By Rev. Dr. Curian Kaniyamparambil
Only apostles and people authorized by the apostles had the right to baptize. Please refer to the book of Acts and it will be obvious. (See Question 44)
No, he was not a common man. Our early church fathers have written about Ananyas and tells us who he was. Since Protestants raise this argument against his authority, let us see what the Protestant interpreter Dummalow has written about Ananyas: "St. Peter and Andrew ordained him as the bishop of Damascus and was martyred."
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