The disciples and followers of Jesus Christ were fist called Christians at Antioch, CE 42. They were eminently distinguished by the sublime virtues which adorned their lives, and the miraculous gifts and graces bestowed by God upon them.
The history of Christian Saviour, as recorded in the New Testament, forms the basis of the Christian system, and as this book is happily in the hands of all our readers, it is unnecessary to enter into particulars.
The evidences of the Christian religion are comprised under historical testimony prophecies, miracles, the internal evidence of its doctrines and precepts, and the rapidity of its first propagation among the Jews and Gentiles. Though thinking Christians have in every age differed widely respecting some of the doctrines of this religion, yet they are fully agreed in the divinity of its origin, and the benevolence of its tendency. [A Dictionary of All Religions and Religious Denominations by Hannah Adams-1817]
One who believes that the New Testament is a divinely inspired book admirably suited to the spiritual needs of his neighbor. One who follows the teachings of Christ in so far as they are not inconsistent with a sinful life( The Devil’s Dictionary)