In Ephesians 4:11 we read, "And He gave some, Apostles and some, Prophets; and some, Evangelists; and some, Pastors and Teachers."
Almost without exception, people today accept the fact that Saul of Tarsus, the Apostle Paul, was a God called Apostle to the church, the Body of Christ. However, in the lifetime of Paul, this was not so. Some of his own converts questioned his call to Apostleship. Jesus gave Paul, flint for a forehead and Paul also 'set his face flint;' and Jesus will do the same for each of us. Do not allow anyone to intimate or cause you to take a step backward.