The Twelve Apostles: "who were the 12 Apostles?"

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The purpose of this book is to determine the meaning of the word apostle, as well as the qualifications, training, and commission of the original twelve apostles . The names of these twelve apostles are found in Matthew 10:2-4: “Simon Peter,” “Bartholomew,” “Thomas,” “Matthew the publican,” “James the son of Alphaeus,” “Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus,” “Simon the Canaanite,” and “Judas Iscariot.” This biographical sketch will deal with their name and family background, their biography from the New Testament, and their biography from other sources, with special emphasis on their character throughout.

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Dr. John D. Wesley Senior Bishop, The Honorable Dr. John D. Wesley was born the youngest of 12 children to the late Brother Robert & Deaconess Mamie Wesley of Madison, FL. Dr. Wesley began his religious training at an early age at the St. Paul Holiness Church in Nankin, GA, where he was a member. Dr. Wesley was called upon to serve his country through the United States Army for over 20 years and retired in 1973. During this time period, Dr. Wesley proclaimed the Word of God in Austria, Korea, Vietnam, Germany, and other countries. While in Germany, there was a lot of racial tension among the troops; seizing the opportunity to spread God's Word and be an example for all men, Dr. Wesley intervened through ministry, which bought about harmony. Also, Dr. Wesley organized a gospel choir consisting of his six children and the troops, which initiated a fellowship among the other bases in Germany. In 1971, while stationed in Fulda, Germany, Sr. Bishop Wesley along with his wife, Evangelist Dr. Mary Wesley, was awarded with an Appreciation Certificate, that was issued by the General Commission of Chaplains in Washington, D.C. and was presented to the Wesleys' for the role they played in helping to quell racially unrest on the army post, and their overall involvement with the Chapel Services. Dr. Wesley received his Bachelor of Religious Education from Heritage Bible College, Dunn, NC in 1978. He graduated Magna Cum Laud from Shaw University in 1982. In 2007, Apex School of Theology bestowed upon him the Doctorate of Divinity Degree. In 1998, Dr. Wesley was installed as Senior Bishop of the Holy Bible Church of God. Dr. Wesley founded and was installed as the Senior Bishop of the One Accord Holiness Church in 2006. One Accord Holiness Church and Friendship Worldwide Church of God merged with True Word of God in the winter of 2012; thus, creating One Accord Worldwide Church of God, Incorporated, where Dr. John D. Wesley, A Man after God’s Own Heart, serves as the Presiding Prelate. He lives by the motto, “May The Works I Do Speak For Me.”

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