I ran into a Baptist, a second baptist I meet who claimed Constantine founded the Catholic Church which I told him that it is untrue. I told him Jesus founded the Catholic Church. I also told him that it was in 325 A.D. Constantine issued the Edict of Milan, which ended Christian persecutio, and th
He claim prove false because I told him that in 107 A.D. St. Ignatius of Antioch called Jesus Christ’s Church, Catholic. So the claim that Constantine founded the Catholic Church is false.
*Where the bishop appears, there let the people be, just as where Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church. It is not permitted without authorization from the bishop either to baptize or to hold an agape; but whatever he approves is also pleasing to God. Thus everything you do will be proof against danger and valid.
- It is consonant with reason, therefore, that we should come to our senses, while we still have time to change our ways and turn to God. It is well to revere God and bishop. He who honors a bishop is honored by God. He who does anything without the knowledge of the bishop worships the devil. May all things, then, be yours in abundance through grace, for you deserve it. You have brought relief to me in every respect, and may Jesus Christ do so to you! Whether I was absent or present, you have shown me love. Your reward is God, to whom you will come if you endure all things for His sake.* - St. Ignatius of Antioch’s letter to Smyrnaeans 107 A.D.