Question 22

Jesus and his earliest followers were Jewish. Christianity, as a separate religion, did not exist until after Jesus had died and ascended into heaven, as Christians believe.
The name 'Christian' was a nickname applied to the Jewish followers of Jesus (and later gentiles) who believed that Jesus was the Christ (Messiah). The nickname stuck and became the name of the religion when mainstream Judaism and the 'Christians' split around C.E. 89.