Part 4
Chapter 2—Of Redemption

Section 3—Ignatius. A.D. 110.

Ignatius never makes use of any general expressions when he speaks of the sufferings and death of Christ; but either says,[1] that he suffered, uper emo, di emas, "for us, that we might be saved;" or uper amartion emon,"for our sins;" and sometimes describes the persons he means, as when he says,[2] that "Jesus Christ died for us," ina pisteusantes eis ton thanaton autou, to apothaneine ekphug ete,"that believing in his death, you may escape dying." And in another place he says,[3] that "Jesus is" e zor ton piston,"the life of believers." Monsieur Daille has not attempted to give us one instance for general redemption out of this writer, nor the former.


[1] Ignat. ep. ad Smyrn. p. 2, 5; ad. Polycarp, p. 12; ad. Ephesians p. 17; ad. Romans p. 59.

[2] Ep. ad Tralles, p. 47.

[3] Ep. ad Romans p. 59.