My dear friend in Christ,
Have you ever pondered just WHY, in all of God’s Created universe, only humanity is RATIONAL, which requires a mind, intellect & freewill?
In small part it is that we could use these God granted gifts to answer logically, questions such as you posit.
Its a GOOD question, precisely because it seems not to be answered.
BUT is it really?
Mt 10: 1-4 Matt.10: 1 to 4
And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every infirmity. The names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zeb’edee, and John his brother; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him
SO WE SEE HERE JESUS SHARING SOME OF HIS GODLY POWERS WITH THE 12 APOSTLES; BUT ALSO THAT PETER, BY NAME IS LISTED AS “FIRST”
Now let’s continue with verses 5-8 of the same book and chapter
Matt.10 Verses 5 to 8
These twelve Jesus sent out, charging them, "Go nowhere among the Gentiles, and enter no town of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And preach as you go, saying, `The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying, give without pay
Now we have 2 more LESSONS:
The Mandate is directly and exclusively to tHis Apostles
The"Go ONLY to the house of Israel" [NO FURTHER]
Does the Mandate stand for all time? No it does not
Mt 28:18-20 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. [AND I PASS IT ON TO YOU] [YOU again direct & exclusive] Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded YOU; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.”
Again 2 Lessons
Jesus EXPANDS there ministry to the ENTIRE World
Once again the COMMAND is direct and exclusive:
So then the logic comes in
How could ANY 12 Apostles teach ALL that Christ taught THEM to the entire world? SUCH is impossible; so we ought to be able to see that it WAS Jesus Himself who instituted by absolute necessity; Both Apostolic and Papal z=succession.
BUT what about Peter and Papal succession?
I could supply a list of Peter Bible first, which can be GOOGLED.
In setting up His One True Faith & Church Jesus was not “reinventing the wheel”; NO rather He was just following His Own [as part of the Trinity Godhead] OT example where Yahweh always choose One man to lead HIS Chosen People
Adam, Noah, Abram, The Judges, the Kings like David and Solomon, and the Prophets; leading to John the Baptist, who of course led to Jesus, who freely choose “MY Church” [singular[, & the 12 Apostles who ALL knew were led by Peter [one MAN]. GOOGLE “the Early Fathers on the Primacy.”
God Bless you,