I came across this video of a guy who tries to use polycarp and the church of Smyrna to claim that they can trace their succession through this church. What are your thoughts and how would you disprove it?
For the record, the “Continuing Church of God” is not the Church of God (Cleveland, Tenn.) that I grew up in.
churchofgod.org/about/a-brief-history-of-the-church-of-god is just one of 10’s of thousands of 100% man made organizations ( they call churches) within Protestantism.
Polycarp was the Catholic bishop of Smyrna. He was a direct disciple of St John the apostle
- The Martyrdom of Polycarp , see greetings , & ch’s 8,16 ,19 to see the Church Polycarp belongs to and is bishop of in Smyrna