Hi- Check out the use of APOSTOLOS in Eph. 4:11 where I think you'll find it's a gift and that it's main qualification is to have seen the risen Body of our LORD JESUS. 1 Cor. 9:1 et al. Of course, the main implication for today is no apostles (other than the Scriptures) for today. XAPIS, Lew Twist Hillsboro, Or.