The Twofold Function of the Apostles: Testifying and Teaching

This is a subsidiary post of Apostles.
It is also a subsidiary post of The Apostles and the Truth.
It is also a subsidiary post of Testimony.

There were two aspects to the function of an apostle.  First, he was to bear witness to the resurrection of Jesus the Messiah.  Second, he was to teach what Jesus had taught him about how to properly understand what we call the Old Testament.

Here’s some more on each of those two functions:

1.  The Apostles Were Witnesses

2.  The Apostles Taught

By the way, you and I can execute the second; we cannot execute the first.  In that sense, the apostles were utterly unique.