Acts 11:26 – Christians

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.

-The name “Christian” literally means “The Christ-likes”.  What a name.  Notice what activities we see here that led to the giving of such a name.  The disciples were following Jesus (as evidenced by them being called disciples), they were assembling with the church, and they were teaching many people.  All of that earned them the name, “The Christ-likes”.  In a recent poll, 83% of Americans identified themselves as Christian and yet there are far less than 83% of Americans following Jesus, assembling at church and teaching others to do the same.  What would the disciples at Antioch think if they saw what passes for a “Christian” today?


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