Early Christians like St. Polycarp clearly held the Catholic view on salvation.
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Why would early Christians in Corinth “obey” a bishop from hundreds of miles away in Rome?
“It is a persistent evil to persecute a man who belongs to the grace of God,” said the martyr St. Cyprian of Carthage. “It is a calamity without remedy to hate the happy.”
How did St. Irenaeus assist the papacy and the episcopacy in the early days of the Church? Primarily by making a rational defense of the truth of the faith.