THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH UNITED - "THE CHURCH WITH OUT WALLS"

 

 

                

 

 

 

                                 "The weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God

                                                                                       to the pulling down of strong holds" 2 Corinthians 10:4 (KJV)


 

 

THE HOLY APOSTLES

Apostolic Succession

Hebrews 3:1 (KJV)
1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;

Mark 3:13-19 (King James Version)
13 And he (JESUS) goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom he would: and they came unto him.
14 And He ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach,
15 And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils:
16 And Simon he surnamed Peter;
17 And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder:
18 And Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Canaanite,
19 And Judas Iscariot, which also betrayed him: and they went into an house.

Acts 8:14-25 (King James Version)
14 Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:
15 Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:
16 (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)
17 Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.

Ephesians 4:7-16 (King James Version) (Gifts Given To The Church)
7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
8 Wherefore he saith, When He ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
9 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)
11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

Apostle    
 
(plural A·pos·tles)
noun
  one of Jesus Christ's disciples: any of the 12 followers of Jesus Christ chosen by him to preach the news about Christianity

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Apostle

Greek Strong's Number: 652

Greek Word: ἀπόστολος

Transliteration: apostolos

Usage Notes:

 

English Words used in KJV:

apostle 78
messenger 2
he that is sent 1
[Total Count: 81]

 

from <G649> (apostello); a delegate; specially an ambassador of the Gospel; officially a commissioner of Christ [“apostle”] (with miraculous powers) :- apostle, messenger, he that is sent.

Strong's Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary.

 

apostolic succession    
 
  Christian doctrine of bishops' authority: the doctrine of some Christian denominations that the ordination of bishops follows in an unbroken line of succession from the Apostles, providing the basis of their spiritual authority

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