Disciple-- a pupil first –then a teacher of what has been learned ---Compare Imitate.htm

Definition of Disciple 




A Disciple (from the Latin discipulus, a pupil) is one who receives instruction from another; a scholar; a learner; especially, a follower who has learned to believe in the truth of the doctrine of his teacher; an adherent in doctrine.[1] (http://machaut.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/WEBSTER.sh?WORD=disciple) While often used for the followers of Jesus, it can also refer to the followers of any teacher (e.g., the disciples of Plato).

While the twelve apostles are the most well known group of people who were identified as disciples of Jesus, there were others: a much larger group of people were identified as disciples in the opening of the passage of the sermon on the plain (an abbreviated Sermon on the Mount) that begins in Luke 6:17. John the Baptist had followers who were called disciples (John 1:35), as did Isaiah (Isaiah 8:16). The twelve apostles call a gathering of their own disciples in Acts 6:1-7; there, they had a "multitude" of disciples.

From the 12 disciples of Jesus was Barnabas whose controversy Gospel has been recently discovered. Also One of the 12 disciples was Judas the traitor.

"Disciple" should not be confused with "apostle", meaning "one who is sent" or "ambassador". While a disciple is one who learns from a teacher, an apostle is sent on a mission, such as to deliver those teachings to others. Thus, the twelve original disciples became apostles when Jesus sent them to preach and to heal (c.f. Mark 6:7-13). All apostles are disciples, but not all disciples are apostles.

In many versions of Christian theology, discipleship is used to refer to the decision to become a committed follower of the teachings of Jesus. Jesus taught that "as I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.? (John 13:34-35, TNIV). In several Christian traditions, the process of becoming a disciple is called the Imitation of Christ , after the famous book of that title by Thomas ࠋempis.

There is a modern Christian denomination known as the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). They use this name in an effort to emphasize discipleship and Christian unity over adherence to a particular creed or sect. In this context, "Disciple" is always capitalized.

This article incorporates text from the public domain 1913 Webster's Dictionary.


True Disciples Are Not Stuck in Man Made Traditional Teachings ---They Continue in Jesus’ Word-- and His Apostles Teachings

and Their Traditions Only---2 Tim 3 -16-17 –Rev 22-16-21  See all imitating verses above



      True Disciples Imitate.htm ---



John 8:31-37 - [Verse 31 in Original Greek]

31 So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, "If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free." 33 They answered Him, "We are Abraham's descendants and have never * yet been enslaved to anyone; how is it that You say, 'You will become free '?" 34 Jesus answered them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is the slave of sin. 35 "The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son does remain forever. 36 "So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed. 37 "I know that you are Abraham's descendants; yet you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you.


Values & practices of Jesus & earliest Christians - quotations from writings before 313 A.D. (version






The quotations below are representative of all known pre-313 A.D. writers on each particular topic. The purpose here is to present unedited, genuine Christianity as understood and practiced by the earliest Christians.



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Important Studies  Open Commentaries


Burton Coffman
 · Darby's Synopsis
 · Gill's Exposition
 · Jamieson, Fausset, Brown
 · Matthew Henry Complete
 · Matthew Henry Concise
 · People's New Testament
 · Robertson's Word Pictures
 · The Fourfold Gospel
 · Treasury of Scripture
 · Wesley's Explanatory Notes






BCC -> Commentary on 8:31
DSN -> Synopsis on 8:31
GEB -> Study Notes on 8:31
GSB -> Study Notes on 8:31
JFB -> Commentary on 8:31
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 8:31
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 8:31
PNT -> Commentary on 8:31
RWP -> Study Notes on 8:31
TFG -> Commentary on 8:31
TSK -> Commentary on 8:31 TSK -> Entry for 8:31
WEN -> Notes on 8:31
NTB -> Decision; Perseverance; Righteous; Truth; Wisdom; Word Of God
TTT -> Perseverance; Steadfastness; Titles and Names of Saints
TV -> Devotional using 8:31
TV -> Devotional using 8:31
TV -> Devotional using 8:31
WJD -> Devotional using 8:31
TV -> Devotional using 8:31
TV -> Devotional using 8:31


Sbt –Has Investigated Verses that tie into Man Made Traditions that displease the Divine Author



Gal 4-10

2 Cor 6-17

1Cor 10 -21

James 4-4



The Composite point to these verses makes it clear that the Hebrew Scriptures were written for are instruction

As well as the Greek Scriptures when it comes to Bible Principles for setting things straight 2 Tim 3-16-17

All Scriptures include the Hebrew Inspired Writings-


            (ISV)  Rom 15:4  For everything that was written long ago was written for our instruction,

            so that we might have hope through the endurance and encouragement that the Scriptures give us.


