Ignatius of Antioch<quoted text>
But what about Saint Ignatius of Antioch who was the generation before Justin, and DID hear the word from the Apostles? Were HIS writings corrupted too?
"wherever the Bishop appears, there let the people be, as wherever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church. It is not lawful to Baptize or give communion without the consent of the Bishop. On the other hand, whatever has his approval is pleasing to God, thus will be safe and valid"
"take note to those who hold heterodox opinions on the grace of Jesus Christ who has come to us. They refrain from the Eucharist because they do not confess the Eucharist is the flesh of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Flesh which suffered for our sins and the Father, in His goodness, raised up again. They who deny this gift are perishing in their disputes"
You can't deny that this is what the Apostles taught. This is exactly why the Catholic and Orthodox still believe this 2,000 yrs later and will not bow down to any of the thousands of private interpreters tellin us 'we got it all wrong'. You guys are like little buzzerds picking apart the Holy Church from every angle imaginable. It reeks of something evil- although you yourself may not be evil -you're inadvertently being pawns of the Devil by trying to tear apart his arch enemy.
Also called Theophorus (ho Theophoros); born in Syria, around the year
50; died at Rome between 98 and 117.
More than one of the earliest ecclesiastical writers have given
credence, though apparently without good reason, to the legend that
Ignatius was the child whom the Savior took up in His arms, as
described in Mark 9:35. It is also believed, and with great
probability, that, with his friend Polycarp, he was among the auditors
of the Apostle St. John. If we include St. Peter, Ignatius was the
third Bishop of Antioch and the immediate successor of Evodius
(Eusebius, Church History II.3.22). Theodoret ("Dial. Immutab.", I,
iv, 33a, Paris, 1642) is the authority for the statement that St.
Peter appointed Ignatius to the See of Antioch. St. John Chrysostom
lays special emphasis on the honor conferred upon the martyr in
receiving his episcopal consecration at the hands of the Apostles
themselves ("Hom. in St. Ig.", IV. 587). Natalis Alexander quotes
Theodoret to the same effect (III, xii, art. xvi, p. 53).
7Th Day writes:
We most ceertianly know He could not have set in Jesus's lap if he was born in 50 A.D.
By the time Igntius would have been grown or become the age of 30 the Apostle John would have already been in custody of Rome and being exiled to the island of Patmos.
The above would apply to the following as well.
Polycarp (69 155)
It is recorded by Irenaeus, who heard him speak in his youth, and by Tertullian, that he had been a disciple of John the Apostle. Saint Jerome wrote that Polycarp was a disciple of John and that John had ordained him bishop of Smyrna.
Peter very doubtful that he even knew Ignautis and biblically a Priest was usually not ordained til 30 or even considered til the age of 25.
He was born about 1 B.C. and died sometime around A.D. 67.
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