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 on: Today at 01:27:14 PM 
Started by LizaSymonenko - Last post by Porter ODoran
Jesus Humanson and Jesus Godson. The only man who can witness of the heavens because he has come from the heavens. The Gospels are so rich and deep even when, as so often, their words are minimalist.

 62 
 on: Today at 01:14:24 PM 
Started by andrewlya - Last post by Porter ODoran
There's a real disconnection between the title of the thread and its posts, from the first on. As for the topic of the title, ISIS deserve to be punished by war. To some extent, this is already happening. Unfortunately, the great Christian powers are too devoid of moral and rational character even to govern themselves appropriately, much less formulate a just and consistent polity of intervention when necessary in Muslim lands.

 63 
 on: Today at 01:12:20 PM 
Started by dhinuus - Last post by minasoliman
lol!

It will be a misunderstanding to think my comments meant St. Vlad's > Holy Cross.  I would think both have the same quality of education.  angel

 64 
 on: Today at 01:08:23 PM 
Started by dhinuus - Last post by Mor Ephrem
Some Copts for some reason preferred Holy Cross. I don't know why for the life of me, but they too seem open to OOs.

Careful, Mina, you might get fired for making such comments.  Tongue

 65 
 on: Today at 01:06:54 PM 
Started by Elijah - Last post by Mor Ephrem
Our parish had the blessing of His Holiness praying a liturgy with us when he was still the Metropolitan in NJ.  If it wasn't for the hat, you couldn't tell if he was a Coptic bishop or a Syrian bishop.  He can chant a Coptic liturgy very well.

His Malayalam isn't so bad either.  Wink

 66 
 on: Today at 01:05:44 PM 
Started by Godspell - Last post by Mor Ephrem
Is the parallel of a man being body, soul and spirit, to God the Son, Father and Spirit an accurate, or useful analogy?

As in, the Father being the soul of God, the Son the body, and the Spirit the spirit, coherent with trinitarian doctrine?

I'm not sure I would put it like that, no.   

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I've understood the Trinity as in each person being their own complete God. As in, the Father is 100% God, the Son is 100% God and the Spirit is 100% God, but due to their nature, their substance is multiplied rather than added: 100% x 100% x 100% = 100%.

But your math is still wrong.  Tongue 

And I'm not sure how you're using "nature" and "substance".  It sounds like you are using them rather informally, but these have very specific meanings in Trinitarian theology. 

 67 
 on: Today at 01:05:37 PM 
Started by LizaSymonenko - Last post by minasoliman
It's been contemplated to show that Christ is still fully human, but would stress that this fully human person is doing all these things only God can do.

 68 
 on: Today at 01:04:02 PM 
Started by Elijah - Last post by minasoliman
Our parish had the blessing of His Holiness praying a liturgy with us when he was still the Metropolitan in NJ.  If it wasn't for the hat, you couldn't tell if he was a Coptic bishop or a Syrian bishop.  He can chant a Coptic liturgy very well.

 69 
 on: Today at 01:01:49 PM 
Started by LizaSymonenko - Last post by LizaSymonenko

Why is Christ referred to as the "Son of Man"?

"For the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.”  Matthew 12:8

"Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come."  Matthew 12:32

"For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth."  Matthew 12:40

"But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins”—He said to the paralytic,..."  Mark 2:10

"Blessed are you when men hate you, And when they exclude you, And revile you, and cast out your name as evil, For the Son of Man’s sake."  Luke 6:22

"...and has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of Man."  John 5:27

Christ is the "Son of God", and yet He is more often referred to as the "Son of Man".


 70 
 on: Today at 01:01:01 PM 
Started by andrewlya - Last post by Mor Ephrem
Also, we must remember that as Christians we do not live to preserve temporal existence at all costs. We do not live by the ethos of pragmatism which dictates "by any means necessary." We live by the truth that Christ has conquered sin and death, and therefore if our nonviolent self-sacrificial efforts to defend our families are not successful in this world, they will be successful eternally. God will avenge all innocent murder and receive all innocent victims into His loving embrace. But if we kill the evildoer, then we have robbed him of the opportunity of repentance. And our duty as Christians is to lead people to eternal life, not send them to eternal death.

But judgement is the Lord's.  I don't send anyone to hell by killing them (except, perhaps, myself). 

Also, you presume the victims are "innocent".  Perhaps they are innocent, or at least undeserving of murder.  But if I'm a child molester and someone who doesn't know that kills me in a botched robbery, has he not sent me to hell by your logic?  Or does God forgive me, despite my lack of repentance, because someone else robbed me of my chance to repent? 

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