May 6th 2016
The Name Christian Has Lost It’s “Spiritual Oomph”
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. (Acts 11:26 KJV)
This verse is the first place in God’s Word that His spiritual family is known as or named Christians.
The word “Christian” is often used in “loose” terms today. It is used to label godly things as well as worldly things alike. This takes the “spiritual Oomph” or biblical meaning out of the word, replacing it with spiritual confusion and a blending together of what is worldly with what is to be sacred and set apart for use by God.
The men and women this scripture verse relates to in biblical time spent a whole year gathered together in this New Testament church at Antioch learning of God and teaching others. This was putting their belief of God into action by teaching and serving others. It was congregating together or associating with others with like minds towards the truths of God.