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Response to the origin of the word "Christianity"

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Submitted by Rajesh (India), Sep 19, 2006 at 02:38

It seems you are confused. Christians are named after Jesus. That is, people who believe in Jesus Christ are called Christian. How could Jesus Christ ever call Himself a Christian?

People were first called Christians in Antioch. As the Book of Acts(11:26) in the Bible tells us: "It was at Antioch that the disciples were first called Christians".



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