Christ Jesus called and led 12 disciples.
It means that He could find 12 pious persons.
But if you look around, you would know that it is very difficult to find 12 pious persons on the street.
Or can you name 12 persons who can be recognized as pious by everybody in the world?
Anyway, if there had not been 12 persons who would rather believe in Christ Jesus, there would not have been the religion Christianity.
And, if you met Christ Jesus today or tomorrow, would you rather follow Him?
Indeed it was called to capture people in the Gospel. While Christ Jesus was God, He had to go and capture souls but not ordered people to follow Him as He is their Lord.
"Come and follow me" can be said by any old frauds, but it was also the word Christ Jesus used.
Truly He acted like a man in Palestine 2000 years ago to start a religion for mankind. And He led 12 men like a leader of a religious band. This image must be the Gospel itself.
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Luk 2:21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
Luk 2:22 And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord;
Luk 2:23 (As it is written in the law of the LORD, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;)
Luk 2:24 And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.
Luk 2:25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.
Luk 2:26 And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.