christian

[Chris┬Ětian]

A Christian is someone whose religious beliefs are based on the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. A Christian often attends church on Sundays and reads the Bible.

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One who believes, or professes or is assumed to believe, in Jesus Christ, and the truth as taught by Him; especially, one whose inward and outward life is conformed to the doctrines of Christ.

Noun
a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination

Adjective
following the teachings or manifesting the qualities or spirit of Jesus Christ

Adjective
relating to or characteristic of Christianity; "Christian rites"


n.
One who believes, or professes or is assumed to believe, in Jesus Christ, and the truth as taught by Him; especially, one whose inward and outward life is conformed to the doctrines of Christ.

n.
One born in a Christian country or of Christian parents, and who has not definitely becomes an adherent of an opposing system.

n.
One of a Christian denomination which rejects human creeds as bases of fellowship, and sectarian names. They are congregational in church government, and baptize by immersion. They are also called Disciples of Christ, and Campbellites.

n.
One of a sect (called Christian Connection) of open-communion immersionists. The Bible is their only authoritative rule of faith and practice.

a.
Pertaining to Christ or his religion; as, Christian people.

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Pertaining to the church; ecclesiastical; as, a Christian court.

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Characteristic of Christian people; civilized; kind; kindly; gentle; beneficent.


Christian

Chris"tian , n. [L. christianus, Gr. ; cf. AS. cristen. See Christ.] 1. One who believes, or professes or is assumed to believe, in Jesus Christ, and the truth as taught by Him; especially, one whose inward and outward life is conformed to the doctrines of Christ.
The disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.
2. One born in a Christian country or of Christian parents, and who has not definitely becomes an adherent of an opposing system. 3. (Eccl.) (a) One of a Christian denomination which rejects human creeds as bases of fellowship, and sectarian names. They are congregational in church government, and baptize by immersion. They are also called Disciples of Christ, and Campbellites. (b) One of a sect (called Christian Connection) of open-communion immersionists. The Bible is their only authoritative rule of faith and practice. &hand; In this sense, often pronounced, but not by the members of the sects, kr'c6s"chan.

Christian

Chris"tian , a. 1. Pertaining to Christ or his religion; as, Christian people. 3. Pertaining to the church; ecclesiastical; as, a Christian court. Blackstone. 4. Characteristic of Christian people; civilized; kind; kindly; gentle; beneficent.
The graceful tact; the Christian art.
Christian Commission. See under Commission. -- Christian court. Same as Ecclesiastical court. -- Christian era, the present era, commencing with the birth of Christ. It is supposed that owing to an error of a monk (Dionysius Exiguus, d. about 556) employed to calculate the era, its commencement was fixed three or four years too late, so that 1890 should be 1893 or 1894. -- Christian name, the name given in baptism, as distinct from the family name, or surname.

One who believes, or professes or is assumed to believe, in Jesus Christ, and the truth as taught by Him; especially, one whose inward and outward life is conformed to the doctrines of Christ.

Pertaining to Christ or his religion; as, Christian people.

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Usage Examples

A Christian high school is just like any other high school in the sense of the politics and all of these levels of who's cool and what to wear.

Death is not more certainly a separation of our souls from our bodies than the Christian life is a separation of our souls from worldly tempers, vain indulgences, and unnecessary cares.

Faith is part of who I am, yes. I was raised Christian Scientist. The most important thing I saw every single week on the wall at Sunday school was the Golden Rule.

And that's the great thing about living the Christian life and trying to live by faith, is you're trying to get better every day. You're trying to improve.

And Jesus, the heart of the Christian faith is the wildest, most radical guy you'd ever come across.

'The Purpose-Driven Life' is not just a mega-bestselling work of Christian faith it is the thing that every voter, secular or not, yearns for.

Christ does not save us by acting a parable of divine love he acts the parable of divine love by saving us. That is the Christian faith.

All of my children are ideologically and politically in sync with me, they all have authentic Christian faith. It's something I'm very grateful for.

Dawkins considers that all faith is blind faith, and that Christian and Muslim children are brought up to believe unquestioningly. Not even the dim-witted clerics who knocked me about at grammar school thought that.

And so, today, if the state can no longer appeal to the old moral principles that belong to the Christian tradition, it will be forced to create a new official faith and new moral principles which will be binding on its citizens.

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Other Usage Examples

Being born in a Christian home does not make you a Christian.

A good lawyer is a bad Christian.

Aretha Franklin was a teenage mom, a musician who came from an incredibly Christian background, but there was a lot of love, which is really inspiring in a feminist way.

A real Christian is a person who can give his pet parrot to the town gossip.

All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.

As with the Christian religion, the worst advertisement for Socialism is its adherents.

But even in the Christian religion, much of its real meaning is hidden by words that are misleading and symbols that but few understand.

Certain I am, that Christian Religion does no where allow Rebellion.

As I have pointed out, it is the Christian tradition that is the most fundamental element in Western culture. It lies at the base not only of Western religion, but also of Western morals and Western social idealism.

'The war in Iraq - if Osama was a Christian - it's the Christmas present he never would have expected.

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