Quotes from St. Ignatius of Antioch


"It is fitting, therefore, that you keep aloof from such persons, and neither in private nor in public speak to them. But flee from all abominable heresies and those who cause schism… Brethren, do not be deceived. If any man follows him who separates from the truth, he shall not inherit the kingdom of God; and if any man does not stay away from the preacher of falsehood, he shall be condemned to Hell… If anyone walks according to a foreign doctrine, he is not of Christ, nor a partaker of His passion. Have no fellowship with such a man, lest you perish along with him, even though he should be your father, your son, your brother, or a member of your family." 

Do not err, my brothers. Those that corrupt families shall not inherit the kingdom of God. If, then, those who do this in regard to the flesh have suffered death, how much more shall this be the case with any one who corrupts by wicked doctrine the faith of God, for which Jesus Christ was crucified! Such a one becomes defiled and shall go away into everlasting fire. So shall every one that listens to him. 

St. Ignatius of Antioch (A.D. 107), preparing for martyrdom: “I look forward with joy to the wild animals held in readiness for me; I will coax them to devour me, so that they may not, as happened in some cases, shrink from seizing me… I am God’s wheat, and I am ground by the wild beasts that I may be found the pure bread of Christ.”
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