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The name given by the Greeks or Romans, most likely in reproach, to the followers of Jesus. It was first supplied at Antioch. The names through which the disciples were known among themselves were "brethren," "the faithful," "elect," "saints," "believers." But as separating them from the multitude without, the name "Christian" came into usage, and was universally welcomed. This name occurs yet 3 times in the New Testament (Acts 11:26; 26:28; 1 Peter 4:16).

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The disciples, we are told, (Acts 11:26) were first dubbed Christians at Antioch on the Orontes, somewbelow about A.D. 43. They were well-known to each various other as, and were among themselves dubbed, brethren, (Acts 15:1,23; 1 Corinthians 7:12) disciples , (Acts 9:26; 11:29) believers , (Acts 5:14) saints , (Romans 8:27; 15:25) The name "Christian," which, in the just various other instances wright here it shows up in the New Testimony, (Acts 26:28; 1 Peter 4:16) is used contemptuously, can not have been used by the beforehand disciples to themselves, but was enforced upon them by the Gentile civilization. There is no reason to mean that the name "Christian" of itself was intfinished as a term of scurrility or abusage, though it would normally be supplied via contempt.


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Christian

CHRISTIAN, noun

1. A believer in the faith of Christ.

2. A professor of his idea in the religion of Christ.

3. A actual disciple of Christ; one who believes in the fact of the christian faith, and researches to follow the example, and also obey the precepts, of Christ; a believer before in Christ that is defined by genuine piety.

4. In a basic feeling, the word Christians includes all who are born in a christian nation or of christian paleas.

CHRISTIAN, adjective

1. Pertaining to Christ, taught by him, or obtained from him; as the christian religion; christian doctrines.

2. Professing the religious beliefs of Christ; as a christian frifinish.

3. Belonging to the faith of Christ; relating to Christ, or to his doctrines, precepts and also example; as christian profession and also practice.

4. Pertaining to the church; ecclesiastical; as courts christian

CHRISTIAN, verb transitive To baptize.


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Christianism

CHRISTIANISM, noun

1. The Christian religion.

2. The nations professing Christianity.


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Christianite

CHRISTIANITE, noun A newly found Vesuvian mineral; its primitive form is that of an oblique rectangular prism; its colors brvery own, yellow or reddish.


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Christianlike

CHRISTIANLIKE, adjective Becoming a Christian.


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Christianly

CHRISTIANLY, adverb In a Christian manner; in a manner becoming the principles of the Christian religious beliefs, or the profession of that religion.


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Christian-name

CHRISTIAN-NAME, noun The name provided in baptism, as distinct from the gentilitious or surname.

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Christianography

CHRISTIANOGRAPHY, noun A description of Christian nations.


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