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“It is not possible to be a true disciple of Jesus in the modern world.” Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer showing that you have considered more than one point of view.

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"It is not possible to be a true disciple of Jesus in the modern world." Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer showing that you have considered more than one point of view. Some people agree fully with this statement. They believe that it is impossible to be a true disciple of somebody who is dead. They think that to be a follower of something, you need to be able to completely understand, and that is not possible to do with the Church, for in the modern world, we have no real hard evidence that any of Jesus' works ever happened. They do not think it is possible for they do not have faith. ...read more.

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Other people say that in the dictionary it states that the meaning of discipleship is that a disciple is a pupil or a follower of a teacher. Jesus is known as a teacher, for he teaches the meanings of God's words and of the Parables he preaches. This then means that anyone who learns from Jesus' teachings, or follows them is a disciple. In the Bible, Jesus establishes a disciple as "Someone who does what God wants him to do." (Mark 3:35) If somebody uses their life to do what Jesus taught, like battle world hunger or poverty, they are doing God's work, so they are therefore a disciple. They argue against the point that a disciple is a follower of Jesus, for it is clearly stated in the Bible that a disciple is someone who spreads the word of God. ...read more.

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It is clearly stated in the Bible that a disciple is either a follower or pupil of a teacher, or somebody who spreads the word of God. Today, in the modern world, there are many true disciples of Jesus. They are the people who sacrifice everything that they own for their faith, and they spread the message of God as well as they can. Examples of these people are Priests, Nuns, Bishops, the Pope and missionaries. Such people dedicate their lives to God, and try to follow Jesus' teachings and tasks. Other true disciples could be charity workers. They spend their lives doing God's tasks by battling world hunger and poverty. In many cases it is that they try to spread the Word of God to the third world countries. ...read more.

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