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How do Latter-day Saints rebut Don Stewart's article "Are There Still Apostles Today?"?

Stewart's argument is inconsistent with itself; it is also inconsistent with the New Testament. Logical Inconsistencies Foundations After acknowledging that the church was built on the foundation of ...
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How do proponents of Sola Scriptura address the ministry of those Apostles who authored no parts of Scripture?

The problem is no one knows exactly what John ever said apart from his writings. It's the same with Paul. What Traditions were extant in their time? Do we really believe they taught, for example, ...
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Were the 12 apostles all Jewish?

The original 12 apostles/disciples of Jesus were all Jewish. By Jewish I understand you to mean "of the twelve tribes of Israel"/ Israelites. Since one can interpret Jewish to be the ...
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How is it possible that Saint Andrew was an apostle of Jesus Christ?

Jesus himself was born about 5BC. He didn't start his public ministry until his 30s. If Andrew was born in 5BC then he also would have been in his 30s when he was a disciple.
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How do proponents of Sola Scriptura address the ministry of those Apostles who authored no parts of Scripture?

Just as the political principle of separation of powers isn't needed and wouldn't make sense in an absolute monarchy or a dictatorship, so too does the doctrine of sola scriptura assume and require ...
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How is it possible that Saint Andrew was an apostle of Jesus Christ?

1 AD represents Jesus' birth, not his ministry or death & resurrection The Anno Domini method of numbering years was devised by Dionysius Exiguus in which he said that the current year was both "...
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How do Latter-day Saints rebut Don Stewart's article "Are There Still Apostles Today?"?

From the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints perspective (while not believing in continuation of apostles since New Testament times, do believe in modern apostles because of restoration) The ...
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Why were the apostles still going to the temple for prayer and rituals?

There are a few things to consider. First of all, the Jewish Ceremonial and Civil Laws have no bearing on US today. For example, i live in the U.S. and am a gentile christian. Therefore the laws of ...
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Do Christians believe the gospels were written by some of 12 apostles?

Eusebius of Caesarea was, as far as I know, the first Church historian to comment on the history of the New Testament books we call the "Gospels". Eusebius wrote in the late 3rd and early 4th ...
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In Romans 16:7, are Andronicus and Junia apostles? AND... is Junia a woman? How did the Church Fathers interpret this?

I'll deal with Junia's gender first. Although the Greek manuscripts are ambiguous as to her gender, Wikipedia says "the consensus among some modern New Testament scholars is that Junia was a woman" ...
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Why didn't Polycarp mention John in his Epistle?

Polycarp quotes more than a dozen books of the New Testament (source), including all 3 Synoptic Gospels. The absence of any quotation from the Gospel of John is sometimes used to discredit the claim ...
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Besides Satan, was Jesus alone in the desert?

It's not written in any of the four gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) that Jesus was alone. Someone in a comment below prior to this edit referenced a hymn called "Jesus walked this lonesome valley" ...
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What is the difference between an Apostle and an Evangelist according to Charismatic Christianity?

From a Pentecostal perspective that believes in a restored five-fold office-gift ministry: An apostle is a "Sent One" & and an apostle's "sentiness" manifests in the ...
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Are there any denominations that believe in contemporary apostles, and if so, how is a person called to be an apostle according to them?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has a Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/topic/quorum-of-the-twelve-apostles The modern-day Quorum of the Twelve ...
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How do the church fathers reconcile the accounts of Jesus calling Peter and Andrew to be apostles?

One of my favorite go-to books on this kind of topic is St. Augustine's De Consensu Evangelistarum, which includes a chapter on the calling of the apostles. The full chapter is worth a read, but here ...
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According to biblical inerrantists, are the apostles' recorded speeches in the book of Acts inerrant?

One way to demonstrate that, according to inerrantists, the apostles' recorded speeches are not necessarily inerrant, would be to find a speech that inerrantist theologians admit contains an error. ...
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From a Protestant perspective why didn't the Apostles address the problem of deutrocanonical books?

The church did not practice "66 book sola scriptura" on the deaths of the original apostles. The biblical canon was not established definitively until the 5th century. It would not therefore have been ...
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According to Catholicism at the Upper Room, did the Apostles follow the tradition of laying of hands and pouring of oil like the prophet Samuel?

Note : I gave this answer when the question first appeared as a general question. After my answer, the tag 'catholicicsm' was added to the question. There is no evidence whatsoever in scripture that ...
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Is Paul an apostle?

Commissioning. Paul saw the risen Christ on the road to Damascus (as recorded in Acts 9, 22, and 26). Christ commissioned him personally. Then he repeated that commission to a faithful believer as a ...
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How did the early Christians and Apostles Get into the temple? Shouldn't they have been stoned by the Jews for preaching Jesus as God?

Insufficient Authority This answer sheds light on the question: https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/5558/in-the-time-of-jesus-were-the-jewish-authorities-allowed-to-execute The Jews were ...
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Why didn't Polycarp mention John in his Epistle?

Polycarp does quote from 1 John 4:3, which until recently was widely believed to be written by the same John who wrote the Gospel of John. “For whosoever does not confess that Jesus Christ has come ...
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Is there a Church Tradition that the original Apostles were ever baptized?

Is there a Church Tradition that the original Apostles were ever baptized? Many churches hold that the Apostles were indeed baptized. The Scriptures in themselves do not reveal anything about this. ...
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What is the difference between an apostle and a disciple?

From the word root, "apostle" means "one who is sent" (similar to the English word "post"). Jesus sent his 12 disciples/apostles out in Matthew 10:5, Luke 9:2, and Mark 6:7. He also sent out 72 ...
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What is the difference between an apostle and a disciple?

The Oxford Dictionary gives a generic meaning of disciple as: A follower or pupil of a teacher, leader, or philosopher. The specific meaning is given as A personal follower of Christ during his ...
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In John 1:45–51, did Jesus prophesy that Nathanael was one of the 144,000 Jews in Revelation 7 and 14?

There is some variety in what Christians have taught concerning this verse, but most seem to focus on it represent one or more of the following An allusion to Jacob's dream of a ladder (Genesis 28:10-...
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What is an apostle?

Apo-stello: those prepared or 'sent-out-of' There is a formal designation for Jesus' original 12, plus Matthias and Paul. (Capital "A" Apostles, if you like) But there ARE others who are authorised ...
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Is there any explanation from the early church Fathers as to why there is no record of the Apostles being baptized?

Anonymous answered your question because these quotes are from early church fathers, describing their thoughts as to whether or not the apostles were baptized. I would like to add a few points, mainly ...
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Did the Apostles “worship Jesus” in Luke 24:52?

There was some controversy over the phrase in the 80's because some minority of manuscripts appeared to omit the phrase which led to some Bible versions removing it or footnoting it. However, earlier ...
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Why aren't the Apostles called the Church Fathers?

Why aren't the Apostles called the Church Fathers? The simple answer is that the Apostles are Apostle and the Church Fathers are not Apostles, but rather those historical teachers in the Early Church ...
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