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Old 11-28-2013, 02:59 PM
 
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What are the difference between the disciples and the apostles ? I thought the disiples were the apostles ?

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Old 11-28-2013, 03:21 PM
 
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What are the difference between the disiples and the apostles ? I thought the disiples were the apostles ?
The Apostles were also disciples but not all the disciples were apostles. Apostles were specially chosen and had tohave seen Jesus, which is why had the visit on the road to Damascus for Paul. There are no Apostles today, but all are/should be disciples.


NJB Matthew 28:19 Go, therefore, make disciples of all nations; baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

The words basically mean in Greek:

Disciple: 17628 maqhteuw 1aor. pass. (1) intransitively, active be or become a disciple of someone (MT 27.57); passive become a disciple, be a follower (MT 27.57); be instructed, be trained (MT 13.52); (2) transitively make a disciple of someone, instruct, cause someone to become a follower (MT 28.19)

This is why the KJV says to "teach all nations". It is a taught one.

Apostle: 3299 apostoloi, ou, o` (1) as one who is sent on a mission with full authority apostle, messenger, envoy (JN 13.16); (2) as a commissioned representative of a congregation delegate, missionary, representative (2C 8.23); (3) in the NT used especially of a messenger for God; (a) generally (LU 11.49); (b) more specifically as a person who tells the gospel message apostle (RO 16.7); often of a person who has the special task of founding and establishing churches apostle, messenger (of God) (EP 2.20); (c) especially of the Twelve chosen by Jesus apostle (LU 6.13)

In Scripture the 12 stand apart, though the general term was also used of Barnabas. However today there are no Apostles as Jesus isn't choosing them as he did. But we are all Disciples.

We might say an "Apostle" as one of the ones directly chosen by Jesus and "apostle" of one sent on a mission, etc.

The majority of us are Disciples and a few might be called an "apostle" if sent as a missionary, etc. However many use the term to exalt themselves.
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Old 11-28-2013, 03:55 PM
 
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Yes Apostles are people who go out and God will tell them to start a church here and Apostles have special anointing of Lord Jesus who can see into areas outside the local church and build the body of Christ to the farthest reaches of the earth ..... Where Disciple are believers who are mentored by Lord Jesus Spirit and people with Christ experiences and are learning to be Christ like ....
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Old 11-28-2013, 05:28 PM
 
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What are the difference between the disciples and the apostles ? I thought the disiples were the apostles ?
A disciple is nothing more than a follower. Therefore, all of Jesus Christ's followers (both in His day and today) were/are disciples. The Apostles were twelve of His disciples whom Jesus called and ordained and set apart to carry on the workings of His Church once He was gone.
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Old 11-28-2013, 05:50 PM
 
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What are the difference between the disciples and the apostles ? I thought the disiples were the apostles ?
Disciples are those who follow a teacher or teaching. All who followed Jesus were called His disciples. 12 of the disciples who walked with Jesus were chosen by Him to become Apostles. The 12 will each be over on of the 12 tribes of Israel in the Kingdom. All who follow Jesus are His disciples. The last recorded or known Apostle of Jesus Christ was Paul who was the Apostle to the Gentiles who Jesus used to reveal they "mystery" of the Gospel of Grace and the dispensation we live in today.

Hope that brief explanation helps.
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Old 11-28-2013, 07:41 PM
 
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A disciple is one who learns a discipline, or a study. So he is a follower. Traditionally, when one speaks of "the disciples", we mean that they are referring to the inner 12 that Jesus called.

An apostle was someone sent by God with a purpose--one of the early believers of Jesus. Paul was called the apostle to the Gentiles, Peter was the apostle to the Jews. Typically, if one is an apostle, it means that they first and foremost actually saw Jesus -- as they were commissioned by him.
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Old 11-28-2013, 07:56 PM
 
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Then there is the signs and wonders movement folks............
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Old 11-28-2013, 07:59 PM
 
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Then there is the signs and wonders movement folks............
You mean the ones that have an apostle in every store front church on every street corner that is claiming to do signs and wonders? No...those aren't apostles.
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Old 11-28-2013, 08:12 PM
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You mean the ones that have an apostle in every store front church on every street corner that is claiming to do signs and wonders? No...those aren't apostles.
How can you be sure each is false?
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:13 PM
 
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How can you be sure each is false?
For starters thee are no apostles today. The last one died about 1950 years ago or so.

Second....maybe God is doing miracles....but even in Biblical days a Miracle was a pretty rare thing...it didnt happen every Suday.
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