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It is likely that the earliest identification of "the mark of the beast" in Revelation 13:17-18 was written down by Ireneaus (circa 175 A.D.) He believed it to be the name Lateinos [Greek for 'Latin']. He wrote: "It seems to me very probable; for this is a name of the last of Daniel's four kingdoms; they being Latins that now reign." ...


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The first time it was mentioned apart from Scripture about the offices of OT prophets and NT apostles ceased was in the Muratorian Fragment circa 170AD. it [Shepard of Hermas] cannot be read publicly to the people in church either among (79) the Prophets, whose number is complete, [8] or among (80) the Apostles, for it is after [their] time. This is not to ...


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If you are looking at canonical prophets, it is said that "all the prophets prophesied until John." (Matthew 11:13) In a similar manner to another question that was asked along this line, I will give a Lutheran response to the question. In short, it is that the prophetic office has merged in, with & under the apostolic office of the pastoral ...


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I will share three notable examples I'm aware of. They are all relatively recent (1925 - present). Example 1: John Mulinde World Trumpet Mission, an international revivalist ministry founded in 1988 in the Republic of Uganda by John Mulinde, presents the following historical timeline on their website (emphasis mine): The transcript of the highlighted ...


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Granville Oral Roberts https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oral_Roberts Until 1947, Roberts struggled as a part-time preacher in Oklahoma, but when he was 29, Roberts said he picked up his Bible and it fell open at the Third Epistle of John, where he read verse 2: "I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul ...


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Probably the most basic proof is that the Apostles, were directly chosen by God personally by a physical call when he was on earth, through a blinding appearance and voice and extraordinary power as he called Paul, or in the case of Matthias in a very odd yet still direct way. Secondly as in a more common sense way, as a special group was needed with ...


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It depends on your definition of "apostle". a delegate, messenger, one sent forth with orders Thayers Apostle, Apostleship: is, lit., "one sent forth" (apo, "from," stello, "to send"). "The word is used of the Lord Jesus to describe His relation to God, Hbr 3:1; see Jhn 17:3. The twelve disciples chosen by the ...


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Probably the most valuable passage is in Corinthians- "and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me. For I ...


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There was at least one clearly documented in the Bible, in addition Paul and the twelve. But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard this, they tore their clothes and ran in among the multitude, crying out... https://www.biblegateway.com/verse/en/Acts%2014:14 and Paul describes Apollos as an apostle 6 Now these things, brethren, I have figuratively ...


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Some brief examples follow. All of these are God's working, not from any human being. Be aware that simply googling many of these names will bring up critics like the Pharoah and his magicians who for selfish or unbelieving motivations desire to discredit them. Remember, that many Pharisees accused Jesus, Himself of casting out demons by the power of ...


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Many Latter-day Saints experienced many miracles at the Kirtland Temple. William Draper (account): And there in the [Kirtland] temple on the Day of Pentecost of the 6th day of April 1836 there was such a time of the outpouring of the spirit of the Lord that my pen is inadequate to write it in full or my tongue to express it. But I will here say that the ...


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What are historical examples of (alleged) miracles that were attested to by two or more self-proclaimed eyewitnesses? Would an alleged miracle witnessed by a conservative number of 30,000 witnesses fit the bill? If so, then the Miracle of the Sun of October 31, 1917, seems to fit in here. The Miracle of the Sun, also known as the Miracle of Fátima, is a ...


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The question reminds of how I once heard a skeptical cessationist leaning theology professor described how he tested some so-called self styled interpreters of tongues. The story goes that the professor took charge by requesting that three of the interpreters present listen to a person who was engaged in the speaking of tongues. Then he requested that those ...


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What is the implication of “munus”? Before going on I wish to put forth the actual Latin text of Pope Benedict’s Resignation as well as an English translation. Below is the full text of Pope Emeritus Benedict’s speech in Latin and English: Fratres carissimi, Non solum propter tres canonizationes ad hoc Consistorium vos convocavi, sed etiam ut vobis ...


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Islam is based on Arianism and originated from Arian's teachings according to the Qur'an and tradition. Nowhere in the Qur'an affirms that Jesus was the son of god. However, it calls Jesus the son of Mary. This is in conformance with Bahira's Arianism teachings. Indeed, Bahira was the teacher and guide to young Muhammad. Then, the Jews intervened in two ...


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