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Thursday Patristics.

The 21 chapters are short, and continuing with the letter from Ignatius to the Ephesians three chapters at a time. Note that there were false teachers, heresiarchs, and those who preach comfort, spirituality, and Satanic lies instead of the true gospel. Nothing has changed. CHAPTER XVI Do not err, my brethren. Those that corrupt families […]

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Thursday Patristics.

Public worship is important. It not only makes us unite, but it confounds Satan. Even in time of persecution. It is better to be righteous than talk about it. Our lives are our witness. And for Ignatius, his death was part of this. CHAPTER XIII. Take heed, then, often to come together to give thanks […]

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Thursday Patristics.

Ignatius wrote his letters and sent them while he was being taken to Rome, already sentenced to death: to die at the games for the entertainment of the mob. His letters were his last testament in a time of persecution. He did not deny or resile from the cross. We should heed his example. CHAPTER […]

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Patristics Thursday.

Ignatius, again, from the Patristics project — ignore the blog and obscure theology, stick to the texts: they are very old but good. CHAPTER II. As to my fellow-servant Burrhus, your deacon in regard to God and blessed in all things, I beg that he may continue longer, both for your honor and that of […]

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Patristics Thursday.

I’ve found another good source of translations for the early church fathers: the Patristics project. In general, I’d ignore their blog and look instead at the source. They have collected Ignatious’ letters — this one is to the Ephesians. The Calvinist in me notes (as Calvin did) that Predestination was doctrine before Augustine and it […]