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  • Victor on Galatians 5 - 2 years ago
    Yes I would like to know , why do we have funerals in the church.? Why are some people calling themselves Aplostles?
  • Mishael - In Reply on Galatians 5 - 2 years ago
    The only Apostles we're Jesus Disciples and Paul. They had seen the Resurrected Jesus with their own eyes.

    People wrongly feel a need to promote themselves without checking the Bible first. Don't go to that Church.
  • T. Levis - In Reply on Galatians 5 - 2 years ago
    Here are the scriptures I found concerning dead, in regards to The church.

    John 5:19-21,

    Early church was instructed

    Matthew 10:8, Matthew 10:1-42,

    Matthew 8:22, Mark 16:17-18,

    Leviticus 21:1-4,

    Leviticus 21:10-12,

    Numbers 5:1-3, Numbers 19:11-22

    Perhaps tradition started after early church hoping for miracle? Mark 7:6-9,

    Scripture concerning Apostles :

    Romans 1:1, Colossians 1:1, 1 Corinthians 1:1, 1Peter 1:1, 2Timothy 1:1, Galatians 1:1, 2 Corinthians 12:12,

    * 1 Corinthians 12:27-28, 1 Corinthians 12, in context*

    Additional Matthew 23:8-12, Matthew 23, in context

    Hopefully these are helpful
  • GiGi - In Reply on Galatians 5 - 2 years ago

    That is a good questions about funerals. If you are familiar with Scriptures, funerals were the norm throughout the Bible and history. A funeral gives a sense of closure and a last goodbye to the lost loved one. For a believer, it is an opportunity to have your last wishes be that the good news of Jesus be preached at your funeral and that God is praised for what he has done in one''s life. I have been thinking about planning my own funeral service and putting it with my will. Thanks for the reminder!

    On your other question, concerning apostles, some today believe that the office of apostle is active in today's times. But as a whole, many Christians believe that the office of an apostle ended in the first century, as an apostle needed to be an eye-witness of Jesus, and thus a contemporary and thus one who lived in Judea and knew Jesus, bring a disciple.

    Myself, I believe that mainstream view that the office of apostles ceased when the original apostles died in the first century after Jesus' death. So, I do not listen to people who claim to be an apostle in our times.

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