Church History, Lesson 10: The Tradition is Passed On: Irenaeus

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Intro Irenaeus (135-202 AD) came from Smyrna in Asia Minor, which today is Izmir, Turkey.  Born between 130-140 AD, he studied under Polycarp (AH 3, 3:4; “Letter to Florinus” Eusebius’ Church History, 5, 20:5-8).  He provides a valuable account of the 2nd century Church, both East and West, bridging the end of the Apostolic Fathers […]

1st John, Lesson 2: Love vs. Its Antitheses

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Love vs. Hate Read 1 John 2:1-6 Excursus: Hilosmos Hilosmos: This is the Greek term, which the Septuagint (Greek translation of the Old Testament) used for the Atonement Cover on the Ark of the Covenant.  There, in the Old Covenant, the High Priest poured the blood of the sacrifices on the Ark, covering sin, represented […]