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Apostolic Succession
  • After Jesus ascends, the Apostles choose a replacement for Judas - Acts 1:21-26
  • You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me before many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also - 2 Timothy 2:1-2
  • The saying is sure: If any one aspires to the office of bishop, he desires a noble task. Now a bishop must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, sensible, dignified, hospitable, an apt teacher, no drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, and no lover of money - 1 Timothy 3:1-3
  • This is why I left you in Crete, that you might amend what was defective, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you - Titus 1:5
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