corner graphic

Bible Dictionaries

CARM Theological Dictionary

Christian

Resource Toolbox
Additional Links

The word "Christian" comes from the Greek word christianos which is derived from the word christos, or Christ, which means "anointed one." A Christian, then, is someone who is a follower of Christ. The first use of the word "Christian" in the Bible is found in Acts 11:26, "And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch." It is found only twice more in Acts 26:28 and 1 Peter 4:16. However, it is important to note that it is the true Christ that makes someone a Christian, not the Mormon one (brother of the devil), or the JW one (Michael the Archangel), the New Age Jesus (a man in tune with the divine Christ Consciousness), etc. The true Christ is God in flesh (John 1:1; Joh 1:14; Joh 20:28; Colossians 2:9; Philippians 2:5-8; Hebrews 1:8): Jesus.


Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.
Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. Used by Permission.

Bibliography Information
Entry for 'Christian'. CARM Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ctd/c/christian.html. 2013.

Search for…
Enter query in the box:
 or 
Choose a letter to browse:
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L 
M  N  O  P  R  S  T  U  V  W  Y  Z 

 
Prev Entry
Christ
Next Entry
Christology
To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient contact form
Powered by Lightspeed Technology