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"It is not possible to be a true disciple of Jesus in the modern world."

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AO3 "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. In my opinion I believe it is very difficult to be a disciple in today's world. In spite of what we face today some people have proven that it is possible if we really want to be a disciple. Mother Theresa is probably the best example of this. ...read more.

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Many people work on the day of the Sabbath but for some people they have no choice. People today only care about themselves, they are always thinking what is in it for them, and what will they get out of it? They want to be part of the crowd, blend in. It is important in today's world that parents pass their faith onto their children, by baptism. People should also take care of their parents in old age, whether they are sick or not. Let's not forget that it isn't impossible to follow Jesus today. ...read more.

Conclusion

We face individualism, consumerism, secularism and materialism all today. These are the reasons people today cannot bring themselves to follow Jesus as strongly as others do so. Self-fulfilment is part of our culture. It is the way we are brought as a child. We are always told to look after our self and not to worry about anyone else. Jesus tells us to treat our neighbour like we would like to be treated. We should not be greedy or treat anyone with disrespect. Even if someone treats you badly you should not hold a grudge against them. There are also many people who do not love there neighbour as they commit crime for example sectarianism. ...read more.

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