Early Church Father Series

March 27, 2019
Writing Meditations
March 28, 2019

“Early Church Father Series: St. Ignatius of Antioch” by Greg Gordon

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Today in the Body of Christ— especially within evangelicalism and other modern expressions of the Church—there is an increasingly urgent need to reconnect with the foundational precepts of the “faith once for all delivered to the saints.”

Ignatius writes while bound in Rome, “From Syria even to Rome I fight with wild beasts, by land and sea, by night and by day, being bound amidst ten leopards, even a company of soldiers, who only grow worse when they are kindly treated.” As the cover of this book shows Ignatius being devoured by two wild beasts, this was his fate and faithful martyrdom.

So here we are 2000 years later and able to sit down with St. Ignatius, to hear his heart, his passion for Christ, and his love for the Church. Let us gleam a view of truth from his writings to see the Bible in a new light and be bolstered to continue on the faithful continuance of the “One Faith” given to the Church.

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