Follow Him

Posted: January 27, 2015 in Uncategorized
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Jesus said, “Follow Me” many times. What do you suppose He meant? I ask because it seems like we’ve decided He meant for us to get others to follow us. This is far from His intent as He warns in Matthew 23:15, “You’re hopeless, you religion scholars and Pharisees! Frauds! You go halfway around the world to make a convert, but once you get him you make him into a replica of yourselves, double-damned.”

Our desire should always be to draw others to Jesus using only the implement of love. His love, the very love that filled your heart should be shared or taught without religious baggage and devoid of go-betweens. “Make disciples” is better read, “Teach (share) My love”.

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Comments
  1. So you are saying that go make disciples does not mean “learn my doctrine”?

    • Right. Nothing has been more damaging to the church than doctrine. Read Romans 16:17-20 (the verses most often quoted on division and used to admonish people into falling in line) with the understanding that “the doctrine which you learned” is love. Who’s Paul talking to now.

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