Where did the word “Christ” come from?
In the Septuagint version of the Hebrew Bible, the word Christ was used to translate into Greek the Hebrew Mashiach (messiah) (H4899), meaning “anointed.” Christós (G5547 – Root G5548) in classical Greek usage could mean covered in oil, or anointed, and is thus a literal translation of messiah.
So how are we to identify ourselves?
What does 1 Peter 4:16 mean?
Why do people call themselves followers of someone they don’t imitate?
Follower – an adherent or devotee of a particular person, cause, or activity.
It’s due to lack of knowledge and actually following others (i.e. pastors, family members, etc.) and not learning of Mashiach and who He really is.
Mashiach kept the Feast Days found in Leviticus 23 and never worshiped idols and their festivals.
Mashiach wore tzitziyot (tassels) found in Numbers 15:38.
Mashiach worshiped the Father only and taught others to worship the Father only found on Matthew 4:10.
Mashiach is a sacrificial gift from the Father Yahuah (Leviticus 17:11). We pray to the Father only in the Name of Mashiach Yahusha.
Mashiach nor his disciples ate unclean animals (pork, shellfish, etc.). You will not find it in scripture anywhere. Acts 10:14 shows that Peter never ate unclean (the vision was not for him to start eating unclean but to witness to the gentile Cornelius – Acts 10:17).
Why do the gentiles rage, And the peoples meditate emptiness? The sovereigns of the earth take their stand, And the rulers take counsel together, Against Yahuah and against His Messiah, and say, “Let us tear apart Their bonds, And throw away Their ropes from us.” He who is sitting in the heavens laughs, Yahuah mocks at them. Then He speaks to them in His wrath, And troubles them in His rage, saying, “But I, I have set My Sovereign on Tsiyon, My set-apart mountain.” “I inscribe for a law: Yahuah has said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have brought You forth. ‘Ask of Me, and I make the gentiles Your inheritance, And the ends of the earth Your possession. ‘Break them with a rod of iron, Dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.’ ” And now, be wise, O sovereigns; Be instructed, you rulers of the earth. Serve Yahuah with fear, And rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be enraged, And you perish in the way, For soon His wrath is to be kindled. Blessed are all those taking refuge in Him. (Psalms 2:1-12)