Discipleship And The Cross Analysis

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Over the past two years I’ve learned a significant amount of things regarding my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. I’ve learned that, at times, my faith wasn’t strong enough; that I needed to pray to Jesus for help to increase my faith, and also the magnitude of faith when it pertains to Christianity. In his document, Discipleship and the Cross, Dietrich Bonhoeffer examines the Christian faith in this aspect. He goes on then to offer a detailed description of what he believes it one’s faith should embody. In this article, there were positively some brilliant declarations that Bonhoeffer disclosed that genuinely line up with my thoughts on Christian faith. In the duration of this paper, I would like to explore those ideas and compare them …show more content…
He went on to say that the first type of Christ-suffering, which every man is obliged to endure, is the call to discard the attachments of this earth. If we are all honest with ourselves, there is no probable way that any man could say he is alive in Christ if they continue to live in the ways of this world. I can hear in my head as I am writing this the words of Paul calling from the book of Romans, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God” (Romans 12:2). That statement by Paul lines up exactly with what Bonhoeffer was trying to convey. When Jesus calls a sinner to be saved, he essentially calls so that they may come and die. In addition to that, they are to die in all the bad lifestyles as well as all their sinful natures; from there they are to become new creatures with the transforming power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. A Christian who has not truly been transformed, or at least altered in the slightest should revisit the cross at their earliest convenience. I agree with Bonhoeffer on this contemplation …show more content…
This is an enormous concern that the lion’s share of Christians needs to come to the consciousness of. Christians in this modern day believe that just on the grounds that they are followers of Jesus Christ and he is their Lord and Savior that they won’t experience any tribulations in their lives. They suppose they shouldn’t be made to suffer due to the fact they belong to the Lord; but if they only knew how counterfeit of a proclamation that truly is. Every single magnificent day, a Christian will be met with a new enticement; and this, as Bonhoeffer so eloquently puts, “is another kind of suffering and shame which the Christian is not spared ”. The cause for that is simpler than we make it in point of fact; Jesus Christ has suffered and borne the sins of the world. As the teacher does, so does the student, so, if Christ was tempted and Christ was made to suffer, then why would the Christian think that if they are alive in Christ that they should not bear to suffer the same with Jesus? Just as the Master bears our own burdens, so the same, we ought to bear the burdens of our fellow brothers and sisters in the

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