What were Christians called before Christ?

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There was no organization before Christ, so there was no name for them. While there were many Jews that became Christians, there were also others that had no religion.
The word 'Christian' originated out of the word 'Christ' , so before Christ there were either Gentiles or Jews.


The Jews first referred to Christians as "The Way" but this was after Christ began to teach.
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