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Where are the tombs of Jesus' original 12 Apostles

I got most of this information by perusing Wikipedia. Simon Peter (brother of Andrew) - traditionally said to be buried in Rome, under St. Peter's Basilica. The tomb dates between 130 and 300. James (...
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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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How does one become an Apostle in the LDS Church?

24 And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen, 25 That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which ...
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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 does one become an Apostle in the LDS Church?

As with any leadership position in the Church, the calling of an Apostle is extended through revelation, by the leadership with the authority to call someone to the position, and a candidate does not ...
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What is the basis for arguing that Paul should have been selected as the 12th apostle instead of Matthias?

Two prominent advocates of this view are Rudolf Stier (1800–62) and Lloyd John Ogilvie (1930–). They argue both that the apostles erred, and that ultimately the evidence points to Paul being the true ...
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What compelled the fishermen to "immediately" follow Jesus?

Rabbi and Talmidim First of all, I encourage you to read this article 1, it was the first thing that came to mind when I read your question as it answers it perfectly. I'll do my best to sum it up: ...
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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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Did Jesus Christ certify that the Apostles were infallible?

The words used in this question, for example, “Errorless”, or by using open statements solely without proper parameters like “infallibility” without setting up boundaries makes the question easy to ...
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What is the evidence that Ignatius of Antioch was ordained by the Apostles?

Whenever you have questions like this, the first place to turn is wikipedia. Of course, you can never really "trust" wikipedia, but you can still get a good overview of the situation, and---much more ...
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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 did the Apostles not go with the rest of the believers outside of Jerusalem?

John Calvin starts by reminding us that Jesus commanded them to begin at Jerusalem (Acts 1:4,8), and says that it makes sense that they would stay there until "being brought into some other place by ...
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Was Paul the ideal Christian we were meant to emulate?

Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ. (1 Corinthians 11:1, NIV) Paul, indeed said that we should follow his example, which is to follow the example of Christ. The ultimate goal in ...
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What Biblical evidence is there that the Apostles feared for their lives after Jesus was crucified?

Some commentators think so. John 20:19 is the best indication: On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus ...
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What Biblical evidence is there that the Apostles feared for their lives after Jesus was crucified?

Yes. First off, we know that Jesus told them to prepare to defend themselves and see to their own safety. Shortly thereafter, he was imprisoned, taken to trial in what would today be called a "...
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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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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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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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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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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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What is the evidence that the New Testament authors believed, or did not believe, that they were writing an inspired record?

The question is: Did the NT writers themselves know that they were writing an inspired record? Though there is at least one major exception, which is mentioned below, for the most part the New ...
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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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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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Who was the 12th Apostle - Matthias or Paul?

While we know little about Matthias' actions after this event (and Scripture says little about his life beforehand), it isn't simply that men chose Matthias and the Spirit chose Paul. There is at ...
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Who Were Mark and Luke?

From the second century, Mark and Luke came to be seen as the probable authors of two of the New Testament gospels, as were Matthew and John. The fourth century Church historian Eusebius, in ...
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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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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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