Are there living apostles in the church today? Some religious groups believe the doctrine of apostolic succession which says that modern apostles or authority figures in the church can trace their particular office back to the original apostles in the 1st century. They contend that this proves they are the ‘true church’. But is this doctrine scriptural? Is this how we discover the loyal church of the bible? In this part 3 of our series “The King’s Men” we look at the problems with ‘apostolic succession’ and why Christians today need to be following a different source of authority in faith in practice.
Was Paul really an apostle? If so, does he possess the same authority as the other apostles? Many of Paul’s writings are controversial today even among religious people. They were in the first century too! So, are we to heed his instructions in the church today? We examine those questions in part 2 of our series: The King’s Men.
In our latest LTBS “Classics” release, Irvin Barnes is once again our speaker, preaching from Romans 3. Bro. Barnes has taught the first 8 chapters of Romans extensively throughout his long preaching career. He was the host of Let the Bible Speak during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. This broadcast is from September 1988. We hope you enjoy!
Who were the King’s Men? They are called in scripture the ‘apostles’. The word ‘apostle’ means one sent on a mission. The men personally chosen by Christ to carry forth and publish the gospel scheme of redemption were given seats of authority in the church and occupied a unique office with it. Are there still apostles alive today or do these men still speak in the stead of Christ Jesus? In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, Kevin begins a 3-part series of studies on the apostolic office and what it means to those of us in the Kingdom of the Lord today.
In part two of ‘God’s Ancient Landmarks’, we continue surveying the boundaries God has set including those that delineate between false and acceptable worship. We also look at the landmarks He has set regarding fellowship and the Christian’s spiritual separation from the world.