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Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol I:
IGNATIUS: Chapter XX.—Promise of another...

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Chapter XX.—Promise of another letter.

If Jesus Christ shall graciously permit me through your prayers, and if it be His will, I shall, in a second little work which I will write to you, make further manifest to you [the nature of] the dispensation of which I have begun [to treat], with respect to the new man, Jesus Christ, in His faith and in His love, in His suffering and in His resurrection. Especially [will I do this 623 ] if the Lord make known to me that ye come together p. 58 man by man in common through grace, individually, 624 in one faith, and in Jesus Christ, who was of the seed of David according to the flesh, being both the Son of man and the Son of God, so that ye obey the bishop and the presbytery with an undivided mind, breaking one and the same bread, which is the medicine of immortality, and the antidote to prevent us from dying, but [which causes] that we should live for ever in Jesus Christ.


Footnotes

57:623

The punctuation and meaning are here doubtful.

58:624

Literally, “by name.”


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