This is the golden freedom of preaching which the holy words of the New Testament so strictly enjoin upon us....
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.
But how did God enjoin that law?
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."