Ignatius to the Smyrneans



The Epistle of Ignatius to the Smyrnaeans (sometimes simply shortened to Smyrnaeans) is one of seven authentic epistles by Saint Ignatius of Antioch. The other authentic epistles of Ignatius consist of six other epistles to churches and one to his friend, Saint Polycarp.

This epistle, like the others, was written soon before Ignatius’ martyrdom in Rome and refutes an early heresy called docetism. Docetism taught that Jesus’ human form was an illusion and thus that he only seemed to have a body, but not in reality. Hence Ignatius discusses the incarnation of Christ in this epistle using clear and Eucharistic language.

This epistle contains also the first known usage of the term catholic Church. Before becoming a word definitive of dogma used to occult Truth and ensure the enslavement and division of humanity, the word “catholic” simply meant “universal”.

Martyrdom has always been done under the pretense that the individual or group defying the narrative of the rulers by professing the truth, which is not religious, but factual, and hidden since time immemorial in the Holy War of The Creator of Creating itself and Satan and his Mystery Babylon, reigning principalities, powers of this earth: “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” – Ephesians 6: 12.


1 Declares his joy for their firmness in the Gospel. 4 Enlarges on the person
of Christ, against such as pretend that Christ did not suffer.

IGNATIUS, who is also called Theohorus, to the church of God the Father,
and of the beloved Jesus Christ, which God hath mercifully blessed with
every good gift; being filled with faith and charity, so that it is wanting in
no gift; most worthy of God, and fruitful in saints; the church which is at
Smyrna in Asia; all through his immaculate spirit, through word of God.

2 I glorify God, even Jesus Christ, who has given you such wisdom.

3 For I have observed that you are settled in an immoveable faith, as if you
were nailed to the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, both in the flesh and in
the spirit; and are confirmed in love through the blood of Christ; being fully
persuaded of those things which relate unto our Lord.

4 Who truly was of the race of David according to the flesh, but the Son of
God according to the will and power of God; truly born of the Virgin, and
baptised of John; that so all righteousness might be fulfilled by him.

5 He was also truly crucified by Pontius Pilate, and Herod the Tetrarch,
being nailed for us in the flesh; by the fruits of which we are, even by his
most blessed Passion;

6 That he might set up a token for all ages through his resurrection, to all
his holy and faithful servants, whether they be Jews or Gentiles, in one
body of his church.

7 Now all these things he suffered for us that we might be saved; and he
suffered truly, as he also truly raised up himself; and not, as some
unbelievers say, that he only seemed to suffer; they themselves ‘only
seeming to be.’

8 And as they believe so shall it happen unto them, when being divested of
the body they shall become mere spirits.

9 But I know that even after his resurrection he was in the flesh; and I
believe that he is still so.

10 And when he came to those who were with Peter, he said unto them,
Take, handle me, and see that I am not an incorporeal daemon. And
straightway they felt and believed; being convinced both by his flesh and

1 1 For this cause they despised death, and were bound to be above it.

12 But after his resurrection he did eat and drink with them, as he was
flesh; although as to his Spirit he was united to the Father.


1 Exhorts them against heretics. 8 The danger of their doctrine.

NOW these things, beloved, I put you in mind of, not questioning but that
you yourselves also believe that they are so.

2 But I arm you before-hand against certain beasts in the shape of men,
whom you must not only not receive, but if it be possible must not meet

3 Only you must pray for them, that if it be the will of God they may
repent; which yet will be very hard. But of this our Lord Jesus Christ has
the power, who is our true life.

4 For if all these things were done only in show by our Lord, then do I also
seem only to be bound:

5 And why have I given up myself to death, to the fire, to the sword, to
wild beasts?

6 But now the nearer I am to the sword, the nearer I am to God: when I
shall come among the wild beasts, I shall come to God.

7 Only in the name of Jesus Christ, I undergo all, to suffer together with
him; he who was made a perfect man strengthening, me.

