45 Motivational Ignatius of Antioch Quotes on Success In Life

Ignatius of Antioch, also known as Ignatius Theophorus or Ignatius Nurono, was an early Christian writer and bishop of Antioch. While en route to Rome, where he met his martyrdom, Ignatius wrote a series of letters. This Ignatius of Antioch quotes will motivate you.

Best Ignatius of Antioch Quotes

  1. “Christianity is not a matter of persuading people of particular ideas, but of inviting them to share in the greatness of Christ. So pray that I may never fall into the trap of impressing people with clever speech, but instead I may learn to speak with humility, desiring only to impress people with Christ himself.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch
  2. “We recognize a tree by its fruit, and we ought to be able to recognize a Christian by his action. The fruit of faith should be evident in our lives, for being a Christian is more than making sound professions of faith. It should reveal itself in practical and visible ways. Indeed it is better to keep quiet about our beliefs, and live them out, than to talk eloquently about what we believe, but fail to live by it.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch
  3. “Do not have Jesus Christ on your lips, and the world in your heart.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch

  4. “See that ye all follow the bishop, even as Jesus Christ does the Father, and the presbytery as ye would the apostles; and reverence the deacons, as being the institution of God. Let no man do anything connected with the Church without the bishop. Wherever the bishop shall appear, there let the multitude [of the people] also be; even as, wherever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church. Whatsoever [the bishop] shall approve of, that is also pleasing to God, so that everything that is done may be secure and valid.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch
  5. “My dear Jesus, my Savior, is so deeply written in my heart, that I feel confident, that if my heart were to be cut open and chopped to pieces, the name of Jesus would be found written on every piece.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch
  6. “It is right, therefore, that we not just be called Christians, but that we actually be Christians.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch
  7. “I am writing to all the Churches and I enjoin all, that I am dying willingly for God’s sake, if only you do not prevent it. I beg you, do not do me an untimely kindness. Allow me to be eaten by the beasts, which are my way of reaching to God. I am God’s wheat, and I am to be ground by the teeth of wild beasts, so that I may become the pure bread of Christ.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch
  8. “Christianity is greatest when it is hated by the world.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch

  9. “Take heed often to come together to give thanks to God and show forth His praise. For when you assemble frequently in the same place, the powers of Satan are destroyed, and the destruction at which he aims is prevented by the unity of your faith.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch
  10. “No earthly pleasures, no kingdoms of this world can benefit me in any way. I prefer death in Christ Jesus to power over the farthest limits of the earth. He who died in place of us is the one object of my quest. He who rose for our sakes is my one desire. Do not talk about Jesus Christ as long as you love this world.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch
  11. “Now do I begin to be a disciple of Christ, and care for nothing in this world, that so I may find Jesus. Let fire, or the cross, or wild beasts, or the breaking of my bones, or the cutting of me to pieces, or the shattering of my whole body, yea, all the tortures of the devil – let them all come upon me, only let me enjoy my God.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch
  12. “It is better to be silent and be real than to talk and not be real.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch

  13. “Wherever the bishop shall appear, there let the multitude also be; even as, wherever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch
  14. “Do everything as if He were dwelling in us. Thus we shall be His temples and He will be within us as our God – as He actually is.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch
  15. “It is impossible for a man to be freed from the habit of sin before he hates it, just as it is impossible to receive forgiveness before confessing his trespasses.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch
  16. “It is not that I want merely to be called a Christian, but actually to be one. Yes, if I prove to be one, then I can have the name.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch
  17. “But look at the men who have those perverted notions about the grace of Jesus Christ which has come down to us, and see how contrary to the mind of God they are. . . . They even abstain from the Eucharist and from the public prayers, because they will not admit that the Eucharist is the self-same body of our Savior Jesus Christ which flesh suffered for our sins, and which the Father of His goodness raised up again.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch
  18. “A Christian is not his own master, since all his time belongs to God.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch

  19. “He who died in place of us is the one object of my quest. He who rose for our sakes is my one desire.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch
  20. “Let no man’s place, or dignity, or riches, puff him up; and let no man’s low condition or poverty abase him. For the chief points are faith towards God, hope towards Christ, the enjoyment of those good things for which we look, and love towards God and our neighbor.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch
  21. “I no longer take pleasure in perishable food or in the delights of this world. I want only God’s bread, which is the Flesh of Jesus Christ, formed of the seed of David, and for drink, I crave His Blood which is love that cannot perish.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch
  22. “It is better for me to die in behalf of Jesus Christ, than to reign over all the ends of the earth.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch
  23. “Take care, then, to be firmly grounded in the teachings of the Lord and his apostles so that you may prosper in all your doings both in body and in soul, in faith and in love, in the Son, and in the Father and in the Spirit, in the beginning, and in the end, along with your most worthy bishop and his spiritual crown, your presbyters, and with the deacons, who are men of God.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch
  24. “I would rather die for Christ than rule the whole earth.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch

  25. “I am God’s wheat and shall be ground by their teeth so that I may become Christ’s pure bread.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch
  26. “Our task is not one of producing persuasive propaganda; Christianity shows its greatness when it is hated by the world.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch
  27. “I hunger for the bread of God, the flesh of Jesus Christ …; I long to drink of his blood, the gift of unending love.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch
  28. “Be careful, therefore, to take part only in the one Eucharist; for there is only one Flesh of our Lord Jesus Christ and one cup to unite us with His Blood.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch
  29. “In like manner, everyone who has received from God the power of distinguishing and yet follows an unskillful pastor and receives a false opinion for the truth shall be punished … Be not deceived: if any man follows him who separates from the truth, he shall not inherit the kingdom of God; and if any man does not stand aloof from the preacher of falsehood he shall be condemned to Hell.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch
  30. “Let fire and the cross; let the crowds of wild beasts; let tearings … let shatterings of the whole body; and let all the evil torments of the devil come upon me: only let me attain to Jesus Christ.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch
  31. “For some are in the habit of carrying about the name in wicked guile, while they still practice things unworthy of God. You must flee these as you would wild beasts. For they are ravening dogs, who bite secretly, against whom you must be on your guard, since they are men who can scarcely be cured.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch Quotes
  32. “Pray without ceasing on behalf of other men…For cannot he that falls rise again?” ~ Ignatius of Antioch

  33. “Your accord and harmonious love is a hymn to Jesus Christ…in perfect harmony, and taking your pitch from God, you may sing in unison and in one voice to the Father through Jesus Christ.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch
  34. “For Faith is the beginning and the end is love, and God is the two of them brought into unity. After these comes whatever else makes up a Christian gentleman.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch
  35. “Jesus Christ who was of the race of David, who was the Son of Mary, who was truly born and ate and drank, was truly persecuted under Pontius Pilate, was truly crucified and died in the sight of those in heaven and on earth and those under the earth; who moreover was truly raised from the dead, His Father having raised Him, who in the like fashion will so raise us also who believe on Him.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch
  36. “I wish not merely to be called Christian, but also to be Christian.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch

  37. “Now I begin to be a disciple. Let fire and cross, flocks of beasts, broken bones, dismemberment come upon me, so long as I attain to Jesus Christ.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch
  38. “Wherever the bishop shall appear, let the multitude of also be, just as wherever Jesus Christ is, there is the catholic [i.e., universal] church. It is not lawful either to baptize or to celebrate a love feast without the bishop, but whatever he approves of, that is also pleasing to God.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch
  39. “Being come together in the same place, let there be one prayer, one supplication, one mind, one hope, in love and in joy undefiled. There is one Jesus Christ, than Whom nothing is more excellent. Therefore all should run together as into one temple of God, as to one altar, as to one Jesus Christ, who came forth from the Father, and is with and has gone to one.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch Quotes
  40. “As for me, my charter is Jesus Christ, the inviolable charter is His cross and His death and resurrection, and faith through Him.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch
  41. “It is outrageous to utter the name of Jesus Christ and live in Judaism.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch

  42. “… you… are stones of the temple of the Father, prepared for the Father’s building, and drawn up on high by the instrument of Jesus Christ, which is the Cross (cf. Jn. 12:32), making use of the Holy Spirit as a rope, while your faith was the means by which you ascended, and your love the way which led up to God. You, therefore, as well as all your fellow-travelers, are God-bearers, temple-bearers, Christ-bearers, bearers of holiness, adorned in all respects with the commandments of Jesus Christ.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch
  43. “Be obedient to the bishop and to one another, as Jesus Christ was in the flesh to the Father, and the apostles to Christ and to the Father and to the Spirit, so that there may be unity in flesh and in spirit.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch Quotes
  44. “Let not then anyone deceive you, as indeed you are not deceived, inasmuch as you are wholly devoted to God.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch
  45. “[Jesus] was born and baptized that by his suffering he might purify the water.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch

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