(KJV)  For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.


Gal 4:10

            (ISV)  You are observing days, months, seasons, and years.


(KJV)  Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years.


            Gal 4:12  I beg you, brothers, to become like me, since I became like you. You did not do anything wrong to me.

Gal 4:13  You know that it was because I was ill that I brought you the gospel the first time.



2Co 6:17  Therefore, "Get away from them and separate yourselves from them," declares the Lord, "and don't touch anything unclean. Then I will welcome you.



 1Co 10:21  You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot eat at the table of the Lord and at the table of demons.

1Co 10:22  Are we trying to provoke the Lord to jealousy? We are not stronger than he is, are we?

22 Or, ‘are we making [Jehovah] jealous?’ We aren’t stronger than He is, are we? http://www.2001translation.com/First_Corinthians.htm


Joh 17:14  I have given them your word, and the world has hated them, for they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world.

Joh 17:15  I am not asking you to take them out of the world but to protect them from the evil one.

Joh 17:16  They do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world.

Joh 17:17  Sanctify them by the truth. Your word is truth.

Joh 17:18  Just as you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.

Joh 17:19  It is for their sakes that I sanctify myself, so that they, too, may be sanctified by the truth.

Joh 17:20  "I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their message,

Joh 17:21  that they may all be one. Just as you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be one in us, so that the world may believe that you sent me.

Joh 17:22  I have given them the glory that you gave me, so that they may be one, just as we are one.

Joh 17:23  I am in them, and you are in me. May they be completely one, so that the world may know that you sent me and that you have loved them as you love


Act 17:11  These people were more receptive than those in Thessalonica. They were very willing to receive the message, and every day they carefully examined the Scriptures to see if those things were so.


Caution Verses 

1Cor 15-33

1Co 15:33


(ASV)  Be not deceived: Evil companionships corrupt good morals.

(GNB)  Do not be fooled. "Bad companions ruin good character."

(LITV)  Do not be led astray; bad companionships ruin good habits.


Jam 4:3  You ask for something but do not get it because you ask for it for the wrong reason-for your own pleasure.

Jam 4:4  You adulterers! Don't you know that friendship with the world means hostility with God? So whoever wants to be a friend of this world is an enemy of God.

Jam 4:5  Or do you think the Scripture means nothing when it says that the Spirit that God caused to live in us jealously yearns for us?

Jam 4:6  But he gives all the more grace. And so he says, "God opposes the arrogant but gives grace to the humble."

Jam 4:7  Therefore, submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil, and he will run away from you.

Jam 4:8  Come close to God, and he will come close to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.


Jam 4:4  You adulterers! Don't you know that friendship with the world means hostility with God? So whoever wants to be a friend of this world is an enemy of God.


Being friends with the world is imitating (and/or assimilating) their Pagan Celebrations and Holidays to please them –the same way the 4th

Century Christians did in making a Pagan Cross Symbol The Main Symbol of Christianity—


Example – It Modern Language

Assimilation can have negative implications for The aboriginal cultures, in that after assimilation the distinctive features of the original culture will be minimized and may disappear altogether. Open http://www.wordiq.com/definition/Assimilation and


http://www.wordiq.com/definition/Assimilation_%28sociology%29   Compare CROSSplus.htm and  ChristmasPLUS.htm


Why Did They Do It-- Vine’s Answer -- In order to increase the prestige of the apostate ecclesiastical system pagans were received into the churches apart from regeneration by faith, and were permitted largely to retain their pagan signs and symbols. Hence the Tau or T, in its most frequent form, with the cross-piece lowered, was adopted to stand for the "cross" of Christ.

