Where in the Bible did God, Christ or the prophets ever refer to themselves or their people as Christians? References: https://www.biblestudytools.com/kjva/passage/?q=1-kings+8:16;+john+1:47;+romans+9:4;+romans+11:1
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literally in the whole entire bible, i took bible class for 10 years and i have read the bible almost every single day of my life
sometimes in the bible, it doesnt specify exactly, but u have to break down the verses to a better understanding of the scripture
Which verses are you referring to? BTW, I asked this same question on Quora and tagged several experts on it. Even they have not responded yet. I challenge you to post your response there. https://www.quora.com/unanswered/Where-in-the-Bible-did-God-Christ-or-the-prophets-ever-refer-to-themselves-or-their-people-as-Christians
1 Peter 4:16 Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name. 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
those are some example of stuff that u have to break down
in peter he is kind of saying that the ones how praise and glorify God in his name, he is calling them christians
i am not really good at explaining my thoughts to people but those were my thoughts
That's very good, but where did any of them say, "I am a Christian" or "We are Christians"? I see that I need to revise my question. I originally asked it as "Where in the Bible did God or Christ refer to their people as Christians?".
ok sorry im researchin rn
Because Christian is not the name God or Jesus gave their people.
I'll give you the reference to the Genesis of the term Christian.
well the word "Christian" is mentioned many times in the bible. and telling us what we should do as christians
Acts 11:26. The people of Antioch (modern day Turkey) is where the disciples (prophets) were first called Chrstians. Actually Christian is only in the KJV bible three times.
i feel like i have read it in the bible way more times than just 3
Yes, really. Shocking but true.
Did you read the links to the verses I posted?
I should add Revelation 21:12 to that as well
Romans 11:1 should be particularly interesting for you to explain. Why did Paul refer to himself as an Israelite rather than a Christian?
i have to finish my school work i will read them later i dont wanna get behind
Okay, I look forward to your response.
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