Apostolic and Apostle are words unfamiliar to most. We have definitions for them on this web site. Have you ever had the thought, am I Apostolic?
It almost goes without saying that being Apostolic is living your life like an Apostle.
Of course dwelling on that makes you wonder, exactly what is an Apostle?
From what we find in the Bible, the Apostles appear to be rather ordinary random Jewish people who were hand picked by Jesus. These selected people became the students who followed Jesus while he personally tutored them. While with Jesus they completed 3 years of intense research and field studies for their undergraduate certificate. They did their graduate studies a short time later, AFTER Jesus was crucified
By the time the whole new testament story completed, the original opportunity that was only made available to those random Jews became assessable to every one, Jew and non-Jew alike.
If we think and believe the same things that the Apostles did, would that define us as Apostolic?
I think that the answer yes to that is rather obvious.
What did the Apostles believe?
- There is a God, one and only one God.
- The Bible is the Word of God
- The miracles described in the Old Testament Bible really happened
- Jesus was God born and living in a human body
- They personally witnessed many of Jesus’ miracles
- For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Romans 3:23
- That Jesus Died and Rose again as the perfect sin sacrifice for everyone
- If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. 1 John 1:9-10
- The book of Acts describes how the Apostles completed their graduate thesis work
If you go through the list and find agreement, then you can see yourself as Apostolic.