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Priesthood, book by H. H. Pope Shenouda III

124- The Apostles Are The Foundation

 

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صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: أيقونة المسيح والاثنى عشر تلميذًا - رسم سنة 1100

[7] The Apostles Are The Foundation

(1 Pet 2:5) you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

So the Lord Jesus built His Kingdom on the foundation of the apostles, as we have discussed this issue before here on st-takla.org in other sections. It is obvious that a building can not stop at the foundation, but it must grow and continue.

(Eph 2:20) having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone,

Hence the apostles were the foundation, but were not the complete building.

It is not logical to leave the apostolic foundation without building on it.

This is why the apostolic responsibility were handed down to their successors


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