BRINGING PEOPLE OUT OF THE DARK AND INTO THE LIGHT OF THE WAY OF YAUSHA!
Sorry Mr. Vice President, POTATO does not end with an "E"... it never did!
THE PROBLEM WITH READING THE WORD IN ENGLISH IS THAT WE DO NOT SEE THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE, but what is worse about the word christian is that THE ORIGINAL WORD USED WAS TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH, BACK INTO GREEK FROM ENGLISH AND THEN BACK INTO ENGLISH. So we ended up with CHRISTIAN/CHRISTIANOS. But neither is the word used at Antioch or what was being hurled at the DISCIPLES that got them so upset.
Christianos/Christian at first used to mock the disciples who believed Jesus was the seed of David and the fulfillment of the expected Messieh king of Israel
At first the followers of Jesus were called DISCIPLES (Greek Strongs #3101--pupil/learner: men-Acts 9:18, 26; women-Acts 9:35, 36); because of their religious faith they were called "BELIEVERS AND SAINTS." MEN were called BRETHREN-(Acts 9:30, 31; and WOMEN SISTERS -(Acts 16:1, 1Cor 7:15, 1Tim 5:2). In Antioch, a Syrian city (Acts 11:26), the disciples were first called Christianos (christi-anos, christi Strongs #5547 + abrev anosios Strongs #462).
BUT DEEPER RESEARCH TAKES US TO THE ACTUAL WORD THAT WAS USED BY KING AGRIPPA:
Anos is an abbreviation of anosios both meaning unholy, impious, and wicked (Strongs #462). The term is found in the New Testament two times: 1Tim 1:9-unholy and 2Tim 3:2-unholy. Anosios is further defined as a) Strongs #1 a negative particle: "hosios" Strongs #3741 pure, pious, sacred, holy, consecrated. Thus "anosios" means not pure, not pious, not sacred, not holy, and not consecrated.
I HAVE DONE ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AND IT WOULD SEEM THAT THE ABBREVIATION OF CHRISTI-ANOSIOS TO CHRISTIANOS, WAS IN FACT DONE BY DISCIPLES TO TAKE THE STING OUT OF THE WORD. DUE TO LACK OF STUDY, SUCH AS IS THE CASE TODAY WITH THE CHURCH, THE ORIGIN WAS LOST AND DISCIPLES STARTED CALLING 'THEMSELVES' XTIANS
To call the disciples christianos is therefore no badge of pride nor a name to bear of which one would be proud. If the intent of the defamation was to speak evil of Jesus when this name was coined it cannot be made into a holy description by which disciples should name themselves. Who ever began to call the disciples followers of an unholy christ, certainly meant to create fear and horror in the minds of the world.
THE TERM CHRISTIAN DOESN'T AND NEVER DID TRANSLATE IN TO "CHRIST LIKE" OR "FOLLOWERS OF THE WAY", WAS AN INTENTIONALLY ACT OF MULTIPLE TRANSLATION.
The name given to the disciples of Christ in the Syrian city Antioch by unbelievers. It is interpreted to mean "christ-like" but this does not agree with the etymology of the name. Christi is derived from the Greek root chrio (Strongs # 5547-5548) and means anointed, through the idea of one being consecrated by smearing or rubbing a person with oil. When applied to Jesus the term Christi meant he had been consecrated with a special spiritual anointing to perform ministerial functions (see Luke 4:18--'he has anointed (chrio) me'). BUT ADD "TIANOS" AND YOU HAVE THE DEAD OPPOSITE: The term Christian was not a holy name from its beginning.
Scripture Text (KJV).
Acts 26:28--Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a christian.
WHAT WAS REALLY SAID WAS, "Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be an Anos/Anosios Christi-anos.
The meaning of Agrippa's use of "christian" is noteworthy. He implied he was almost ready to accept Jesus who had been called a christianos an impure, unholy, and impious christ. He was almost willing to allow that infamy name to be called against him, BUT HIS TRADITIONAL LEARNING AS A JEW WOULD NOT ALLOW HIM TO SEE THE ANOINTED DEITY OF CHRIST. There is no verse in the scriptures where any disciple or believer called themselves a Christianos.
1Peter 4:16--Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
One of the tragic mistakes of believers is to assume the name Christian was used by the disciples. There is no evidence of this at all in the scriptures. In this text believers were being persecuted as followers of Jesus whom the antichrist were saying was an unholy, impious, and wicked Christ impostor. ACTUALLY WHAT PETER SAID WAS, "Yet if any man suffer as a Anos/Anosios Christi-anos., let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf".
The disciples and believers were suffering indignity and disrespect of their faith. Peter encourages them that if they suffer as one who is accused of following Jesus as an unholy, impious, and wicked Christ impostor, to not be ashamed. The implication was, to be accused of something false was not a reason to be ashamed. In their hearts the disciples believed Jesus was the Messieh prince and King of Israel. For this and the salvation he ushered into the world, they were willing to suffer the name "christianos."
