What is the definition of a Christian? In the past I've always considered those who are saved by grace through faith to be Christians. However, some brothers I greatly respect have posed a different definition in this thread. Is it a truth that one can be saved through faith but not be a "Christian" as they are not walking in Christ? I create this thread as one who is currently on the fence now as to the definition of this word and I am hoping folks might desire to reason together on this issue. The word "Christian" appears in the Holy Bible three times. Here are the verses... "And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch." - Acts 11:26 "Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian." - Acts 26:28"Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf." - 1 Peter 4:16 Using Webster's 1828, the primary definition is a believer in the religion of Christ not necessarily a doer following after Christ. However, the third definition would fit the idea of one who obeys the precepts of Christ. CHRISTIAN, n. 1. A believer in the religion of Christ. 2. A professor of his belief in the religion of Christ. 3. A real disciple of Christ; one who believes in the truth of the Christian religion, and studies to follow the example, and obey the precepts, of Christ; a believer in Christ who is characterized by real piety. 4. In a general sense, the word Christians includes all who are born in a Christian country or of Christian parents. A more contemporary American Heritage definition states: Chris·tian 1. Professing belief in Jesus as Christ or following the religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus. 2. Relating to or derived from Jesus or Jesus's teachings. 3. Manifesting the qualities or spirit of Jesus; Christlike. 4. Relating to or characteristic of Christianity or its adherents. 5. Showing a loving concern for others; humane. Thus, I ask is it accurate to say that a Christian is one who believes in Jesus Christ as Saviour, or one who follows the commands of Jesus Christ or is their another answer?