This article addresses the issue of "self-designations" in the Pastoral Epistles. What were the "names" used in early Christianity in this way to designate other members of the church? How did authors refer to members of the churches to whom they were writing? Does the term "Christian" provide the answer to these questions? Writing to Timothy and Titus, Paul often refers to believers as "brothers and sisters" or "the believers."
Source: Tyndale Bulletin, 2002. 20 pages.