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Theotokos
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Theology Discussion Forum
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Here is a link to an excellent article that goes through the history and essence of Nestorianism as well as its opposite heresy of Eutyches. Some may complain of the article's length, although it certainly isn't technically "long". I highly recommend one read it through...
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Yesterday at 08:21 PM
Pilgrim You and I are in agreement on this matter. However, I thought I would ask something to flesh this out a little more. By using an argument by people who are bent on using the term. The term theotocos does not in any way mean that God did not exist before Mary gave birth ...
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Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:08 AM
Personally, I really have no problem with saying "mother of God"; as long as like you put it QuoteBut the divinity of the Lord Christ did not ORIGINATE from Mary. God the Father had prepared the human body using Mary as a vessel and the Son took that body as His own bec...
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Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:56 AM
Pilgrim That is a great introduction to Christianity. I will say this though; I think most of it would go right over his head if I asked him to read it. I might be under-estimating him; but I do not think I am. In many cases when I have asked people to read articles; the respon...
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Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:19 PM
This article came to mind which may be of some use: A Brief Introduction to Christianity by Douglas Jones....
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Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:04 PM
Pilgrim I am disciplining someone and it occurred to me he might benefit from a fairly easy to read summary of the whole Bible, from creation, the fall, right up to the birth, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. What I have in mind is to systematically go through the...
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Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:53 PM
I too have always been amazed at the rancour that has been held and expressed among those of the Reformed Faith. None of them, that I know of, even entertains the view that Mary gave birth to God, Who beforehand didn't exist. So why all the friction? Mary did give birth to God ...
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Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:46 PM
My understanding is the same as yours. Yet, I do not have a problem with the term itself if it is qualified. It was pretty shocking to see just how much animosity there is even among Calvinists on the issue. It is lucky I wasn't a new believer who happened upon the issue. Sigh......
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Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:30 AM
Yeh, the debate over 'theotokos' is ageless. It has been mentioned here on the board, even back 16 years ago. I tend to reject the language/phraseology of "mother of God" since it can easily be understood that Mary gave birth to God Himself, i.e., God didn't exist befo...
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Theology Discussion Forum
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:05 AM
Theotokos: “God bearer” or sometimes “Mother of God” Recently I came upon quite a heated debate among Calvinists on the term theotokos. Some on both sides declared each other to be heretics. My understand is that when the term was originally used, all it really was saying is tha...
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Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:09 AM
1. I don't know where you got "hyper covenant theology" from? 2. In the article linked, there is a statement in the very beginning which states: "Most Christian views on the Old Covenant hold that the Old Testament has been superseded or abrogated and replaced wi...
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Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:23 AM
Pilgrim Like you I was not familiar with the term "hyper covenant theology" either. The following is what I was able to find. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dual-covenant_theology Tom...
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Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:13 AM
Originally Posted by KaylinThank you Pilgrim for your helpful reply. Would you say that at the heart of the opposing view is the heresy of "dual covenant theology" ? I'm not familiar with that particular term. We used to call it simply "hyper-Dispensationalism"...
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Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:35 AM
Thank you Pilgrim for your helpful reply. Would you say that at the heart of the opposing view is the heresy of "dual covenant theology" ?...
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Quotes
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:48 PM
The duty of the theologian is not to tickle the ear, but to confirm the conscience, by teaching what is true, certain, and useful." - John Calvin...
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Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:46 PM
We are not our own; therefore let us forget ourselves as much as possible, and all that is about us. We belong to the Lord; let us live and die to Him; let His will and wisdom preside in all our actions; let all the parts of our life be referred to Him as their unique goal. ~ Jo...
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Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:45 PM
Pride feeds off nearly anything: a fair measure of ability and wisdom, a single compliment, season of remarkable prosperity, a call to serve God in a position of prestige, even the honor of suffering for the truth! Puritan Richard Mayo said of pride: 'It is hard to starve this s...
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Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:59 PM
1. This view which you have described, albeit briefly, smacks of a "hyper-Dispensationalist" view. I was exposed to this radical view about 40 years ago by an acquaintance who was studying at a school in Grand Rapids which taught this. He insisted that the majority of t...
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Quotes
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:05 PM
It is not by telling people about ourselves that we demonstrate our Christianity. Words are cheap. It is by costly, self-denying Christian practice that we show the reality of our faith. ~ Jonathan Edwards...
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Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:03 PM
Jonathan Edwards must be placed among the praying saints—one whom God mightily used through the instrumentality of prayer. As in the instance of the great New Englander, purity of heart should be ingrained in the very foundation areas of every man who is a true leader of his fell...
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Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:01 PM
Those who are in a state of salvation are to attribute it to sovereign grace alone, and to give all the praise to Him who maketh them to differ from others ~ Jonathan Edwards...
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Quotes
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:59 PM
O! one hour with God infinitely exceeds all the pleasures and delights of this lower world. ~ Jonathan Edwards, The Life and Diary of David Brainerd - Missionary to the Indians...
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Open Forum
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:26 AM
I had a brief conversation the other day with an evangelical Christian with some disturbing (to me) beliefs. I am looking for some sound apologetics to counter-address what I believe is distortion of sound Christian faith. In a nutshell, he stated that Jesus came for the Jews on...
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