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It is not possible to be a true disciple of Jesus in the modern world.' Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer and show that you have considered more than one point of view. Refer to Christianity in your answer.

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'It is not possible to be a true disciple of Jesus in the modern world.' Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer and show that you have considered more than one point of view. Refer to Christianity in your answer. It is possible to be a true disciple of Jesus in the modern world today. It is certainly very difficult but by no means is it impossible. Jesus told us that undertaking the gospel was a costly thing. Jesus did not start out by offering his followers a bed of roses. He made it absolutely clear from the beginning what was involved. To be a disciple of Jesus they need to deny themselves, and take up their cross and follow him. ...read more.

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They also have Bible College to train leaders. There is no classroom, or enrolments - the bible college are very secret and only selected people attend. They meet in the evenings in people's homes and study through different topics, learning biblical exegesis, and looking at doctrine and important themes. From this new leaders are equipped to teach others in their own house churches. Yet despite the consequences of being caught and severally punished they are still willing to die for their beliefs. Jesus did not fail to mention that there would be persecution but being a Christian was not accepting a life of woe and constant suffering and persecution but quite the opposite as can be seen in the words of Jesus in (Mk 10:28-31) ...read more.

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I am aware why people see that it is hard to be a true disciple in out world today.But the commision given was never an easy one. In the bible it does warn us about religion not being highly thought of in our society. 'But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!" Jesus made a provision for all of this to all those who believed and followed him. This provision was his word and his Helper the Holy Spirit. Word Count- 456 Quotation -138 ...read more.

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