Disciple? Christian? Believer? Worshiper? Church Goer? Convert?

“ That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven:
for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good,
and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

– Matt: 5:45

I am no preacher, but, am a sinner and living in this world in HIS mercy. For a sinner like me too, while reading Bible, the following verses were given in the context of “Disciple, Christian from The Holy Bible-KJV – New Testament and only from the Gospel according to St. Luke and ” ‘Woes’ from the mouth of Lord Jesus” from the Gospel according to St. Matthew. It is amazing !

WordWeb meaning  for "disciple", "Proselyte" and "Man, men"
Noun: "disciple"  (disIpul)
     Someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another
Synonyms: adherent
Noun: "Proselyte"  ('pró-si,lIt) means "Convert"
     A new convert; especially a gentile converted to Judaism
Noun: "men"  (men)
     The force of workers available - work force, workforce, manpower, hands
Noun: man (men)  man An adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
     "there were two women and six men on the bus";
     - adult male    ........ and more see in WordWeb.

Disciple – Only male?

Luke 14:25 And there went great multitudes with him:
and he turned,
and said unto them,

14:26 If any [man] come to me,
and hate not his father, and mother,
and wife, and children,
and brethren, and sisters, yea,
and his own life also,
he cannot be my disciple.

14:27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross,
and come after me,
cannot be my disciple.

14:28 For which of you, intending to build a tower,
sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost,
whether he have [sufficient] to finish [it? ]

14:29 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation,
and is not able to finish [it,]
all that behold [it] begin to mock him,

14:30 Saying, This man began to build,
and was not able to finish.

14:31 Or what king, going to make war against another king,
sitteth not down first, and consulteth
whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him
that cometh against him with twenty thousand?

14:32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off,
he sendeth an ambassage,
and desireth conditions of peace.

14:33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you
that forsaketh not all that he hath,
he cannot be my disciple.

14:34 Salt [is] good:
but if the salt have lost his savour,
wherewith shall it be seasoned?
14:35 It is neither fit for the land,
nor yet for the dunghill;
[but] men cast it out.
He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Act-11:25. Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus,
for to seek Saul:

Act-11:26 And when he had found him,
he brought him unto Antioch.
And it came to pass,
that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church,
and taught much people.
And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

Act-26:28 Then Agrippa said unto Paul,
Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.

1Pe-4:16 Yet if  any man suffer as a Christian,
let him not be ashamed;
but let him glorify God on this behalf.

Matt 23:13. But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!
for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men:
for ye neither go in  yourselves,
neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.

14. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!
for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer:
therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.

15. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!
for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte,
and when he is made,
ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.

16. Woe unto you,  ye blind guides, which say,
Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing;
but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!

17.  Ye fools and blind:
for whether is greater, the gold,
or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?
18. And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar,
it is nothing;
but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it,
he is guilty.
19.  Ye fools and blind:
for whether  is greater, the gift,
or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?
20. Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar,
sweareth by it,
and by all things thereon.
21. And whoso shall swear by the temple,
sweareth by it,
and by him that dwelleth therein.
22. And he that shall swear by heaven,
sweareth by the throne of God,
and by him that sitteth thereon.

23. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!
for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin,
and have omitted the weightier  matters of the law,
judgment, mercy, and faith:
these ought ye to have done,
and not to leave the other undone.

24.  Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.

25. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!
for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter,
but within they are full of extortion and excess.

26.  Thou blind Pharisee,
cleanse first that  which is within the cup and platter,
that the outside of them may be clean also.

27. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!
for ye are like unto whited sepulchres,
which indeed appear beautiful outward,
but are within full of dead  men’s bones,
and of all uncleanness.

28. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men,
but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

29. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!
because ye build the tombs of the prophets,
and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous,

30. And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers,
we would not have been partakers with them
in the blood of the prophets.
31. Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves,
that ye are the children of them
which killed the prophets.
32. Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.

33.  Ye serpents,  ye generation of vipers,
how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

34. Wherefore, behold,
I send unto you prophets,
and wise men,
and scribes:
and  some of them ye shall kill and crucify;
and  some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues,
and persecute  them from city to city:
35. That upon you may come
all the righteous blood
shed upon the earth,
from the blood of righteous Abel
unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias,
whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.

36. Verily I say unto you,
All these things shall come upon this generation.

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Didache – Teaching of the Twelve Apostles

The Stream at Virudhunagar, India

“For this ye know,
that no whoremonger,
nor unclean person,
nor covetous man,
who is an idolater,
hath any inheritance
in the kingdom of Christ
and of God

Eph 5:5

I am no preacher, but, am a sinner and living in this world in HIS mercy. For a sinner like me too, God gave me the following information from the message I was listening from http://cfcindia.com/. It is interesting.

Didache (Teaching of the Twelve Apostles)

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While listening to  Mr. Zac Poonan’s audio message (Covetousness) this Didache was mentioned by him.

Didache is the “Teaching of the Twelve Apostles”, which will help you to identify the wolves from sheep in the present time.

“Be sober, be vigilant;
because your adversary the devil,
as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: ” – 1Pe-5:8

If you want to know more about the originating and meaning of Didache, kindly, firstly visit the site – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Didache. You may find lot of  information on Didache from Internet search. God Almighty blesses you, read it with prayers to identify /discern the true disciples of Jesus Christ  and His children / preachers in His vineyard in the present time.

Didache, which is mentioned here comprises of sixteen chapters.

Chapter One

There are two ways: one of life and one of death; and the difference between the two ways is great.

The way of life is this: first, you should love God, who made you; secondly, love your neighbor as yourself; and whatever things you do not desire to be done to you, do not do them to someone else.

Now the words of this teaching are this:
Bless those who curse you and pray for your enemies, and fast for those who are persecuting you. For what credit is it if you love those who love you? Do not the Gentiles do the same thing? But love those hating you, and you will not have an enemy.

Keep yourself from fleshly and bodily cravings. If anyone hits you on the right cheek, turn the other one to him also. And you will be acting maturely. If someone should force you to go one mile, go with him two. If someone takes your coat, give him your shirt also. If anyone should take from you what is yours, do not demand that he give it back, for you cannot.

Give to everyone asking you and do not refuse, for the Father desires to give to everyone from His own gifts. Blessed is the one who gives according to the commandment, for he is innocent. But the one who receives without need shall account for his receiving.

Furthermore, being held, he shall be examined concerning what he has done, and he shall not be released until he has given back the last cent. It has been said concerning this, “Let your money sweat in your hands until you know whom you should give it to.”

Chapter Two

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