This is the golden freedom of preaching which the holy words of the New Testament so strictly enjoin upon us....
But how did God enjoin that law?
Ignatius, for instance, clearly distinguishes between his own position and that of the apostles: " I do not enjoin you, as Peter and Paul did.
They impose a duty upon man, and enjoin on him a positive line of actiona definite activity in the world.
Those to virgins, (2) above); for these enjoin virginity (celibacy), and praise Elijah, David, Samson, and all the prophets, whereas the Ebionite Circuits favour marriage (even in Apostles) and depreciate the prophets between Moses and Christ, "the true Prophet."
- The New Testament, the Didache, Justin, Tertullian and other early sources do not enjoin the use of a font, and contemplate in general the use of running or living water.
The rubrics of the MSS., it is true, enjoin total immersion, but it only came into general vogue in the 7th century, " when the growing rarity of adult baptism made the Gr.
As lack of insight lay at the root of their troubles, it was not enough simply to enjoin the moral fidelity to conviction which is three parts of faith to the writer, who has but little sense of the mystical side of faith, so marked in Paul.
He never formally forbade fasting, but neither did He ever enjoin it.