Recruiting Violation

Current American culture is saturated with reports of significant recruiting violations occurring across the collegiate sports world. A new scandal appears to break as soon as the litany of investigations into another scandal comes to an end. Throughout such an investigative process, institutions are monitored extensively in order to discover if any illegal or inconsistent activity occurred. Virtually every time such an investigation is conducted, the program in question is found to have violated protocol. From time to time, however, investigations prove that slander and false accusations are all that truly exists. Such is the case in the religious world today concerning the introduction and the recruitment of the twelve disciples by Jesus Christ. Theologians who claim to identify with Christ also routinely organize investigations into the legitimacy of His introduction and calling of specific disciples. One such instance that receives considerable attention and is the source of great misrepresentation is that of Jesus' meeting and calling Andrew and Simon Peter. Both Matthew and John record these specific meetings:

And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. Then He said to them, "Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men." They immediately left their nets and followed Him. Going on from there, He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets. He called them, and immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him. (Matthew 4:18–22)

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