Kim Davis, the county clerk in Kentucky who has refused to grant same-sex marriage licenses, defines herself as an Apostolic Christian.
The whole world is asking, “What does that mean?”
First, understand that there is nothing significant about that phrase. It has no religious or doctrinal significance. They do not believe that the apostles hold special power or should be worshipped: they were simply the messengers Jesus chose to establish His church. Apostolic is just a label used to generically identify a religious group.
In a nutshell, Apostolics believe that Jesus commissioned His apostles to preach and teach His saving message to the whole world. That message, first preached in Acts chapter two, is repeated throughout the Acts of the Apostles, and calls all men to repent of their sins, be baptized in Jesus’ name, and to receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, which is evidenced by speaking in tongues (a language the receiving believer does not know). The believers continue to follow the apostles by embracing the doctrines taught in the remaining books of the New Testament which leads to a lifestyle that is noticeably different from how many others choose to live.
Because these folks hold to the instructions and experiences of the apostles as being the norm, they are called Apostolic.
Next week, I will provide a 35 minute video to those on my email list that uses your Bible to explain what I’ve written above.
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If there are specific pieces of the Apostolic Christian life that you want to better understand, please send me a note and I will address it. This email will come directly to me: [email protected]
FYI – the ebook, Call Me Blessed!, (for sale to the right) will help you understand why Kim Davis does not cut her hair – which was the centerpiece of recent articles in major newspapers like the Washington Post and USA Today. (If you are on my email list, send me a note before you buy. You get a discount. [email protected])
I look forward to hearing from you!