Too many of God's churches are in chaos because there is no order/apostolic government. Apostles still exist and can be proven in scripture and reality. Apostles were set by the Lord Jesus Christ to overseer, direct, instruct and set order/laws for the Church. The Book of Acts follow this principle. Preachers are running wild in the churches due to the lack of an apostle over them. We as saints must learn and accept things God's way. Apostles and prophets are the foundation of churches and without them spiritual immorality will continue to corrupt those in involved. If you have any questions then please feel free to ask me. The Apostle Jesus has ordained me a First Level (Senior) apostle. Praise God! I have by the mercy of God been preaching for thirty (30) years.
To help you understand about apostles please read the following scriptures: Acts, chapters 1-4, 1 Corinthians, chapters 6-9 and 12, Epesians, chapters 2-4 and Hebrewss, chapters 3-5.
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Thats the way I see it Bro Gill.
You are teaching heresy, my brother. You must learn to study the whole Holy Bible. In the Book of Acts, Apostles, Paul and Barnabas went to Jerusalem to consult with the first apostles. Too many christians only use scriptures to try to justify their beliefs or points of view.
What are you? Has Apostle, Jesus chosen you to be in His Elite Group of Ministers-Five Fold Ministry?
Mr. Riley, I didn't teach anything... I didn't expound on the scripture; I didn't explain it in my own words. I quoted what Paul wrote, and what Paul wrote actually seems to contradict what you claim about his being trained by other apostles. Again, Galatians 1:15-17: "But when God, who had set me apart even from my mother's womb and called me through His grace, was pleased to reveal His Son in me so that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with flesh and blood, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went away to Arabia, and returned once more to Damascus."
Looks to me like Paul was denying the influence of any of the first apostles in his early ministry.
The events of Acts 15--when Paul appealed to the first apostles on the question of whether the Gentile converts had to observe Mosaic law--shows his deference to the apostolic leadership in Jerusalem, but it does not show him being trained by them. By the time of the Jerusalem council, Paul had been in ministry (as a teacher in Antioch, then as an evangelist in his first missionary journey) for years. Dr. Luke makes it clear that Paul and Barnabas were already "apostles" on the mission field (see Acts 14:14). At the Jerusalem council, Paul contended that the Gentiles should not have to submit to Mosaic law, some Pharisaical brethren took the opposite opinion, and when it was left to James to render a decision, that leader of the Jerusalem Church was swayed by Paul's argument. Rather than showing Paul yielding to the instruction of the first apostles, this passage shows them being persuaded by his arguments. (For the record, now I'm teaching.)
Criticizing me is a diversionary tactic. Instead, why not explain how I have misunderstood Galatians 1 and Acts 15? You should exegete the scripture, not engage in an ad hominem attack on me.
You are a rebel. The day of judgement will come to you, quickly, if you do not repent and become subjected to those who have the rule over you. Read Romans, Chapter 13 and Hebrews, Chapter 13.
Yes, I am a teacher. I am an apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor and teacher. What about you? Get right before it becomes too late!!!!
You should pray for spiritual understanding. Everyone must be train and educated in the ministry of God. Apostle Paul subjected himself to the counsel of the Apostles in Jerusalem many times.
And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone.
True the church does belong to him, because He is the chief corner stone. A true church can't be started without Christ as the Head. A church must be built with Christ being the lead. I believe Apostles and Prophets are given a vision for churches to be built and structure, but must keep Christ first and elt Him be in control.
But anyone sent with a message is just a sent vessel, but not an apsotle because they aren't called to set up churches and keep them in order. If you are a child of God then you are a servant, a minister in whatever capactiy He has called you to operate in. He does often allow His minister's to be able to tap into those gifts in different areas and different way, but not to operate in its fullness if it's not his or her office.
True there are people wo want people to worship them and their title instead of praising GOD and I do believe what you said "People who are truly anointed do not have to bring attention to their anointing by using titles which are really not understood by the user" is the truth, because it doesn't show much humbleness.
Every Sent did not hold the office or title of an Apostle is all I'm saying. Sent (Not just Called, but Chosen). And we are the church, the building is just a facility, because we can have a "church" but without the power of God present then it's just an empty space needing to be filled.