8 Whom some not knowing, do deny; or rather have been denied by him,
being the advocates of death, rather than of the truth. Whom neither the
prophecies, nor the law of Moses have persuaded; nor the Gospel itself,
even to this day; nor the sufferings of every one of us.

9 For they think also the same things of us. For what does a man profit me,
if he shall praise me, and blaspheme my Lord; not confessing that he was
truly made man?


10 Now he that doth not say this, does in effect deny him, and is in death.
But for the names of such as do this, they being unbelievers, I thought it not
fitting to write them unto you.

11 Yea, God forbid that I should make any mention of them, till they shall
repent to a true belief of Christ’s passion, which is our resurrection.

12 Let no man deceive himself; both the things which are in heaven, and
the glorious angels, and princes, whether visible or invisible, if they believe
not in the blood of Christ, it shall be to them, unto condemnation.

13 He that is able to receive this, let him receive it. Let no man’s place or
state in the world puff him up: that which is worth all his faith and charity,
to it nothing is to be preferred.

14 But consider those who are of a different opinion from us, as to what
concerns the grace of Jesus Christ which is come unto us, how contrary
they are to the design of God.

15 They have no regard to charity, no care of the widow, the fatherless, and
the oppressed; of the bond or free, of the hungry or thirsty.

16 They abstain from the eucharist, and from the public offices; because
they confess not the eucharist to be the flesh of our Saviour Jesus Christ
which suffered for our sins, and which the Father of his goodness raised
again from the dead.

17 And for this cause contradicting the gift of God, they die in their
disputes; but much better would it be for them to receive it, that they might
one day rise through it.

18 It will therefore become you. to abstain from such persons, and not to
speak with them, neither in public nor in private.

19 But to hearken to the prophets, and especially to the Gospel, in which
both Christ’s passion is manifested unto us, and his resurrection perfectly declared.

20 But flee all divisions, as the beginning of evils.


1 Exhorts them to follow their bishop and pastors; but especially their
bishop. 6 Thanks them for their kindness, 1 1 and acquaints them with the
ceasing of the persecution at Antioch.

SEE that ye all follow your bishop, as Jesus Christ, the Father; and the
presbytery, as the Apostles; and reverence the deacons, as the command of

2 Let no man do any thing of what belongs to the church separately from
the bishop.

3 Let that eucharist be looked upon as well established, which is either
offered by the bishop, or by him to whom the bishop has given, his consent.

4 Wheresoever the bishop shall appear, there let the people also be: as
where Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic church.

5 It is not lawful without the bishop; neither to baptize, nor to celebrate the
Holy Communion but whatsoever he shall approve of, that is also pleasing
unto God; that so whatever is done, may be sure and well done.

6 For what remains, it is very reasonable that we should repent whilst there
is yet time to return unto God.

7 It is a good thing to have a due regard both to God, and to the bishop: he
that honours the bishop, shall be honoured of God; but he that does any
thing without his knowledge, ministers unto the devil.

8 Let all things therefore abound to you in charity; seeing that ye are

9 Ye have refreshed me in all things; so shall Jesus Christ you. Ye have
loved me both when I was present with you, and now being absent, ye
cease not to do so.

10 May God be your reward, for whom whilst ye undergo all things, ye
shall attain unto him.

1 1 Ye have done well in that ye have received Philo, and Rheus Agathopus,
who followed me for the word of God, as the deacons of Christ our God.

12 Who also gave thanks unto the Lord for you, forasmuch as ye have
refreshed them in all things. Nor shall any thing that you have done be lost
to you.

13 My soul be for yours, and my bonds which ye have not despised, nor
been ashamed of. Wherefore neither shall. Jesus Christ, our perfect faith, be
ashamed of you.

14 Your prayer is come to the church of Antioch, which is in Syria. From
whence being sent bound with chains becoming God. I salute the churches;
being not worthy to be called from thence, as being the least among them.

