The Christian myth

At a time when he was about to be executed as a criminal, with even his closest friends either denying him or running for cover, Jesus Christ said that there would come a time when many people would claim to be representing him in order to gain acceptance and popularity! Although it sounded like the ravings of an egomaniac at the time, his prediction has certainly come true today.
Claiming to be a Christian is essential to win a U.S. presidential election, helpful if selling books or records, and a definate advantage when applying for work or seeking leniency in a courtroom. "Christian" has come to mean "decent, respectable, good".
But such a definition hardly applies to many of the teachings and actions of the historical Jesus. If the facts were known, probably most of the people who have labelled themselves "Christians" would be absolutely disgusted with the real Christ.
The religious world disposed of Christ because his teachings posed a threat to them.
And they continue to pose a threat today ... but only if they can be dug from under the tangle of myths that have been used to hide them for centuries.
Although the term "Christian" only appears three times in the Bible, a passage in Acts 11:26 says that the word was used to describe "disciples" or students of Christ. You would be lucky to find one so-called "Christian" in a hundred today who has studued the teachings of Christ sufficiently to tell you even a dozen things he has commanded his followers to do.
If you have been a "Christian" for more than a week and do not know at least ten of Christ's commands, it would be wise to see whose teachings you have been studying and to alter your name accordingly.

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Acts 11:26:And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

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