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Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol I:
IGNATIUS: Chapter II.—Cautions against false...

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Chapter II.—Cautions against false doctrine.

I have learned that certain of the ministers of Satan have wished to disturb you, some of them asserting that Jesus was born [only 1181 ] in appearance, was crucified in appearance, and died in appearance; others that He is not the Son the Creator, and others that He is Himself God over all. 1182 Others, again, hold that He is a mere man, and others that this flesh is not to rise again, so that our proper course is to live and partake of a life of pleasure, for that this is the chief good to beings who are in a little while to perish. A swarm of such evils has burst in upon us. 1183 But ye have not “given place by subjection to them, no, not for one hour.” 1184 For ye are the fellow-citizens as well as the disciples of Paul, who “fully preached the Gospel from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum,” 1185 and bare about “the marks of Christ” in his flesh. 1186


Footnotes

107:1181

Some omit this.

107:1182

That is, as appears afterwards from chap. v., so as to have no personality distinct from the Father.

107:1183

The translation is here somewhat doubtful.

107:1184

Gal. ii. 5.

107:1185

Rom. xv. 19.

107:1186

Gal. vi. 17.


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