Epistle of Ignatius to the Trallians, Chapter VI

I therefore, yet not I, but the love of Jesus Christ, “entreat you that ye all speak the same thin, and that there be no division among you but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind, and in the same judgment.” For there are some vain talkers and deceivers, not Christians, but Christ-betrayers, bearing about the name of Christ in deceit, and “corrupting the word” of the Gospel; while they intermix the poison of their deceit with their persuasive talk, as if they mingled aconite with sweet wine, that so he who drinks, being deceived in his taste by the very great sweetness of the draught, may incautiously meet with his death…For they speak of Christ, not that they preach Christ, but that they may reject Christ; and they speak of the law, not that they may establish the law, but that they may proclaim things contrary to it. For they alienate Christ from the Father, and the law from Christ.

-Ignatius of Antioch, Epistle of Ignatius to the Trallians, Chapter VI, Ante-Nicene Fathers Volume I, Kindle Location 4207

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