Q. Is Christ a proper title to use in reference to our Savior?
A. Christ comes from the Greek christos and means, “anointed.” It’s equivalent in meaning to the Hebrew mashiyach, from where we receive the English word Messiah. While “Christ” contains no pagan etymology in itself, we refrain from its use in an effort to make a distinction between a Greek and Hebrew faith. Since the Messiah was Jewish and taught a Jewish (Hebraic) faith, we prefer the Hebrew Messiah over the Greek Christ.
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I knew the answer you gave was correct. How do you explain it to Christians?It’s hard to do that when they dismiss you from even talking about it.Is it considered a sin to worship in the Greek Christian tradition?When I pray to YAHWEH I do so in the name of his son YAHSHUA.I don’t mention any titles.Is that the correct way to pray?
It is not easy to explain to people for sure. The best we can do is explain it and plant that seed. Even if they do not accept it now, maybe down the line they will study it out for themselves. We advise against any traditions that cannot be traced back to scripture. Lastly, yes. I would say that praying TO Yahweh THROUGH Yahshua is the correct way to pray. However, not all titles are bad, for example; Father, Elohim, All Mighty etc. If you don’t want to use titles that fine. However, if you feel you want to include… Read more »