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Dant01

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1» Was Jesus a Christian?

Jesus was a Jew thru and thru who believed and practiced the Old Testament in
compliance with the Prophets and the various covenants; most especially the one
that Moses' people agreed upon with God per Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and
Deuteronomy. (Gal 4:4)
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CharismaticLady

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1» Was Jesus a Christian?

Jesus was a Jew thru and thru who believed and practiced the Old Testament in
compliance with the Prophets and the various covenants; most especially the one
that Moses' people agreed upon with God per Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and
Deuteronomy. (Gal 4:4)
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Did Jesus follow Himself? Or did Jesus follow the Father?

Jesus wants followers of Himself, but He followed the Father to fulfill the Father's commandments. John 15:10
 

Dant01

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2» Was John the Baptist a Christian?

John missed the cut. Jesus didn't begin assembling the "my church" predicted at
Matt 16:18 till after John was executed.

In point of fact, Christianity didn't exist prior to Jesus' resurrection-- specifically
before the day of Pentecost following that event.

The day of Pentecost kicked of an era characterized by the baptism of the Holy
Spirit (Acts 1:5 and 1Cor 12:12-13).

John was filled with the Spirit all his life, even prior to his birth (Luke 1:15). But he
wasn't baptized by the Spirit. This is a very, very important technicality.
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Our Lord's God

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2» Was John the Baptist a Christian?

NO.


John missed the cut. Jesus didn't begin assembling the "my church" predicted at
Matt 16:18 till after John was executed.

In point of fact, Christianity didn't exist prior to Jesus' resurrection-- specifically
before the day of Pentecost following that event.

The day of Pentecost kicked of an era characterized by the baptism of the Holy
Spirit (Acts 1:5 and 1Cor 12:12-13).

John was filled with the Spirit all his life, even prior to his birth (Luke 1:15). But he
wasn't baptized by the Spirit. This is a very, very important technicality.
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Our Lord's God

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1» Was Jesus a Christian?

Well, if you define a Christian as a follower of Christ, then NO.

Jesus was a Jew thru and thru who believed and practiced the Old Testament in
compliance with the Prophets and the various covenants; most especially the one
that Moses' people agreed upon with God per Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and
Deuteronomy. (Gal 4:4)
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CharismaticLady

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2» Was John the Baptist a Christian?

John missed the cut. Jesus didn't begin assembling the "my church" predicted at
Matt 16:18 till after John was executed.

In point of fact, Christianity didn't exist prior to Jesus' resurrection-- specifically
before the day of Pentecost following that event.

The day of Pentecost kicked of an era characterized by the baptism of the Holy
Spirit (Acts 1:5 and 1Cor 12:12-13).

John was filled with the Spirit all his life, even prior to his birth (Luke 1:15). But he
wasn't baptized by the Spirit. This is a very, very important technicality.
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No, he was before "Christians." But Jesus did say of him:

“Assuredly, I say to you, among those born of women there has not risen one greater than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
 

Dant01

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3» How were John the Baptist's mom and Jesus' mom relatives?

John's mom was of the tribe of Levi. (Luke 1:5)

Jesus' mom was of the tribe of Judah. (Luke 1:32, Rom 1:3, and Heb 7:14)

Both tribes descend from Leah. (Gen 35:23)

Ergo: The two moms were cousins via the same grandmother.
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Hark

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1» Was Jesus a Christian?

Jesus was a Jew thru and thru who believed and practiced the Old Testament in
compliance with the Prophets and the various covenants; most especially the one
that Moses' people agreed upon with God per Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and
Deuteronomy. (Gal 4:4)
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Jesus is God thru and thru. He defended His disciples for profaning the sabbath day in Matthew 12:1-8 by Him being with them for how they were guiltless since He is Lord of the Sabbath.

Matthew 12:1At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn and to eat. 2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day. 3 But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him; 4 How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shewbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests? 5 Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless? 6 But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple. 7 But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless. 8 For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.
 

Hark

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2» Was John the Baptist a Christian?

John missed the cut. Jesus didn't begin assembling the "my church" predicted at
Matt 16:18 till after John was executed.

In point of fact, Christianity didn't exist prior to Jesus' resurrection-- specifically
before the day of Pentecost following that event.

The day of Pentecost kicked of an era characterized by the baptism of the Holy
Spirit (Acts 1:5 and 1Cor 12:12-13).

