THE QUALIFICATION FOR APOSTLESHIP

This article is not a seperate one of it's own but is simply cut out of Lecture 4.3 of www.TheTrueacademy.com

8 DOCTRINAL ERRORS IN THE BIBLE

The Bible- though is scripture, yet has been infiltrated and corrupted

Casual observation and study of the Bible seem to reveal doctrinal errors but careful observation and study of it further classifies these observed doctrinal errors into 2 categories:

  1. Doctrinal errors arising from a desperate infiltration and corruption of the Bible text.
  2. Doctrinal errors arising from a mere misinterpretation and misunderstanding of the Bible.

We aim to look at true doctrinal errors that arise from the actual corruption of the Bible text and are therefore supposed to omit the second category of doctrinal errors from our discussion, but it would very much be helpful to use this opportunity to discuss them so as to clarify them.

8 major cases which are either actual doctrinal errors or which only appear to be doctrinal errors will be discussed here and briefly studied to determine if they are errors by text corruption or errors by text misinterpretation. The number of doctrinal errors in the Bible is not limited to just 8 actually but these 8 have been picked out because they are the ones that can rid or almost rid one of his or her salvation if they’re strongly believed and not denounced. They include:

  1. The Gospel
  2. Apostleship
  3. The Calendars
  4. Baptism
  5. Tongue Speaking
  6. The Nature of God And of Man
  7. Rapture
  8. Tithe

2APOSTLESHIP

The word apostle comes from the Greek word "apostolos" which means- "to be sent". An apostle is someone sent by God to do something, but what exactly? That will soon be revealed. Not many Bible readers notice that there are two types of Apostleship described in the Bible:

  1. An apostle by God’s qualification and
  2. An apostle by self-appointment.

Peter is the endorser of Apostleship by God’s qualification


Peter- the disciple on whose proclaimed faith the church was built is the endorser of the apostleship by God’s qualification, for he personally gave the qualification for anyone to be appointed as an Apostle. That person must have walked with Yahushua/Jesus beginning from his baptism up to his ascension into heaven. [Acts 1:21-22]. Actually, this qualification is only an alternative and backup option to appointing Apostles and is not supposed to exist in the first place for Yahushua/Jesus was meant to personally hand-pick his Apostles (just like he did)- not man choosing them for him. And when he chose them, he decided he wanted just 12 [Mt 10:1-4; Mar 3:14-19; Luk 6:13-16]. You’ll discover that the total number of Apostles had to be fixed at 12 for 4 reasons:

There can only be 12 Apostles, not 11 or 13 [Luk 6:13; Mar 3:14; 6:7]

  1. Because there are only 12 tribes of Israel, not 11 or 13 [Gen 49:1-28]
  2. This is why the New Jerusalem has 12 gates with the names of the 12 tribes of Israel written on them and 12 Angels guarding the gates, not 11 or 13 gates and Angels [Rev 21:12]
  3. This is why there are 12 thrones reserved for the 12 Apostles after their resurrection, not 11 or 13 thrones [Mt 19:28]
  4. This is why the walls of the New Jerusalem has 12 foundations with the names of the 12 Apostles written on them, not 11 or 13 foundations [Rev 21:14].

There are only 12 tribes of Israel to be represented and judged by 12 people [Mt 19:28; Luk 22:29-30] so that the church is therefore built around the Lord’s chosen- his first born whom he made a covenant with.

It is this revelation that made us perfect our understanding of who an Apostle is. He is one who is sent by God not to do whatever but to specifically build the church. Because God’s chosen consists of 12 tribes of Jacob, an Apostle was used to represent each tribe making the number of Apostles fixed at 12. So according to Yahushua/Jesus, while there can be many disciples and followers, there can only be 12 Apostles [Mt 22:14].


One apostle becomes lost


But later on, after Yahushua/Jesus had died, Judas lost his position as an Apostle and there was no physical Yahushua/Jesus to replace Judas by his hand-picking so the alternative and backup option became necessary.

For the 4 reasons mentioned above, the disciples knew to replace Judas and re-establish the number of Apostles back to 12 again which is why they sought for one to take Judas’ position, proving that Judas’ position was of course not to be left unmanned [Acts 1:25]. This is why Peter- the head Apostle was given the inspiration to declare the qualification for appointing Apostles.


Paul is the endorser of apostleship by self-appointment


There is yet another type of Apostleship, one that is by self-appointment rather than by the physical Yahushua/Jesus or the qualification of Peter. The endorser of this kind of apostleship is Paul [1 Co 9:1; Rom 1:5].

