Polycarp, disciple of the Apostle John, and the second century church

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Other titlesPolycarp and the second century church
Statementby Stephen Long.
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The book brings in many interesting insights about the end of the life of the apostle John, as well as many first century leaders. Anyone in Christian leadership will find Polycarp a great example for your life and leadership role.

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Polycarp, disciple of the Apostle John, and the second century church/5(12). Polycarp Disciple Of The Apostle John And The Second Century Church book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. By Faith They held 5/5(1). Polycarp was born around the year Disciple of the Apostle John He is a very important figure in the Early Church era, as his Letter to the Philippians is one of the earliest surviving writings.

Both Irenaeusand Tertullianrecorded that Polycarp was a disciple of the Apostle John. Polycarp was a personal disciple of the Apostle John.

As an old man, he was the bishop of the Church at Smyrna in Asia Minor (present-day Turkey). Persecution against the Christians and the second century church book out there and believers were being fed to the wild beasts in the arena.

The crowd began to call for the Christians' leader Polycarp. According to the early Church Father Irenaeus, who knew him, Polycarp was a disciple of the apostle John (the last surviving member of the twelve disciples), and other Church Fathers confirmed this, recording also that he was ordained by John as Bishop of Smyrna.

Polycarp was also responsible for converting many from Gnosticism. His only existing writing, a pastoral letter to the church at Philippi, shows he had little formal education, and was. The Apostle John is believed to have lived as late as / A.D.

Polycarp was a disciple of the Apostle John. Polycarp became the bishop/pastor of Smyrna from apostolic anointing. He led the Churches of God, in at least the Asia Minor area, for decades in the second century.

Most books on Church History do not emphasize this time period when the Church was very young, but Polycarp and the Second Century Church is entirely devoted to this critical period and shows what happened to the Church after the book of Revelation was written and the apostles went to Heaven.

Answer: Polycarp was a bishop of the early church, a disciple of the apostle John, a contemporary of Ignatius, and the teacher of Irenaeus. According to Irenaeus, Polycarp “was instructed by the apostles, and was brought into contact with many who had seen Christ.” He lived from the latter half of the first century to the mid-second century.

polycarp knew john and other apostles The reason why Polycarp is important as he’s a bridge to the original apostles themselves. According to his student Irenaeus (try spelling that name without looking it up), Polycarp was a student of the apostle John, and he knew other apostles, although they go unnamed.

Polycarp ( CE), also known as Saint Polycarp, was a Christian bishop of Smyrna, the modern city of Izmir in was an Apostolic father, meaning he was a student of one of the original disciples of Christ; and he was known to other important figures in the early Christian church, including Irenaeus, who knew him as a youth, and Ignatius of Antioch, his colleague in the Eastern.

Oftentimes, Irenaeus, as a student of Polycarp, who was a direct disciple of the Apostle John, believed that he was interpreting scriptures in the same hermeneutic as the Apostles. This connection to Jesus was important to Irenaeus because both he and the Gnostics based their arguments on Scripture.

As a boy, Polycarp was taken into the care of St. John Apostle, for whom Polycarp became a beloved disciple.

He was raised and formed in faith by one of the Sons of Thunder, who according to Mark were James son of Zebedee and his brother John (to them he gave the name Boanerges, which means "sons of thunder"), and it was John who appointed him bishop of the Church. Polycarp Disciple of the Apostle John and the Second Century Church is interesting and compelling throughout.

It is very well written, but more importantly, the book speaks to the inner man. Learning of the faith of our Second Century Brethren and their exploits increases faith today/5.

Polycarp served as bishop of Smyrna for some six decades, from the closing years of the first century to the mid-second century. The early-third-century theologian Tertullian writes in chapter 32 of his Prescription Against Heretics that, according to “original records,” it was the apostle John himself who ordained Polycarp to that office.

His later years as bishop saw major changes begin. Irenaeus 's witness based on Papias represents the tradition in Ephesus, where John the Apostle is reputed to have lived. Irenaeus was a disciple of Polycarp, thus in the second generation after the apostle.

According to many scholars, he states unequivocally that the apostle is the author of the Gospel. That is why the stories surrounding Polycarp and Polycrates are very important to the topic of church history. Polycarp, a disciple of the apostle John.

