Apostolis adhuc in seculo superstitibus, apud Judaeam Christi sanguine recente, PHANTASMA domini corpus asserebatur. Hieronym, advers. Lucifer. c. 8.
The epistle of Ignatius to the Smyrnaeans, and even the Gospel according to St. John, are levelled against the growing error of the Docetes, who had obtained too much credit in the world (1 John, iv. 1 - 5.) .