  1. He calls himself an apostle to the Gentiles [Rom 11:13]: he doesn’t only contradict himself by doing this [Col 3:11] but further annuls the aim of apostleship by qualification where Apostles are not assigned to a divided church consisting of Gentiles (not bloodline Israelites) and Jews (bloodline Israelites) but to one spirit-church of all believers (whether bloodline Jew or Gentile [Acts 11:1-18]). This statement of Paul also contradicts the scripture where God declared that by the mouth of Peter will the Gentiles (not bloodline Israelites) hear the gospel [Acts 15:7].
  2. He describes disciples as Apostles and uses the term freely [Rom 16:7; 1 Co 4:9]. This contradicts [Mt 22:14] which says that many disciples are called but few Apostles are chosen insinuating that the membership of the office of apostleship had a fixed number. He used the term Apostle as if there is no limit and bound to its number [1 Co 9:5; Gal 1:19] and therefore consequently had a crew of Apostles [1 Th 2:6].
  3. He once admitted that he is not seen as an Apostle by others [1 Co 9:2], as if there was a proof of qualification to be one- one which they felt he didn’t meet up to.
  4. He calls Yahushua/Jesus the Apostle [Heb 3:1]. Though this is in a way right, it is yet not proper. Paul is able to do this though because he doesn’t acknowledge the meaning of an Apostle as thought by Yahushua/Jesus and the 12 Apostles to be one sent to build the church, but sees the word as anyone who is sent by God to do whatsoever.

Now, apostleship cannot all at the same time entail the sending by God of 12 persons who have walked with Yahushua/Jesus from his baptism to his ascension to build the church, and also the sending by God of a limitless number of people who don’t have to have walked with nor heard and seen Yahushua/Jesus to go and do whatever God has asked them to do. It is either one or the other. This is the doctrinal error of Apostleship.

Wisdom has shown that this doctrinal error is not one arising from a misinterpretation of the Bible text but one deliberately introduced into the Bible to cause confusion and because God is not the author of confusion [1 Co 14:33], this error therefore has to be coming from someone who is against God. Who precisely is this person you may ask? This would be answered as you stay with The Academy.


A Simple question for the church about Apostleship

  1. If after the death of the Messiah, an Apostle could only be selected by the qualifications set down by the head Apostle- Peter [Mt 16:18], why is it then, that we take people who never even met Yahushua/Jesus today as Apostles? Or don’t we recognize the authority placed upon Peter by Yahushua/Jesus himself?

Take your time; I’ll wait for the answer on my email or Facebook inboxes.


The man called Paul


If you are a good observer, you’d have noticed that TheTrueacademy seems to have a bias towards the man Paul. Well it’s not a bias, it’s we observing and studying the words of the alive Bible (BBPPO) with wisdom. And here is not the place to discuss Paul for there is more about this man than the church knows or is willing to talk about, for now, we’ll just listen to some few words from the mouth of the alive Bible about this matter until time is created later on to conclusively discuss the subject.

  1. Yahushua/Jesus said even as it is written that man must live by every word that comes out from the mouth of the Lord [Mt 4:4].
  2. Yahushua/Jesus is the Lord-though in flesh [Joh 1:14], so the phrase: "every word" in Point 1 is invariably referring to all the words Yahushua/Jesus himself speaks.
  3. Yahushua/Jesus made it known that only the Apostles among every other men could and can rightly bear him witness, that he is true, specifically because they have been with him from the beginning [Joh 15:27]. (Notice that this statement justifies Peter’s action to lay down a qualification for Apostleship- to be one who has walked with Yahushua/Jesus from his baptism- the beginning of his ministry, to his ascension). This point means that in order of reverence, the words of the 12 Apostles who walked with the Messiah come next to those of the Messiah. If one at any time finds the words of Yahushua/Jesus confusing, that person is scripturally admonished to look first to the 12 Apostles before any other fellow.
  4. Yahushua/Jesus the Lord said if you love me, keep my commandments [Joh 14:15; 15:10], for those who are curious and ask, what commandments? The apostle John (one of the 12 who can authoritatively confirm the words of the Messiah) said the old one (the Mosaic Law) [1 Jn 2:7; 2:24; 3:11; 2 Jn 1:5-6].
  5. Just in case this statement of the Messiah and Apostle John is not clear enough still, John the Apostle, with the rest of the 11 (all of who can authoritatively confirm the words of the Messiah) most definitely accepted this word of the Lord as true and thereby caution us not to accept anyone who doesn’t [2 Jn 1:1-11]. So far so good, all seems to be going well.
  6. Out of the blue, Paul comes along and says that though all things are lawful for him, they are yet not expedient (necessary) for him, and he will personally not be brought under the power of any law [1 Co 6:12], thereby personally making the keeping of the law consequently OPTIONAL AND NOT NECESSARY. A seemingly cunning evil act the Messiah himself had once accused the Pharisees of exercising- working to make God’s law of non-effect [Mt 15:1-6].
  7. It is easy to disregard this observation as petty and futile because we read in [2 Tim 3:16] that all scripture were written by the inspiration of God, but have we noticed that nowhere in the Bible (BBPPO) were we ever told that all scripture were compiled into one book by the inspiration of God? Open your eyes people, for the scripture existed as separate scrolls when Paul made that statement in [2 Tim 3:16] only later becoming bound as one book called the Bible about 260 years later. Though this is just an introduction to the mission of the man called Paul, from here however, any wise soldier even if just 50% awoken, can begin to do the rest of the maths.
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