How Many Apostles Were There?

Question: Why do you say there were just twelve apostles? It seems to me that there were at least fifteen (see Acts 1:25, 14:14; Gal. 1:19). Answer: In Matthew 10 we have the record of Jesus choosing His apostles. It reads: “Now the name of the twelve apostles are these…” (Matt. 10:2). Luke’s parallel account … [Read more…]

What Does it Mean to “Speak in Tongues”?

Question: I cannot find anyone who can satisfactorily explain to me the issue of speaking in tongues. Can you help me understand? Answer: Speaking in tongues, as it was called, was one of the Divine gifts of the Holy Spirit, which the Apostles had following the outpouring on the day of Pentecost. By these gifts … [Read more…]