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Irenaeus (Ignatius) of Lyons

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Key Facts
Other names Ignatius
Born 115
Location Antioch, Syria
Bloodline Theophilus
Married Yes
Children Yes.
Position Jewish High priest of Temple at Lugdunum (Lyons)
Died 200 CE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source of Facts and Important Announcement
Status Under Article 64.6 of the Covenant of One-Heaven (Pactum De Singularis Caelum) by Special Qualification shall be known as a Saint, with all sins and evil acts they performed forgiven.
Date of formal Beatification Day of Redemption GAIA E1:Y1:A1:S1:M9:D1 also known as [Fri, 21 Dec 2012].
Source of Facts Self Confession and Revelation of Sainthood by the Deceased Spirit as condition of their confirmation as a true Saint.
Source of Facts Self Confession and Revelation of Sainthood by the Deceased Spirit as condition of their confirmation as a true Saint.

 

Background

Son of Matias (also known as "Pappas" and "Polycarp") into the ancient line of Sadducee Jewish High Priests that transformed themselves into the leaders of a new religion known as Boethusianism.

Probably born at Antioch in Syria where his family re-settled after the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 CE. He is claimed by the Roman Cult to be an Early church father and apologist, and his writings were formative in the early development of "Christian" theology.

These claims, along with the alleged writings of Irenaeus must be considered suspect given Christianity was not officially formed until 325/6 under Emperor Constantine as the Imperial religion of the Holy Roman Empire.

Irenaeus was almost certainly a well known scholar amongst the Boethusian sect, particularly his attacks against the true faith of Irish prince Hesus also known as Jesus Christ called Gnosticism/Nazarenes.

Today, Irenaeus is best-known for his claimed book, Against Heresies, (c 180) --a detailed attack on Gnosticism, as well as his theological arguments supporting the concept of Apostolic Succession.

Given the concept of Apostolic Succession was not formed until the creation of the Catholic Church in 742, these claimed original texts must be viewed as little more than ancient forgeries. Unfortunately, no independent untampered texts of Irenaeus exist in the public domain.