Why Is Christianity True?; Christian Evidences

Why Is Christianity True?; Christian Evidences

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...above, show his close conformity to the teachings of John.10. 215. Behind Justin Martyr stands Papias, bishop of Hierapolis, in Asia Minor, whose testimony links us with apostolic men and women. Papias was born about 65 A. D. He published an Exposition of the Oracles of Our Lord about 135 A. D. Papias was acquainted with companions and friends of seven apostles and two disciples of the Lore He says he learned that Mark's Gospel was the repo of Peter, and that Matthew wrote in Hebrew. Aristion and the "Presbyter John" were the surviving disciples of the Lord whom Papias knew. The "elder" informed him about Mark's Gospel. There is no mention of Luke and John in the fragments of the writings of Papias which have been preserved. These fragments we have preserved in the Ecclesiastical History of Eusebius, who wrote about 300 A. D. Papias may have referred to Luke and John in the original work. It was not required by the aim and plan of Eusebius to tell all he found in Papias, or other sources from which he drew. Eusebius explains that he meant to narrate not all but only the most interesting and significant facts regarding the Gospels.11 Eusebius himself accepted all four of the Gospels. Indirectly then his neglect to mention Luke and John in connection with Papias implies that Papias does mention these Gospels. For had he been silent about them this would have been an interesting and significant fact itself, like those given about Matthew and Luke. Polycarp, bishop of Smyrna, was born A. D. 70, and suffered martyrdom about 155 A. D. He wrote an epistle to the Philippians and quotes from Matthew, Mark and Luke, though not from the Gospel of John. Did Polycarp accept John's Gospel, or did that Gospel exist in Polycarp's day?...show more

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