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comment Scriptural basis for monarchical episcopate
"So Judas wasn't even an Apostle when he was alive?" - Yes, he was. But he was not among those Apostles who, according to that article, became qualified to be bishops after the Lord's mission was accomplished.
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comment Scriptural basis for monarchical episcopate
"Do you doubt Matthias, who replaced Judas, was a bishop?" - I'm just trying to follow the logic of the definition in the article that you have cited. That article asserts the idea of apostles being bishops with a definition of apostles being the ones whom Jesus sent to teach and baptize all the nations after Jesus' mission was accomplished. Based on Acts 1:21 we can tell for sure that Matthias was among those sent ones, and, therefore, following the logic of the article, he is a bishop; however, Judas Iscariot was not among those whom Jesus was sending - he was already dead by then.
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accepted Proper way of mentioning a town name for the first time
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comment Scriptural basis for monarchical episcopate
"** Yes, the Apostles were bishops...**" - That article, the link to which you have provided, basis the idea of Apostolate-episcopate on the definition of the Apostles: "sent into the world a body of teachers and preachers after Jesus' mission was accomplished", however, Judas Iscariot was never among those whom He sent to teach all the nations baptizing them into the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.
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accepted Why First Epistle to St. John by St. Ignatius of Antioch is considered to be spurious?
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comment Why First Epistle to St. John by St. Ignatius of Antioch is considered to be spurious?
WOW!! Great answer! Thank you.
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asked Why First Epistle to St. John by St. Ignatius of Antioch is considered to be spurious?
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comment Scriptural basis for monarchical episcopate
I don't understand. Peter applies these words to Judas Iscariot. Does this mean that Judas was a bishop?!
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asked Scriptural basis for monarchical episcopate
May
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comment Correct pronunciation of the name Geoff
@NathanTuggy - "Geoff becomes Jef, and so forth. Harder to read, but..." - Did you mean to say "Jeff becomes Geoff"?
May
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accepted Correct pronunciation of the name Geoff
May
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comment Correct pronunciation of the name Geoff
Ah, I got it now. Thank you!
May
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asked Proper way of mentioning a town name for the first time
May
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comment Correct pronunciation of the name Geoff
pronounced like the second spelling — jef'ree - Do you mean that whether it's "Geoff" or "Jeff" they should always be pronounced as [jef'ree]?! In other words,they should always be pronounced as two-syllable words?
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asked Correct pronunciation of possessives ending on "-s"
May
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asked Correct pronunciation of the name Geoff
May
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awarded Popular Question
May
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comment Do the Orthodox pray to John the Baptist?
Can you, please, provide some sources.
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comment Do the Orthodox pray to John the Baptist?
@curiousdannii - I don't have any quotes or references. I just saw them pray to many different saints, yet have never seen them pray to John the Baptist. This was all that prompted my question.
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comment 1st Thessalonians 4:13-14: "those who sleep in Jesus"
@fumanchu - Ah, I see now. Thank you. Quite an interesting insight.
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