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Bible Term: Christ

Christ is often used interchangeably as a name for Jesus. Sometimes the two are used together, as in Jesus Christ or Jesus, the Christ.

When stated as Jesus, the Christ, this renders Christ as a title. Literally, Christ means the anointed or Messiah.

Key verse about Christ: The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah” (that is, the Christ) (John 1:41, NIV).

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