Meaning of Apostle

What is Apostle:

The term apostle comes from the Greek Απόστολος, which means send. An apostle is a propagator or a preacher of biblical doctrine, of the Christian faith and of the Power and Love of God, is a evangelizer who has the mission of preaching Jesus Christ and His redemptive work, His life, His death and His resurrection.

Each of the twelve main disciples chosen by Jesus Christ to preach and spread the Gospel (in Greek, good news) throughout the world are called Apostles (with a capital letter).

According to the Gospels, which are books written by some disciples of Jesus about His life, these were the Apostles appointed by Jesus Christ: Simon Peter, James the Greater, Andrew, John, Philip of Betsaida, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James the Less, Judas Tadeo, Simon and Judas Iscariot, the latter was replaced by Matías after the suicide of Judas and the Ascension of Jesus.

Paul of Tarsus and Barnabas were also Apostles, although they were not directly called by Jesus Christ when He was on Earth, but later. All of them had the mission of expanding the Kingdom of God, and in addition to preaching the Gospel, they performed different prodigies, signs and miracles, such as healing the sick, resurrecting, casting out demons, etc.

Some Christian religions or denominations believe that there are apostles today, for example the so-called New Apostolic Church, or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which has a Quorum of Twelve Apostles who are present today.

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In general, any person who dedicates himself to propagate a political and social ideaor to preach a doctrine or a religious belief.