers. The root words used here literally mean "little gods" because Jesus was considered to not be a god, or a little useless self proclaimed god.
So, this derogatory term was used to mock the believers. What were were labels given to believers in the New Testament? Glad you asked :). They were saints, believers, brothers and the gathering (or church).
Now, Christianity emerged over the decades to become the official religion of Rome. The Empire began to add rules and traditions to this religion that Jesus probably never wanted to see.
That is my opinion. The good news is that Father God still honors a prayer of faith and regardless of whether or not people practice a form of Chrisitianity that is NOT in the bible, they can be saved; by faith and not by works!
When people ask me if I am a Christian, I usuallay answer "no, but I am a follower of Christ". Then a conversation can happen that is about Jesus and not about religion or the church. Food for thought...
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12/26/2012 12:06 PM
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Re: christian and believer
So, the term is a mockery of believers. The root words used here literally mean "little gods" because Jesus was considered to not be a god, or a little useless self proclaimed god.
So, this derogatory term was used to mock the believers.
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Makes no sense.
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Re: christian and believer
not bad... 5 stars book viking