Religious Glossary - common terms used related to Religion
Christian - A religious person who believes Jesus
is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination.
The term Christian means "belonging to Christ" which means
"anointed one," which is itself a translation of the Hebrew
word Moshiach. (wikipedia)
Census offices, many dictionaries, mainline and liberal Christians,
and the media generally accept as Christian any group that
seriously and thoughtfully identifies itself as Christian.
Some conservative Christians restrict the term to only born-again
Fundamentalist or other Evangelical Christians." (Religious
A follower of Christ. At first Christians were exclusively
Jews. After Christ's death, Gentiles were brought into the
faith and after the apostasy Gentiles dominated the faith
to the point of excluding and persecuting Jews. (IDA)