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'It is difficult to be a disciple in the post modern world.' Do you agree, give reasons for your answer, showing you have considered more than one point of view?

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Discipleship Assignment 'It is difficult to be a disciple in the post modern world.' Do you agree, give reasons for your answer, showing you have considered more than one point of view? I agree with the statement above because just as it was hard for the rich man to rise to the challenge and give all his riches to the poor it is hard for Christians today to rise to the challenge of building the Kingdom and all that entails. What makes it even harder for people to be a disciple today is all the choices, consumerism, media, and materialism. With all this around it is very hard for anyone to be single minded. Jesus once said in Mark 8: 34, '..."If anyone wants to come with me...he must forget self, carry his cross, and follow me."' If you want to follow Jesus' explain you have to 'forget self, this is what the media, materialism and consumerism hopes you can do, because if you can do this then media, materialism and consumerism should no longer be a problem. ...read more.

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Even though it is hard to rise to the challenge and become a disciple, people have done it. Mother Theresa was an example of a modern day disciple, she was a Roman Catholic nun who, whilst serving as the principal of a convent in Calcutta was moved by the presence of the sick and dying in the city. She left her post at the high school to begin a ministry among the sick. She then extended her work worldwide and in recognition of her efforts she received the Nobel peace prize in 1979. This was a woman who devoted her whole life to God first taking the three vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience as a nun and then in addition took a vow pledging service to the poor. She showed the qualities of a true disciple by putting others needs before her own and living herself in poverty to save others, healing and preaching. ...read more.

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Lastly they both had a form of resurrection, Jesus more literally, when he came back to earth and appeared to the eleven. Whereas Martin Luther King didn't physically rise again, his work gave the blacks in America, and worldwide, hope, and now they have integrated into society. If everyone in everyday life could be more like the disciples the kingdom of God could once again come near as is said in Mark 1:15. What I think is meant by this is once we get rid of all the unnecessary evil earth will be like heaven, or it will be easier for the average person to be a disciple and therefore get into heaven. In conclusion even though it is hard for people to rise to the challenge of being a disciple because of the media, consumerism and materialism people have done it. Mother Theresa and Martin Luther King both devoted their lives to helping rid the world of evils. Martin Luther King tried to rid America of the 'demon; of racism and Mother Theresa tried to rid the third world of the 'demon' of poverty. Dean Boyd ...read more.

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