15 Nevertheless by the will of God I have been thought worthy of this
honour; not for that I think I have deserved it, but by the grace of God;

16 Which I wish may be perfectly given unto me, that through your prayers
I may attain unto God.

17 And therefore, that your work may be fully accomplished, both upon
earth and in heaven; it will be fitting, and for the honour of God, that your
church appoint some worthy delegate, who being come as far as Syria, may
rejoice together with them that they are in peace; and that they are again
restored to their former state, and have again received their proper body.

1 8 Wherefore I should think it a worthy action, to send some one from you
with an epistle, to congratulate with them their peace in God; and that
through your prayers, they have now gotten to their harbour.

19 For inasmuch as ye are perfect yourselves, you ought to think those
things that are perfect. For when you are desirous to do well, God is ready
to enable you there, unto.

20 The love of the brethren that are at Troas salute you; from whence I
write to you by Burrhus whom ye sent with me, together with the
Ephesians, your brethren; and who has in all Things refreshed me.

21 And I would to God that all would imitate him, as being a pattern of the
ministry of God. May his grace fully reward him.

22 I salute your very worthy bishop, and your venerable presbytery; and
your deacons, my fellow-servants; and all of you in general, and every one
in particular, in the name of Jesus Christ, and in his flesh and blood; in his
passion and resurrection both fleshly and spiritually; and in the unity of
God with you.

23 Grace be with you, and mercy, and peace, and patience, for evermore.

24 I salute the families of my brethren, with their wives and children; and
the virgins that are called widows. Be strong in the power of the Holy
Ghost. Philo, who is present with me salutes you.

25 I salute the house of Tavias, and pray that it may be strengthened in faith
and charity, both of flesh and spirit.

26 I salute Alee my well-beloved, together with the incomparable
Daphnus, and Eutechnus, and all by name.

27 Farewell in the grace of God.

This was written as Ignatius waited in the lion’s den under the Roman rulers.

Foxe’s Book of Martyrs is TRUE HISTORY

 I encourage everyone (we are saints who stand fast) awake to the Truth who will resist the mark of the beast to read Foxe’s Book of Martyrs. I first read it at age 15 while in the C.I.A.-created cult The Forever Family, which I was taken to join by the artist who painted Michael Jackson’s BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR album cover, which was a part of the entire sorcery build-up to the 9-11 twin tower satanic ritual sacrifice which was used to put H*meland Ins3curity in place, and everything happening now in these last days. Here is a link to it on Amazon.

Tags: ignatius of antioch, Persecution of Light Workers Persecution of Light Workers, Ignatius to the Smrynaens, End Times prophecy fulfilled, human right violationsR, interment, MK Ultra, touchless torture, targeted individual, mind control, alphabet agencies, medical system, confined against my will, forced Covid Swab test, martyrdom, Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, PCR test does not test for a virus

© Laura Rohrer Little Brooks, Pastor, February 12, 2021
Main website: https://eatingtoascend.com

In October 2020 I was banned by Twitter, so please share my posts there if you can!
And if you benefit from my work here, please donate on PATREON at https://patreon.com/TheAscensionDiet or on PayPal to eatingtoascend@protonmail.com
I do really need your support, now more than ever in this tribulation! For how to make a cash donation please contact me at: eatingtoascend@protonmail.com. I also accept donations of gold and silver, of any size or amount. No digital currency, please: that is against the Laws of the Most High God for reasons explained throughout this blog.

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Laura Rohrer Little Brooks and The Ascension Diet – Eating To Ascend with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
As an Amazon Affiliate, a small percentage of qualifying purchases go directly to supporting this website’s ministry.
Link Disclaimer: inclusion of links to other blogs/websites is not necessarily an endorsement of all content posted in those blogs/websites.

Confirming, by a triumphant question defying all contradiction, as an undeniable fact, 1 John 5:4, that the victory which overcomes the world is faith: “I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


End Times , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

All thoughts matter. Share yours.

%d bloggers like this: