Even in the early church, we see Ignatius of Antioch in his Letter to the Magnesians seeking to urge Christians to acknowledge and obey the authority of their bishop, one of many titles of authority that cited apostolic succession from the early twelve apostles of Christ. In his letter, Ignatius states:...
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...ic sects so heretical and the claims to authority impossible to reconcile.
As briefly explored within this paper, the Christian faith, despite attempts to come to a consensus in search of unity in authority and teaching, has a diverse range of claims to authority and competing interpretations and stories under the banner of Christian identity. While they all go back to a Jesus Christ figure, the degrees in which they relate range from very similar to almost completely different. Contrary to popular conception, this is nothing new, and has a very distinct historical precedent, if not more so, in the past, ever since the time attributed to Jesus Christ’s influence upon the earthly world. While the historical method cannot speak to spiritual truths, it has documented that the authority within Christianity has been and continues to be an area of dispute and controversy.
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