Easton's Bible Dictionary (1897)/Disciple
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Disciple: a scholar, sometimes applied to the followers of John the Baptist (Matthew 9:14), and of the Pharisees (Matthew 22:16), but principally to the followers of Christ. A disciple of Christ is one who
- believes his doctrine,
- rests on his sacrifice,
- imbibes his spirit, and
- imitates his example (Matthew 10:24; Luke 14:26,27,33; John 6:69).