Doug Vermeulen en Dr Margaret Aranda: For NewBeeZ, Christianity, Teachers 55 years in the work-a-day world 16/10/2016 · 4 min de lectura · +300

APOSTLE---[Special messenger] [1.]

Diversity flowing in complete and utter unity.

Obviously, then we are told by inspiration of the Holy Spirit, through Paul that the same pattern is wanted for us: -

Diversity flowing in complete and utter unity.

God has given gifts to men - the five-fold ministry to express that idea perfectly.

For the sake of clarity, let’s look at some definitions, which can be tested by checking in the Scriptures.

APOSTLE---[Special messenger]

CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY WITH INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM/FUNCTION

INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM OF FUNCTION WITH CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

Meets effectiveness needs

The seal of an Apostle is fathered sons [bringing the four ministries, and the believers of all descriptions to spiritual maturity]

.....For you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord.

[1 Corinthians 9:2]


The signs of an Apostle are

[1] Patience

I know a man who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven.

[2 Corinthians 12:12]


[2] Humility

To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations

[2 Corinthians 12:7]


[3] Signs/wonders/miracles

The Apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders among the people.

[Acts 5:12]


*What an Apostle does

[1] and appoint elders in every town [Titus 1:5]

[2] Can also be an elder

To the elders among you I appeal as a fellow elder

[1 Peter 5:1]


[3] Teaches Apostles doctrine

They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching

[Acts 2:42]


[4] Takes captive false doctrine .....so that you may command certain men not to teach false doctrines any longer nor to devo