"Following Jesus seemed easy enough at first, but that was because they had not followed him very far. It soon became apparent that being a disciple of Christ involved far more than a joyful acceptance of the Messianic promise: it mean the surrender of one’s whole life to the Master in absolute submission to his sovereignty… One simply could not follow Jesus through the course of his life without turning loose of the world, and those who made a pretense of it brought only anguish and tragedy to their souls."

Robert E. Coleman, “The Master Plan of Evangelism”

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