John was filled with the Spirit all his life, even prior to his birth (Luke 1:15). But he
wasn't baptized by the Spirit. This is a very, very important technicality.
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John the Baptist was in Abraham's bosom aka Paradise after he was beheaded & so when Christ had died & descended to preach to him and other O.T. saints in this "prison", they believed and were saved for when Jesus had arisen & ascended to Heaven, bringing them in Paradise with Him.

Paradise is located in Heaven for how the thief on the cross & John the Baptist are there now in spirit, awaiting the resurrection of the firstfruits.

That is how the apostle John got all those visions for the Book of Revelations even though Paul did not mention him by name.

2 Corinthians 12:1It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord. 2 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven. 3 And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) 4 How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.
 

Dant01

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4» Name All Fourteen Of Jacob's Sons.

His twelve natural sons were Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun,
Joseph, Benjamin, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher. (Gen 35:23-26)

His two adopted sons were Manasseh and Ephraim. (Gen 48:5)
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Dant01

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5» What Is A Prophet?

The Hebrew word for prophet in the Old Testament is nabiy' (naw-bee') which isn't
limited to big-gun prognosticators like Isaiah, Daniel, and Ezekiel, rather, it mostly
just refers to inspired people-- of either gender --influenced, moved, and/or guided
by a divine connection; e.g. Abel (Luke 11:50-51) Abraham (Gen 20:7) Moses
(Deut 18:18) Miriam (Ex 15:20) Deborah (Judg 4:4) and Huldah (2Kgs 22:14).

People can be inspired and not even know it because God's influence is
supernatural, viz: impossible to detect with the five natural senses of sight,
hearing, touch, taste, and smell.

Every Christian is supposed to be inspired (1Cor 2:11-15, 1Cor 12:7, and 1John
2:26-27) which makes an inspired Bible teacher's job a whole lot easier.
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Hark

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5» What Is A Prophet?

The Hebrew word for prophet in the Old Testament is nabiy' (naw-bee') which isn't
limited to big-gun prognosticators like Isaiah, Daniel, and Ezekiel, rather, it mostly
just refers to inspired people-- of either gender --influenced, moved, and/or guided
by a divine connection; e.g. Abel (Luke 11:50-51) Abraham (Gen 20:7) Moses
(Deut 18:18) Miriam (Ex 15:20) Deborah (Judg 4:4) and Huldah (2Kgs 22:14).

People can be inspired and not even know it because God's influence is
supernatural, viz: impossible to detect with the five natural senses of sight,
hearing, touch, taste, and smell.

Every Christian is supposed to be inspired (1Cor 2:11-15, 1Cor 12:7, and 1John
2:26-27) which makes an inspired Bible teacher's job a whole lot easier.
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And yet we confirm the word with Jesus at that throne of grace from any teacher as the Holy Spirit in us will teach us . Those who teach, should be praying for the brethren that Jesus will enable them to receive His words in truth in hearing the truth.

1 Thessalonians 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. 22 Abstain from all appearance of evil. 23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.

James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. 6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. 7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. 8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. 14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. 15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

1 John 2:26 These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. 27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. 28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.
 

CharismaticLady

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5» What Is A Prophet?

The Hebrew word for prophet in the Old Testament is nabiy' (naw-bee') which isn't
limited to big-gun prognosticators like Isaiah, Daniel, and Ezekiel, rather, it mostly
just refers to inspired people-- of either gender --influenced, moved, and/or guided
by a divine connection; e.g. Abel (Luke 11:50-51) Abraham (Gen 20:7) Moses
(Deut 18:18) Miriam (Ex 15:20) Deborah (Judg 4:4) and Huldah (2Kgs 22:14).

People can be inspired and not even know it because God's influence is
supernatural, viz: impossible to detect with the five natural senses of sight,
hearing, touch, taste, and smell.

Every Christian is supposed to be inspired (1Cor 2:11-15, 1Cor 12:7, and 1John
2:26-27) which makes an inspired Bible teacher's job a whole lot easier.
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Peter prophesied on the Day of Pentecost when he interpreted Joel's prophecy. It was a revelation of the meaning. That can still happen today.
 

cjab

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2» Was John the Baptist a Christian?

John missed the cut. Jesus didn't begin assembling the "my church" predicted at
Matt 16:18 till after John was executed.

The Christian church is part of the spiritual Mount Zion, the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem and thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly (Heb 12;22). John the baptist came to that same place as the "Christian church" for he was "great in the sight of the Lord," Luke 1:15.

