Polycarp affirms the trinity.1 This is relevant because Polycarp's teachings matched that of the apostles.
Clement affirms the trinity. This is relevant because Clement's teachings matched that of the apostles.1
• Clement was bishop of Rome. This is relevant because this is unlikely if Clement did not know the apostles.
Irenaeus (writing in c. AD 180): “The blessed apostles, then, having founded and built up the Church, committed into the hands of Linus the office of the episcopate. Of this Linus, Paul makes mention in the Epistles to Timothy. To him succeeded Anacletus; and after him, in the third place from the apostles, Clement was allotted the bishopric. This man, as he had seen the blessed apostles, and had been conversant with them, might be said to have the preaching of the apostles still echoing [in his ears], and their traditions before his eyes. Nor was he alone [in this], for there were many still remaining who had received instructions from the apostles. In the time of this Clement, no small dissension having occurred among the brethren at Corinth, the church in Rome despatched a most powerful letter to the Corinthians, exhorting them to peace, renewing their faith, and declaring the tradition which it had lately received from the apostles, proclaiming the one God, omnipotent, the Maker of heaven and earth, the Creator of man […][Against Heresies, Vol. 3, Ch. 3]
• Clement (writing in AD 96): “Make haste and send our messengers, Claudius Ephebus, Valerius Vito, and Fortunatus, back to us in peace and joy…” [Epistle to the Corinthians Section 65])
Ignatius affirms the trinity.1 This is relevant because Ignatius's teachings matched that of the apostles.2
[Put under: Apostles believed Jesus was God]
Mathetes affirms that Jesus is Divine.1 This is relevant becaues Mathetes's teaching matched the apostles.2
Paul affirms the God is a Trinity. This is relevant because [Paul's teachings matched that of the apostles].