Errata

If you have received the physical booklet in the post, certain changes should to be made to bring it into line with the web version. They are listed below. The Web version should be taken as the correct version.

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Print Date now reads:
September 2011

Chapter 2 Apostles of the Early Church

Page 9 - end of paragraph 2 now reads:
at His return - within the Kingdom of God

Page 12 - paragraph 2 now reads:
In Romans 16 two individuals are mentioned: Andronicus and Junia. There are different ways of translating this passage, but it is possible that these were apostles (sent) for a specific reason. However, we are not given any details: Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen, and my fellowprisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me (Rom 16:7)

Page 12 - last paragraph (section on John the Baptist):
There is one individual who at first glance nobody would tend to think of as having fulfilled an apostle-like role, yet John the Baptist is somewhat unique in this regard, as he preceded Christ unlike the twelve. The reason it is important to recognise this aspect of John the Baptist, is that he was described by Christ as the type of one prophesied to come just before His second coming. This latter fulfilment is prophesied to have a similar role in being sent before Christ, to prepare a people for Christ's return. This is why the subject of apostleship is absolutely vital for the true people of God today.

Two things indicate the apostle-like role of John the Baptist. First is the wording used within the prophecies predicting his arrival: God says: "Behold, I send My messenger, and he will prepare the way before Me (Mal 3:1) and Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet (Mal 4:5-6). These scriptures show that John the Baptist was to be sent by God - the very meaning of the title apostle.

The second aspect is the way in which Christ Himself referred to John: But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yes, I say unto you, and more than a prophet. For this is [he], of whom it is written, Behold, I send [grk: apostello] my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee (Matt 11:9-10). When this verse is understood in the light of the offices currently within the Church: first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers … (I Cor 12:28), then we see that the only role greater than a prophet is an apostle. Christ therefore seems to imply an apostle-like role here of John the Baptist.

John the Baptist was "sent" to do a specific job. He is also the type of an apostle (one sent) who is prophesied. This latter individual is prophesied to appear at the end-time, when an elect people of God must be prepared as part of the very living Temple to which Christ is going to return. The existence of this end-time apostle will be covered later in the booklet - in chapter eight.

Chapter 3 An Apostle Lays Foundations

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had been taught (Titus 1:9, II Tim 1:13; Jude 1:3; II Thes 2:15)

Chapter 4 Removing Blindness for the First Time

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Then, picturing the Corinthian Church as a virgin bride, he warns how the first woman – Eve – was beguiled by Satan, and shows how this could happen again to them spiritually, “For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or [if] ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with [him]. (II Cor 11:4). The problem was that there were men teaching things at odds with the revelation originally given by God through the apostle Paul, who was specifically sent to illuminate the Corinthian Church.

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When a woman from Canaan asked Him to heal her demon-possessed daughter, He initially totally ignored her.

Chapter 7 When an Apostle dies

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that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance (II Pet 1:14-15).

Chapter 9 The Evidence of Our Apostle

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(Mystery of the Ages page 9)

Chapter 11 Getting Back on Track

page 91 - paragraph 2 now reads:
We are today in “Fatal Danger” as Mr Armstrong thundered at us in 1978. There are indeed “men” trying to take our crown (Rev 3:11).

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These hypocrites were happy to use John when it suited them (Matt 3:7) but here claimed no one could tell if it was God who SENT John the Baptist.