TV evangelist claims new title: Apostle of Faith

It was bound to happen sooner or later. A prominent Los Angeles televangelist has declared himself to be an “Apostle.” How do I know this? Well, there’s a full-page advertisement in the May issue of Charisma Magazine congratulating evangelist Frederick K.C. Price on his fancy new title. Fans of “Dr. Price” (he’s got an honorary doctorate from Oral Roberts U) are invited to a “week-long celebration and public affirmation of Dr. Frederick K.C. Price Apostle of Faith” July 21-25 in Los Angeles.

For more on the “Affirmation Week festivities” go to www.fkcpriceapostleoffaith.com

“The Apostle’s Affirmation …will be a time of celebration, high praise, pomp and circumstance as Dr. Frederick K.C. Price is publicly affirmed,” the website promises.

Updated: April 23, 2008 — 1:07 pm

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  1. I agree with that movie review, Jose. Duvall’s performance in The Apostle is one of my all time favorites. Of course, his performance in Tender Mercies, another film with a religious theme, is one of my other faves.

  2. Peach, I suspect he’s self proclaimed. I’d never heard of him, either. But his new title reminds me of a quip made by Adlai Stevenson, when he was running against Eisenhower for the presidency. Eisenhower had apparently met with Norman Vincent Peale, and proclaimed him “America’s Apostle.” Stevenson said that as a Christian (which, as a Unitarian, he almost wasn’t), he found the Apostle Paul appealing and the Apostle Peale appalling.

  3. I was reading on tithing in another post and it referred to 1 Corinthians 4:6–and what to my surprise-it is on Apostles (not tithing). verses 9-11 are particularly interesting–unto death, no certain dwelling place and on and on–wonder is this apostle remembers these verses?

  4. Well, two hundred-odd years ago the Baptists picked themselves three Apostles out to work in Virginia: Samuel Harris, Elijah Craig, and John Waller. Didn’t work for them very well, though, and they dropped the title after about a year.

  5. Acts 1:23 And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.
    24 And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,
    25 That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.
    26 And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

    Obviously, after the death and resurrection of the Savior and His ascension into heaven, it fell upon the current apostles, with the help of the Comforter, to choose a successor to take the place of Judas and fill the empty place in the quorum. No one can choose to call himself an apostle. Like any other priesthood office, one is chosen by the Lord himself, or by the Lord’s chosen servants who already serve in such a position.

    The organization of the Lord’s church was such then; it’s the same today.

  6. Makes you wonder, doesn’t it, though, David, how it happened that James the Lord’s Brother got so involved with things by the time Acts 15 rolled around, and furthermore, how to correlate Galatians 1 and 2 with what you find in Acts? Paul claimed to be an apostle not by the approval of man but by divine revelation….

  7. Divine revelation comes through man, the existing quorum of apostles at the time. That’s how the church should work, through divine revelation from God to man. (See Amos 3:7) So, Paul’s claim to the apostleship through divine revelation could have very well came through Peter, who was the head of the church. Paul would have known that his call did not come from Peter, the head of the church, even if it would have come by way of Peter.

    James, the Brother of Jesus, could have very well been involved through another priesthood calling, be it as an apostle (one can be called as an apostle, although not as a member of the offical quorum) or another priesthood position. He could have simply been an elder of the church. It doesn’t specify in the Bible that I can tell. His words found in the book of Acts doesn’t necessarily mean he held the apostleship, simply that he was allowed to speak on the subject.

    As for if it makes me wonder….not really.

  8. David, I must disagree with you at least in part in your first paragraph. Read Galatians 1 and 2 carefully. They gave Paul and Titus “the right hand of fellowship” and told him to go to the Gentiles as Peter preached to the “circumcision,” but he seems very much to have been at odds with the establishment, touting his revelation as superior to their sanction. And James the Lord’s Brother was no simple elder of the church either. Galatians Chapter 1 names him as one of three “Pillars,” and Chapter 2 makes it clear that it was understood he had the power, from long distance in Jerusalem, to boss around not only the congregation at Antioch but to boss around Peter as well. It even implies that both Peter and Barnabas were afraid of him. So maybe we should not only wonder, but consider the time between the writing of Galatians and Acts and where we can find the words that portray actual history the most accurately.

  9. Apostle means “one sent forth” Jesus himself was called an apostle.
    Hebrews 3: 1Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;

    2Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house.

  10. Think of who Christ sent out, ‘the 12 apostles’, minus one, Paul met Christ on the road to Damascus, I mean no disrespect, but, I have never known anyone that has been face to face with the Lord.

  11. You are exactly right Carol, he was the one I called the minused one, he killed himself after he betrayed the Lord for thirty pieces of silver, I lean to believe he’ll be the coming anti-Christ, John 17:12, what did Jesus call him,’son of peridition’, also check out 2Thessalonians 2:3. Go back to John 17:12, the last part of the verse ‘that the scripture might be fulfilled.’ As of yet, scripture hasn’t been fulfilled, if all there was to Judas was to betray Christ, hang himself and have his guts bust, why would the Lord say ‘that scripture might be fulfilled.’ Also read John 13:18, then go to Revelation 13:18 Who penned John? John. Who penned Revelation? John, same person. Thirteen means Sin. Eighteen means Bondage. Six is man, 3 times 6 is 18, Revelation 13:18. John 13:18 speaks of Judas. Judas was the only one Christ ever called a devil, furthermore, it’s the only place in the Bible anyone is called a devil.

  12. Mike Huffman: The problem with scripture is with the interpretation thereof.
    John 13:18 is a direct reference to Psalms 41:9; this is the scripture Jesus was talking about that was fulfilled when Judas ate the passover with him and the other disciples. The heel reference is to the Garden of Eden, when God told that old serpent that he would bruise His heel, but He would bruise his Head (Genesis 3:15.
    Judas, the man, cannot be the Antichrist because it is appointed for man to die once, then judgement (Hebrews 9:27); However, by the time Judas partook of the last supper with Jesus, Satan had complete control of him. Satan-the devil-is the Antichrist, will be the Antichrist-once someone allows him complete control.
    Remember Jesus once said to Peter–get thee behind me Satan!– Satan tempted all the disciples–it was Judas alone that allowed complete control.

  13. Prester John, while Elijah Craig may have been a bust as an apostle, he guaranteed the employment of a million corn farmers by inventing Bourbon whiskey. Does that mean that Bourbon is apostolic in origin?

  14. Scripture isn’t the problem Carol, it’s the ones reading it, yes, I’m human, I don’t always ‘interpret’, but the word is perfect. It’s right, even if I am wrong, as far as that Judas stuff, that’s only what I believe, it doesn’t necessarily mean it is so, but since I’m on the subject, did you ever read Acts 1:25? ‘His own place’. What does that mean, his own place?

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