Yes, I know what an allegory is. I guess that you think that the entire Bible is one big allegory.Allegorical? Are you not sure of the definition?
Because YOU say so? There is NO reason to believe that He did not mean what He said. Are the twelve tribes figurative also?There is only one throne in Heaven, not 13 of them. So Jesus must not have been speaking literally, but as the other verses show, that the saints will judge - the apostles are also saints.
You don't just get to make claims without some proof.
So you think that Jesus didn't know how many tribes there are? What a loonie.No, that is not recorded anywhere in Scripture that the 12 twelve apostles represent each of the 12 tribes. There were not twelve tribes - there were actually 14 tribes.
Neither did Barnabas have to qualify per Acts 1. He was chosen by the Holy Spirit to be an apostle just like the Bible says. As I have shown you from the Bible.Paul did not have to qualify per Acts 1, because Jesus chose Him specifically and uniquely Himself, as I showed you in numerous texts.
That qualification was SPECIFIC to the REPLACEMENT of the TWELVE apostles for the TWELVE tribes.I am not fighting the Word of God. Per Acts 1, an apostle had to be witness of Christ's resurrection and with Him during the days before Pentecost.
I agree.... that still does NOT exclude Barnabas from being an apostle JUST LIKE THE BIBLE SAYS that he is.Paul does not have to be part of those qualifications because he was singled out by Christ Himself.
Acts 14:14 (AKJV/PCE)
(14:14) [Which] when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard [of], they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out,
Your argument is against scripture. It's just as CLEAR and PLAIN as it can be.
- The Bible says that Barnabas and Paul are apostles (Acts 14:14)
- TweetyBird says that Barnabas is not an apostle.
- The Bible WINS!
- Barnabas is an apostle.
I still have NO idea why you think that is important.You are obfuscating. Once again, you objected to me stating that some of the apostles doubted that Jesus arose at His ascension, so I posted Matt and Mark to prove to you that some doubted at His ascension. I even quoted YOUR post word for word.