Revelation 21:14 “And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.”

Church News, ‘Inside the Quorum of the Twelve, the Divine Calling Apostles Share with the Missionaries,’ July 27. 2017 “Elder Gerrit W. Gong, a recently called Apostle, calls it “a privilege” to meet with the missionaries who share his responsibility to “represent and testify” of the Savior and His restored gospel. The Apostles and missionaries, he added, also testify of the prophetic call of Joseph Smith, whose name would be known, according to prophecy, “for good and evil.” … “The missionaries help fulfill that prophecy every day as they testify of the Savior and the Prophet Joseph Smith—and the work he has done with the Restoration.”

2 Corinthians 11:13-14 “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.”

Oh, what a tangled web they’ve weaved…it seems the Church went out of its way on this one.

Here’s how the Holman Bible Dictionary Defines Apostle:

“Qualifications for an apostle were clear: participation in Jesus’ earthly ministry beginning with His baptism and a witness of the resurrection (Acts 1:21-22). … They taught Simon, one of the Samaritans, that apostolic power could not be purchased with money (Acts 8:20). …
Human authority had nothing to do with his apostleship, for it came through Jesus Christ and God the Father (Gal. 1:1), through the “commandment of God our Savior” (1 Tim. 1:1).”

So as a quick overview Mormon apostles are disqualified because:

1.They weren’t with Jesus at the beginning of His ministry.

2.Apostleship cannot be purchased, and Mormons pay tithe to become temple worthy.

3.They weren’t directly called of God as were the original apostles.

4.The Bible never tells us they have to witness of Joe Smith!

5.Only twelve names will be inscribed on the walls of the heavenly city. Mormons claim they now have over 100 apostles.

6.Why would you want your name to be known for ‘good and evil’?

Be sure to share this with the Mormon you know, and ask for their opinion on what the Bible says!

With Love in Christ;

Michelle

1 Cor 1:18