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True Apostolic Succession

 
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#1 | Posted: 22 May 2024 01:10 
Francis Pieper wrote in volume 3 of his «Christian Dogmatics» that the Church is apostolic, but not because there is a physical line of succession from the Apostles to the pastors and teachers of today. The true apostolic succession is in the teaching. All those who faithfully profess and teach the Gospel, the word of the Apostles, are heirs of the Apostles. Just as Scripture tells us that the true children of Abraham are those who share Abraham's faith, so the true successors of the Apostles are those who hold fast to the Apostles' doctrine.

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Pieper, Francis. 1953. «Christian Dogmatics,» vol.3. The Attributes of the Christian Church. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House.

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