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How Do We Compare to the Early Christians?

This morning I read a anonymous letter in church that was written around the second century.  In it, the author describe the early Christians. Several of you have asked for a copy.  So here it is…  I posted it below.  As you read it ask yourself: Can Christians today be distinguished from the world as easy as the early Christians were?

A letter to Diognetus, from an unknown writer, possibly dating from the second century.

“For Christians are not differentiated from other people by country, language or customs; you see, they do not live in cities of their own, or speak some strange dialect, or have some peculiar lifestyle.

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