Posted by Luke J. Wilson on 7th March 2017 in Lent | Lent,great lent,fasting,early church fathers,devotional,daily reading,Ignatius,Ignatius of Antioch: Letter to the Magnesians
...he Jewish Law
and how it relates to Christians, “For if we still live according to the Jewish Law
,” Ignatius says, “we acknowledge that we have not received grace”, which you can see is a statement echoing Paul’s sentiments throughout his letters to the churches – “you are not under Law
, but under grace” as he wrote in Romans 6:14 (and Rom 7:4,6; Gal 4:21 etc).
This whole chapter is pretty much a short summary of Paul’s teaching on the Law
and how we Christians are no longer bound by it; "You who want to be justified by the Law
have cut yourselves off from Christ; you have fallen away from grace" (Gal 5:4), or as Ignatius phrases it, "it is a...