Is It For All Christians?
MANY WHO FOLLOW JESUS may not want to be His disciples at all.
Does that surprise you? We read in Mark’s Gospel that many followed Jesus who were not his disciples: “While Jesus was having dinner at Levi’s house, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with him and his disciples, for there were many who followed him” (2:15, NIV).
And when Roman soldiers were leading Jesus to crucify him Luke writes “a large number of people followed him” (23:27), but hours earlier we read of people shouting, “Crucify him! Crucify him!” (23:20).