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‘It is not possible to be a true disciple of Jesus in the modern world’. Do you agree? Look at more than one point of view.

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Antoine Murray Question 2 'It is not possible to be a true disciple of Jesus in the modern world'. Do you agree? Look at more than one point of view. A disciple is someone who follows and learns form their master, it is not possible for the modern world to be taught by Jesus on an everyday personal basis because he does not exist today in the same sense. 'A disciple is a student who follows and learns personally from a teacher': if one was to take this definition literally then it is impossible for us to consider ourselves disciples of Jesus as we cannot learn from him in person he has been gone for two thousand years. So much depends on each individual and whether they believe it possible to be a true disciple of Jesus in the modern world. You can interpret every passage to suit your needs for example the 'Poor widow' some people may see this passage telling them to give up everything and help others, in the ...read more.

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A servant has the same rights as a king 2000 years ago. One could argue that in the time of Jesus it was not so hard to give up everything to follow him has life did not have so much to offer, unlike today were you would be considered out of the ordinary to give up everything as so many of us have so much. Science proves that much of the bible is wrong and contradictory. In school we are taught how science is fact and given examples of how things work by science. But in R.E. we are only told about events that happen in the bible and what they could have meant, but we are not taught that such things really happened. We are brought up with science whether it is on the T.V. or at school, it is very difficult to avoid and most of our lives involve science. Because we do not have Jesus to teach us directly about discipleship we have to use the Bible. ...read more.

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They followed Jesus' example very closely; Mother Teresa in working with outcast and King by challenging oppressive laws. Although they worked with, and against, the quoted the words of Jesus in every speech, interviews and conversation they had. He was integral to their lives and his example shone through their every action. You can still have a personal commitment through faith and prayer and by following at least five of the seven sacraments. How you show your faith is again by believing what is the right way to show it. This maybe simply attending church or working for a charity organisation such as the Red Cross. What one considers being a true disciple depends on how they interpret the passage of the bible. Whether you consider it possible being a true disciple of Jesus in the modern world is entirely dependent on what your opinion is. I personally do not believe it possible to be a true disciple in the year 2002 because so much has changed over 2000 years. And society brainwashes us into having so much, which is just to tempting to resist. ...read more.

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