Grouped around the central figure of Christianity, Jesus the Christ, and inseparably associated with his life work, being closely identified with the most intense experiences of his career, stand a company of disciples or students whose records, as given by the evangelists, command attention. To them the great Teacher gave personal instruction in divine law; in their presence he demonstrated its sacred power; upon them he placed the solemn responsibility of extending and perpetuating the healing knowledge of that law.
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