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"It is much harder to be a Christian now than it was when Jesus was with His disciples." Discuss this statement.

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"It is much harder to be a Christian now than it was when Jesus was with His disciples." Discuss this statement. Christianity is a worldwide religion and this leads us to believe that it is possible to be a true disciple in the modern world. Modern Christians believe that they are called to follow the example Jesus set. They spend time discovering the teachings of Jesus from the bible and trying to put those teachings into practice. Discipleship is usually thought of as following Jesus, being a preacher, teacher. My personal definition of a disciple is someone who believes in something, or who believes in someone, and leaves everything behind them to try to make others believe the same. ...read more.

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The same is true today. The Old Testament also makes clear that people would be tempted to steal, kill, commit adultery and tell lies. This was true at Jesus' time and is still true in modern society. Jesus warned against pride, self - righteousness and hypocrisy. These are still problems today. Also, human nature has not changed as opposition to God can be manifest. If Jesus is not all-powerful and not personally with us to the end, and if we do not trust him to be that for us, we will simply ignore the needs of others and live for our own private comfort. ...read more.

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Seek first the kingdom of heaven.' This shows trust does not eliminate the bad things that may happen, whatever sparked our fear in the first place. Trust simply finds a new passage for anxiety and a new grounding for confidence: God. We should therefore let God worry about the worrisome details of life. Consequently, I believe it is just as hard to be a Christian yesterday, today and forever as God and Jesus Christ have not changed, meaning His standards have not altered. By praying and presenting your requests to God, God will answer you if you will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. If the practicalities of those words in view of all the terrible things that have happened to Jesus' followers over the years are questioned, you should remind yourself that God's peace can "transcend all understanding." ...read more.

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