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1Relating to or professing Christianity or its teachings.‘the Christian Church’
- ‘As a minister of the church he is bound to preach on the basis of Christian teaching.’
- ‘In every Christian church you can find a handful of true Christians who are serving God.’
- ‘The art and nature of personal evangelism were considered, showing it to be a Christian duty.’
- ‘How may the teaching both of Jesus and of the evangelists be related to Christian theology today?’
- ‘Ultimately for him, all social planning had to be evaluated in the light of the Christian gospel.’
- ‘At the Council of Jerusalem, the whole future of the Christian church was at stake.’
- ‘Now we may see the great Christian doctrine that in Christ God somehow or other acted to save the world.’
- ‘The sinlessness of Christ is an indispensable doctrine of the Christian faith and lying is sin.’
- ‘They rejected Reformed teaching and preached a form of Christian perfectionism.’
- ‘The main point is that Christian disciples knew they were bound together in a family.’
- ‘It promotes Christian morality and teaching, and encourages the development of leadership.’
- ‘There is no greater need here than for dedicated Christian leaders trained by an Evangelical institution.’
- ‘In many otherwise fine reformed churches there is just no Christian literature on view.’
- ‘Be patient and pray earnestly and faithfully for your Christian brother or sister.’
- ‘The bodily resurrection of Christ is a cardinal doctrine of the Christian faith.’
- ‘This has implications for all sorts of areas of Christian life, including evangelism.’
- ‘At Christmas they celebrate Christian activities such as Nativity plays and carol singing.’
- ‘Tragically, this decline can be seen throughout the professing Christian church.’
- ‘The churches are full of young Christian men who cannot find Christian wives.’
- ‘He was one of the founders of the Christian Coptic Orthodox church in Solihull, Birmingham.’
- 1.1informal Having or showing qualities associated with Christians, especially those of decency, kindness, and fairness.
- ‘Christian honesty demands that we allow each tradition to tell its own story - the denominational differences are great enough without creating false differences through caricature.’
- ‘By this stage Scriven had settled in a part of Ontario and was known for his acts of Christian kindness.’
- ‘But Christian honesty majors on being honest with the ones who really count: God and yourself.’
- ‘He was a very fine young man with a great sense of fairness and Christian compassion.’
- ‘Others say children in care should always have been given priority by church schools on grounds of Christian fairness.’
A person who has received Christian baptism or is a believer in Jesus Christ and his teachings.
- ‘Today however there is special need for Christians openly to confess their faith.’
- ‘I believe as Christians we are called to fight injustice and to help the poor.’
- ‘He distinguished the fallibility of Christians from the infallibility of the Bible.’
- ‘Thus we have many, many people who term themselves Christian who are not Christians at all.’
- ‘As Christians, we are called to try and be Christ-like and act as a witness to Christ.’
- ‘As Christians we can be passionate in arguing about many aspects of the Bible.’
- ‘I have not found it in the churches of the Christians nor the mosques of Islam.’
- ‘This is the joy and duty especially of those called to the ministry of the Word, but also of all Christians.’
- ‘He urged Christians to engage in wholesome discussion of their pastors' sermons.’
- ‘Science has always been in a position to challenge the beliefs of Christians.’
- ‘He is now an elder in his local church; and his wife, son and mother are Christians too.’
- ‘Did you think it would make Christians more Christian and unbelievers into believers?’
- ‘He found stronger churches manned by keener Christians, and came back encouraged.’
- ‘Church is the term for a community of Christians who share a specific set of beliefs.’
- ‘The Bible does not teach that Christians are full of grace but rather that they receive grace.’
- ‘Most Jews and many Christians would agree that Jesus did not intend to found a new religion.’
- ‘They are ordinary people who have become Christians by trusting in Jesus Christ.’
- ‘Many Christians mistakenly believe that the devil cannot come near them in any way.’
- ‘Let all Christians come to the Easter vigil as we pass with Christ from death to life.’
- ‘How can Christians meet each week for two or three hours of worship yet rarely take the time to get to know one another?’
Late Middle English: from Latin Christianus, from Greek Christianos (see Christ).
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