Many people believe that it is not possible to be a disciple in the modern day world

Partly because, since Jesus’ time, humanity has changed; religion is no longer a huge part of many people’s lives. It seems old fashioned to the majority, and prove of this, there’s a decrease in mass attendance over the years.Many of the younger generation find it ‘uncool’ to attend mass each week. Temptations distract people and many get over occupied by education and their success.There are far more criminals in today’s society, who ignore religion. Two thousand years ago the penalty for criminals was much harsher, therefore there were less criminals at that time.Sex before marriage is a sin and seen as it’s uncool’, so most teenagers have sex before eighteen, which is against the law.Two thousand years ago, committing adultery and having illegal sex was a harsh crime and the penalties were high.Also Jesus was able to be seen two thousand years ago, and believers then may have spoken to Jesus and witnessed him perform miracles. People today just have the gospel to rely on, which is believed to have been written by the oral tradition.The oral tradition was when the gospel was not officially recorded and was past on from generation to generation, changing all the time. So many see it as unreliable.Although many people in today’s world find that you can be a disciple in today’s world. Mother Teresa is an example of a modern day disciple.Mother Teresa left her friends, family and her comfortable lifestyle, voluntarily to go out to the poor and help the homeless, sick and the less fortunate. So through all the evil in the world she proves you can be a disciple in the modern day world.The bible is also still very important to most Christians. People still attend mass, read the gospel and do good deeds at least once in their life. Religion is not dead. I believe that it is possible to be a disciple in the modern day world.If you follow the gospel values, which many do, you are a disciple, even if you sin, because disciples like Peter even sinned.WORDS 381Explain how this teaching about disciple might affect the life of a Christian today?Marks gospel along with the rest of the bible has taken great influence on Christians in today’s world.The teachings of discipleship through the gospel, manipulate those who study it into living their lives how the disciples lived theirs two thousand years ago. Through the essay I will explain this.There are many examples of these people, who’ve been affected by the teaching of discipleship in our society.Religious Education teachers act as disciples of Jesus in many ways. Because these teachers are interested in the teachings of the gospel, they choose to teach young people about Jesus and how to live in today’s society; they are ultimately acting as preachers of God.Disciples in Marks Gospel did these things too, when they were given the power to speak in different languages and spread the word of God, by the Holy Spirit, granted by Jesus after he had died.RE teachers give their time and commitment into passing on the faith of the Lord.These teachers also try to train young students to live by the Lords commandments.Priests choose to sacrifice their family, free time and choose to give up any sort of a family life including any sort of sexual intercourse, to preach and avoid temptation or distraction. They do this because of God and the word of God in the Gospel.Priests also act similarly to John the Baptist who baptized early Christians two thousand years ago. Priests baptize too.There are many well-known people whose lives have been changed by belief in the gospel. People like Martin Luther King. Martin Luther king was a black man who believed in equality. Because of his strong beliefs he was persecuted and killed.Martin Luther King and many others were treated badly and rejected in order to receive freedom. Martin Luther was similar to Jesus because they were both persecuted for the gospel values.” The Son of Man must suffer much and be rejected by the elders… He will be put to death”. Martin Luther King lived by the commandment ‘love thy neighbour.’Many Christians today act on the gospel by choosing Sunday as their day of rest and to go to mass.Some Nurses and doctors may be affected by the gospel into day’s world. These people help and cure those with illnesses. Some of these doctors and nurses may have been inspired to take up their occupation because of stories in the gospel where Jesus heals the sick. An example of one of the people Jesus healed was the story called ‘Jesus heals a man.’ (1:40-45). In this story Jesus heals a man with a ‘dreaded skin disease’ because of his pity for the man. Although the man was healed by a miracle, nurses and doctors still use their good nature to help others.Cafod workers are affected by the gospel. Cafod is an organization that brings food, water, comfort and shelter to the less fortunate overseas. Cafod support over one hundred projects in seventy-five countries worldwide.In the gospel it says you should “forget self” and this is what all the Cafod workers are doing in order to help others.

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