What are the causes and effects of Jesus attracting followers.

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lynnebh eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I am not sure I understand your question, but I will attempt to answer it. The cause for Jesus attracting followers that were called his Apostles was to recruit 12 men to help him in his ministry. This was to be an early example of what the church would be like. So, Jesus went about and chose 12 Apostles to help him - James, Peter, John, Judas, etc. After that, Jesus' purpose on earth was to attract people to his gospel message, that they needed to repent from their sins and be saved. That he was the way, the truth, the life. That no one could come to the Father except through him. That he was sent by God. That he would die on the cross to pay for the sins of mankind so that people would not have to pay for their own sins.

The results? Many were called, but few were chosen. Those that chose to follow Jesus followed him and learned from him. Some tried to persecute him. The Jewish leaders tried to persecute him and trap him everywhere he went. The more miracles he performed, the more the head priests feared him and ultimately, convinced the Roman authorites that he was a zealot and against Rome, and he was captured and crucified.

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