This is a continuation of the “Baptists and Mary” thread.
the thread has since evolved into a discussion of the beliefs and practices of the Early Church.
[quote=ahimsaman72]What you have quoted is Catholic church tradition, not Scripture. My definition of the “early church” is the churches described in Scripture. They were not Roman Catholic. They were local independent churches with local authority within themselves.
I have quoted you historical documents regarding the beliefs and practices of the Early Church.
The Epistle of Barnabas and the Didache are both from Scriptural times while John was still alive, and hence would seem to qualify for your definition of “early church”
Other than Baptist tradition, do you have any evidence to back you claim about them being independent churchs?