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IGNATIUS: Chapter VII.—Exhortation to...
Chapter VII.—Exhortation to consistency of conduct.
Ye have been the disciples of Paul and Peter; do not lose what was committed to your trust. Keep in remembrance Euodias, 1243 your deservedly-blessed pastor, into whose hands the government over you was first entrusted by the apostles. Let us not bring disgrace upon our Father. Let us prove ourselves His true-born children, and not bastards. Ye know after what manner I have acted among you. The things which, when present, I spoke to you, these same, when absent, I now write to you. “If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema.” 1244 Be ye followers of me. 1245 My soul be for yours, when I attain to Jesus. Remember my bonds. 1246
Some think that this is the same person as the Euodias referred to by St. Paul, Phil. iv. 2; but, as appears from the Greek (ver. 3, αἵτινες), the two persons there mentioned were women.111:1244
1 Cor. xvi. 22.111:1245
Comp. 1 Cor. iv. 16.111:1246
Comp. Col. iv. 18.
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