In the 4/27/04 CAL, Karl said, "“General revelation ended with the death of the last apostle, toward the end of the 1st century.” He was explaining that we are obliged to follow this, and not private revelation per se. I have some questions:
**Are 2nd generation apostles (like Matthias, Paul, or Barnabas) officially considered to have partaken in General Revelation?
If not, where does the teaching come from that the receipt of General Revelation was not passed on? (after all, the power to forgive sins, bind and loose, trasubstantiate, etc… was passed on in the laying of hands)**
I’m thinking that perhaps it has something to do with a person having been a witness of Christ’s life because that’s one of the criteria used in choosing Matthias.