BTW , Prophet Preston. I didn't quote anything bout Ignatius martyrdom. Your middle paragraph discussed whether or not his letters concerning martyrdom were authentic. You attempted it to apply to his other letters concerning the Eucharist. Did you try to be deceitful? lol.<quoted text>Oh give it up clay.
the ignorance comes from people like you who have been exploited because you are ignorant of the lies that you have been told.
you weren't there back then(nor was I) so you don't know that Iggie said what he is being quoted.
isn't it TRUE that he has been misquoted by your church(BOY I HATE TO CALL YOUR IRRELIGIOUS SYSTEM A church) leaders in the past.
By the 5th century, this authentic collection had been enlarged by spurious letters, and some of the original letters had been changed with interpolations, created to posthumously enlist Ignatius as an unwitting witness in theological disputes of that age, while the purported eye-witness account of his martyrdom is also thought to be a forgery from around the same time. A detailed but spurious account of Ignatius' arrest and his travails and martyrdom is the material of the Martyrium Ignatii which is presented as being an eyewitness account for the church of Antioch, and as if written by Ignatius' companions, Philo of Cilicia, deacon at Tarsus, and Rheus Agathopus, a Syrian.
Although James Ussher regarded it as genuine, if there is any genuine nucleus of the Martyrium, it has been so greatly expanded with interpolations that no part of it is without questions.
PROOF POSITIVE THAT HE AND ANY WORDS ATTRIBUTED TO HIM ARE MISLEADING
to say the least.lol
You guys require baffling ignorance and I think I'll stay right where I'm at thank you!