Polycarp's teachings matched the apostles

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      Irenaues testifies that Polycarp's teachings match the apostles. 1 This is relevant because...

      1. Irenaeus (writing in c. AD 180): “But Polycarp also was not only instructed by apostles, and conversed with many who had seen Christ, but was also, by apostles in Asia, appointed bishop of the Church in Smyrna, whom I also saw in my early youth, for he tarried [on earth] a very long time, and, when a very old man, gloriously and most nobly suffering martyrdom, departed this life, having always taught the things which he had learned from the apostles, and which the Christ has handed down, and which alone are true.[Against Heresies, Vol. 3, Ch. 3]
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