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Was Junia a female apostle? (Romans 16:7)

The question is a grammatical one, although the grammar cannot solve it as the construction is fundamentally ambiguous grammatically, in Greek as in English: Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen, and my fellow-prisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me. (Romans 16:7, KJV) 16:7 ἀσπάσασθε Ἀνδρόνικον καὶ Ἰουνίαν […]

Where do we get the belief that all the apostles were martyred except John? What early historical writers do we put faith in as being authoritative?

We are largely dependent on non-biblical sources for the records of the martyrdoms of twelve. This is not surprising when we consider that most of the NT books were written before 70 AD. Acts 12:2 records the death of James, son of Zebedee, who was executed by Herod. In 2 Tim 4:6 Paul refers to […]

Are there modern day prophets and apostles?

There have been, and still are, many people who claim to be a prophet or an apostle. Obviously most, and possibly all, of these claims are false since their claims conflict with each other. So how can we tell? For a start we would need to look very carefully, even suspiciously, at the evidence for […]

Is apostleship a calling by God or a title to gain?

Jesus called his disciples, who are later called apostles. Mat 4:21  And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them. When Judas Iscariot was replaced as apostle, God selected him from […]

Why can’t females be apostles and ministers? Can we change that?

“Apostle” means an ambassador or messenger. In the New Testament it is only used of a select few ambassadors for Christ. Jesus chose the twelve apostles (Matthew 10:2-4). When Judas died, he was replaced by Matthias (Acts 1:26). The only other people to be called an “apostle” in scripture are Paul (Romans 1:1), Jesus (Hebrews […]