Paul stated that both offices of prophets and Apostles now ceased, as they laid in already the theological foundation!Yes sir, that is correct.
And here is another little fact......for those today who think that the office of Apostle is valid today..........
There is NOT ONE single Scripture in which "any" apostle lays down a line or command or even a suggestion for Succession.
The office of apostle was only avavailabe for MEN who had..........
They needed to have been with Jesus during the whole three years that Jesus was among them.
They needed to be an eyewitness of Jesus’ baptism when the Heavenly Father validated Jesus’ person and work.
They needed to have heard Jesus’ life-changing teachings and been present to see His healings and other miracles.
They needed to have witnessed Jesus sacrifice Himself on the cross and to have seen Jesus walk, talk, and eat among the disciples again after His resurrection.
Acts 1:21-22.................gives those qualifications---
"So one of the men who have accompanied us during tall the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us—one of these men must become with us a witness to his resurrection.”
Since that is not possible to take place today....Biblically then there can not be an Apostle today.
The "Sign Gifts" were given only to the 12 so that they could write the New Test. and spread the gosple to all the world in so doing.
Their abilities validated their message and when the New Test. was completed, there was then no need for the office to continue as the "Perfect" in
1 Corinthians 13:10 had come.