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The Bible is very clear about the office of apostle when it states:
“And He set some in the Church, first apostles…” 1 Corinthians 12:28
First in the sense that they were chosen by the Lord Jesus to be with Him (Mark 3:13-14) and then to be the leaders of the early church after it’s birth on the Day of Pentecost.
First in the sense that they were needed as eye witnesses to all that had happened in the Lord’s three years of ministry; His death, His resurrection, His appearances over a period of weeks, and then His ascension into Heaven. In fact, this was the criterion for picking the person who would replace Judas Iscariot as the new twelfth apostle (Acts 1:21-22). Read more