Did revelation end with the death of the last apostle? I’ve heard this before, but do not remember where this teaching came from…does it happen to be biblical?
If that is true, why is it that the Church continued to define dogmas like Papal Infallibility, the Immaculate Conception, and the Assumption of Mary. I believe these articles of faith, but my understanding is that they have always been a part of the early Church, but were not properly defined nor necessary for belief until they were proclaimed by the Church. An analogy to help you understand how I see it…You know your mom has always loved you, but when she finally tells you the exact words “I love you” then you know for sure and can believe it with comfort. Is this correct understanding?
Also if revelation did end with the death of the last apostle, why is it that we hear of apparitions? I know we aren’t required to believe in them, but if the Church accepts the validity of some, wouldn’t that go against revelation ending with the last apostle? Doesn’t even accepting that there are apparitions go against it?
Thank you and please help me with my discernment.