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Irenaeus, a bishop and historian who lived during the second century, wrote in Against Heresies (Book 3, chap. 3, paragraph 4). Now I’d like to make the argument even stronger by offering thirty-six quotations from nine different early church fathers. All of these quotations predate the Council of Nicea.

Polycarp (AD ) was the bishop at the church in Smyrna. Irenaeus tells us Polycarp was a disciple of John the Apostle.

In his Letter to the Philippians he says. The Apostle John (also known as Saint John) was one of Jesus Christ’s 12 disciples, and a prominent leader in the early Christian church.

Along with James and Peter, John was one of Jesus’ closest confidants, and he is traditionally considered the author of the Gospel of John. The Martyrdom of John the Son of Zebedee The Gospels. The Gospels of Matthew and Mark record a prophecy of the martyrdom of the Zebedee brothers. The metaphor of the cup is used elsewhere in the Gospels and other early Jewish/Christian literature (Martyrdom of Isaiah, Targum Neofiti, Martyrdom of Polycarp) to denote earliest interpreters (Origen, Chrysostom, Cyprian, Aphrahat, and.

John was the last of the original apostles, but the truths of Christianity did not die with him. His spiritual children continued to stand firm in the faith in Christ as the Son of God that John had heard, seen, and even touched (as John tells us in 1 John ). One of John's spiritual sons, Polycarp, was born about 69 A.D.

Papias (A.D. 60–) was Bishop of Hierapolis in Phrygia, Asia Minor. He was a contemporary of Polycarp, who was a disciple of the Apostle John.

According to Martin Erdman, Papias “represented a chiliastic [premillennial] tradition which had its antecedents in Palestine” (The Millennial Controversy in the Early Church, ) Papias’s.

Polycarp was a disciple of the Apostle John. In the late 1st century (or the early second century) he was put in charge of the Church of God in Smyrna.

Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox revere him as a saint (as do some Protestants). In The Church History, Eusebius quotes Irenaeus, saying of Polycarp that he " was not only instructed by the apostles, and acquainted with many that had seen Christ, but was also appointed by apostles in Asia bishop of the church of Smyrna." This also would connect Irenaeus to the apostolic line of John, since Irenaeus was discipled by Polycarp.

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According to Irenaeus, his teacher Polycarp (a disciple of the Apostle John) told the story that John the Apostle rushed out of a bathhouse at Ephesus without bathing when he found out Cerinthus was inside, exclaiming, "Let us fly, lest even the bath-house fall down, because Cerinthus, the.

Polycarp was a bishop of the early church, a disciple of the apostle John, a contemporary of Ignatius, and the teacher of Irenaeus. According to Irenaeus, Polycarp “was instructed by the apostles, and was brought into contact with many who had "se.

The Apostle and Cerinthus. Irenaeus cites a story from Polycarp (ca. 69 - ca. AD), Bishop of Smyrna, who was a contemporary of St. John. "John, the disciple of the Lord, going to bathe at Ephesus, and perceiving Cerinthus within, rushed out of the bath-house without bathing, exclaiming, 'Let us fly, lest even the bath-house fall down, because Cerinthus, the enemy of the truth, is within.'" 1.

Polycarp was a major leader, if not the most important one, of the Christian church in the 2nd century.

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Although based in Asia Minor, he was the first known Christian leader to go to Rome for the express purpose of denouncing various heretics/heresies and to turn people back to the true Christian church (Ibid and Irenaeus, Adversus Haeres, Bk.

Following the same line of argument, Jacob Prasch hails Irenaeus (c. ), Bishiop of Lyons, as a “Pivotal figure” due to the fact that he was a disciple of Polycarp, who in turn was a disciple of the Apostle John.For example, John had a disciple named Polycarp (AD ), a young man who heard the apostle’s sermons in Ephesus, absorbed his teaching and became a bishop and martyr in nearby Smyrna.

Polycarp had a follower named Irenaeus (AD ), who became Bishop of Lyons and who wrote: “John, the disciple of the Lord, who also leaned on him. Irenaeus was born between and AD, in Smyrna (modern Izmir, in Turkey).

Irenaeus often heard the aged Polycarp preach. Polycarp was a close associate of the apostle John, and Irenaeus treasured this close connection with an eyewitness of Christ's time on earth.