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Do Christians follow something created?

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Submitted by Matt, Mar 22, 2017 at 15:36

Thank you for your helpful article.
You mention that the term 'Christian' relates to something created. In the Christian faith, Jesus Christ is considered begotten, not made. This is a phrase used in the Nicene creed, which outlines some fundamental beliefs of the Christian faith and emphasises that Jesus Christ and God the Father are of the same nature (and also that of the Holy Spirit). It is taken from the greek word monogenes - being of the same nature of God the Father. As such, a Christian is a Christ follower - following God himself through his incarnate nature, Jesus.


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