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BINJO - Can you give me some bible verses about the need of prophet and Apostles in the foundation of the true church of Jesus Christ?
JOEL - Jesus said to his apostles:
Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit,
and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. (John 15: 16)
We need Apostles and the power given to them when they are ordained to communicate with God on our behalf.
When Jesus organized his church while on the earth Paul talked about the importance of Apostles and Prophets:
"And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man,
unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: (Eph 4: 11-13)
Paul also said speaking of the church:
"Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;" (Eph 2: 19-20)
If you think of the church as a building; what happens if the foundation is taken away? The building falls and that's why there was a falling of the church after the Apostles died (2 Thes 2: 3).
That's why Jesus restored the offices of Apostles and prophets in our day through Joseph Smith.
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