Biblical Qualifications for an Apostle
Can Spriggs meet the requirements for an Apostle?

  1. The apostles received their commission directly from the living lips of Jesus.

  2. The apostles saw the Savior after His resurrection.

  3. The apostles exercised a special inspiration. They expounded and wrote
    Scripture. (See John 14:26; 16:13; Gal. 1:11-12).

  4. They exercised supreme authority (see John 20:22-23; 2 Cor. 10:8).

  5. The badge of their authority was the power to work miracles (see Mark 6:13;
    Luke 9:1-2; Acts 2:43). Such power is not invested in men today. That was the
    badge of an apostle. John wrote at the end of the first century, "If there come any
    unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid
    him God speed" (2 John 10). The badge was no longer the ability to work
    miracles but having the right doctrine.

  6. They were given a universal commission to found churches (see 2 Cor. 11:28).