APOSTOLIC SUCCESSION AND APOSTLES BY STEVE FINNELL
Apostolic succession and modern-day apostles. Is this fact or fiction? Apostolic succession is supposedly the method where the ministry of the church of Christ is passed from the apostles by continuous succession.
In order to have apostolic succession there must of necessity be modern-day apostles. There is no Biblical evidence of the existence of modern-day apostles or apostolic succession.
SIGNS OF AN APOSTLE
2 Corinthians 12:12 The signs of a true apostle were performed among you with all perseverance, by signs and wonders and miracles.
There are no men today who are duplicating the signs of the apostles.
Acts 2:Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles.
Is everyone today feeling a sense of awe by the so-called modern-day apostles? I do not think so.
Acts 9:36-41 Now in Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha.....37 And it happened at that time she fell sick and died;.....40 But Peter sent them and knelt down and prayed, turning to the body, he said, "Tabitha arise." And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter, she sat up. 41 And he gave her his hand and raised her up; and calling the saints and widows presented her alive.
If there are true apostles today why are they not going to funeral homes bringing the dead back to life? Why? Because there are no modern-day apostles and there is no apostolic succession.
Signs, wonders, and miracles were performed by the apostle to prove they were representing Jesus the Son of God. They were to establish the church. The church has been established. We have the completed Bible. We do not need new revelation.
THERE IS NO APOSTOLIC SUCCESSION. THERE ARE NO MODERN-DAY APOSTLES!