At this point, Jesus officially gathers together his apostles, at least according to the biblical texts. Stories indicate that many people followed Jesus around, but these are the only ones whom Jesus is recorded as specifically designating as being special. The fact that he picks twelve, rather than ten or fifteen, is a reference to the twelve tribes of Israel. Particularly significant seem to be Simon Peter and the brothers James and John because these three receive special names from Jesus.
A man took his dog to the veterinarian and asked him to cut his tail off completely. The qualifications for being an apostle were as follows:. No believer today can honestly claim to be an apostle; for none of us have seen the risen Christ. These twelve Apostles were to preach the message of the kingdom and to go only to the lost sheep of Israel v. They needed to accept her King Jesus who had arrived. The Apostles were not to make elaborate provisions for their travel vv. They were to rely upon the gifts and hospitality of those to whom they preached.
In the years since the organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, men have been called to serve as members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Although the Lord has directed many changes in the Church since then, the fundamental duties of an Apostle remain the same. From his office near Temple Square, President M. All of them.
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