The Simple Rules for Disciples of Jesus
There is much talk today among those who inhabit the apostate churches about discipleship. Like “unity,” it seems some days, “discipleship” is all the pretenders want to talk about.
But what the apostate churches and the wolves in the pulpit say about discipleship is much different than what Jesus Himself had to say.
The wolves and tall-tale-tellers use the word “discipleship” to mean “a period of heavy, intense indoctrination“–by the wolves. They do not want the person who has expressed an interest in Jesus Christ to study the Bible. Oh no: like the Pharisees, they will instruct those interested. They will teach them what they say the Bible says.
This new type of “discipleship” is merely a tool of deception in the end times toolbox of the dragon [Satan].
IF we’re to follow Jesus, He had a few simple rules.
Very simple, but the churches do not teach them because though they are simple, they are hard to follow. The churches would be empty for the most part if the pew-sitters had to stick to what the Bible teaches.
1 Jesus must come first.
If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
2 You must deny yourself. (Separate from the world).
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
3 Nothing in this present world must be more important than Jesus.
So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.
Jesus also advised ANYONE thinking of following him to “count the cost” first.
Be sure you know what you are getting into before you say “Hey, I’m a Christian.” Because so few “count the cost,” they bring reproach upon the name of Jesus because they profess to be a Christian without really converting.
For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,
Pretty simple, huh?
It seems hard to take these simple commands of Jesus and turn them into the 8-week courses popular in the fraud churches. That’s why the churches, for the most part, completely ignore what Jesus said about being a disciple and concentrate on making their own rules.
Again, the churches want to talk about “discipleship.”
But they are terrified to talk about what Jesus taught on the subject.
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
images: Stuart Miles, FreeDigitalPhotos.net
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