Definitions for Apostleəˈpɒs əl
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an ardent early supporter of a cause or reform
"an apostle of revolution"
Apostle, Apostelic Father(noun)
any important early teacher of Christianity or a Christian missionary to a people
(New Testament) one of the original 12 disciples chosen by Christ to preach his gospel
One of the group of twelve disciples chosen by Jesus to preach and spread the Gospel
A top-ranking ecclesiastical official in the twelve-seat Mormon administrative council.
A rare transliteration of the Greek male given name u0391u03C0u03CCu03C3u03C4u03BFu03BBu03BFu03C2 (usually transliterated as Apostolos).
Origin: See apostil.
literally: One sent forth; a messenger. Specifically: One of the twelve disciples of Christ, specially chosen as his companions and witnesses, and sent forth to preach the gospel
the missionary who first plants the Christian faith in any part of the world; also, one who initiates any great moral reform, or first advocates any important belief; one who has extraordinary success as a missionary or reformer; as, Dionysius of Corinth is called the apostle of France, John Eliot the apostle to the Indians, Theobald Mathew the apostle of temperance
a brief letter dimissory sent by a court appealed from to the superior court, stating the case, etc.; a paper sent up on appeals in the admiralty courts
Origin: [OE. apostle, apostel, postle, AS. apostol, L. apostolus, fr. Gr. messenger, one sent forth or away, fr. to send off or away; from + to send; akin to G. stellen to set, E. stall: cf. F. aptre, Of. apostre, apostle, apostele, apostole.]
In the Latter Day Saint movement, an Apostle is a "special witness of the name of Jesus Christ who is sent to teach the principles of salvation to others." In many Latter Day Saint churches, an apostle is a priesthood office of high authority within the church hierarchy. In many churches, apostles may be members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the church. In most Latter Day Saint churches, modern-day apostles are considered to have the same status and authority as the Biblical apostles. In the Latter Day Saint tradition, apostles and prophets are believed to be the foundation of the church, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone. The Articles of Faith, written by Joseph Smith, Jr., also mentions apostles: "We believe in the same organization that existed in the Primitive Church, namely, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, and so forth."
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. A machine for recording a lie. 2. A person who has grown round-shouldered from following the spoor of another. 3. A lickspittle needed by philosophers in their business.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A book is a mirror; if an ass peers into it, you can not expect an apostle to peer out.
The cleverest amongst you is he who is the loyal apostle of life, the true disciple of existence, the devout follower of love.
God has placed in each soul an apostle to lead us upon the illumined path. Yet many seek life from without, unaware that is within them.
The age of Grace began in mid-Acts, after the conversion of the Apostle Paul. It is through his letters alone that we learn about the dispensation of Grace, about Israel being set aside, with Jew and Gentile being saved into the Body of Christ. It was Paul who taught 'all the Jews which are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses' (Acts 2121). It was also Paul who proclaimed the forgiveness of sins 'to all who would believe' in Christ, adding that 'ye could not be justified by the law of Moses' (Acts 1338-39). The measuring rod of grace tells us that the age of Grace began with Paul, then continued through those who were saved and subsequently carried on His God-given doctrines of grace.
Paul's evangelistic mission was different from the Kingdom Apostles, but in many ways the same. The Kingdom Apostles preached Jesus the Messiah, ready to return to Israel and set up His Messianic Kingdom. From Israel, the Apostles, with Christ on David's Throne, were to go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to observe everything Christ had commanded them. They would do that because all authority in heaven and on earth had been given to Christ. As we all know, that did not happen. It will happen in the future, but it has not yet happened. What has happened is that Christ revealed a Mystery through His Special Apostle Paul.
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Translations for Apostle
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- apòstolCatalan, Valencian
- Apostelin, Jünger, ApostelGerman
- apostoli, lähetyssaarnaajaFinnish
- apôtre, apôtresseFrench
- ApostelLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- apostel, zendelingDutch
- paostolan, hipaostolan, jipaostolanVolapük
- apôte, apoisseWalloon
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