But is this what we see in the visible church today?
Or are we falsely secure in our state as “baptized and on the church role?
” Jesus calls us not to be just “church members” but disciples and the makers of disciples.
And with that calling He gives us the unmistakable and infinitely valuable gifts of Himself and His power.
Do contemporary American churches expect following Christ in His example, Spirit, and teachings as a mark of saving faith?
The obvious contradiction of this phase certainly catches our attention and should cause us alarm.
Given that the term “disciple” is used over 250 times in the New Testament and the term Christian only 3 should make the disposition of early followers of Christ quite clear.