Apostolic Flimflam

But Peter said to him, “Your money perish with you, because you thought that the gift of God could be purchased with money!
Acts 8:20, NKJV

The International Coalition of Apostolic Leaders has begun selling memberships for $450. Cough up the dough and you can claim official membership in a group that has not existed for two millennia! This attempt to purchase apostleship is not original. Simon the Sorcerer offered Peter money to acquire the ability to perform apostolic miracles. The sin of simony, which refers to the buying or selling of ecclesiastical privileges, is named for him.

I once preached a sermon on 2 Corinthians 10-11, in which Paul exposed the false apostles of his day. They deceitfully claimed divine authority, boasted in themselves, insulted Paul, compared ministries, stole converts, and led the sheep astray. No apostles are living today. No ministry leader claiming any type of apostolic authority can be trusted. Just walk away.