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Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol I:
IGNATIUS: Chapter III.

Early Church Fathers  Index     

Chapter III.

Ye have never envied any man. Ye have taught others. Only pray ye for strength to be given to me from within and from without, that I may not only speak, but also may be willing, and that I may not merely be called a Christian, but also may be found to be [one]; for if I am found to be [so], I may then also be called [so]. Then [indeed] shall I be faithful, when I am no longer seen in the world. For there is nothing visible that is good. The work is not [a matter 1162 ] of persuasion; but Christianity is great when the world hateth it.


Footnotes

103:1162

The meaning is probably similar to that expressed in chap. xiv. of the Epistle in Ephesians.


Next: Chapter IV.

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