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The early church not only faced persecution from Rome but even faced the threat of some people redefining the Gospel from within the church. Religious groups with competing theologies made their way into the local church and confused many by offering different views on salvation. This problem is still one we face today in the modern church. Defenders of the faith like Irenaeus helped guide the early church through dangerous waters against threats within and without.