There IS a difference! Italics are mine. "And he said unto another, Follow me . But he said, Lord, suffer (permit) me first to go and bury my father. Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God. And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, who are at home at my house. And Jesus said unto him, No man having put his hand to the plough, and looking back is fit for the kingdom of God. Luke 9:59-62 (This last verse has nothing to do with salvation, BTW.) Anyone can say they are a believer. How many of us can say we are truly followers? Am I the only one who would have a problem with just 'disappearing' one day without saying good bye to my family and telling them where I am going? Am I the only one who would have a problem with walking out right before my father's funeral? I thought I was a follower OF Christ; but according to these verses and the way I feel about them; I am just a believer IN Christ. Any comments?