Christ or Messiah, Which Do You...?

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  1. TCGreek

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    Christ or Messiah, which expression do you rather read in the NT, when the title is is view.

    For example, we read in Acts 5:42:

    "And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ" (ESV; cf. NASB, KJV).

    "Every day in the temple complex, and in various homes, they continued teaching and proclaiming the good news that the Messiah is Jesus" (HCSB; cf. TNIV, NLT, NET).

    Personally, I like to read "Messiah," when the title of the long awaited "Anointed One" is in view.
     
  2. Ed Edwards

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    In 1941-1945 Adolf Hitler ordered the destruction of, among other groups, some 6 Million European Jews. This was 1/3 to ½ of the Jews in the world at the time. He did this in the name 'Christ' (which isn't even a name, but a title). The Greek term 'Christ' means 'Anointed One of God'. The Hebrew term 'Messiah' means ' 'Anointed One of God'. But 'Christ' has pejorative baggage that 'Messiah' does not have.

    People who like to offend Jews should read the Bible a bit first:

    1 Corinthians 10:32 (KJV1769 set of Editions):
    Give none offense, neither to the JEWS,
    nor to the GENTILES, nor to the CHURCH OF GOD.

    Mat 25:40 (KJV1769 set of Editions):
    [FONT=Arial, Geneva, Helvetica]And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

    Who is the 'brethren' of Jesus but the Jews?
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  3. Hopeful

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    I am constantly amazed at the tidbits of information I learn from your posts!
     
  4. TCGreek

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    Thanks, Ed.

    I didn't know that much. I guess I still have a lot of learning to do.
     

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