http://www.jimfeeney.org/apostlesandprophets.html What are the biblical characteristics and ministry of apostles? Acts 2:4 They were filled with the Spirit. Acts 2:14-36 They preached the Word of God. Acts 3:1-8 They healed the sick. Acts 4:1-12 They were persecuted. Acts 5:1-11 They pronounced Gods judgment. Acts 5:12 They worked signs and wonders. Acts 5:42 They taught and preached Jesus Christ. Acts 6:1-6 They ordained deacons. Acts 8:14-17 They laid their hands on others to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Acts 8 and later chapters. They founded and/or strengthened new churches. Acts 9:36-43 They raised the dead. Acts 10 They preached to the Gentiles. Acts 12:1-11 They were martyred, persecuted, and sometimes delivered. Acts 13:4 They were sent by the Holy Spirit (the root of the word apostle means sent). Acts 13:11 They pronounce a curse. Acts 14:21-22 They confirmed disciples in their faith. Acts 14:23 They ordained elders. Acts 15:1-21 They settled doctrinal disputations. Acts 16:18 They cast out demons. Acts 19:22 They sent forth other ministering men. Acts 20-28 list further ministries that apostles performed. 1 Corinthians 3:10 They were wise master builders. They laid spiritual foundations. 1 Corinthians 4:14-15 The apostle Paul warned his sons in the faith. 1 Corinthians 7:1 They counseled and answered the saints questions. 1 Corinthians 11:34 They set churches in order. 2 Corinthians 11:28 Paul exercised care of all the churches. 2 Corinthians 13:10 They used their authority for edification. Ephesians 2:20 Apostles are part of the foundation of the church. Ephesians 3:3-5 They received revelation from God. Ephesians 4:11-12 They perfected the saints.
chandras, you forgot one very important scripture reference....1 Corinthians 9:1 Am I am not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord? An Apostle must have seen Jesus the Messiah
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An Apostle must have seen Jesus the Messiah
Hello Ben, I am not trying to say more than the scriptures say but the Apostle Paul ask the questions
1 Corinthians 9: 1Am I am not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord? These are all question of affirmation that demands yes
One statement affirms to be an Apostle; you have seen Jesus/Yeshua.I am not saying there are not Apostles, I am saying if anyone is an Apostle they have had a special privilege not afforded everyone in the Body of Christ.The 12 Apostles all had seen Jesus/Yeshua and the one that replaced Judas had seen Jesus/Yeshua.Can you site me one example from the scriptures of an Apostle that has not seen YeshuaLove in ChristDale
Are there Apostles today, name few of them?
How about you naming a few chandras.
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Can you site me one example from the scriptures of an Apostle that has not seen Yeshua