Primer of Christian Evidence

Primer of Christian Evidence

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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: ...had been transmitted through the copies; to admit of this taking place, we must suppose at least some fifty years to have passed by, so that we are brought to the end of the first century, and close to the time of the apostles. This evidence from the writings of Marcion is so clear and strong that no candid mind can resist it. (iii.) France. Irenceus was bishop of Lyons about the same time or a little later. He was a native of Asia Minor; had seen and heard Polycarp of Smyrna, the disciple of St. John, in his youth; was presbyter of Lyons in A.d. 177, and carried thence a letter from the Christians there to Rome, and was made bishop of Lyons in the same year. He was born about A.d. 126. He therefore represents the beliefs and customary ideas of Christians during the first half of the second century. We find in his writings a very explicit account of Christian doctrine and practice, which he expounds in opposition to Gnostic heresies prevailing at that time. There are several names which may be mentioned together as nearly contemporary, and they represent the widespread belief of the growing Christian Church in Italy, France, and Africa, all in virtual agreement as to fundamental doctrine, and especially as to the use of the Scriptures. These names are Irenseus, Tertullian, Cyprian, Hippolytus, Clement of Alexandria, and Origen. No one can refuse to accept the bulk of their works as genuine and authentic, and the testimony which they bear to the Scriptures is overwhelming. They were quite familiar with the Old and New Testaments, and substantially as we now possess them. (iv.) Syria and the Bast. A very remarkable confirmation of the spread of Christianity in the second century is found in the writings of a man who never more

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