Can someone be Christian and not believe in Jesus Christ?

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PetersSmith says2015-04-13T15:43:23.1685595-05:00
Arianism is the belief that the Father was much more important than the Son, and in a way they didn't really acknowledge the Son, to the point where they considered him a "created being". Received the Stamp of Heresy in 325 AD.
scots says2015-04-13T15:45:32.7116820-05:00
Interesting but then they would only be known as believers not Christians for Christians are followers of Christ.
TBR says2015-04-13T15:47:10.9419869-05:00
Well, Unitarians don't think Jesus was the son of god, or malicious, so from that perspective, sure. They are "followers of Christ" but don't believe in the mysticism of Jesus.
scots says2015-04-13T15:49:10.7157157-05:00
Still they believe he existed just they don't believe he was the son of God
PetersSmith says2015-04-13T15:52:50.0148925-05:00
Scots: Not necessarily. Arianism is considered a Christian religion. And it was thought of by the Christian presbyter Arius.
scots says2015-04-13T15:55:30.5020141-05:00
@PetersSmith: Just because it is rooted in Christianity does not mean it is Christianity, Look at the Name Christ-itanity referring to followers of Christ, In fact the ones who decided to accept Jesus as the messiah were considered Christians.
TBR says2015-04-13T16:02:02.9598814-05:00
@scots - I agree. "Followers of Christ", in my case does mean they believed in his physical existence. There are few religious, or non-religious, or historians, that deny the actual existence of a guy - in that time frame - doing some of what others said he did.
scots says2015-04-13T16:08:13.4791847-05:00
@TBR: Some believe he existed some do not, Yet Are Unitarians really Christians? For look at Islam they believe Jesus existed but they just believe he was just a prophet.
Episteme says2015-04-14T18:02:13.1549037-05:00
Roodvlees - I agree that some preachers probably do it as a job, but if they didn't really believe that Christ was the son of God or they just didn't believe in him, would they really be Christians? The term 'Christian' - I mean I don't think a person actually is a Christian if Christ wasn't the son of God. (Or other than that - A Christian really can't be Christian if they don't believe Christ even existed.)
Gwydion777 says2015-06-22T11:54:51.5165809-05:00
Can I be a vegan but not eat vegetables?
KidMedic says2015-07-12T19:33:45.3955089-05:00
My apologies. I interpreted the cross with the line through it as "not Christian", and apparently can't read. My answer is no, you cannot be a Christian without believing in Jesus.

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