Speaking the Truth in Love

Speaking the Truth in Love

Are Names Important?


"Christian" is found 3 times in the New Testament

(Acts 11:26; 26:28I Peter 4:16

Other New Testament names that refer to Christians

1. brethren (faithful) (Colossians 1:2), brethren (beloved) (I Thessalonians 1:4)

2. saints (Colossians 1:2)

3. children of God (Romans 8:16,21)

4. sons of God (Romans 8:14,19)

5. children of light (Ephesians 5:8)

6. dear children (Ephesians 5:1)

7. believers (Acts 5:14)

8. disciples (Acts 6:1; 9:25)

9. God's elect (Romans 8:33Colossians 3:12)

10. heirs (heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ) (Romans 8:17)

11. sojourners and pilgrims (I Peter 1:1; 2:11)

12. priests (Revelations 1:6; I Peter 2:5,9)

13. soldiers of Jesus Christ (2 Timothy 2:3)

14. vessels of honor (2 Timothy 2:20-21)

15. sheep (flock) (John 10:14-16Acts 20:28-29)

16. light of the world (Matthew 5:14)

17. salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13)

18. branches (John 15:5)

19. fellow citizens (with the saints) and members (of the household of God) (Ephesians 2:19)

20. God's fellow workers (I Corinthians 3:9)

21. people of God (I Peter 2:10)

22. those of the Way (Acts 9:2)

23. called, chosen, and faithful (Revelations17:14) 

Names of people who claim to be a child of God today

1. Baptist, Mormon, Adventist, Jehovah Witness, Presbyterian, Methodist, Catholic, Muslim, Lutheran, Nazarene, etc. 

A. None of these names give Glory to Jesus, the only Head of His church 

(1 Corinthians 1:10-13Ephesians 5:23Colossians 1:16-18, Revelations 3:5) 

B. None of the people who started these religious groups purchased the Lord's church 

(Acts 20:28) 

What Name are you wearing? Put on the name of Christ! His name is the only one that can save your soul! (Matthew 28:18-20Acts 3:6, 16, 1 Corinthians 5:4Galatians 3:26-29Ephesians 5:20Philippians 2:101 John 3:23, 5:13) 

Why not obey the Lord today (Acts 22:16)? Be baptized in His name. Do not follow a church that has been corrupted by man. Wear the name of Christ and His name only! (Acts 4:10-12). Then He will save you!