Malankara World

What Shall I Do To Be Saved?

By Rev. Dr. Curian Kaniyamparambil

Question 93. Only the apostles therefore received this authority and Gift of God. How can the current priests in the Church claim to have this? It all ended with the death of the apostles!

It did not end with the apostles. It was not meant to end that soon. Jesus Christ established the Church to exist till the Lord's Second Coming. Our Lord established each and every thing with the intention that it should be in existence till His Second Coming. Let us search the Bible for evidence.

Therefore Jesus wants us also to take part in the Holy Communion. It's not limited to the people who lived during the apostolic times.

When Jesus asked the apostles to preach His word till His Second Coming, didn't our Lord know that the apostles wouldn't live forever? I am surprised that some people argue in this manner.

The apostles not only passed it on from themselves to the next generation, but also decided that those people should pass it on to generations to come. This is why St. Paul asked Titus to appoint Presbyters (Elders) in each town. (Titus 1:5)

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