I just happened to think about this. Christianity 1 is called Christ-ianity, NOT Jesus-ianity. Christianity means those believing in Christ. So, what does Christ really mean?
Middle English Crist, from Old English Crist; from Latin Christus; from Greek Khristos; from khristos; anointed, from khriein; to anoint.
In Hebrew, “anoint” means “moshiach,” ― “the anointed one.” All Jewish kings, priests, and some prophets were anointed. Since Christianity uses the Hebrew bible (Old Testament) to corroborate their beliefs, shouldn’t they use the proper Hebrew terminology? Messiah means, “anointed.” When was Jesus “anointed ― chapter and verse please?” You won't find it because it is not there!
Shocking as it may appear to some of you, Jesus’ last name was not “Christ.” That moniker was simply a TITLE given to him by Christianity’s authors, editors and/or copyists!
A quick scan revealed such church references as:
· Gospel of Jesus Christ
· I believe in Jesus Christ
To say “Jesus Christ” is just the same as saying:
· Frankie “bartender;”
· Hugh “accountant;”
· Louie "uncle;"
· Bill “doctor;”
· Jerome “garbage man.” or
· Jesus “anointed person”
The proper that the early church should have used was, “Jesus the Christ,” such as Hugh the accountant, or Louie, my Uncle.
Since Jesus was never anointed in the proper specified in the Old Testament [Exodus 30:25-39 2] Jesus could not have been the Hebrew moshiach, or the Greek Khristos. The New Testament does not have even a peep about Jesus being anointed, by anyone. Ergo, Jesus could/should never be called the “Christ.”
Just two examples (you have probably seen many) where some churches which still don’t get it are:
· Christ Church Cathedral [anointed Church Cathedral]
But then again there is a weirdo
naming convention: “The Church of Jesus Christ [of Latter-day Saints]; in other
Since Christ-ianity evolved into a major religion, the name of Jesus would not have been needed at all. However, following the logic of Christ-ianity, my Uncle Louie could have been the man who preached to the Jews and died on the Roman cross. A myth of him (Louie) could have emerged, and many books could have been written about Louie and still call the religion “Christ-ianity.
My Uncle Louie might even have been called the “Christ,” and still the religion of Christ-ianity would have been born.
THINK ABOUT THIS ― Louis Christ or Louis the Christ !
No matter what you call it, claiming to have an Invisible Friend in the Sky is simply delusional.
1. Chris·ti·an·i·ty (2) holding of Christian beliefs: the fact of holding Christian beliefs or of being a Christian
2. 25. You shall make this into an oil of holy anoinment, a perfumed compound according to the art of a perfumer; it shall be an oil of holy anointment.