The Christians in the world. “Christians are indistinguishable from other men either by nationality, language or customs. They do not inhabit. This type of writing is also called an apologetics letter or an apology. Although neither author nor recipient is known for certain, the Letter to Diognetus purports . Letter to Diognetus, an early Christian apologetic work probably dating from the 2nd or 3rd century ad. It is often included with the works of the Apostolic Fathers, .

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For who that is rightly epiztle and begotten ddiognetus the loving Word, would not seek to learn accurately the things which have been clearly shown by the Word to His disciples, diognehus whom the Word being manifested has revealed them, speaking plainly [to them], not understood indeed by the unbelieving, but conversing with the disciples, who, being esteemed faithful by Him, acquired a knowledge of the mysteries of the Father? Only the power of God can make us able, he says. When you sign up for our Church history newsletter, your private information will not be shared, and we will only use it to send the newsletter.

On us alone he bestowed the privilege of looking up to him [ This is a reference to upright walking ]. For what other thing was capable of covering our sins than His righteousness?

Dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. These are the evidences of his appearance. You can read it here. And it is while following the customs of the natives in clothing, food, and the rest of ordinary life that they display to us their epistl and eepistle striking way of life.

Yes, he always had that type of character, still does, and always will—kind and good, free from anger, true, and the only one who is good. But don’t you, who think and suppose these articles to be gods, treat them with much greater contempt than the Christians? For the Christians are distinguished from other men neither by country, nor language, nor the customs which they observe.


Don’t you see that the more of them that are punished, the greater the number of the rest becomes? Then he took the burden of our iniquities on himself. With regard to dress, food and manner of life in diognehus, they follow the customs of whatever city they happen to be living in, whether it is Greek or foreign. Read those two Scriptures I just gave you, and then read Exodus from chapter 20 the delivery of the 10 commandments forward, and see if you don’t agree with the argument of the early Christians, which is not only here in the Letter to Diognetus, but is consistent and repeated throughout the 2nd century writings.

Is not a fourth silver, which needs a man to watch it, lest it be stolen? My job is to give you a historical setting for his letter. He did not, as one might have imagined, send men any servant, angel, ruler, or any of those who influence earthly things, or one of those episttle whom the government of heavenly things has been entrusted. This is He who, being from everlasting, is to-day called the Son; through whom the Church is enriched, and grace, widely spread, increases in the saints.

However, if they offer him worship in the way we’ve described, they are in great error. Is not a sixth earthenware, in no degree more valuable than that which is formed for the humblest purposes? I think I can do that. The Christians in the world. Epistlee is the One through whom the Church is enriched and grace, widely spread, increases in the saints.

Wherefore both were planted close together.

Letter to Diognetus

The early Christians were not afraid to take on the foolishness of idol worship, as the Letter to Diognetus does here. To help fight spam, this address might change occasionally. Language, grammar and punctuation are updated, comparing other translations and taking care not to change any meanings.

Then you will admire those who endure for righteousness sake the fire that is only for a moment. It did it with poetry and with one of the most extraordinary expressions of gratefulness and praise in all the Christian writings.


As long then as the former time endured, He permitted us to be borne along by unruly impulses, being drawn away by the desire of pleasure and various lusts. He formed in his mind a great and unspeakable idea, which he communicated to his Son alone.

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The purpose was that once we were convinced that we are unworthy to attain life through our own works, it would now, by the kindness og God, be bestowed on us. They are unknown and condemned; they are put to deathand restored to life. Apologetics, in Christianity, the intellectual defense of the truth of the Christian religion, usually considered a branch of theology.

It is often included with the works of the Apostolic Fathers, Greek Christian writers of the late 1st and early 2nd centuries, but it more accurately is associated with the early Apologists primarily 1st century. Letter to Diognetus early Christian work. He gave his own Son as a ransom for us—the Holy One for transgressors; the Blameless One for the wicked; the Righteous One for the unrighteous; the Unfading One for the Fading; the Immortal One for those that are mortal.

This chapter was life-changing for me. As a king sends his son, who is also a king, so sent He Him; as God He sent Him; as to men He sent Him; as a Saviour He sent Him, and as seeking to persuade, not to compel us; for violence has no place in the character of God. They have a common table, but not a common bed.

Unlike some other people, they champion no purely human doctrine. I couldn’t buy modern explanations of James 2: