Recently I have been in discussion with some 5 point Calvinists. Yet I was a little surprised to learn that many of them believe that the office of ‘Apostle” is still present today.
As proof, they said that Epaphroditus was clearly an ‘Apostle’.
Personally even if they could make a case that Epaphroditus was indeed an ‘Apostle’. It does not in any way mean that the office of Apostle is still around today.
I have two questions. My understanding has always been that the office of ‘Apostle” was only for people such as Paul, Peter, John, etc…
Could we include people like Epaphroditus as people who hold the office of ‘Apostle”?
Is there a Scripture passage that you believe shows the office of ‘Apostle’ died out with the Apostles?
Tom