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SCHOOL of THEOLOGY => Religion & Theology => Topic started by: John Oscar on January 07, 2007, 06:40:04 PM

Title: Christian or Christ-Follower?
Post by: John Oscar on January 07, 2007, 06:40:04 PM
I've been reading a little about a movement underway in the Christian subculture that wants to trade in the title "Christian" for that of "Christ-Follower"  

The whole idea is portrayed in a You Tube video series-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RtfNdg1fQk

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone here has heard about it, and what your opinions are....

Blessings
Title: Re: Christian or Christ-Follower?
Post by: me again on January 07, 2007, 06:58:06 PM
No, I haven't heard of the movement, but it definately speaks of my own experience.  Please forgive me for saying this, but I have never liked the term "Christian," possibly because the term has been so abused and misused and misportrayed by the media; and I have seen so many wolves in sheeps clothing who claim to be "Christians" that it disgusts me.  So I always used the term "believer" and never "Christian."  In that context, I fully relate to the new term "Christ-follower."  :amen2:

But the wolves will quickly adopt whatever term is necessary to fit in with the sheep. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Christian or Christ-Follower?
Post by: Tom on January 07, 2007, 10:41:08 PM
It is the same difference as being religious or spiritual. Religious people are a pain in the (insert word that some folks find offensive). Spiritual people are a pleasure and a blessing to be around.

However, a monkey in a tuxedo is still a monkey and substance is rarely defined or dictated by the term used to describe it.
Title: Re: Christian or Christ-Follower?
Post by: st_michael on January 07, 2007, 11:19:41 PM
Quote from: John Oscar;38230
I've been reading a little about a movement underway in the Christian subculture that wants to trade in the title "Christian" for that of "Christ-Follower"  

The whole idea is portrayed in a You Tube video series-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RtfNdg1fQk

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone here has heard about it, and what your opinions are....

Blessings


Hmmm... In the big picture... in two thousand years the name Christian has lasted... something tells me whatever this group will call themselves... the name Christian will still outlast us all...
Title: Re: Christian or Christ-Follower?
Post by: John Oscar on January 08, 2007, 01:22:38 PM
As I've researched this, I've found that most people using the Christ-follower label are into meditation....it's a eastern mysticism twist.

Essentially, it's "finding God in the silence".  

People that buy into this are essentially saying anyone can follow Christ.  A Muslim just adds the teachings of Jesus to his or her traditions, a Hindu can add Jesus' teachings to their pantheon of God's, ect.

Bascially, Buddism + Jesus is all it is.

Another twist that the devil is using to draw people away from the true faith....

1 Tim 4:1-2 The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. 2 Such teachings come through hypocritical liars.....NIV
Title: Re: Christian or Christ-Follower?
Post by: Zaph on January 09, 2007, 11:14:36 AM
Believe it or not I agree with Tom on this.
Title: Re: Christian or Christ-Follower?
Post by: John Oscar on January 09, 2007, 11:26:53 AM
Tom has momentary flashes of brilliance…. :D  :D

Just kidding bro…  :lol:
Title: Re: Christian or Christ-Follower?
Post by: me again on January 09, 2007, 12:10:20 PM
Quote from: Zaph;38242
Quote from: Tom;38234
It is the same difference as being religious or spiritual. Religious people are a pain in the (insert word that some folks find offensive). Spiritual people are a pleasure and a blessing to be around.

However, a monkey in a tuxedo is still a monkey and substance is rarely defined or dictated by the term used to describe it.
Believe it or not I agree with Tom on this.
Stop the presses!!!!! :wub:

We now have a theological unification between Tom & Zaph that will be heralded in by a New [Religious] World Order!!!! :cheer:

heh heh heh :brew: