Works on Episcopacy Volume 2

Works on Episcopacy Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1831 edition. Excerpt: ...heart and looking up to God, say that Ignatius is not to be credited as a witness respecting the order of the Church in his time. 49. Ignatius was an old man when, for his steadfast refusal to deny the Saviour, he was thrown into the amphitheatre at Rome and devoured by lions. This occurred in the year 116 of the Christian aera, and about forty-six years after the death of Paul. He was about forty years in the service of the Church, and consequently he was in that service almost the whole interval between Paul's death and his own. He was a disciple of the Apostle John, and as the latter lived till about the year 96, he died only twenty years before Ignatius. 50. In his Epistles, written in the year 116, on his way to f Miller's Letttrt, p. 19, p. S6, 2d td. q 1 Corinth, ir. ----. r Acts zv. 25,26. Rome to suffer martyrdom, Ignatius speaks very frequently of all the orders of ministers. He speaks of the Bishop in the singular number in every instance, and in such terms as carry conviction to the mind that there was but one in a Church at one time. He attributes to him powers and authority fully equal to that exercised by the Apostles. The Bishop, according to Ignatius, was the source of authority in the Church; without his approbation nothing was to be done; in his absence the flock had no other shepherd but God.' Timothy was no more, Timothy was no less, in Ephesus. According to Ignatius, the Presbyter had no longer the title of Bishop: but he was no less than the Presbyter of Ephesus under Timothy. He was the very same in every duty, but derived all his authority from the Bishop. The same is true of the Deacon. These all, according to Ignatius, were still, as in Ephesus, ministers in the word. There, was no change whatever in the...
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  • Paperback | 222 pages
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  • English
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  • 9781236641342