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What Is Christian? Christianity?

Updated on April 6, 2017

Definitions

Church: “called out from [the world]” via Strong’s Concordance, reminds us that we are not subject to man's instructions but "the higher self" called god by social religion.

Religion, Social: “believing in a deity outside of oneself that only the messengers it designates can reveal.”

Religion, True: “a way of life which teaches one the purpose for everything on earth by objectively observing, participating for different outcomes and reasoning for finding their purposes” is what the Bible calls “true religion undefiled” which can only be obtained by forsaking the belief in devil/god (Isaiah 7:16), evil/good (Genesis 2:17) and the other judgmental adjectives man use to describe their preferences.

Christian’s Origin

In my reading of the Bible I have only in the book call “The Acts of The Apostils,” shorten to “The Acts” and “Acts”, found the term Christian in chapter 11, verse 26 but one should begin reading at verse 19. The KJV reads…

19 Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen travelled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only.

20 And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, which, when they were come to Antioch, spake unto the Grecians, preaching the Lord Jesus.

21 And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and turned unto the Lord.

22 Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch.

23 Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.

24 For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord.

25 Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul:

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.

By that reading we are able to determine why the disciples are called Christians. They were believers in Christ’s teachings who came from Jerusalem and other areas to help carry the message of the wanderer called Christ to the interested people in Antioch. Thus, the term Christian was established to mean “in the likeness of Christ” – that many believe it was intended as a putdown for people living and teaching the proclamation of the person called Christ.

Many of Christ’s teachings to his followers in Israel reveal how anyone believing his message would be recognized by living as he had. First he proclaimed a “new birth” – I call metamorphosis – is necessary before anyone can began to live or understand his message, therefore I’m presenting John 3:8 first. I follow that by giving you his houseless state in Matthew 8:20, then his telling us we have to forsake almost everything civilization has to offer located 19:29 and what is called “the Great Commandment” located 28:19-20 of his works for your reading. I could give even more from Matthew and go through Mark, Luke and John’s writings but that would be redundant for they all are all restating the words found in Genesis 2:24 with my clarifying in brackets. “Therefore shall a man [both genders] leave [the conditionings of] his [or her] father and mother, and shall cleave unto his wife [or her husband] and they [their feminine and masculine attributes] shall be [come] one [in their] flesh.” Thus, anyone knowledgeable of the scriptures should be able to recognize Christians by living differently from the world called civilization while sharing their understanding of his teachings.

Christianity’s Origin

About a hundred years after the Christ’s ascension Constantine organized the message of Christ into Christianity as Rome’s religion and attempted to make it the world’s religion as interpreting Revelation 6:2 describes. It reads; “And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.”

The “white horse” represents people of European descent; the “bow” shows them having weapons of war; the “crowns” represent knowledge which was the Christ’s teachings altered to make the Christ person become diseased as snow (Exodus 4:6) and with that combination he set out to conquer the world. Thus Constantine began the quest of conquering by sending missionaries out with the message of Christ and had crusaders following them with weapons to kill anyone refusing the message. And out of that came the Catholic Church and Christianity as the new world’s religion.

Conclusion

The difference between Christians and Christianity is Christians are people who were/are living and teaching the message of the person called Christ; Christianity is a religion established by altering the Christ person from a man of color (Exodus 4:6) into a man believed white and polluting his message to such an extent that people would no longer believe they had to live the Christ teachings. One must realize any organization is nothing more than “domesticating,” also called “cultivating,” people. Cultivation allows certain attributes to grow uninhibited while attempting to prevent others from growing at all although Christ did not teach absence but temperance, meaning do all things according to the laws of the earth’s eco system. That is what Christianity is, the cultivating all who would be Christians into people who teach without living their message and are controlled by other man.

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    • MizBejabbers profile image

      MizBejabbers 2 months ago

      Theo, I think you really hit the nail on the head. Well written with a good interpretation here. What the gentle Jesus taught, and which might have been just another teacher and his followers who went by the wayside in history, was seen by the Romans as adaptable to their cause. I heard one such person in a church I attended years ago say that "was God's will to spread his word, otherwise the message of salvation would not have spread upon the earth". Salvation, really? No doubt there are many sincere believers, but the deaths of thousands of innocent people resulted from the Roman church and its adversaries.

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      Elijah A Alexander Jr 2 months ago from Washington DC

      Thank you, MizBejabbers, I wanted to ask that as a question but wasn't allowed so I decided to see who may want to answer more in depth.

    • Kiss andTales profile image

      Kiss andTales 2 months ago

      Did not Jesus first die a unjust death.

      Not born sinful as Adam and Eve children or offspring.

      True death of many but who gave them life from the very beginning is the same who can return those same lives. At a more convenient time.

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      Elijah A Alexander Jr 2 months ago from Washington DC

      K&T,

      Every killing of any man, including Yoshua called Jesus, is the results of Karma or reaping and sowing. The life-force of Barabbas will become Yoshua in a future lifetime experiencing the very same OBE Yoshua did, so will Judas' life-force and so many others associated with his.

