The Ignatian Epistles Entirely SpuriousBy William Dool Killen, D.D.
The early Church functioned under multiplicy of elders noted as those more mature in their faith and commendable in their lives but in a few centuries with the development of the dominating Roman Church, a more hierarchial form of Church government appeared with singular Bishops at the head of each church and ultimately with the headship of the singular Papal leader over the entire Church. Much of the basis for this transformation is claimed to be found in the seven Epistles of Ignatius who died shortly after the end of the first century. There are many articles refuting these Epistles as forgeries but in this book, the author goes into a brilliant refutation of them leaving the claim of singular leadership in the Church by some, whether pastors, bishops or the Pope in serious discreditation.
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