Top 5 Takeaways from the 2nd-Century Church

Most of us know a bit about first-century Christianity, since we're probably familiar with the writings of the New Testament. The Acts of the Apostles and Paul's letters, for example, show a fledgling church confronting its first challenges and controversies—all the while giving us a peak at early Christian beliefs and practices. But what happened after the Apostles left the scene?

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He built this city on rock and scroll

Jesus has given his followers two means of connecting with him in particular: the written Word of God and its servants, the church's pastors. Jesus founded his church on apostolic writings and on apostolic leaders—on the Bible and on bishops.