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Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol I:
IGNATIUS: Chapter III.—The true doctrine...

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Chapter III.—The true doctrine respecting Christ.

Mindful of him, do ye by all means know that Jesus the Lord was truly born of Mary, being made of a woman; and was as truly crucified. For, says he, “God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of the Lord Jesus.” 1187 And He really suffered, and died, and rose again. For says [Paul], “If Christ should become passible, and should be the first to rise again from the dead.” 1188 And again, “In that He died, He died unto sin once: but in that He liveth, He liveth unto God.” 1189 Otherwise, what advantage would there be in [becoming subject to] bonds, if Christ has not died? what advantage in patience? what advantage in [enduring] stripes? And why such facts as the following: Peter was crucified; Paul and James were slain with the sword; John was banished to Patmos; Stephen was stoned to death by the Jews who killed the Lord? But, [in truth,] none of these sufferings were in vain; for the Lord was really crucified by the ungodly.


Footnotes

107:1187

Gal. vi. 14.

107:1188

Acts xxvi. 23 (somewhat inaccurately rendered in English version).

107:1189

Rom. vi. 10.


Next: Chapter IV.—Continuation.

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