WHAT IS A CHRISTIAN?
The term Christian was used by the Greek culture over 100 years prior to Yahusha’s birth. Rome and Alexandria, Egypt were the western world’s repositories of knowledge.
A merger of ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman cultures took place from 300 BCE to 200 CE.
The Greek deity Serapis replaced Osiris as the consort of Isis, and the devotees were called “Christians.”
Hadrian (Roman emperor 117 to 138) built the Pantheon (temple to all gods) using concrete to form the world’s largest domed structure (domes being a pagan temple design). He wrote that Serapis and IESU were the same deity. Confusion and syncretism between cultures at Alexandria continued well into the 4th century CE. The Alexandrian cult, or church fathers, worked feverishly to synthesize paganism with the Messianic movement, hatching their brand under the Serapis’ followers name, Christians.
The followers of Yahusha were called Natsarim (branches, watchmen, guardians – see Acts 24:5). We guard (shamar) the Name and the Word.
To the Greeks, the impaled Mashiak is foolishness (1 Cor. 1:23), so the Greek term “xpristianos” (meaning idiot) seemed appropriate to them. The Greek term CHRISTIANOS in that day was a term foisted on them, causing suffering as Peter writes about it at 1 Peter 4:15-16.
The scorn of being labelled a murderer, thief, doer of evil, or meddler is, in that day, understood as being an idiot or “cretin.”
Here is the context of this rarely-used term, christianos:
“For do not let any of you suffer as a murderer, or thief, or doer of evil, or as a meddler. But if (one suffers) as a xpistianos, let him not be ashamed, but let him esteem Alahim in this matter.” – 1 Peter 4:15-16
It was a term of scorn, xpistianos being the etymological source for our modern word CRETIN.
We should never call one another such a term. Essentially, it means idiot, but revisionism has caused mass-amnesia.
Please Google the term CRETIN, and learn the truth.
This is an excerpt from the book The Magisterium by Lew White
From the series: Strongholds & False Beliefs (Amazon.com)
Also available at www.torahzone.net
Compare Natsarim behavior with Christian here:
Jesuit talks to Lew White:
This brief overview was prepared by Lew White, TORAH INSTITUTE
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The original Hebrew is restored in this one:
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