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Ephesians 4: can women have title of pastor; is it sacrilegious to call a modern day American, “Apostle” [closed]

We are relocating. Our priority is to find a fellowship. One we visit had females called pastors and their leader was called apostle. We’re uncomfortable with this. As we like the church, can we ...
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Why are the names of the 12 apostles and 12 tribes written where they are in the New Jerusalem?

Revelation 21:12-14 "12 Also she had a great and high wall with twelve gates, and twelve angels at the gates, and names written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children ...
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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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Sorting out which James is who, in Acts 12 and 1 Cor. 15

Acts 12 uses the name "James" twice. 1 About that time King Herod laid hands upon some members of the church to harm them. 2 He had James, the brother of John, killed by the sword. 16 ...
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Saul and Persecution

Acts 8:1-3 NIV 1 On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. 2 Godly men buried Stephen and ...
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