Apostle to the Church, Summary Doctrine   The word for apostle (ἀπόστολος apostolos) Classical Greek—messenger, ambassador, envoy; commander of a naval force; messenger from God. Koine—messenger, envoy. Attic inscriptions—fleet, naval expedition. New Testament—delegate, messenger, God’s messengers, a group of honored believers with special function. The apostles to the church were men: “Peter and John and…

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