Luke G at ThinkTheology.org asked me in the comments if @ AGTS were I was required to interact much with the cessationist positions regarding the office of Apostle and what are your conclusions?
Here was my edited response:
We didn’t interact with cessationists positions – not too much. As to apostles AGTS did have a symposium in the fall of 2004 on subject of Apostles and Apostolic ministry which turned into a short book He Gave (GPH, 2005).
At the moment I tend to follow that true apostolic ministry/function is seen in direct cross-cultural ministry work among unreached people groups – places where the gospel has yet to be preached and churches have yet to be planted. In other words I see the trueas being one who plants churches among the unreached. Hey, that sounds kind of like Paul doesn’t it?
is not a true Apostle in my estimation – but rather a self appointed one.
But that is me, others may have different ideas.