Some of the Jews contended he was demon possessed and mentally deranged John He was charged with blasphemy Mk. It even was hinted that he was born of fornication Jn.
Some of the Jews contended he was demon possessed and mentally deranged John He was charged with blasphemy Mk. It even was hinted that he was born of fornication Jn. In the second century, the Docetists Greek: He only appeared to be human. Later a monk named Arius c.
Some today suggest that he did not exist at all, or if he did, he was nothing more than a good man or a wise philosopher. The catalog could be extended. The errors regarding Jesus are manifold. The larger community of Christendom has rejected most of these errors.
But there is one novel theory regarding Christ that was embraced by the evolving apostasy that eventually manifested as Catholicism in its various forms. Later, a majority within the Protestant movement also adopted the idea.
And what is this false idea regarding Jesus? Today, it is hard to find many volumes on systematic theology that do not advocate the dogma of the eternal sonship of Jesus. Origin and Growth of the Eternal Sonship Theory Several of the church fathers occasionally used language that hinted of the eternal generation doctrine, but it appears to have had its most vocal introduction with Origen c.
The theory obviously gained momentum because it was incorporated in the Nicene Creed in A.
Later, Augustine provided the notion with considerable notoriety. Augustine significantly impacted both Roman Catholicism and modern Protestantism. It is utterly amazing how, on occasion, the influence of very few personalities have channeled almost the entire stream of history.
Eternal Existence, Not Eternal Generation There are numerous biblical passages that affirm the eternality of the divine individual that became the Christ. Isaiah designates him as Everlasting Father, signifying his eternal nature Isa.
The Word was God imperfect tense, always was — Jn. A Father Precedes A Son If language is to have any discernible meaning at all, it is not possible to have both an eternal son and an eternal father. The language demands that a Father always precedes his son and a son is subsequent to his father.Christian Science and its healing ministry rests entirely on the affirmation from the Bible that “God is love” (I John ).Those who practice it strive to live the bold, compassionate, pure, generous love that Christ Jesus embodied and taught in his Sermon on the .
The Christian Doctrine of the Trinity defines God as three divine persons, the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. The three persons are distinct yet coexist in unity, and are co-equal, co-eternal and consubstantial.
God, Time and Eternity William Lane Craig. 'if such a thing as a Christian doctrine of time has to be developed, 'It could hardly escape notice that the doctrine of God's timelessness does not square well with the standard Christian belief that God once assumed finite, human form (the doctrine of the incarnation).'.
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Skewbald and Sham, Bernd, an analysis. Mormon doctrine rejects the classic Christian doctrine of the Trinity, according to which there is one God who exists eternally as three inseparable yet distinct persons, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. A Brief Analysis of the Eternal Sonship Doctrine.
The notion of Jesus’ eternal sonship is found to be faulty from the following particulars. Eternal Existence, Not Eternal Generation. There are numerous biblical passages that affirm the eternality of the divine individual that became the Christ.