Yesterday I read St Gregory the Theologian's letters on the Apollinarian controversies, and it sparked my interest. Can anyone direct to the writings of Apollinarius, the heresiarch who denied Christ's complete humanity?
Thank you and God bless you all,
Let me also request this. I've recently run into some seminary students at a Baptist seminary who are convinced that Jesus' mind was divine and only His body was human. I appealed to the Fathers, but of course was met with a sola scriptura, "but where in Scripture does it say that?!" (of course you can never turn this question back on them!)
Acts 20:28 "Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers [i.e. bishops], to feed the church of God, which He hath purchased with His Own blood."
Does a mind have blood?
Can't be refering to the Holy Ghost "Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself: handle Me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see Me have." Luke 24:39.
Can't be the Father "for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but My Father which is in heaven." Matthew 16:17.
That leaves only "the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father)."
If we see He had "flesh and bones" as He "was made flesh" and therefore "beheld His glordy" such that, as He said "And He that seeth Me seeth Him that sent Me," (John 12:45), and "he that hath seen Me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?" (John 14:9), and prayed "Father, I will that they also, whom Thou hast given Me, be with Me where I am; that they may behold My glory, which Thou hast given Me: for Thou lovedst Me before the foundation of the world" (John 17:24), then that glory must be in the flesh and blood, and not just the mind. Or did He have flesh and blood before the foundation of the world?
And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. I John 4:3.