Thursday, July 22, 2010

Why Every Pastor Should Read Ignatius of Antioch

"The Work (of the Christian, of the Church) is not a matter of persuasive rhetoric; rather, Christianity is greatest when it is hated by the world." - Letter to the Romans 3:3

If we understood this today, there would be so much less theological tomfoolery. This is why every pastor should read Ignatius of Antioch.

Let's get some other gems from the letter to the Romans.

"It is good to be setting from the world to God, in order that I may rise to Him" Rom 2:2

"Do not talk about Jesus Christ while you desire the world." Rom 7:1

"I take no pleasure in corruptible food or the pleasures of this life. I want the bread of God, which is the flesh of Christ who is of the seed of David; and for drink I want His Blood, which is incorruptible love." Rom 7:3

Just. . . wow.

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