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Being A Born Again Christian First lets start with a background of Christianity What is a Christian The term Christian comes from the Greek word christianos which means Christ-man or an adherent of Jesus Christ In the Bible this word was first used as a nickname a term of reproach because the believers must have given others a feeling that they were absolute for Christ The apostle Peter used it later to remind the believers to stand firm and not be ashamed Thus a Christian is a person who is totally full of Christ occupied by Christ living out Christ to express Christ and even living Christ By this definition most people who call themselves Christians actually are not They might have believed and received Christ yet they are not living as adherents of Christ That brings up another Question who is Christ The name Christ translated from the Hebrew word Messiah means the anointed one Christ was anointed with a special commission In Genesis God had created man to contain him as life and to be one with him However instead of taking God as life man took in Satan and was defiled corrupted and condemned to die eternally The Old Testament progressively states that because he loved man whom he created God wanted to redeem man from the righteous judgment due to sin save man from the corruption of Satan in his nature be mans life and build man up as His living house His dwelling place in spirit so that God and man could be one forever Christ was anointed to accomplish this commission A Christian is part of Christ His continuation A Christian is someone who has been anointed together with Him to fulfill His commission in union with Him Together all Christians corporately are the enlarged Christ The Bible tells us that in fulfilling this commission Christ became a man named Jesus approximately two thousand years ago
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