St. Irenaus: We have learned the plan of our salvation . . .

Icon of St. Irenaeus of Lyon“We have learned the plan of our salvation from no one else other than from those through whom the gospel has come down to us. For they did at one time proclaim the gospel in public. And, at a later period, by the will of God, they handed the gospel down to us in the Scriptures-to be the ‘ground and pillar of our faith.'”

— St. Irenaus, Against Heresies