What does the Christ mean after the name Jesus?
prefer my image of Jesus, As the Christ Conciousness which resides, hidden, waiting to be found, in our Heart Chakra.
I believe that Jesus was a man who found the Conciousness and became Christed. Christ is a title not a name. It means messenger. So Jesus became the messenger of God.
God is also a title meaning everything with no exclusions is a part of God.
I know that a lot of you will not understand what I say, but thats your problem, not mine.
Not getting a good answer is your problem, not mine!
Why did you ask a question and answer it yourself?? oh well... thanks for the points.
No it doesn't mean messenger it means Anointed One, as in to anoint a king. Several times Jesus was anointed in the scriptures.
We cannot be Christ. We want to be like Christ, but not Christ himself. Compare this to Buddhism, where you want to be Buddha/awakened. The eastern religions want to become the deity, to become Buddha, etc. The western religions want to be close to the deity, close to Christ, close to Muhammad, close to the Bible or the Quran, but not actually BE it.
actually that is your problem not ours.
But us Christians will help you to understand the meaning of
the Christ after Jesus means" the son of the living God."..
Christians means christ is in us, or that we are of Christ's
Christ means the anointed one, the messiah. the eternal and true King of the universe.
He is God from all eternity and became man by the Blessed Virgin, He suffered and died, rose from the dead and was glorified.
He will come again on the skies and the dead will rise to His judgment.
Christ means "Messiah."
Apostle means messenger. Christ is Greek for 'anointed one'. This is because the Messiah, which is the Jewish form of Christ, is called the anointed one in various prophetic passages in the Old Testament. Anointed with the Holy Spirit to preach, heal all the sick, cast out evil spirits.
Obviously these things have Jewish and Christian meanings, whereas you are trying to fit it into some kind of hindu comprehension.
So Jesus claimed He was more than a man, but God incarnated in human form, coming to Earth to provide an atonement for our sins, and to show us what God is like by example.
This title from the Greek KhriÂ·stos”² is equivalent to the Hebrew MaÂ·shi”²ach, “Messiah; Anointed One.” “Christ” is not a mere appellative added to distinguish the Lord Jesus from others of the same name; it is an official title.
The coming of the Christ, the one whom Jehovah would anoint with his spirit to be the Messianic King, had been foretold centuries before Jesus’ birth. However, at his birth, Jesus was not yet the Anointed One or Christ. In foretelling his birth, the angel instructed Joseph: “You must call his name Jesus.” But when the shepherds near Bethlehem were given the angelic announcement, in anticipation of Jesus’ future role they were told: “There was born to you today a Savior, who is Christ the Lord,” that is, “who is to be Christ the Lord.”
The personal name of Jesus followed by the title Christ may call attention to the person himself and that he is the one who became the Anointed One of Jehovah. This occurred when he reached about 30 years of age, was baptized in water, and was anointed with Jehovah’s spirit visibly observed in the form of a dove descending upon him. (Mt 3:13-17) This is the point Peter made at Pentecost: “God made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus,” evidently recalling the expression he had heard from the lips of Jesus, who first used the term “Jesus Christ.” Joh 17:3 This expression “Jesus Christ” is also used in the opening and closing words of the Christian Greek Scriptures.
On the other hand, putting the title ahead of the name and saying “Christ Jesus” instead of “Jesus Christ” places greater emphasis on the office or position held by Jesus. It focuses attention primarily on the office, secondarily on the office holder, as in saying King David or Governor Zerubbabel. It would remind one of the singular official position Jesus holds as the Anointed One of Jehovah, an honored position not shared by others of his followers.
Only Jehovah’s beloved Son is entitled “Christ Jesus.” Paul used this expression in his first inspired letter. Luke also used it, once, when speaking about Paul’s bearing witness.
The word "Christ" comes from the Greek translation of the Hebrew Messiah, which means "anointed."
It became the name proper to Jesus because he accomplished perfectly the divine mission of priest, prophet, and King, signified by his anointing as Messiah, "Christ."
With love in Christ.
Christ does not mean "Messenger" !
"Christ" comes from the Greek, as "Messiah" is from the Hebrew. They both mean "Anointed Savior Deliverer" !
Jesus is God, The Son, Savior Deliverer of all Men, He didn't "find" anything, He gave up everything. He Became the likeness of Man, and became Sin, so we can become the Righteousness of God in Him !
"Jesus" is a hidden name, "Christ" is a revealed name. For this reason "Jesus" is not particular to any language; rather he is always called by the name "Jesus". While as for "Christ", in Syriac it is "Messiah", in Greek it is "Christ". Certainly all the others have it according to their own language. "The Nazarene" is he who reveals what is hidden. Christ has everything in himself, whether man, or angel, or mystery, and the Father.
--gospel of philip
So, you figure you can stroll up into God's Mansion, put your feet up on His golden coffee table, and tell Him..."I prefer to have things the way I like them"...and He, of course, will clap His hands, and immediately, everything will be remade to your order??
I'd ask you to tell us how it works out for you, but I doubt you'll want to do much talking about it, or will be able to, for that matter. But that is your problem, not mine.
I or some of these other Christians here could maybe help you with it...but your attitude tells me you think you've got a bead on it. God is your Cracker Jack box...or so you seem to think.
Ahh, well...good luck with it, anyhow!!
Christ means Messiah, the Anointed and I see him as God made Man.
I think Christ means Messiah.
I basically understand what you have said. Ive heard this type of thing from a number of individuals in the New Age movement. "Christ Consciousness" is just another way to claim that Jesus was just a good guy. He wasn't just a good guy. He was the savior, God in the flesh and the only way to the Father. It is only through the blood of Jesus Christ that we may have the free gift of salvation and entrance into Heaven.