      Mary was of Adam's descent through Jacob, his "holy ghost" father was from some area of color, maybe Australia's Aboriginals with the power to disappear and reappear at will. Holy ghost means someone able to do what ghosts do like Yoshua after his resurrection.

      Genesis 1:14's, "And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:" and Ecclesiastes 1:9's, "The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun;" suggests everything happens time and time again exactly the same way.

      Galatians 6:7 reads "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." How can those who pierced, nailed him to the cross, whipped him and all of the things done to him going to have the same things done to them unless they are following the same "timeline" - sequence Yoshua went through to get to the cross? Life is about reincarnation controlled by Karam.

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      Kiss andTales 2 months ago

      Nature the problem with your point of view is that Jesus killed no one or harmed no one to have karma applied to him. And yet he died a cruciating death undeserved.

      The word of God simply says vengence is his he will repay.

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      Elijah A Alexander Jr 2 months ago from Washington DC

      K&T,

      Absolutely nothing that happens on earth is without karma and no life-force on earth can have anything done to it or do anything to another which isn't karma being invoked or paid. Yes, I know there is the rule "there is an exception to every rule including there is an exception to it" but the christ persons are not such exception.

      In previous lives Yoshua judged, nailed to the cross, whipped, betrayed, and all of the other stuff that happened to the body called Yoshua to require him to enter that body for his own OBE. Karma is "the Lord's" vengeance for Yoshua's having done those things to another life-force in that body.

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      Kiss andTales 2 months ago

      Nature its interesting that your belief is mixed with pagan meanings.I have picked up and important one you believe in comment. Which one contamination in your reply makes it all wrong.

      Karma is no where as a word in scripture scrolls its a belief.

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      Elijah A Alexander Jr 2 months ago from Washington DC

      K&T,

      Is Christianity Pagan? The concept, not the word, of karma is found in Galatians 6:7 which reads: "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." The word does not have to be there as long as the meaning of the word is written it is still in the Christian's book.

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      Kiss andTales 2 months ago

      The problem with concept is easly an opinion. And many opinions all that it is not truth . A bill may be real in ones opinion .but fake in reality. The word should be based on truth. But you use another word in your comment that is very pagan and you have no idea what it is .I will let you find it out.

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      Elijah A Alexander Jr 2 months ago from Washington DC

      What isn't an opinion? I have experienced an exact situation of karma in this life. A friend and I had an altercation and he fell, bumped his head and was almost knocked out and I just walked away feeling helpless. Later the exact reverse happened and after we talked about it at a latter date he had felt helpless when he walked away so our friendship resumed. However, things like that don't always happen in one life, it usually happens after another reincarnation.

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      Kiss andTales 2 months ago

      I am sorry for the bad experience of you both. but is just a situation that happen nothing karma makes it the reason.

      Just like people yarn , others around you will yarn to,

      People will sit in a chair cross their knee and swing one. others in a room will also follow suit. There is a name for this. The point is there are just human impulses that we do.

      But also to share a thought there is a book of remembrance written with names under our Heavenly Father. There could not be karma based on ones conduct that will be judged as good conduct. There it is written also a name can be blotted out.

      Nature there is no way people reincarnate.

      The scriptures proves that many who have died can return in a resurrection of judgement. Meaning another chance to be educated and prove they are children of him in conduct.

      Lu 10:20 Nevertheless, do not rejoice because the spirits are made subject to you, but rejoice because your names have been written in the heavens.”

      Re 20:12 And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and scrolls were opened. But another scroll was opened; it is the scroll of life. The dead were judged out of those things written in the scrolls according to their deeds.

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      Elijah A Alexander Jr 2 months ago from Washington DC

      Look at Daniel 12:13 "But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days" telling Daniel he will stand in his lot -destined incarnation- during theist days, that is reincarnation.

      We are told in Matthew 8:22 to "let the dead bury their dead" therefore there is a living dead -descendants of Adam And Eve and everyone who died during the flood- while we have people like Enoch, Moses, Elijah and Jesus who are the living alive who bury their dead's bodies. That means everyone who follow Jesus to the end are the liv ing alive and "will never see death" as he also said.

      Look at Revelation 19:21 where everyone who are not in christ will be slain and 20:5 will resurrect -reincarnate- along with the "dead in Christ from the last material world (Rev. 7:9-11) who will be replaced by the "five foolish virgins" (Rev 14:13) as they reincarnate per Revelation 20:4.

      Reincarnation is all over the bible b ut if we don't believe in it we will not see it is there unless someone who understand it shows it to them.

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      Sherrie Weynand 2 months ago from San Francisco, CA

      This is an excellent hub! It really does explain the convolution between the two terms.

      It's a shame that many who call themselves Christian and follow the path of Christianity, are doing the exact opposite of the teachings they say they follow.

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      Elijah A Alexander Jr 2 months ago from Washington DC

      Thanks SW, for your appreciation of it.

      No, it is not a shame the "so called" -as I was- Christians doesn't know this, it is our destiny not to realize the truth of it until/unless we are destined to over one it. Once we understand the details of the Bible's message we recognize everything happening is a necessary part of existence to bring every life-force into the ability to totally comprehend all things.

      Be filled with joy.

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