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

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Chapter I.—Cautions against error.

The Lord has rendered my bonds light and easy since I learnt that you are in peace, that you live in all harmony both of the flesh and spirit. “I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, 1216 beseech you, that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,” 1217 guarding against those heresies of the wicked one which have broken in upon us, to the deceiving and destruction of those that accept of them; but that ye give heed to the doctrine of the apostles, and believe both the law and the prophets: that ye reject every Jewish and Gentile error, and neither introduce a multiplicity of gods, nor yet deny Christ under the pretence of [maintaining] the unity of God.


Footnotes

110:1216

Literally, “in the Lord.”

110:1217

Eph. iv. 1.


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