A Church History Volume 1

A Church History Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...was confirmed by His Miracles of might and mercy, such as no CHRISTS MIRACLES--THE APOSTLES AND 223 EVANGELISTS. Teacher of heresy has ever been able to work. Christ not only wrought miracles, but enabled His Apostles to work them; and some miracles (Irenams says) were still performed by the power of Christ in the Church, and in the Church alone (c. 67). In his Preface to the Third Book, Irenaeus says that in the two former he had displayed the succession of Heretics from Simon Magus, and their doctrines, and he will now proceed to show from Holy Scripture that their doctrines are repugnant to that one, true, life-giving Faith which the Church has received from the Apostles, and they from Christ, and which she delivers to her children. He then says, "We have not received the dispensation of our salvation from any others than those from whom the Gospel has come to us. We are not, as the heretics profess to be, wiser than the Apostles. After our Lord rose from the dead, and they were endued with the power of the Holy Ghost coming down from heaven, they were filled with all wisdom in all things, and received perfect knowledge, and went forth into the ends of the Earth, preaching the good things we have from God, and announcing heavenly peace to all." S. Irenaeus knew nothing of the "Development of Christian Doctrine." Such a system is characteristic of Gnosticism rather than of the Primitive Church. He then specifies the origin and chronology of the composition of the Four Gospels, of St. Matthew, St. Mark, St. Luke, and St. John, showing that these four Gospels and none other were then received by the Church, as true and divinely-inspired narratives of the Life and Ministry of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. 224 ONE...show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236967364
  • 9781236967367