A Christian is indeed a disciple of Christ but ALSO one who has been chosen
and anointed with holy spirit
The bible makes no such stipulation. The word Anointment
/ anointing means to pour oil on something, a reference to the ancient Hebrew custom of anointing men to signal royal appontment.
Yes, that is the physical example... but the spiritual reality is to be anointed with holy spirit.
The oil is the physical example of holy spirit.
Christ/Messiah = Anointed One/Chosen One.
Christians are chosen ones (anointed with holy spirit). And Christ is the One who chooses. (John 15:16; see also Matthew 22:14 "Many are called, few are chosen
The expression "anointing with holy spirit" is usually mentioned in the context of a heavenly hope.
There are not two different types of Christians who have two different hopes - that is indeed going beyond scripture. (in fact it contradicts "There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism.."
; but most important, Christ never taught it)
There is no scripture that stipulates one must be "anointed" with spirit to qualify as a Christian.
All Christians were anointed with holy spirit. That IS the example that we have in what is written. The apostles, those at Pentecost, Cornelius and his household, etc. Christ - the word - means Anointed One, and Christian - the word - is derived from that.
There is not a different teaching in what is written.
Jehovahs Witnesses ignore those that like the Pharisees go beyond scripture.
By those standards, you should be ignoring the WTS.
Christ being Michael the arkangel goes beyond scripture; and Christ never taught it. Christians having two different hopes (some for earth and some for heaven) goes beyond what is written; and Christ never taught it - worse than that, the two-hope doctrine assists in getting people to disobey Christ (and obey men instead) when Christ commanded us to eat His flesh and drink His blood (and to keep doing this), and that anyone
may do this, and that unless one does this, one has no life in oneself.
But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which anyone may eat and not die.I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.â€�
53 â€œVery truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day. 55 For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. 56 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them.
He does not teach that only some Christians may eat and others must not. Not in the passage above or anywhere else. And Christ is the One to whom God said to listen.
"This is my Son, my Chosen One. Listen to Him."
May anyone who wishes them be given ears to hear so as to get a sense of this truth from THE Truth: Christ Jaheshua, who, along with His Bride, says to YOU, "Come!" May anyone who thirsts and anyone who wishes "Come! Take the free gift of the water of Life!"
Peace again to you,
your servant and a slave of Christ,