Proclaim Liberty – Who are Christians?

First, the word “Christian” is used today for a lot of things. The simplest definition is say it’s a “follower of Christ”, but the scripture itself tells us about the first use of the adjective form of Christ:

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.

That is a reference to the disciples in Antioch, those who joined the movement in its first days, in answer to the Great Commission of Mark 16:15  And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

The gospel is the simple basic salvation message:

1 Corinthians 15:1  ¶Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
2  By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3  For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4  And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

 

 

 

 

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