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Ignatius: "the false prophets and the false apostles"

Ignatius (A.D. 30-107) a student of St. John the Apostle, said in his epistle to the Ephesians, that he was “the last of the faithful that are there (Antioch)."[1] It must be remembered that Antioch had one of the highest population of Christians at that time. If he was the “last” faithful member in a largely Christian city, what about the rest of the world, that also didn’t have apostles and prophets to correct and lead them?

Ignatius mentioned "the false prophets and the false apostles" who had already come before his time.[2] He goes on to say that “the last times are come upon us.”[3]

Notes

  1. Ignatius, "To the Ephesians," in Ante-Nicene Fathers, edited by Philip Schaff (Christian Literature Publishing Co., 1886)1:58. ANF ToC off-site This volume
  2. Ignatious, "Epistle to the Philadelphians," in 5 Ante-Nicene Fathers, edited by Philip Schaff (Christian Literature Publishing Co., 1886)1:56. ANF ToC off-site This volume
  3. Ignatious, "Epistle to the Ephesians," in 11 Ante-Nicene Fathers, edited by Philip Schaff (Christian Literature Publishing Co., 1886)1:54. ANF ToC off-site This volume