Who is a disciple?

Somethings we in the church tend to over think things.

At least I know that I do.  That’s part of the problem with being theologically educated.

occam_01Simple just doesn’t seem right.  It has to be complicated.

Occam’s razor  is a problem-solving principle devised by William of Ockham (c. 1287–1347), an English Franciscan friar and scholastic philosopher and theologian. The principle states that among competing hypotheses that predict equally well, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected.

Suppose there exist two explanations for an occurrence. In this case the simpler one is usually better.

We tend to make “disciple” one who has met a whole myriad of theological criteria.

The reality:  See Matthew 4:19:

Come follow me and I will make you fishers of men.

  • Called by Christ
  • Changed by Christ
  • Committed to his mission

That simple.  Once a person is brought up from the water’s of baptism they are a “new creature in Christ”.  They are filled with a desire to share this “good news” they have discovered.

But we stifle that desire and enthusiasm.   “They aren’t ready yet”.
“They have so much to learn.”  “They may not know the answers they need.”

Reality….. look at Paul’s testimony:

I was a real son of Pharisee.  Then I met Jesus.  Now I am a real son of God. 

Not perfect.  Still pressing onward and upward.

But simply one who was in need of saving and now saved.

Stop over-thinking and start sharing your story.

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