Irenaeus Was Totally Catholic

St. Irenaeus is one of the most well known church fathers. Here are 7 quotes of his that show he was totally Catholic.

Patristic Theories of Redemption

The fathers of the early church fought very hard to preserve orthodox teaching regarding the person of Christ.  There were numerous assaults on his divinity and nature, and the Council of Chalcedon seemed to put the issue to rest for good.  The teaching that Jesus Christ, was eternal, always existed, is fully divine, and fully... Continue Reading →

Thank you Jesus!

What did Jesus do to save us?  The importance of this question is one that has a real possibility to be understated.  It is a question that has been asked for all of church history, and theologians have debated it for centuries.  The reason is because it is the eternal question with eternal significance.  The... Continue Reading →

Irenaeus and the Rule of Faith

In the second century Gnosticism threatened to tear the young Christian church apart.  It was a heresy that taught that all matter was evil, Jesus was spirit, and that true salvific doctrine was passed down through a secret oral tradition[1].  To combat this growing problem the early church father Irenaeus wrote a lengthy treatise titled... Continue Reading →

Missions and the Early Church

Throughout the history of the church missions have played a vital role.  The Lord himself thought it was crucial and told the disciples to spread his message throughout the world.  They were told to teach, baptize, and to make other disciples.  Today we call this command the Great Commission.  The disciples came from a variety... Continue Reading →

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