Christians today often claim to be disciples of Jesus. However, discipleship seems to involve being an itinerant.

KJV Mat 8:18  Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart unto the other side.  Mat 8:19  And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.  Mat 8:20  And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.  Mat 8:21  And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.  Mat 8:22  But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.  Mat 8:23  And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him.

I notice that the word "disciples" appears in the KJV only in the gospels and Acts. Did discipleship end with the end of the age in 70AD? IE: Was it not a feature of the body of Christ in Paul's paradigm?

  • Your question in the title and your two questions at the end are completely different. – curiousdannii Apr 14 '18 at 13:01
  • @curiousdannii I fixed the question. Can you unkill the question? Thanks – Ruminator Apr 15 '18 at 22:16
  • @curiousdannii I guess not... – Ruminator Oct 4 '18 at 19:36

1 John 2:6, "He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked." As to whether being itinerant is required or not, I don't know. It seems most disciples were, as well as Paul. John was exiled and so had to remain where he was exiled. Consider that when Paul and the other NT authors wrote their letters to the churches, the entire church could not have been itinerant otherwise exhortations for the Philippians or Ephesians (for example) would not have been received by those whom Paul intended - because they would have wandered to some other land if all were itinerant.

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