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EARLY CHRISTIAN CHURCH HISTORY #3: EARLY CHRISTIANS QUOTED SCRIPTURE WITHOUT A ROMANIST OR KJV BIBLE

Larry Wessels, director of Christian Answers of Austin, Texas/ Christian Debater (YouTube channel: CANSWERSTV, see our playlist “Early Church History” at www.youtube.com and Steve Morrison, Ph.D, director of Research for Christian Answers (Steve is the creator of all 3 of our websites: www.BIBLEQUERY.ORG, http & www.MUSLIMHOPE.COM) take viewers on a journey through the portals of time, back to the first few centuries of the early Christian church. What did the early Christian Church teach & practice? Early pre-Nicene (before 325 AD) writers included Ignatius, Clement of Rome, Polycarp, Justin Martyr, Melito, Iranaeus, Origen of Alexandria, Tatian, Athenagoras, Polycrates, Montanus, Tertullian, Hippolytus, Cyprian, Novatian, Lactantius, Arnobius, Eusebius, Dionysius of Rome, Dionysius of Alexandria, “To Diognetus,” Papias, Theophilus of Antioch, Methodius, Adamantius, Gregory Thaumaturgus & others. Let’s ask the following question. What could you prove about early Christianity if you had no Bible, but only the pre-Nicene church writers? Here is a consensus of what four or more writers said, and none contradicted, prior to 325 AD : The Bible – B1. Study or obey God’s Word as an authority, B2. Old Testament has God’s words; study it, B3. The Old Testament prophesied about Jesus, B4. Jesus superseded some Old Testament laws, B5. New Testament has God’s words; study it,B6. Some parts of the Bible are allegorical, B7. Old Testament has types of Christ, B8. Melchizedek was a
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