(May 29, 2014)
It is always amazing to me how many people believe themselves justified in ignoring the Prophets and Apostles. It is one thing, I suppose, if having sought out a witness of the truth you cannot find one. It is another if, having found such a witness, you still attempt to hold on to your ‘independence’ by claiming that Prophets and Apostles are teachers but not leaders.
Christ Himself demonstrates that to be a lie in this chapter. He could not be more explicit – “Blessed are ye if ye shall give heed unto the words of these twelve whom I have chosen from among you to minister unto you.” This has nothing to do with any infallibility in them, but has everything to do with the fact that our Lord has chosen them, and we worship Him by following them.