Qualifications of an Apostle
- An apostle as defined strictly by the New Testament, no longer exists today, since these three conditions had to be met:
- The person had to have been an eyewitness to Jesus after his resurrection (1 Corinthians 9:1);
- Had to have been chosen by the Holy Spirit (Acts 9:15);
- Had to have ministered with miraculous signs and wonders (Acts 2:43; 2 Corinthians 12:12).
A modern-day apostlewould typically function as a church planter—one who is sent out by the body of Christ to spread the gospel and establish new communities of believers.