In point of fact, Christianity didn't exist prior to Jesus' resurrection-- specifically
before the day of Pentecost following that event.
The concepts of Christianity were in place before Christ, except Christ himself and his redeeming act. E.g. Hab 2:4 "the just shall live by his faith." As John was the first to recognize Jesus as the Messiah (the correct definition of a Christian), then he can surely be accounted the first Christian.

Jhn 1:29 "The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!"

The day of Pentecost kicked of an era characterized by the baptism of the Holy
Spirit (Acts 1:5 and 1Cor 12:12-13).

John was filled with the Spirit all his life, even prior to his birth (Luke 1:15). But he
wasn't baptized by the Spirit. This is a very, very important technicality.
Do you have any evidence from scripture that God is concerned with technicalities? Is this a man-made technicality, or a theological technicality?

I conclude John the Baptist was the first Christian, even if he wasn't around to enjoy God's justification through the blood of Christ. Yet he was justified by his faith.
 

civic

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The Christian church is part of the spiritual Mount Zion, the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem and thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly (Heb 12;22). John the baptist came to that same place as the "Christian church" for he was "great in the sight of the Lord," Luke 1:15.


The concepts of Christianity were in place before Christ, except Christ himself and his redeeming act. E.g. Hab 2:4 "the just shall live by his faith." As John was the first to recognize Jesus as the Messiah (the correct definition of a Christian), then he can surely be accounted the first Christian.

Jhn 1:29 "The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!"


Do you have any evidence from scripture that God is concerned with technicalities? Is this a man-made technicality, or a theological technicality?

I conclude John the Baptist was the first Christian, even if he wasn't around to enjoy God's justification through the blood of Christ. Yet he was justified by his faith.
Agreed Christianity began with Whom its named after Christ. It began at his Incarnation and came to fruition when He began His ministry for those 3 years with His disciples.
 

Dant01

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6» What Is The Name That Is Above Every Name?

There are several names for God in the Old Testament, but only one that I know of
that's a moniker; and that's Jehovah. (Isa 42:8)

Well then; according to Philippians 2:9-11 Jesus has the God-given right to use the
name of Jehovah for his own personal name; ergo: everyone far and near, high and
low, must bow to Jesus Christ just the same as they would bow to God. Refusal to
do so dishonors the name of God the Father.
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Our Lord's God

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6» What Is The Name That Is Above Every Name?

There are several names for God in the Old Testament, but only one that I know of
that's a moniker; and that's Jehovah. (Isa 42:8)

Well then; according to Philippians 2:9-11 Jesus has the God-given right to use the
name of Jehovah for his own personal name; ergo: everyone far and near, high and
low, must bow to Jesus Christ just the same as they would bow to God. Refusal to
do so dishonors the name of God the Father.
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The name in question at Php 2:9-11 is "Lord." God seated him at His right hand making up Lord of everything - all authority in heaven and earth.
 

cjab

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6» What Is The Name That Is Above Every Name?
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Jesus, see Phil 2:10.

NB: The English name Jesus is derived from the Latin Iesus, itself a transliteration of the Greek Ἰησοῦς (Iēsoûs). The Greek form is probably a rendering of the Hebrew and Aramaic name ישוע‎ (Yēšūaʿ), a shorter variant of the earlier Hebrew name יהושע‎ (Yəhōšūaʿ, English: "Joshua"). The name Yəhōšūaʿ likely means "Yah saves".

 

Our Lord's God

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Jesus, see Phil 2:10.

That doesn't make any sense.

He already had that name.

Read what it says.

He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Same idea here:

He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenlies21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. 22 And He put all things in subjection under His feet,
Ephesians 1

And here:

When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, 4 having become as much superior to the angels, as He has inherited a more excellent name than them. Hebrews 1:3-4

And here:

34 For it was not David who ascended into heaven, but he himself says:
‘The Lord said to my Lord,
“Sit at My right hand,
35 Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.”’
36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him both Lord and Christ—this Jesus whom you crucified.”
Acts 2

NB: The English name Jesus is derived from the Latin Iesus, itself a transliteration of the Greek Ἰησοῦς (Iēsoûs). The Greek form is probably a rendering of the Hebrew and Aramaic name ישוע‎ (Yēšūaʿ), a shorter variant of the earlier Hebrew name יהושע‎ (Yəhōšūaʿ, English: "Joshua"). The name Yəhōšūaʿ likely means "Yah saves".

 
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