Often in the course of debates on this board, mention is made of the earliest post-apostolic Christian leaders and their writings in defense or refutation of a particular point. Those who reference these early Church fathers do so under the reasonable assumption that because of their proximity to and personal acquaintance with the apostles; their shared cultural background (into which the Church was established and the NT was written); and their virtuous lives and martyrdoms, that what they wrote should have some significant weight in considering how Scriptures might ought to be interpreted. OTOH, there are those who seem to recoil at the mere mention of this possibility, and whenever church fathers are brought up they reflexively make the charge of "wolves in sheeps clothing!", especially when the father made statements which may not jive with certain modern day scriptural interpretations. So my questions are: (1)Is there any known early post-apostolic Christian writer who could be considered a bona fide "New Testament" Christian? If so, who, and why do you think so? (2)Which early fathers in particular would you consider to be a "wolf in sheep's clothing" and why do you think that?