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apostolic succession

The bible is very clear on apostolic succession. Paul in 1 Corinthians 11:2 and 2 Thessalonians 2:15. For biblical corroboration look at Acts 1:21-26, where you'll see the apostles, immediately after Jesus' Ascension, acting swiftly to replace the position left vacant by Judas's suicide.
Look at 1 Timothy 1:6 and 4:14, where Paul reminds Timothy that the office of bishop had been conferred on him through the laying on of hands. Notice in 1 Timothy 5:22 that Paul advises Timothy not to be hasty in handing on this authority to others. In Titus Paul describes the apostolic authority Titus had received and urges him to act decisively in this leadership role.

These are some great examples of apostolic succession from the bible. Check them out read them in there full context. Also i challenge any Christians to read the writing of the first believers of Christ. Those who lived before a majority of people could read and the official canon of the new testament was compiled. It's important to remember that much of our faith has been passed down to us from the earliest of believers.