The answer lies in the original Greek. 'Christ', meaning 'the Anointed', translated to 'Χριστός' (khristos); and followers of Christ were 'Χριστιανός' (khristianos) - Christian.
The first usage of the word can be found in Acts 11:26:
"and when he found him, he brought him to Antioch. So for a whole year Barnabas and Saul met with the church and taught great numbers of people. The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch.
I read this and is this true? I heard another person say it originated somewhere else one time.
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