Who followed Jesus during his life?

Who were the early followers of Jesus?

The earliest followers of Jesus were apocalyptic Jewish Christians. The inclusion of gentiles in the developing early Christian Church caused a schism between Judaism and Jewish Christianity during the first two centuries of the Christian Era.

How many people followed Jesus in the Bible?

Jesus chose twelve disciples to follow Him, learn from Him and preach the gospel. After His resurrection, Jesus appointed to His twelve disciples the mission of spreading the Word of God to all nations. These twelve disciples of Jesus became known as the apostles.

Why did Simon and Andrew follow Jesus?

In John 1:42-43, Jesus meets Peter and Andrew for the first time, and they start following Jesus because Jesus is a respected teacher. In Matthew 4:18-20, Jesus explicitly calls Peter and Andrew to follow him in a special way, saying that he will make them “fishers of men,” and they obey.

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