“Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.”
1 Cor 11:1 KJV
What do the Scriptures say about the relationship between Christian “leaders” and Christian “followers” in the body of Christ? There are many groups of Christians that suggest that “followers” must follow “leaders” without question. The leaders that advocate this position often use Bible verses like the one above (usually in the King James Version). “Follow me,” they say, “because I follow Christ. If you want to follow Him, you will follow me too. It’s not enough to say, ‘I follow Jesus’. Are you following your leader, too?”
In this article, we will study this scripture carefully to determine:
- What does this say?
- What does it mean?
- What am I supposed to do about it?