Definitions of apostle

  1. an ardent early supporter of a cause or reform; " an apostle of revolution"
  2. ( New Testament) one of the original 12 disciples chosen by Christ to preach his gospel
  3. any important early teacher of Christianity or a Christian missionary to a people
  4. Literally: One sent forth; a messenger. Specifically: One of the twelve disciples of Christ, specially chosen as his companions and witnesses, and sent forth to preach the gospel.
  5. The missionary who first plants the Christian faith in any part of the world; also, one who initiates any great moral reform, or first advocates any important belief; one who has extraordinary success as a missionary or reformer; as, Dionysius of Corinth is called the apostle of France, John Eliot the apostle to the Indians, Theobald Mathew the apostle of temperance.
  6. A brief letter dimissory sent by a court appealed from to the superior court, stating the case, etc.; a paper sent up on appeals in the admiralty courts.
  7. One charged with a high mission; one of the twelve persons specially selected by Christ to teach his gospel.- Luke vi. 13; the first missionary who plants the Christian faith in any region; one who labors with special success as a moral or social reformer.
  8. One sent to preach, the Gospel: specially, one of the twelve disciples of Christ.
  9. Apostolic; apostolical.
  10. One sent by the Saviour to preach the Gospel; a missionary.
  11. One of the twelve expressly commissioned by Christ to preach the Gospel; one sent on or dedicated to some high mission; an early or first missionary. Apostles Creed, a confession of faith, supposed to have been drawn up by the Apostles themselves.
  12. A person sent to perform important business; one of the immediate followers of Christ.

Usage examples for apostle

  1. Her apology was that the apostle Paul probably did not work hard at tent- making during the week that followed his hearing of the unspeakable things. – Robert Browning by Edward Dowden
  2. For thus the apostle judges that man is justified freely through faith. – The Apology of the Augsburg Confession by Philip Melanchthon
  3. The Apostle, according to the tradition, lived in a small cave on a small hill- the 'Little Mount'- fed by birds and drinking the water of a spring that bubbled up miraculously within the cave. – The Story of Madras by Glyn Barlow
  4. If Christ has not come to deceive the world through His Apostle, must not the wife go to her husband for advice? – The Priest, The Woman And The Confessional by Father Chiniquy
  5. If you can get me out of here, I promise and engage to be henceforth always yours, so help me the holy Apostle Paul! – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  6. It was the cue of some of the leading politicians present to draw out this young apostle of the reform cause. – The Lost Lady of Lone by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  7. Paul was the apostle to the outside nations. – Quiet Talks about Jesus by S. D. Gordon
  8. Glorious apostle of humanity! – Abraham Lincoln: Was He A Christian? by John B. Remsburg
  9. 7. What does the apostle say of his experience in this matter? – Bible-Readings-for-the-Home-Circle by
  10. The Apostle speaking on this Subject, asketh this Question; What Fellowship hath Righteousness with Unrighteousness? – John Woolman's Journal by John Woolman Commentator: Vida Scudder
  11. It was about a long journey and a year's residence that the Apostle James was speaking." – The Seaboard Parish, Complete by George MacDonald
  12. We already know the charges brought against the Apostle. – Walks in Rome by Augustus J.C. Hare
  13. There was one, a young man, who standing in the distance, looked and listened with such eager interest as to attract the attention of the Apostle. – A Life of St. John for the Young by George Ludington Weed
  14. The apostle indeed doth say, " I will pray with the understanding;" 1 Cor. – The Pharisee And The Publican by John Bunyan
  15. The apostle then, seeing her faith, turned to her, and begged that she would give him her veil to blind his eyes when he should be beheaded, promising to return it to her after his death. – Walks in Rome by Augustus J.C. Hare
  16. 4. If, however, any think that the apostle’ s language is also to be understood of the spiritual death of sin, they will not commit an error. – True Christianity by Johann Arndt
  17. The passage contains the reason why the apostle had urged the Christians to contend earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints. – The Doctrines of Predestination, Reprobation, and Election by Robert Wallace
  18. And so it was that the Apostle Paul came to " rejoice in his infirmities," for through his infirmities he discovered the riches of Divine grace. – My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year by John Henry Jowett
  19. For it was of sorrow rather than of sin that the Apostle was speaking. – Memoranda Sacra by J. Rendel Harris
  20. 15, the Apostle refers this passage to the preaching of the Gospel. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2 by Ernst Hengstenberg