Open  [cross, crucify][



Who Assimilated Who?


IE—The Christians – Have Been Assimilated Into The Pagan Customs

IE-- 2Co 4:3  So if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are dying.   

2Th 2:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught, whether by word of mouth or by letter from us.


2 Cor 4-4 2Co 4:3  So if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are dying.

2Co 4:4  In their case, the god of this world has blinded the minds of those who do not believe to keep them from seeing the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God.





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Myth ---You Can Serve God in Your Own Way ---Open PurposeOfReligion.htm



Jesus Has Spoken The Only True Way--- KingJesusHasSPOKEN.htm


The apostle Paul wrote: “All those desiring to live with godly devotion in association with Christ Jesus will also be persecuted.” (2 Tim. 3:12) We are supremely happy at the thought that our keeping integrity under trial provides a further answer to Satan’s challenge that all of Yahewah’s creatures serve Him out of selfish interest.—Job 1:9-11; 2:3, 4


Compare Matt 15:14  [In Context|Original

For ---Temporary Healing and Other Wonderful Works – Open Miracles.htm And PurposeOfReligion.htm




Coming Soon-----How Much Unscriptural Tradition Will Jesus Tolerate Today is 5-17-2006


Review Conclusion in TraditionalTeachingsREVIEW.htm



Imitating The Original First Christians or Get Tricked Into Imitating Satan



1-- Joh 4:23  Yet the hour is coming, and is now here, when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth. Indeed, the Father is looking for people like that to worship him.


Joh 4:24  God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.  



Joh 4:24  God is a spirit, and they who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth.

Joh 4:25  The woman said to Him, I know that Messiah is coming, who is called Christ. When He has come, He will tell us all things.


Become True Unadulterated---Christians –By Imitating the Truth Scriptures---Nothing More or Less



Keeping --The Master’s Teachings and His Apostles---- Unadulterated---Live the Scriptures as His Apostles did

And the Disciples they make.

2 Tim 3 -16-17 –Rev 22-16-21----Any Thing More or Less Would Logically  *** Insult*** the Divine Author of the Scriptures


BiblicalLOGISTICS.htm and Explaining.htm



Who Can Deny That -----Of ---What Proclaimed Christian Can Deny That


Imitate, and Imitators ----These Are The Keywords----That Sets You Free--- Nothing More or Less


Verses http://www.searchgodsword.org/desk/?language=en&query=imitators&section=0&translation=nsn&oq=imitate&new=1&sr=1




1 Cor 4-16


(LITV)  Because of this, I urge you, be imitators of me.

1Co 11:1


(ASV)  Be ye imitators of me, even as I also am of Christ.


(CEV)  You must follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.


(GNB)  Imitate me, then, just as I imitate Christ.



1 Corinthians 4 [Context] [Commentary]


Therefore I exhort you, be imitators of me.


1 Corinthians 11 [Context] [Commentary]


Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ.


Ephesians 5 [Context] [Commentary]


Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children;


Eph 5:1  So be imitators of God, as his dear children.


1Th 1:6  You became imitators of us and of the Lord. In spite of a great deal of suffering, you welcomed the word with the joy that the Holy Spirit produces.


1Th 2:14  For you, brothers, became imitators of the churches of God in Judea that are in union with Christ Jesus. You suffered the same persecutions from the people of your own country as they did from those Jews


Heb 6:12  Then, instead of being lazy, you will become imitators of those who are inheriting the promises through faith and patience.




1 Thessalonians 1 [Context] [Commentary]


You also became imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much tribulation with the joy of the Holy Spirit,


1 Thessalonians 2 [Context] [Commentary]


For you, brethren, became imitators of the churches of God in Christ Jesus that are in Judea, for you also endured the same sufferings at the hands of your own countrymen, even as they did from the Jews,


Hebrews 6 [Context] [Commentary]


so that you will not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.







3 John 1 [Context] [Commentary]


Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God.


Hebrews 13 [Context] [Commentary]


Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you; and considering the result of their conduct, imitate their faith.


Deuteronomy 18 [Context] [Commentary]


"When you enter the land which the LORD your God gives you, you shall not learn to imitate the detestable things of those nations.