|Are Apostles Something from the Past or Has God Restored Apostles?|
Search The Scripture And You Will Find That It Says A Lot About Apostles--and They Are For Today, Not Just The Past.
An apostle must be set by God. No one can appoint himself to the office of the apostle. It is NOT an office that glorifies the individual now, any more than it was in the early days of the Church. There is no such thing as a maverick apostle or a chief apostle, just as there is no such thing as a chief local elder. The apostles are in submission to each other and the local elders are in submission to each other and to the apostles. All are in submission to Jesus Christ and the Divine pattern laid out in Scripture and revealed by the Holy Spirit. Apostles have authority over the Church Universal. Local elders pastor (care for as a shepherd) the local Church. Deacons on both levels are spiritual ministries who work at the direction of the elders with whom they are set. The one-man ministry of pastor in the local Church is non-existent in the local churches. It certainly does not exist in Scripture.
Revelation for the Church Universal is given to the Apostles and the Prophets. From there, it is delivered to the local Churches and the local elders are to teach no other doctrine.
This is a very quick sketch of some of the revelation that has been given by the Spirit and confirmed in Scripture and this Scriptural order has been functioning for the unfolding of revelation since about the mid-twentieth century.
Last updated: Oct, 2011
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