Kingdom values have helped bring radical transformation in society precisely when Christians understood their calling to be salt and light in the public square.
The letter, which has belong to the University of Basel for over 100 years, provides insights into the world of the first Christians, and is older than all previously known Christian documents from Roman Egypt.
“There is no evidence whatsoever of any systematic revision from the text from the begining to the end”, says researcher Dirk Jongkind.
Expert German researchers said they showed “characteristics inconsistent with ancient origin”.
The discoveries were made by the CSNTM. The oldest manuscript dates from the 7th century. More than 90 New Testament texts have been found since 2002.