What is the difference between a prophet and an apostle?


A Prophet is an authoritative person who divines the future and an Apostle is any important early teacher of Christianity.

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A Prophet (French: Un prophète) is a 2009 French prison drama, directed by Jacques Audiard from a screenplay he co-wrote with Thomas Bidegain, Abdel Raouf Dafri and Nicolas Peufaillit. It stars Tahar Rahim in the title role as an imprisoned petty criminal of Algerian origins who rises in the inmate hierarchy, as he initiates himself into the Corsican and then Muslim subcultures.

For Audiard, the film aims at "creating icons, images for people who don't have images in movies, like the Arabs in France," though he also had stated that the film "has nothing to do with his vision of society," and is a work of fiction.

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Islamic theology (Arabic: عقيدة‎, ʿAqīdah, plural Arabic: عقائد‎, ʿaqāʾid) is a branch of Islamic studies describing the beliefs of the Islamic faith. Any religious belief system, or creed, can be considered an example of ʿaqīdah. However, this term has taken a significant technical usage in Islamic history and theology, denoting those matters over which Muslims hold conviction. Literally, the word ʿaqīdah is derived from the triconsonantal root ʿqd (ʿaqada), which means "to tie" or "knot".

Muslims enumerate their creed to include the Six articles of belief (called arkān al-īmān). There is a consensus on the elements of this creed across all spectrums as they are clearly articulated in the Qurʾān. While some Muslim groups may hold different beliefs regarding the attributes of God or the purpose of angels, there are no disputes concerning the existence of God, that he has sent his revelation via messengers, and that man will be held to account and rewarded or punished in the afterlife.

Jesuism (Jesusism or Jesuanism) is the philosophy or teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, and adherence to those teachings. Jesuism is distinct from and sometimes opposed to mainstream Christianity. In particular, the term is often contrasted with the theology attributed to Paul of Tarsus and mainstream Church dogma. Jesuism is not opposed to the Christian Bible or Church doctrine, but rather it does not affirm their authority over the teachings of Jesus. As a philosophy, Owen Flanagan characterized Jesuism as naturalistic and rationalist, rejecting the conflict between faith and science. Though not specifically associated with Jesuism, the red letter Bibles are one method of studying the teachings of Jesus.

Prophet, seer, and revelator is an ecclesiastical title used in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) that is currently applied to the members of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. In the past, it has also been applied to the Presiding Patriarch of the church and the Assistant President of the Church.

The phrase "prophet, seer, and revelator" is derived from a number of revelations received by church founder Joseph Smith The first revelation received by Smith after the organization of the church on April 6, 1830 declared that "there shall be a record kept among you; and in it thou [Smith] shalt be called a seer, a translator, a prophet, an apostle of Jesus Christ, an elder of the church through the will of God the Father, and the grace of your Lord Jesus Christ".


In Islam, "prophet" (or nabi; Arabic: نبی, nabī; Hebrew: נביא, nâbîy; Greek: προφήτης, prophētēs), and "apostle"/"messenger" (or rasul; Arabic: رسول, rasūl; Hebrew: מלאך, mal·äk; Greek: ἄγγελος, ä'n-ge-los), are two frequently used terms to describe the numerous divinely inspired men who conveyed God's message to humanity throughout history. These men include Adam and ancient patriarchs such as Noah and Abraham, as well as later figures such as Moses and Aaron, right through to the most recent prophets, namely John the Baptist, Jesus and Muhammad. But the actual differences between a prophet and a apostle/messenger has continued to rouse debate amongst Muslim scholars, with different people interpreting the phrases differently. Most commonly, however, the two terms are used interchangeably by Muslims as well as Non-Muslims.

Muslims believe that over 110,000 prophets were sent to humanity and the jinn.

The threefold office (Latin munus triplex) of Jesus Christ is a Christian doctrine based upon the teachings of the Old Testament, of which Christians hold different views. It was described by Eusebius and more fully developed by John Calvin.

The doctrine states that Jesus Christ performed three functions (or "offices") in his earthly ministry - those of prophet (Deuteronomy 18:14-22), priest (Psalm 110:1-4), and king (Psalm 2)

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