Monday, June 7, 2010

Acts 11-12

A quick tidbit from David Guzik...Antioch was considered by many the third greatest city in the Empire, behind Rome and Alexandria. The city of Antioch was known for its sophistication and culture, but also for its immorality. In Antioch, they probably first used the term Christians to mock the followers of Jesus. “Antioch was famous for its readiness to jeer and call names; it was known by its witty epigrams.” (Gaebelein) But as the people of Antioch called the followers of Jesus the “Jesus People,” the believers appreciated the title so much that it stuck.

How has the term "Christian" been changed throughout the years?

Is a Christian still viewed in the same light as the early followers of Jesus Christ?