7.6.4 The authority of the Apostle ministry

The authority of the Apostle ministry derives from the calling of the Apostles by Jesus Christ and from the powers which the Lord has laid into this ministry. The importance of the ministry becomes evident in the intercessory prayer of Jesus: "As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth" (John 17: 18-19).

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