Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
The Church doesn't oppose Calvinism for thinking God's justice is ineffable. That His justice, like His mercy, is in fact ineffable is clear. The Church opposes Calvinism because Calvinism's teaching that God knowingly creates persons whom He eternally wills to be damned is opposed to revealed truth as found in the Orthodox Tradition.
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I think we are in agreement much more than you realize, as it was never my intent to argue most of the things you seem to be arguing against. I said Christ was not subject to death. I did not say Christ's pre-Resurrection flesh was inherently invincible, an absurdity that can be disproved by the most cursory glance at Scripture.
Yes but we are trying to tell you that is incorrect, because Christ died, and was therefore obviously subject unto it. You are absolutely correct that Christ did such Willingly, but still, it was a willing subjugation. Death is a process, and Christ entered into this process just was we do. Further, who is to say that all human beings do not at the point of death, willingly embrace it? We do not necessarily know, death is like birth, it is not well communicated. I would say that for ourselves, death is an involuntary process in speculation, but to the end, we must embrace it like we do a lot of things we start out involuntarily. We may involuntarily sit in the dentists' chair in the sense that our own volition does not enjoy nor necessarily want to participate in this action, however we sit there like good and obedient human beings that we are and endure.
Jesus Christ, who is God, as God, willingly accepted death as you have said, but in accepting it He was also temporarily subject unto it. The Resurrection is the opposite of the coin, it is the Divine manifestation of the Godhead bodily beyond the limits of death and Hell, proving it weak by having submitted to it, and proven Himself God by surviving it and conquering it for all time. God could, does, and can always conquer death, and it is through subjecting Himself to it that He proves exactly how much more powerful He is than anything or any process He has created.