Jordan’s specific target in this chapter is the rite of confirmation. I want to expand the sights. If you are in the “Really True Church” and I am not, yet you are kind enough to consider me a “Christian,” then the only conclusion one can draw is that I am a second-class Christian. Yet the New Testament knows nothing of this. Jesus gives his Spirit as an arrabon to his people. Full Stop.
Two-Stage Christianity is simply an advanced form of gnosticism.
A true apostolic succession is the royal priesthood which is succession through baptism.
If we want to wax Trinitarian, then the Church is a creation of the Spirit from eternity by procession, not succession (46).