Thursday, May 30, 2013

The always present Son

If Christ's sonship is not eternal then the Father's identity as Father is rendered temporal too:
"But he is Father of the always present Son, on account of whom he is called Father, and with the Son always present with him, the Father is always perfect, unfailing in goodness, who begot the only-begotten Son not temporally or in any interval or from nothing."
Alexander of Alexandria (in a letter to Alexander of Byzantium concerning the errors of Arius)

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