3 edition of Commentary on the creed of Aṭ-ṭaḥāwī by = found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references.
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When the Book said: "God sent His own Son who became in the likeness of the sinful flesh," the "likeness of the flesh" does not mean any other thing than flesh itself; and so also when in another passage it says: "He was manifest in the flesh. For example, if one should say, one man or one horse, here one is used numerically. In any other passage in which the Book calls the one who was assumed "Son," it will be seen that He is called Son because of the close union that He had with the one who assumed Him.
The Apostle also himself says, Let no than deceive you by any means, for that day shall not come except there come a falling away first, and that man of be revealed, the Son of Perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above everything that is calledor that is worshipped, so that he sits in the temple ofshowing himself as though himself were God. In these words they did not mean a simple remission of sin but its complete abolition.
When we call Him Father, we mean Father of the Son; and He is truly a Father by nature, as we are. As to the Son, because He did not come into existence to His Father later but was in the beginning from Him and was from eternity with Him, is alone Son. In created things there is nothing that can last by itself; the one who may be so constituted is so through another; indeed, how can a created being have by himself the attribute of permanency unless this be given to him by his Maker?
Here ends the transcription of the ten chapters on the exposition of the creed, written by the righteous and lover of Christ, Mar Theodore, bishop and interpreter of the Divine Books. It is impossible to find an addition or a diminution in the one whom the Sacred Books and those who followed their doctrine teach us that He is God by nature.
So likewise, when it is said, The is like a net cast into the sea, which draws in fishes of every kind, are we to suppose that the substance of the is likened in all respects to the of twine of which a net is made, and to the knots with which the meshes are tied?
As the Sacred Book, after saying that God made Adam, added how, from what, and also in which locality He placed him to lead his earthly life, so also in the case of Christ our Lord who was assumed from us and was according to our nature, because after our blessed Fathers said that He rose from the dead they rightly added that He ascended into heaven so that we should learn that Commentary on the creed of Aṭ-ṭaḥāwī by = moved into an immortal nature and ascended into heaven, as it was necessary for Him to be high above all.
As it is not only in His resurrection that Christ became our firstfruits 1 Cor. 1 On the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father; from which he will come to judge the living and the dead.
It is imperative now that we should discuss also the Holy Spirit and see to what kind of "Spirit" the Book refers when it says, "In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
In this same way we all see with accuracy the invisible and the indescribable things, which the question of religion has taught us, if our faith is sound, but they are not seen by those whose faith is not sound.
Schaff, Creeds of Christendom, 3 vols. If anything qualifies as an official Christian account of who and what God is, and of what Jesus and the Spirit have to do with God, this is it.
Our deepest need, they believed, is for unconflicted communion with God and one another in a way that fulfills our humanity instead of denying it.
What then is meant by his words were made soft? He Christ uttered these words as of one in order to demonstrate the close union that took place: If ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where He was before—If this were not as we said He was bound to say: If ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where the One who is in Him was,—you will understand the greatness of the Divine nature which is dwelling in Me and you will be astonished at the wonderfulness of the things that will happen to Me, and because of Me to you also.