Question: Where does it say in The Word of God to follow an Apostle?
Answer: The SURE Word of God says to Follow Christ’s Apostle as he followed Christ. To Keep the ordinances, the traditions, the commandments that we received from the Apostle. To HOLD FAST to what we have given to us through the Apostle. Why must we believe and condone the exact opposite?
1 Corinthians 12:28 And God hath set some in the Church, FIRST Apostles…(Christ called and taught Herbert W Armstrong FIRST before all in the Church afterwards)
2 Timothy 1:8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord(The Gospel Message being Preached), NOR OF ME, his Prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;
2 Timothy 1:13 Hold Fast the form of sound words, which thou has heard of me(Christ’s Apostle), in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 2:2 And the things that thou hast heard of me(Christ’s Apostle) among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
2 Timothy 2:7 Consider what I say(Christ’s Apostle); and the Lord give the understanding in all things.
1Corinthians 4:15 For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.
1Corinthians 4:16 Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.
1Corinthians 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.
1Corinthains 11:2 Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.
Phillippians 3:15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.
Phillippians 3:16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.
Phillippians 3:17 Brethren, be followers together of me(Christ’s Apostle), and mark them which walk so as ye have us(The Apostle’s) for an ensample.
Phillippians 3:18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:
Phillippians 3:19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)
1 Thessalonians 1:5 For
our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in
the Holy Spirit, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we
were among you for your sake.
1 Thessalonians 1:6 And ye became followers of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit.
1 Thessalonians 1:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us(The Apostles), ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.
2 Thessalonians 2:15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
2 Thessalonians 3:4 And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you.
2 Thessalonians 3:5 And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.
2 Thessalonians 3:6 Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.
2 Thessalonians 3:7 For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;
2 Thessalonians 3:14 And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.
2 Peter 3:1 This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:
2 Peter 3:2 That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:
2 Peter 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
2 Peter 3:4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
Acts 2:41 Then They that GLADLY received his word(The Apostle’s) were baptised: and the same day they were added unto them about three thousand souls.
Acts 2:42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
Ephesians 3:1 For this cause I Paul(The Apostle of Jesus Christ), the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,
Ephesians 3:2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:
Ephesians 3:3 How that by REVELATION he made known to ME(The Apostle) the mystery, (as I wrote afore in few words,
Ephesians 3:4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)
Ephesians 3:5 Which in other ages not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy Apostles…by the Spirit;
Matthew 10:11 (Speaking to the Apostles) And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence.
Matthew 10:12 And when ye come into an house, salute it.
Matthew 10:13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.
Matthew 10:14 And whosoever shall not receive YOU(Christ’s Apostle), not hear YOUR WORDS(What he preaches), when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.
Matthew 10:15 Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.
1 John 4:6 We are of God(Christ’s Apostles): he that knoweth God heareth us(The Apostle). Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
Revelation 3:11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
Revelation 3:3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thous shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.