The construction of the church necessitated the foundational work Apostles & Prophets. When referring to God’s household, the church, Paul wrote: “…having been built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone” (Ephesians 2:20).
Premise 1 – While the work of evangelists and pastor/teachers is important, only the apostles and prophets are described as being the foundation upon which the church is built.
Premise 2 – The “foundation of the apostles and prophets,” the foundation which they laid, was their revelation. (later signifying the completed bible)
Premise 3 – Jesus is the Chief Corner Stone of that foundation and there’s only one chief corner stone and thus only one foundation.
Premise 4 – There’s no need for other foundations.
Conclusion 1 : There is, therefore, no need for Apostles & Prophets today.
Conclusion 2: Hence, there are no Apostles & Prophets today.
Conclusion 3: Pastors, Teachers, and Evangelists are the only ongoing means by which the church is built.
Are the previous premises and conclusions valid? Why or Why Not?