What is Apostolic Succession?

JeffLogan's picture

Amen to that, Dan

Dan wrote, "...but many of us are happy that we can trace our lineage from Christ to us and happily embrace ALL true believers (as God determines in the heart) no matter what denomination they go by."

Just as Paul wrote to the Galatians...

    Sons of God

    Galatians 3
    26You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, 27for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

And here is why I don't put any stock in being Jewish, apostolic succession, or church affiliation...

    Romans 9
    6It is not as though God’s word had failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel. 7Nor because they are his descendants are they all Abraham’s children. On the contrary, “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned. 8In other words, it is not the natural children who are God’s children, but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham’s offspring. 9For this was how the promise was stated: “At the appointed time I will return, and Sarah will have a son."

God is no respecter or persons. We are saved through faith, not by works. We focus on what we are or what we do too much and it counts for naught. And, we are far too superstitious.

Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions. -Proverbs 18:2 NIV