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Did Paul assert the status of his own writings as scripture when he declared in 2 Timothy 3:16 that "All scripture is God-breathed"?

2 Timothy 3:16-17 NKJV: 16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be ...
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Is the singular word for 'apostle' only used with a definite article in Heb.3:1?

Is Hebrews 3:1 the only instance in Scripture where the word 'apostle' (in the singular) is used with a definite article, eg "τὸν ἀπόστολον"? I was trying to see if there is any Biblical ...
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Does "the apostles" convey something different than "apostles" in the New Testament?

The New Testament regularly refers to a group known as "the apostles", using an article, e.g. οἱ ἀπόστολοι A couple examples: 14 Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they ...
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Is the Benjamite Prophecy about Paul? [closed]

Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf; in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil (Genesis 49:27). I’ve recently stumbled across a yt channel that believes Paul was a ...
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Is there any hint as to the Criteria Jesus was given by the Father for Choosing specific Apostles in Luke 6:12-16?

We know who was chosen but is there any indication of a criterion the Father gave to Jesus to choose them? Or is there subsequent conduct of the Apostles that would reveal that Criterion? This was ...
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Does 'disciples' imply apostles in John 20:22?

On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the disciples had gathered together [...] John 20:19 (NET) Can we know from this chapter or verse whether only the elven apostles are present ...
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Why does The Holy Spirit snatch Philip away immediately after Philip shares The Gospel with the Ethiopian Bureaucrat Eunuch Government Official?

Acts 8:34-40 New American Standard Bible 1995 34 The eunuch answered Philip and said, “Please tell me, of whom does the prophet say this? Of himself or of someone else?” 35 Then Philip opened his ...
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What was the role of Nathaniel in the Ministry of Jesus?

We see Jesus selecting some of his disciples in Jn 1: 43-51 (NRSVCE): The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.... Philip found Nathaniel and said to ...
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Does the election of Matthias as an apostle via casting of lots (Acts 1:21-26) contradict 1 Corinthians 12?

21 So one of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, 22 beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us—one of ...
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Someone said the Biblical Apostles and Prophets got it wrong about the return of Christ in Acts 2:16-17

This question does not reflect my belief at all, but I would like to know others' thoughts because it almost made me question the authority of Scripture. Recently, the owner of a ministry called ...
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Are the disciples Bartholomew (Synoptics) and Nathanael (John) the same person?

The Synoptic Gospels refer to one of the 12 disciples as Bartholomew, and regularly pair him with Philip: Matthew 10: 2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called ...
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Does Acts 1:21-26 teach that one of the requirements to be an apostle is to have witnessed the resurrection of Jesus?

Acts 1:21-26 (ESV): 21 So one of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, 22 beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was ...
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What are the signs of a true apostle? 2 Corinthians 12:12

2 Corinthians 12:11-12: 11 I have been a fool! You forced me to it, for I ought to have been commended by you. For I was not at all inferior to these super-apostles, even though I am nothing. 12 The ...
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Does the word "we" in 2 Corinthians 5:11-20 refer to Paul and the apostles or to the church as a whole?

It seems the word "we" sometimes refers just to the apostles (eg verse 12-13). Other times it refers to everyone (eg verse 21). However it is often ambiguous (eg verse 14, 20).
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Is 2 Corinthians 12:12 binding for all true apostles throughout history?

2 Corinthians 12:11-12: 11 I have been a fool! You forced me to it, for I ought to have been commended by you. For I was not at all inferior to these super-apostles, even though I am nothing. 12 The ...
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Can Ephesians 2:20 be used as to prove the cessation of the offices of apostle and prophet? [closed]

Ephesians 2:19-22 (ESV): 19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles ...
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Can 1 Corinthians 15:3-9, particularly verse 8, be used as a proof-text for the claim that there are no more apostles after Paul?

1 Corinthians 15:3-9 (ESV): 3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was ...
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Does Revelation 2:2 imply the existence of genuine apostles other than the original 12?

Revelation 2:1-2 (ESV): "To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: ‘The words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks among the seven golden lampstands. 2 “‘I know your ...
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How would one become transformed by the renewing of their mind & prove the good, acceptable, and perfect will of God in this age?

In a nutshell, the Apostle Romans 12:1-2 Paul is encouraging his audience to become a new being, not be conformed to that particular age, but also to submit themselves to the total will of God. How ...
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What exactly is the "Apostles' Doctrine"?

Acts 2:42 "And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers." My question is what exactly was the "Apostles' Doctrine&...
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In Acts 1:25, what is an apostle?

[Act 1:25 NLT] (25) as an apostle to replace Judas in this ministry, for he has deserted us and gone where he belongs." What is an apostle?
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In Luke 24:13, two apostles are mentioned. Who is the second?

It states after discussing the apostles that "Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles[a] from Jerusalem." Later, the chapter discusses how Jesus had ...
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Apostles' Tribe Connections [closed]

Is there any indication of which tribe each Apostle came from? The Twelve are identified by Jesus in Luke 6:12-16 and Matthew 10:1-4: And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them ...
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Does "ask and you shall receive" apply to all believers or just to the Apostles?

In John 14:14 Jesus told the Apostles "And I will do whatever you ask in My name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son." Does this promise apply to anyone and everyone from that time forward ...
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Who are the 12 apostles of the lamb?

And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. (Revelation 21:14 KJV) To whom does the "twelve apostles of the Lamb" refer? Is this the ...
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Does Hebrews 2:3 exclude an apostle from writing Hebrews?

The Greek of Hebrews 2:2-4 says: εἰ γὰρ ὁ δι’ ἀγγέλων λαληθεὶς λόγος ἐγένετο βέβαιος, καὶ πᾶσα παράβασις καὶ παρακοὴ ἔλαβεν ἔνδικον μισθαποδοσίαν πῶς ἡμεῖς ἐκφευξόμεθα τηλικαύτης ἀμελήσαντες σωτηρίας;...
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Does Acts 9 suggest that Paul received his gospel from Ananias?

What is the point of Paul's stay with Ananias? Act 9:6 But rise and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do." ... Act 9:15 But the Lord said to him, "Go, for he is a chosen ...
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Whose name is written on the twelfth foundation stone? Is it Judas Iscariot Or Matthias or Paul?

Revelation 21:14 says: And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. (NASB) We pretty much know what the names of ...
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Who is 'we' referring to in Romans 1:5?

Who does Paul refer to when he writes we in verse 5 in the beginning of his epistle to the Romans: Paul, [...] called as an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God [...] concerning His Son [...] ...
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Is NLT rendering of εἰ μὴ in Gal. 1:19 correct? [duplicate]

In the NLT we see a very explicit rendering of εἰ μὴ as an exception: NLT Gal. 1:19 The only other apostle I met at that time was James, the Lord’s brother. Is this the correct? Does εἰ μὴ in Gal. ...
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Are Andronicus and Junia(s) apostles?

Two of our most literal English translations render Romans 16:7 in remarkably different ways: NASB: Greet Andronicus and Junias, my kinsmen and my fellow prisoners, who are outstanding among the ...
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