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Did Jesus Make a Mistake in Choosing His Disciples? - Part 3

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Harriet Poynter 10 Stone R.e. Coursework Did Jesus Make a Mistake in Choosing His Disciples? - Part 3 There are many different opinions about whether Jesus made a mistake in choosing his disciples. This is one person's view, "Jesus made a mistake in choosing his disciples, they all failed miserably." I am going to write an essay based on this point and I will weigh up the arguments in favour and against the case that Jesus made a mistake in choosing his disciples because they "failed" according to Mark's Gospel. After I have weighed up the points I will make a decision whether Jesus made a mistake or not. Firstly I will look at the arguments in favour of this opinion. Failure is when someone does not succeed in what they are trying to achieve or are expected to do. ...read more.

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One example of this is when Jesus told his disciples he will be put to death and rise three days later. It says in Mark's Gospel, "They did not understand what he said and were afraid to ask him." (Mark 9: 30-32) Even Peter, the leader of the disciples, had faults. One of the main ones was when Peter denied knowing Jesus even though he promised not to just to save himself from persecution. As you can see the disciples had many faults but these faults are nothing compared to when Judas betrayed Jesus for money which led to his death. It could be argued that Jesus made a mistake in choosing this one disciple because Jesus did not choose his disciples for them to betray him- he chose them to fulfil his Commission. ...read more.

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In my experience, I have learnt that people are generally good but sometimes can let you down. So as you can see, people have many different opinions about whether Jesus made a mistake choosing his disciples or not. After looking at each of the points in turn I have come to a conclusion that Jesus didn't choose his disciples by mistake- he chose them purposely. I think this because Jesus chose ordinary people so he can't have expected them to be extra special or completely perfect. Like I said in the beginning a definition of failure is when someone does not succeed in what they are trying to achieve or are expected to do but I think the disciples did succeed in what they were expected to do because the disciples went on to write the Gospels and they continued to spread Jesus' word after his resurrection. 1 ...read more.

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