138:4.1 On the morrow all nine of
them went by boat over to Kheresa to execute the formal calling of the next two
James and Judas the twin sons of Alpheus, the nominees of
John Zebedee The fisherman twins were expecting Jesus and his apostles and were
therefore awaiting them on the shore.
presented the Master to the
Kheresa fishermen, and Jesus, gazing on them, nodded and said, "Follow me."
138:4.2 That afternoon,
they spent together, Jesus fully instructed them concerning attendance upon
festive gatherings, concluding his remarks by saying:
men are my brothers. My Father in heaven does not despise any creature of our
kingdom of heaven
is open to all men and women. No man may close the
door of mercy in the face of any hungry
who may seek to gain an entrance
thereto. We will sit at meat with all who desire to hear of the kingdom. As our
Father in heaven looks down upon men, they are all alike. Refuse not therefore
to break bread with
or poor, free or bond. The door of the kingdom is wide open for all who desire
to know the truth and to find God."
138:4.3 That night at a
simple supper at the Alpheus home, the twin brothers were received into the
apostolic family. Later in the evening Jesus gave his
lesson dealing with the origin, nature, and destiny of unclean spirits, but they
could not comprehend the import of what he told them. They found it very easy to
love and admire Jesus but very difficult to understand many of his teachings.
138:4.4 After a night of rest
the entire party, now numbering eleven, went by boat over to Tarichea.
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