Based on the requirements and evidences of apostles, here is how we can know whether the title is fitting for the late Herbert Armstrong.
Was it Matthias or Paul who replaced Judas Iscariot? Christ did not choose him; rather, the disciples selected his name by prayer and casting lots.
The Scriptures are largely silent about the exploits of the apostles other than Paul. We have only general comments concerning their spheres of activities.
Herbert W. Armstrong was single-minded about preaching the Gospel. The scattering of the church could have been caused by members making him a type of idol.
We often spend so much time engaged in our present-day trials that we fail to understand and learn from the experiences of Christians of the past.
The socio-cultural milieu before the writing of Hebrews created difficulties for the Jewish converts to the Gospel, who were deemed to be traitors.
Considering the events and trends exhibited in the modern church of God, will it follow the disastrous example of early second-century Christianity?
God alone chooses the servants through whom He works His will. Sometimes the rationale God uses for selecting His vessels defies worldly wisdom.
John Ritenbaugh suggests that Matthew, a former publican, wrote an orderly account of the Gospel easily outlined and analyzed. This account included Christ's genealogy, the circumstances of His birth, John the Baptist's introduction of Christ, Christ's presentation to the local congregation, the sermon on the mount (a collection …
Even though everything we need in this quest has been given to us, our spiritual growth depends on believing in the promises of receiving the divine nature.
Waiting for God is an acquired virtue requiring patience and longsuffering. Times of waiting are times to practice obedience and fellowship with others.