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IGNATIUS: Chapter II.
For there is no other time such as this, that I should be accounted worthy of God; neither will ye, if ye be silent, [ever] be found in a better work than this. If ye let me alone, I shall be the word of God; but if ye love my flesh, again am I [only] to myself a voice. Ye cannot give me anything more precious than this, that I should be sacrificed to God, while the altar is ready; that ye may be in one concord in love, and may praise God the Father through Jesus Christ our Lord, because He has deemed a bishop worthy to be Gods, having called him from the east to the west. It is good that I should set from the world in God, that I may rise in Him to life. 1161
Literally, “in life.”
Next: Chapter III.
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