The name Christian was never used by a disciple or early believer to identify themselves, but was coined by those who hated the followers of Jesus. The enemies of Jesus considered him to be an unholy, impious, and wicked Christ impostor: thus those who believed in him as Messieh were called "Christi-anos" or followers of an impious christ first in Antioch.
muche educated research,thanks
Jaja where are you getting this stuff from please? The English translators were chosen by God and were God fearing men. God has preserved His Word in English. If you think the only way to understand God's Word is to know Hebrew then your are mistaken my Brother. You can't mock God please. That term was coined by Gentiles for those that followed Jesus. You can't twist His Word for anything. Once again where do you get your information? Thanks.
John I know that TRADITIONALISM IS A HARD THING TO BREAK, and the devil has done such an absolute job a using the saints to twist the truth it's a shocking revelation. But you shouldn't be too surprised, after all, the Word does say, "the DISCIPLES were first CALL (by man) christians at Antioch. That should have been your first clue.
It takes a lot of work and research BUT YOU TOO CAN FIND THIS TRUTH IF YOU LOOK HARD ENOUGH. You DO want to KNOW the TRUTH don't you. Are have you become like the pharisees who DENIED THE PROPHETS BECAUSE OF THEIR OWN TRADITIONALISM.
But like I said, TRADITIONALISM IS A HARD THING TO BREAK and will make one NOT WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH!
john,bring 1 proof that god chose the english translation............
when 70 people went to translate the bible they had not even 1 mistake ! 70 different people !
and yes, the only way to realy know god's word is by learning hebrew and aramic, sorry, thats the truth
what is writen in gospels are not the origin papers,and the one that does exist never enterd the new testement and was writen as a gospel on the 4th century,400 years after .
You christians are an interesting lot. You remind me of the good intention of White people in their use of the terminology "N" WORD. I mean, with all of their GOOD INTENTIONS, does not the term "N" WORD still mean "NIGGER"? I mean I understand what they are trying to do and the respect they are trying to give, BUT USING THE TERM "N" WORD WILL NOT CHANGE THE FACT THAT IT MEANS "NIGGER".
Now here you christians are, having been shown that what you call yourselves means: FOLLOWERS OF AN UNHOLY, IMPIOUS FALSE GOD, and some how seem to over look or dismiss that REGARDLESS OF YOUR GOOD INTENTIONS CHRISTIAN STILL MEANS "FOLLOWER OF AN UNHOLY, IMPIOUS AND FALSE GOD"!
1 John 4:15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
This word CONFESS is the Greek word homologeō meaning: 1) to say the same thing as another, i.e. to agree with, assent, 2) to concede, a) not to refuse, to promise, b) not to deny, 1) to confess, 2) declare.
How is it possible to SAY THE SAME THING AS GOD WHEN GOD NEVER CALLED US CHRISTIANS?
2 John 1:7 ¶ For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.
9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into [your] house, neither bid him God speed:
11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
HOW CAN THE WORD CHRISTIAN BE A PART OF THE DOCTRINE OF GOD OR CHRIST WHEN NEITHER HAS CALLED US CHRISTIANS, LET ALONE WHAT IT MEANS! I know you don't mean to be partakers of evil but THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE DOING! Even the laws of man are base on this doctrine. If you go into a store to steal some candy and someone dies as a result of your very small effort, YOU STILL GET CHARGED WITH MURDER BECAUSE YOU WERE A PARTAKER OF AN EVIL DEED.
I really do not care if you choose to continue calling yourselves that or not: that's between you and God. But I have to say that LIKE THE DISCIPLES OF OLD, I FIND IT OFFENSIVE EVERY TIME YOU CALL MY LORD AND SAVIOR AN UNHOLY, IMPIOUS AND FALSE GOD"!
TALK ABOUT TRADITIONALISM!!!
I have someone that lives very close to me. He don't want me ANYWHERE,,, around him ! He says that I have BAD VIBES !!! Well, the man believes that God is a FEMALE, a god of LOVE ( carnal love ). He participates in rituals, and, is Hindu like in his presentation.
FOR HIM TO SAY TO ME THAT I HAVE BAD VIBES............... IS A REAL BLESSING !!! For him to do otherwise, would put me in HIS catagory !
Said that to say this : WHAT AM I TO DO ? CHANGE SOMETHING BECAUSE A UN-BELIEVER SAYS SOMETHING NEGATIVE ( in his sense ) ... ??? Oh NO !!! I WILL ACCEPT THE - COMPLIMENT- !!!
I am PROUD to be called a CHRISTIAN !!!
ouch , better watch out he sure to kick you off now Eagle!!
Reminds me of that verse.. that some we are a sweet aroma and to some the smell of death.
Rationalizing WILL NOT MAKE IT SO!
It was one thing to rationalize when you did not have the info, but now YOU ARE JUST IN REBELLION!
You must be speaking to yourself...
SO YOU HAVE COME INTO TRUTH! THE FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS IS RIDDING YOURSELF OF ALL HERESY, LIES & WIVES TALES! Ministered by Jaja Azikiwe