Anf-03 v.iv.vi.xix Pg 4 For if, even at that time, the tradition of the gospel had spread everywhere, how much more now! Now, if it is our gospel which has spread everywhere, rather than any heretical gospel, much less Marcion’s, which only dates from the reign of Antoninus,6059
Col. i. 5, 6.
6059 Antoniniani Marcionis: see above in book i. chap. xix. then ours will be the gospel of the apostles. But should Marcion’s gospel succeed in filling the whole world, it would not even in that case be entitled to the character of apostolic. For this quality, it will be evident, can only belong to that gospel which was the first to fill the world; in other words, to the gospel of that God who of old declared this of its promulgation: “Their sound is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.”6060
Npnf-201 iii.vii.iv Pg 3
Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge, Chapter 1
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:23,27 Ac 23:6; 24:15; 26:6,7 1Co 13:13; 15:19 Ga 5:5 Eph 1:18,19