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lies or truths in the calling of the disciples of Jesus Christ.
Lies or truths in the making of the disciples of Jesus, what do you know about it?
It is recorded that Jesus made twelve disciples that does not mean there were no other disciples but the twelve were closest to him in his ministry and time on earth. It can be asked, if theologians had actually considered the making of the disciples and the facts behind it. It is no longer news that the bible was compiled by men for men with the intention to teach men as those that compiled it wanted. Yes, men decided what to add and what to hide from the masses as they compiled the bible. Now people are awake to the truth and they ask questions but it seems there is nothing that can be done about it. Some people now free use other scriptures which were forbidden when the church had the power.
Let us consider what was recorded in the bible that was compiled then we shall know what are the truths or lies in the making of the disciples.
John is one of the disciples of Jesus and it is said that he wrote the gospel of John in the New Testament. Therefore, it is expected that he should know how he was called as a disciple of Jesus.
John 1: 40-43 “one of the two that who heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, “we have found the Messiah”…And brought him to Jesus. Now when Jesus looked at him, He said, “You are Simon the son of Jonah. You shall be called Cephas…”
Luke 5: 3-10 recorded something different in which Simon was in his boat and John was close by the verse 10 said “and so also were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid. From now on you will catch men.”
Matthew 4: 18-21 recorded something similar to Luke’s record but with a little difference “…then He said to them “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”…Going on from there, He saw two brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John is brother…”
From the record of Matthew it means that Simon and John were not as close as Luke recorded and the miracle of the fish catch was not recorded.
What is interesting and of concern is the record of John. This is because John recorded something different. Matthew and Luke recorded that John was called at the place Peter was called but John recorded something different.
Does it mean that John did not know how he was called?
Is it possible that John was right while the others were wrong?
Which of the records is actually correct and why was there a mistake in the account? How can we know the truth in the making of the disciples, if the disciples can not even record, correctly, how they were called?
What actually happened and how were the disciples called?