Trajan answered, “And who is Theophorus?” Ignatius replied, “He who has Christ within his breast.” Trajan said, “Do we not then seem to you to have the gods in our mind, whose assistance we enjoy in fighting against our enemies?” Ignatius answered, “Thou art in error when thou callest the dæmons of the nations gods. For there is but one God, who made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that are in them; and one Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, whose kingdom may I enjoy.” Trajan said, “Do you mean Him who was crucified under Pontius Pilate?” Ignatius replied, “I mean Him who crucified my sin, with him who was the inventor of it, and who has condemned [and cast down] all the deceit and malice of the devil under the feet of those who carry Him in their heart.” Trajan said, “Dost thou then carry within thee Him that was crucified?” Ignatius replied, “Truly so; for it is written, ‘I will dwell in them, and walk in them.’
The Martyrdom of Ignatius
“The work is not [a matter] of persuasion; but Christianity is great when the world hateth it.”
The Epistle of Ignatius to the Romans: Syriac Version
“It is better that a man should be silent while he is something, than that he should be talking when he is not; that by those things which be speaks he should act, and by those things of which he is silent he should be known.”
The Epistle of Ignatius to the Ephesians: Syriac Version
Labour together with one another, act as athletes together, run together, suffer together, sleep together, rise together.
The Epistle of Ignatius to Polycarp: Syriac Version
“A Christian has not power over himself, but must always be ready for the service of God.”
The Epistle of Ignatius to Polycarp (Shorter and Longer Versions)
“May God recompense you, for whose sake, while ye endure all things, ye shall attain unto Him.”
The Epistle of Ignatius to the Smyrnæans (Shorter and Longer Versions)
“Flee therefore the wicked devices and snares of the prince of this world, lest ant any time being conquered by his artifices, ye grow weak in your love. But be joined together with an undivided heart.
The Epistle of Ignatius to the Philadephians (Shorter and Longer Versions)