Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyon “For He came to save all through means of Himself–all, I say, who through Him are born again to God–infants, and children, and boys, and youths, and old men.” Irenaeus, Against Heresies, 2,22:4 (A.D. 180), in ANF, I:391 Hippolytus, Bishop of Rome “And they shall baptize th
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The Church Fathers On...
What do the Church Fathers teach about all aspects of the Christian Faith and Life?
Church Fathers On...
Introduction: Is Scripture the sole rule of faith for Christians? Not according to the Bible. While we must guard against merely human tradition, the Bible contains numerous references to the necessity of clinging to apostolic tradition. Thus Paul tells the Corinthians, “I commend you because you
St. Clement of Rome (96AD): The Apostles received the gospel for us from the Lord Jesus Christ: Jesus the Christ was sent from God. Thus Christ is from God, the Apostles from Christ: in both cases the process was orderly, and derived from the will of God….They [the Apostles] preached in country a
Hermas [80AD] “[The Shepherd said:] ‘But those who are weak and slothful in prayer, hesitate to ask anything from the Lord; but the Lord is full of compassion, and gives without fail to all who ask him. But you, [Hermas,] having been strengthened by the holy angel [you saw], and having obtained
The following quotes from the early Church Fathers clearly shows that they understood justification by faith differently than what was formulated at the time of the Protestant Reformation. They did not separate justification from obedience, righteousness and sanctification, but understood all as
Confession of Sins in the Bible and Beyond From: http://preachersinstitute.com/2011/04/13/confession-of-sins-in-the-bible-and-beyond/ Confession of sins is very much a part of Biblical Faith and especially Biblical Christianity, and was closely related to the worship of the True God. From the Old
St. John Cassian (commentary on 1 Cor. 15:10): When he says ‘I labored,’ he shows the effort of his own will; when he says yet not I, but the grace of God, he points out the value of the Divine protection; when he says with me, he affirms that grace cooperates with him when he is not idle or care
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