It is widely assumed that an essential part of apostleship is the authority to write inspired Scripture. There are three problems with this view:

1. Scripture nowhere asserts that all apostles could write Scripture simply because they were apostles.

2. Several of the apostles did not, in fact, write Scripture. Does this disqualify them from being apostles?

3. People other than apostles did, in fact, write Scripture (Mark, Luke, the author of Hebrews, Jude).