Have read Justin Martyr’s First and Second Apology. There are errors in his writings like when quoting the prophecies, he got the wrong prophet to quote, nevertheless, got scriptures right though it varies.
Here’s some interesting points that got my attention.
1. He believes the Father is separate and different from the Son, the Father being the Lord of All, the unbegotten God. He understood the Son as being the First-born of the creation.(It got my attention as I thought the people back in 100AD-onwards believe the Trinity already.)
2. He accused the Jews of removing certain passages of scriptures that refers to Christ, like “the Lord is reigning from the tree”(refers to the cross or the stake)
3. Believed the demons came from the sons of the fallen Angels, the Nephilim. Which surprised me as I know it is mentioned in the first book of Enoch and believed upon the Qumran community where the Dead Sea Scrolls are found.
4. The Letter of Emperor Marcus Aurelius to the Senate about the Christians in his ranks that cause his victory against his enemies.
5. Gives us glimpse of how early Christians back then shows how important it is to be called a Christian, even though death awaits of their confession. For them, to refuse to be called a Christian even in the face of death is the same as renouncing Christ himself.
6. They call the Lord’s evening meal as Eucharist, or which means thanksgiving in english.( Again, which surprise me as it was how I was invited “Eat the eucharist.”
Overall, an interesting read of how Christians behave in those days. I will read next his Dialogue with Trypho.