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History of the New Apostolic Church
From Dr. theol. Lothar Gassmann
Are there apostles again? Representatives of the New Apostolic Church and other ‘apostolic’ churches and groups share this view and have called new apostles. These include, for example, the Catholic Apostolic Church, the Apostleship of Judah and the Apostleship of Jesus Christ, as well as the Reformed Apostolic Congregation and the Apostolic Congregation.
How did this come about, and did it happen rightly and in accordance with the word of scripture? These are the questions that will be addressed in the following.
The following remarks are based on a lecture I gave at the Free Theological Academy in Giessen in the mid-1990s (the style of speech was retained). May they help clarify and serve as a blessing for all readers.
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Who will be raptured?
The Chief Apostle announces: 10 million believers will be raptured!
The Chief Apostle of the New Apostolic Church let himself be carried away by this statement at a European pastoral care conference in Frankfurt.
As we have already shown in an article on the Rapture, New Apostolics wrongly associate the Rapture with the ‘First Resurrection’; the goal of every New Apostolic believer. There has recently been an extensive biblical elaboration on the subject Second Coming of Christ appear on this website.
With regard to the Chief Apostle’s latest statements about the rapture, the excerpts from the following IDEA News Ticker report fit in well with this topic:
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